With an up and down year for the Buffalo Bills the season ends vs the New York Jets this Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Jets hold a win over the Bills from week two of the season in a close game ending at 37-31. At 7-8 this game is about avoiding a losing season as the playoff seeds for the AFC were already cemented in week 16. Even without the playoffs there are a few things to look for in this up coming game.
With two rushing touchdowns, the Bills would reach 30 on the season and it would be the 10th time in league history that a team reached 30 rushing touchdowns.
• Need 11 points to reach 400 for the season. The 400 point mark has been eclipsed six times in franchise history, last in 1998.
• Need two touchdowns to reach 50 on the season, which has happened three times in franchise history, most recently in 1991.
• Need five rushing yards to reach 2,567 on the season and move in to third place for the most rushing yards in a season in franchise history.
• Commit no turnovers to finish the season with nine to set a new NFL record for fewest in a season (NE, 10 in 2010)
QB Tyrod Taylor
• Needs 27 rushing yards to reach 1,175 as a Bill and pass Joe Ferguson (1,174) for the most rushing yards by a QB in franchise history.
• Needs one rushing touchdown to reach 11 with the Bills and move in to sole possession of the second-most in team history by a QB.
• Looking to record a QB rating over 100 for the fourth consecutive game. Would be the fourth time in franchise history that a QB accomplished that. (Jim Kelly, 6, 1990-91; Jim Kelly, 4, 1990; Joe Ferguson, 4, 1979)
TE Charles Clay
• Looking to record a touchdown in a fourth consecutive game for the first time in his career. Would be the first TE in franchise history with four consecutive games with a touchdown.
• Needs one rushing touchdown to reach 14 on the season and have the second most in one season in franchise history (O.J. Simpson, 16 in 1975)
• Needs two overall touchdowns to reach 16 on the season and have the second most in one season in franchise history (O.J. Simpson, 23 in 1975)
• Needs one reception to reach 50 on the season. Would be his fourth time recording at least 50 receptions.
• Needs 63 rushing yards to reach 1,320 yards on the season, which would be the second most in his career.
• Needs 66 yards from scrimmage to reach 1,673 for the season, which would be the second most in his career.
WR Robert Woods
• Needs one reception to reach 200 for his career. Will be the fourth player in franchise history with 200 catches in his first four seasons.
WR Sammy Watkins
• Needs one reception to reach 150 as a Bill. Would be the fifth Bill in franchise history to have 150 or more receptions in his first three seasons.
• Needs 72 yards to reach 2,500 for his career and become the third Bill with at least 2,500 yards receiving in his first three season.
LB Preston Brown
• Needs three tackles to reach 125 on the season and pair with Zach Brown (138) to be the first Buffalo LB duo since London Fletcher (133) and Takeo Spikes (126) in 2003 to both record over 125 tackles.
LB Preston Brown
• Needs one interception to become the first Bill with six in a season since Jairus Byrd recorded nine picks in 2009
Quote of the week:
Bills RB LeSean McCoy on the mindset of the team going in to the last game of the year:
“We’re just trying to finish the season out, we have one more game to go. I’m not a quitter, I know my team and we aren’t quitters at all so we’ll be looking to win that game and look forward to next year.”
Bills Run Deep
The Bills have proven to be a dominant force when it comes to the ground game. After leading the NFL in rushing last season, the Bills are again at the top of the league in rushing yards per game:
The Bills also lead the NFL in yards per carry at 5.52 yards per carry:
The Bills also have the most rushing touchdowns this year with 28, which is also a new franchise record:
The Bills are second in the league with 74 rushes over 10 yards and lead the way with 26 rushes over 20 yards:
Putting up points
The Bills have been consistently putting up points this season and rank third in the AFC with 25.9 points per game. Buffalo has 389 points this season, which is the eighth most by the Bills in franchise history:
Producing in the Red Zone
The Bills have taken better advantage of their opportunities in the red zone this season, as they have scored touchdowns on 34 of their 52 trips inside this season. That touchdown efficiency currently ranks fourth in the NFL: