Second Down: Week 12

Each week we'll spend Monday dissecting the more interesting statistics and noteworthy items that came out of Sunday's game. Some stats may surprise, others might impress and some might tick you off, but we try to cover it all in Second Down.

Name that player
Roscoe Parrish's end around touchdown run in the third quarter was the first rushing touchdown by a receiver in over 20 years. What former Bills wideout had the last rushing touchdown for Buffalo?

Roscoe's three ways to paydirt
With Parrish's rushing touchdown Sunday, the wideout became just the ninth player in team history to score touchdowns rushing, receiving and on a return during his career. Parrish has also now scored in back-to-back weeks marking the first time he's had a touchdown streak with the Bills.

A-Train goes to the air
Anthony Thomas set a career high with eight receptions in Sunday's game breaking his old record set last season when he caught seven passes in the come from behind win against Houston (7). One of those catches went for a 10-yard touchdown, which was the first receiving touchdown of Thomas' career.

Fred filling in
Fred Jackson also played a role in the absence of Marshawn Lynch contributing five carries for 18 yards, including a big fourth down conversion. He also added five catches for 47 yards.

Couple of firsts
Ashton Youboty recorded his first NFL sack when he took down David Garrard on a second quarter scramble. Meanwhile Justin Jenkins picked up his first career fumble recovery after Jaguars defensive Chad Nkang inadvertently kicked a ball punted by Brian Moorman downfield.

Name that player answer
Andre Reed had a 14-yard touchdown run on Oct. 27, 1985 at Philadelphia.

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