Name that player
Marshawn Lynch had his first career multiple touchdown game after scoring twice in the comeback win Sunday. Who was the last Bills player to rush for two or more touchdowns in one game?
Run 'D' still stout
For the third straight game the Bills run defense held their opponent to under 100 rushing yards. Oakland came close, but had 98 yards on the ground when all was said and done. If the Buffalo run front can hold St. Louis to under 100 on Sunday they will match the four-game streaks the Bills posted to start the season in 2000 and 2004. The Bills are 9-3 since 2006 when allowing less than 100 yards rushing.
When the defense holds and the offense rolls the Bills are pretty successful under head coach Dick Jauron. Buffalo improved to 11-2 when the defense allows fewer than 300 total net yards. The team is also now 12-3 under Jauron when gaining more than 275 total yards of offense. The Bills time of possession was almost 34 and a half minutes Sunday, and Buffalo is 11-3 under Jauron when winning the time of possession battle.
Trent Edwards has been extra special in the fourth quarter. With his second consecutive fourth quarter comeback and third of his career, the Bills quarterback has been at his best in the game's final stanza. On the last three scoring drives Edwards was 14-19 passing for 183 yards and two touchdowns with a passer rating of 121.2.
The Bills second-year signal caller has now posted wins in eight of his 12 career starts for a .750 winning percentage, making him one of just three active NFL quarterbacks with a winning percentage of .750 or better.
Edwards also set a career-high with 39 pass attempts and finished his third straight game with a completion percentage over 60. The Bills are 6-1 when Edwards completes at least 60% of his passes. He also posted a passer rating of 81 for the game and Buffalo is unbeaten when Edwards passer rating is 80 or above (6-0).
Marshawn Lynch has scored a touchdown in each of the first three games this season after his two-touchdown performance Sunday. The three-game streak is the longest of his career. He also became the fourth Bills player in team history to rush for touchdowns in the first three games of the season (O.J. Simpson, Joe Cribbs, Rob Riddick).
Lindell answers bell
Rian Lindell's 38-yard game winner was the 10th of his career and first since last season's clincher at Washington. Lindell is an impressive 10-11 on game-winning field goal attempts. That game winner extended his streak of consecutive makes from inside 40 yards to 42, tied for the longest streak among active kickers with Jason Elam.
Lindell also moved into third place on the team's all-time scoring list with 527 points passing Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed.
With a season high six receptions and a season high 72 receiving yards Josh Reed was big down the stretch. Five of his six catches went for first down yardage with all five coming on the team's final three scoring drives.
Moorman goes long
Brian Moorman typically has at least one 50-yard punt per game, but Sunday he raised the stakes with a pair of 60-plus yard kicks. Moorman had a 62-yard and 60-yard effort in the first quarter.
Name that player answer
Willis McGahee was the last Bills player to rush for two or more touchdowns in one game. McGahee scored a pair of TDs in a comeback win over Jacksonville on Nov. 26, 2006.