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
Trent Edwards won for the fourth time in five starts Sunday becoming only the second Bills rookie quarterback to record four wins. Who was the last rookie signal caller for the Bills to pull that off?
Rian Lindell's 36-yard game winner was the ninth of his career. Buffalo's kicker is now 9-10 in his career on game-winning field goal attempts. Lindell went 5-5 on the day making it the third time this season in which he has had four or more field goals (vs. Balt. 10/21, vs. Cin. 11/4). All seven of his games with four or more field goals have come with the Bills and the team is 5-2 in those situations. Lindell has also tied Steve Christie's team record for consecutive field goals made at 17.
Larry Tripplett may have turned in the best game of his career Sunday. Buffalo's defensive tackle had a forced fumble that led to a turnover and his first career interception. Both plays led to six valuable points for Buffalo in a one-point victory. Tripplett also added three tackles and a pass breakup.
Angelo Crowell also turned in an impressive individual performance with nine tackles, a fumble recovery and a sack for a safety. The safety was the first of Crowell's career and second for the Bills this season. The fumble recovery was also the first of his NFL career.
Fred Jackson made the most of his first career NFL start with 151 all-purpose yards in the Bills one-point win. He had 82 yards on the ground and 69 through the air due in large part to his 54-yard catch and run that set up Rian Lindell's fourth field goal of the day.
Pinning them deep
Brian Moorman did not have a good net average when the game was over Sunday, but he was successful pinning Washington's offense deep. Moorman put two of his four punts inside the 20-yard line. The Pro Bowl punter has now had at least one inside the 20 kick in his last 17 games breaking his own record of 16 games set over two seasons 2005-2006.
The Bills defense held Washington to just 282 yards of total offense. It was the fourth time in the last six games an opponent has been held under 300 yards. Buffalo was also stout in the red zone allowing the Redskins just one touchdown on four red zone opportunities. They also had two takeaways and three sacks in the game, and put two points on the board with the safety.
Name that player answer
Joe Ferguson is the last rookie quarterback to record four or more wins, putting up nine in 1973.