He’s played for four NFL clubs, and rarely has he been able to serve as his team’s primary back. The one season he did, Chris Ivory rushed for almost 1,100 yards with seven touchdowns in 2015 for the New York Jets. On Sunday, Ivory had his best day in a Bills uniform and reached a career milestone in the process.
Ivory compiled 106 total yards from scrimmage in Buffalo’s loss last Sunday, including 81 yards on the ground, all while averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
It pushed Ivory’s career rushing yardage up and over the 5,000-yard mark.
Ivory also had the 100th reception of his career Sunday when he pulled in a pass from Derek Anderson in the second quarter that went for eight yards.
Additionally, Sunday’s game marked the second time that Ivory contributed more than 100 total yards from scrimmage. He previously did it starting in place of LeSean McCoy back in the Week 3 win at Minnesota (126 total yards).
Sunday’s game marked the first time under head coach Sean McDermott that the Bills defense did not have a sack or a takeaway in a game in the loss to the Colts. It marked a span of 23 games.
Marcus Murphy ranks sixth in the NFL in kick return average, after reassuming those duties Sunday. He is averaging just over 26 yards a return this season (26.1).
BILLS NOTES AND NUMBERS
Stephen Hauschka with a field goal on Sunday raised his career point total to 997, leaving him a field goal away from 1,000. He currently stands 60th on the NFL’s all-time scoring list. When he gets the three points he needs to reach 1,000, Hauschka will become the 59th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points.
Corey Bojorquez current gross punting average is the highest ever by Bills rookie punter (min. 40 punts) (2nd: Shawn Powell, 44.00 in 2012). He also ranks second in the league with 20 punts downed inside the 20 through the first seven games.
LEAGUE NOTES AND NUMBERS
Tampa Bay kicker Chandler Catanzaro converted the game-winning 59-yard field goal with 1:50 remaining in the Buccaneers' 26-23 overtime win over Cleveland.
Catanzaro's 59-yarder is the longest game-winning field goal in overtime since the regular-season overtime rule was instituted in 1974, surpassing the previous record of 57 yards set by Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski (October 19, 2008 vs. The New York Jets).
Philip Rivers threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns in a Chargers win in London on Sunday. Rivers now has 60 career games with at least 300 passing yards. That makes him the sixth player in NFL history to record at least 60 such games, joining Drew Brees (112), Peyton Manning (93), Tom Brady (84) and Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Marino (63) and Brett Favre (62).
At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first seven weeks of the 2018 season, marking the first time that a season has featured at least one overtime game in each of its first seven weeks.