Back again and I waited for all of the games to be played. This post is meant to give perspective of things happening around the NFL. After this weeks ugly performance and following meltdown here I think this might help a bit. Tyrod (and the entire offense) played terribly no excuses let me get that out there before I begin the post. This is meant to supply perspective as many people don't have the time to pay attention to the rest of the league and expect perfection from the Bills while not paying attention to the rest of the league. I will focus offensively on teams with supposed "franchise qbs." since Tyrod is the worst qb in the NFL and has played himself out of a job already.
So here we go:
Even with the 3 points scored in game 2 the Bills are still averaging more points per game than preseason playoff picks Cincy, NYG, Seattle, and Houston.
Buffalo sits at 27th in passing yards per game ahead of Baltimore (Flacco) and Seattle (Wilson).
Buffalo sits at 24th in ypg ahead of Carolina, Seattle, Cincy, NYG, among others.
Buffalo still sits at 8th best rushing team in the NFL.
Buffalo sits at 14th in 3rd down conversions (40%) ahead of KC, Dallas, Seattle, New Orleans, NYG, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Cincy.
The offense was bad make no mistake but surprisingly even with the small sample size skewing numbers for all teams the Bills find themselves middle of the pack. This Denver game though might push these numbers down even further
Now for the hot button guy:
Tyrod is 22nd in ypa ahead of Eli, Kirk Cousins, Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton, and Russel Wilson
Tyrod is 17th in QB rating ahead of Cam, Eli, Cousins, Mariota, Dak, and Russel Wilson
Tyrod is 13th in completions over 20 yards ahead of Eli, Rivers, Flacco, Stafford, and Russel Wilson.
Tyrod is 11th in td% ahead of Brees, Cam, Matt Ryan, Dak, Jameis, A Rodgers, Cousins, and Palmer.
Tyrod has a better int% (both of these numbers - td and int - take in to account attempts per) Aaron Rodgers, Dak, Wentz, Eli, Flacco, Palmer, and Dalton
Those are a lot of "franchise QBs" that Tyrod is performing better than. Obviously there are several guys that he is only better than at 1 or 2 statistics which don't mean much but Eli, Cam, Flacco, Dak, Andy Dalton, and Russel Wilson all appear in multiple statistics. I wonder if their fan bases are pushing for the backups to come in? (I keed I keed)
Buffalo has the 2nd best defensively in ypg. Only behind Carolina.
Buffalo has the 8th best passing defense (Carolina 2nd).
Buffalo has the 5th best rush defense.
Buffalo is giving up the 4th fewest ppg defensively (Carolina 1st).
McDermott and Frasier have this defense turned around quickly however it will be interesting to see what happens to these numbers especially the pass defense as there are several excellent qbs coming up. Huge indictment of Rex imo.
So I hope after reading through this you see that even in a transition year the Bills are right about middle of the pack (so familiar) and the sky isn't quite falling as much as maybe you thought. We will see what week 3 brings as that Denver defense is SCARY! Go Bills!
Tyrod played terribly no excuses.