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Rookie Steve Johnson had a big touchdown reception to put Buffalo up in the second half 23-20. It was the second straight week in which Johnson scored for the Bills as he had a Who was the last Bills rookie to have back-to-back weeks with a touchdown reception?
Edwards comeback quartet
Trent Edwards posted his fourth victory in which he orchestrated a fourth quarter comeback this season. That sets a new team record as three previous Bills quarterbacks were tied for the old record (3). Buffalo's quarterback didn't blow up the stat sheet with his passing stats, but he played one of his best games of the season. Going 19-27 for 193 yards and a touchdown Edwards was sacked just once and had a passer rating of 104.2. The Bills are now a perfect 10-0 when Edwards has a passer rating of 80 or more.
All purpose Fred
Fred Jackson filled in admirably for Marshawn Lynch after he re-injured his left shoulder just before halftime. But Jackson did a lot more than run the football. The Bills' other back had 43 yards rushing with a touchdown, 70 yards receiving and 47 yards on a pair of kick returns. All told Jackson had 160 all purpose yards in the game and set a new career long reception (65 yards) and kick return (30).
Mitchell's play day
Kawika Mitchell had one of the biggest plays of the game with his interception late in the fourth quarter at Buffalo's goal line. Mitchell's other INT this season came in Buffalo's end zone against San Diego. His two interceptions in one season is a new career high. Mitchell also had a sack on Sunday.
Nine in 100th
Sunday was Josh Reed's 100th career game with the Bills becoming the 60th player in franchise history to appear in that many. And Reed made the most of it recording a career single game high nine receptions for 79 yards. Reed also surpassed the 50-catch plateau this season with his performance Sunday and moved into ninth place on the team's all-time receptions list (282).
Rian Lindell set a new single season high for points in a season after his 12-point effort Sunday. Buffalo's kicker now has 124 points on the year marking the fifth 100-point season in his career. He needs just one field goal or three extra points next week to record the fifth-highest scoring season in team history.
Donte Whitner delivered a big shot on Brandon Marshall in the third quarter forcing a fumble that was recovered by Reggie Corner. It was Whitner's second career forced fumble and Corner's first career fumble recovery. The takeaway led to a Bills field goal.
Brian Moorman followed up a ridiculous net average of 48.7 last week with an incomprehensible 52 net average Sunday at Denver. Only one of Moorman's three punts was returned on the day for just two yards. Moorman's net punting average this season is now 39.6.
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Lee Evans was the last Bills rookie to record touchdowns in back-to-back games when he scored in five straight games in 2004 from Week 11 to Week 15.