What we’ve learned about the Bills | 10 Midseason Superlatives

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (10) celebrates in the stands after his first quarter touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs Washington Redskins, November 3, 2019 at New Era Field. Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerde
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (10) celebrates in the stands after his first quarter touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs Washington Redskins, November 3, 2019 at New Era Field. Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerde

At the midway point of the season, the Bills are 6-2. There have been some highlight reel plays and memorable performances thus far in 2019. Buffalobills.com takes a shot at encapsulating the first eight games for the Bills with a compilation of Midseason Superlatives

Midseason Offensive MVP

John Brown – The Bills top receiver has been nothing short of a go-to option in Buffalo’s passing game. Though he may rank just 16th in the league in receiving yards, he has the sixth-most third down receptions in the NFL and has delivered clutch plays in crunch time, like his game-winning touchdown catch in Week 1 versus the Jets.

Midseason Defensive MVP

Tre’Davious White – Whether it’s recording his first career sack or posting a pair of takeaways in two of the team’s first eight games this season, Buffalo’s top corner has delivered when given opportunities, even though most opponents will rarely throw in his direction.

Best Single-Game performance

Jordan Phillips - There are plenty of candidates, but few can top the defensive tackle’s three-sack game against the Titans in Tennessee. Phillips’ performance was instrumental in Buffalo’s defensive clamp down on Tennessee in the 14-7 victory in Week 5.

Midseason Unsung Hero

Lorenzo Alexander – The veteran has quietly put up numbers in just about every defensive category with 2.0 sacks, five quarterback hits, a forced fumble and seven pass breakups, which leads the team. All while playing a primary role on special teams where he’s second on the team in tackles.

Scroll through to view photos of every player currently on the Bills 53-man roster along with updates on their play to this point through 8 games.

Most Promising Player

Devin Singletary – Buffalo’s rookie running back missed some time in the first half of the season with a hamstring injury, but his 140 total yards from scrimmage this past Sunday is a strong indication of what the all-purpose back can be for the Bills offense going forward.

Midseason Play of the Year

Micah Hyde’s on-sides kick return TD – The safety’s twirling acrobatics to the on-sides kick recovery added some flair to a play that rarely goes for a touchdown. It also effectively iced the game against the Miami Dolphins.

Most Impressive Production

Free agent receivers – John Brown and Cole Beasley were signed to provide consistent production to Buffalo’s passing game and help to push Josh Allen’s personal game forward. With eight games in the books the Brown and Beasley combo have been as advertised.

The pair have accounted for 49 percent of the team’s receptions, 53 percent of the team’s receiving yards and half of the team’s receiving touchdowns.

Most Impressive Statistic

Red zone touchdown percentage – Granted the Bills offense hasn’t been in the red zone a ton, but their ability to reach the end zone on almost 86 percent of their red zone possessions (85.7%) is not only impressive, it leads the league.

Most Consistent Statistic

Points allowed – Buffalo’s defense has been ranked in the top 10 in this category all season. The Bills currently rank fifth in points allowed as they’re surrendering just 16.3 points per game.

Weirdest Midseason Statistic

Completion percentage – The Bills as a team have the exact same completion percentage as their opponents thus far this season. Buffalo has completed 60.6 percent of their passes (157-259), and so have their opponents (160-264).

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