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Trent Edwards set a team record with 16 completions in a row stretching between the end of the Seattle game on Sept. 7 and the beginning of Sunday's game at Jacksonville. What former Bills quarterback did Edwards surpass to take first place on the consecutive completions list?
Career highs for Bills QB
Edwards set several career highs on Sunday. His completion percentage of 80 percent (20-25) was a personal best and tied for the fifth most accurate passing day in team history. When Edwards completes 60 percent of his passes or more Buffalo is 5-1
He was 15-18 on all four of Buffalo's scoring drives on the afternoon. Edwards has also gone 85 consecutive attempts without an interception. It's the second-longest streak of his career. Last season Edwards had a stretch of 120 straight pass attempts without an INT.
The Bills signal caller also posted a career-high passer rating in the Jacksonville game with a 119.8 rating Sunday. It was his second game with a rating of 100 or better.
Buffalo's run defense was stout again on Sunday holding the Jaguars to 98 total rushing yards. It was the second straight game in which the Bills held their opponent under 100 and the fourth time in team history that they've begun the season with two straight games allowing under 100 rushing yards. The longest such streak to start a season is four games accomplished in 2000 and 2004.
For the second straight Buffalo's defense also held Jacksonville to under 300 total net yards. The Jaguars managed just 246 against the Bills on Sunday. Under Dick Jauron when holding opponents to less than 300 total net yards the Bills are 10-2.
James Hardy recorded his first career NFL reception on a five-yard catch in the fourth quarter. He later posted his first NFL touchdown catch on a seven-yard pass from Trent Edwards. That touchdown proved to be the game winner.
Fred Jackson set a new career high with seven receptions and a career best with 83 receiving yards on Sunday. His seven catches were the most by a Bills running back since Anthony Thomas posted eight in last season's game at Jacksonville. Jackson finished Sunday's game with 100 all-purpose yards.
Lindell a league leader
Rian Lindell's eight point day on Sunday also allowed him to extend his streak of consecutive field goals inside 40 yards. His 21-yard kick at Jacksonville gave him 41 straight field goals from inside 40 yards, which is the longest in the league among active kickers. Atlanta's Jason Elam is second with 38.
Roscoe Parrish's 27-yard return late in the game that helped to put Buffalo in position to tack three insurance points on the board in the waning moments marked the fourth straight game in which Parrish has had at least one return of 20-plus yards. That's the longest streak in team annals.
McGee INT spree
Terrence McGee's 15th career interception at the end of the first half Sunday gave him INTs in consecutive games for the third time in his career. His longest streak of games with an interception is three which he set back in 2004. Jabari Greer was the last Bills defender to post back-to-back games with interceptions doing it in games 4-5 last season.
Name that player answer
Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly previously held the record for consecutive completions with 15 set back in 1989 when he was successful on 15 straight pass attempts against between a Dec. 23 season finale against the Jets and a season opener in 1990 against Indianapolis (Sept. 9).