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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Preseason Week 1: Bills vs Redskins Game Day Thread Reply with quote

Buffalo Bills football is five days away!




vs.

Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 PM EDT - Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo vs. Washington


Buffalo Bills (0-0)



2011 Team Rankings
Final Record: 6-10 (1-5 in division)

Offense
Total Yards: 14th (351.5 yards/game)
Rushing Yards: 13th (120.1 yards/game)
Passing Yards: 15th (231.4 yards/game)
Points: 14th (23.2 points/game)

Defense
Total Yards Against: 26th (371.1 yards/game)
Rushing Yards Against: 28th (139.0 yards/game)
Passing Yards Against: 19th (232.1 yards/game)
Points Against: 30th (27.1 points/game)

Differentials
Takeaway/Giveaway: 13th-tied (+1 turnovers)
Net Points: 22nd (-62 points)
Net Yards: 19th (-314 yards)

Football Outsiders Rankings
Overall: 23rd
Offense: 16th
Defense: 24th
Special Teams: 24th

2011 Team Leaders

Passing: Ryan Fitzpatrick - 353/569 (62.0%) for 3,832 yards (6.7 yards/attempt) and 24 touchdowns to 23 interceptions (79.1 rating); 56 carries for 215 yards (3.8 yards/attempt)
Rushing: Fred Jackson - 170 carries for 934 yards (5.5 yards/attempt) and 6 touchdowns; 39 receptions for 442 yards
Receiving: Steve Johnson - 76 receptions for 1,004 yards (13.2 yards/reception) and 7 touchdowns

Solo Tackles: Nick Barnett - 78 solo tackles (130 total), 3.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 5 passes defended, 3 interceptions and 1 touchdown;
George Wilson - 78 solo tackles (106 total), 2 forced fumbles, 6 passes defended, 4 interceptions
Sacks: Marcell Dareus - 5.5 sacks, 32 solo tackles (43 total), 2 passes defended
Interceptions: George Wilson - 4 interceptions, 6 passes defended, 78 solo tackles (106 total), 2 forced fumbles

Kicking: Rian Lindell - 13/15 field goals (86%), 25/25 extra points (100%), 12/43 touchbacks on kickoffs (27%)
Punting: Brian Moorman - 38.1 net average, 48.2 average, 20/72 inside the 20 (27%)
Kick Returns: Justin Rogers - 13 returns for 373 yards (28.7 average)
Punt Returns: Leodis McKelvin - 8 returns for 156 yards (19.5 average) and 1 touchdown

2011 Game Balls

Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller

2011 AFC East Standings

1. (13-3) New England [5-1 DIV, 10-2 CONF]
2. (8-8) New York [3-3 DIV, 6-6 CONF]
3. (6-10) Miami [3-3 DIV, 5-7 CONF]
4. (6-10) Buffalo [1-5 DIV, 4-8 CONF]

Current Bills Depth Chart

Check out the Bills Forum Directory (always being updated) for a depth chart as well as recent Bills news and stories.

Bills Injury Report (updated 8/8)

Active PUP:
TE Mike Caussin (knee)

Out:
WR David Nelson (knee)
RT Erik Pears (groin)
C Eric Wood (knee)
DT Torell Troup (back)
CB Justin Rogers (hamstring)

Doubtful:
CB Terrence McGee (knee)

Probable:
DE Chris Kelsay (groin)

Other Stats
  • The Bills are 8-4 all-time against the Redskins during the regular season
  • Buffalo is 1-5 against divisional opponents in each of the last two seasons
  • Over the last 12 seasons, the Bills have had a winning record against divisional opponents just one time (2007)
  • Buffalo beat New England last season for the first time since 2003, snapping a 15 game losing streak
  • Buffalo is on a two game losing streak against Miami, and is 2-6 against the Dolphins over the last four seasons
  • Buffalo is on a 5 game losing streak against the Jets, and is 1-7 against New York over the last four seasons
  • The Bills sacked opposing quarterbacks just 29 times in 2011, tied for 27th in the league
  • Buffalo has not ranked in the top half of the league in sacks since 2006, when they were tied for 8th
  • Buffalo has not made the playoffs since 1999; they have not had a home playoff game since 1996; they have not won a playoff game since 1995


Washington Redskins (0-0)



2011 Team Rankings
Final Record: 5-11 (2-4 in division)

Offense
Total Yards: 16th (336.7 yards/game)
Rushing Yards: 25th (100.9 yards/game)
Passing Yards: 14th (235.8 yards/game)
Points: 26th (18.0 points/game)

Defense
Total Yards Against: 13th (339.8 yards/game)
Rushing Yards Against: 18th (117.8 yards/game)
Passing Yards Against: 17th (222.1 yards/game)
Points Against: 21st (22.9 points/game)

Differentials
Takeaway/Giveaway: 30th-tied (-14 turnovers)
Net Points: 24th (-79 points)
Net Yards: 16th (-50 yards)

Football Outsiders Rankings
Overall: 21st
Offense: 19th
Defense: 14th
Special Teams: 21st

2011 Team Leaders

Passing: Rex Grossman - 265/458 (57.9%) for 3,151 yards (6.9 yards/attempt) and 16 touchdowns to 20 interceptions (72.4 rating); 20 carries for 11 yards (0.6 yards/attempt) and 1 touchdown
Rushing: Roy Helu - 151 carries for 640 yards (4.2 yards/attempt) and 2 touchdowns; 49 receptions for 379 yards and 1 touchdown
Receiving: Jabar Gaffney - 68 receptions for 947 yards (13.9 yards/reception) and 5 touchdowns

Solo Tackles: London Fletcher - 96 solo tackles (166 total), 1.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, 8 passes defended
Sacks: Brian Orakpo - 9.0 sacks, 34 solo tackles (59 total), 3 forced fumbles, 5 passes defended
Interceptions: DeAngelo Hall - 3 interceptions for 46 yards, 16 passes defended, 65 solo tackles (90 total), 1 forced fumble;
Oshiomogho Atogwe - 3 interceptions for 42 yards, 6 passes defended, 35 solo tackles (60 total)

Kicking: Graham Gano - 31/41 field goals (75%), 25/26 extra points (96%), 32/73 touchbacks on kickoffs (43%)
Punting: Sav Rocca - 39.0 net average, 43.1 average, 28/66 inside the 20 (42%)
Kick Returns: Brandon Banks - 51 returns for 1,174 yards (23.0 average)
Punt Returns: Brandon Banks - 36 returns for 328 yards (9.1 average)


Summary

Here is a breakdown of upcoming important dates:

Aug 9: Preseason week 1 vs Washington
Aug 17: Preseason week 2 at Minnesota
Aug 25: Preseason week 3 vs Pittsburgh (Kid's Day)
Aug 28: Roster reduction to 80 players
Aug 30: Preseason week 4 at Detroit
Sep 2: Roster reduction to 53 players
Sep 9: Week 1 opener against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium

Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey are about to enter their all-important third season with the Bills. There is a great deal of excitement surrounding this season, particularly with the addition of Mario Williams - anything less than making the playoffs will be a disappointment. Buffalo started out quickly last year at 5-2, including a win over the Patriots that snapped a fifteen game losing streak. However, injuries and lack of depth led the Bills to close out the season 1-8. One of the biggest battles to watch for during the preseason will be at left tackle. Chris Hairston will be battling second round draft pick Cordy Glenn. The wide receivers are another position to keep an eye on. There many questions as to who will be the starter across from Steve Johnson. Donald Jones, Marcus Easley and rookie T.J. Graham are names that are in the mix. Hometown hero Naaman Roosevelt will need a solid camp to maintain his roster spot. Fans are hoping for a big improvement on defense with the promotion of Dave Wannstedt to defensive coordinator and the singings of Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. With Kyle Williams a Marcell Dareus in the middle, Buffalo's line could be a force this year. Kelvin Sheppard will be at middle linebacker - it will be interesting to see how he progresses. Many fans will also be excited to see Buffalo's number one draft pick Stephon Gilmore in action...

So who's ready for some football?

Go Bills!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JB, seeing you do a game thread gets me so excited for football season. Bring it on!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, first game day thread of the season.. Lots to look forward too! Wonder how many reps Mario jas?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey-ey-ey-ey!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe I did not see this thread yesterday, I was about to yell at JB for not posting the game day thread yet, haha.

Dareus led this team with 5.5 sacks. That will not cut it. Hope Mario and Mark make a much bigger difference.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marshawn lynch wrote:
Can't believe I did not see this thread yesterday, I was about to yell at JB for not posting the game day thread yet, haha.

Dareus led this team with 5.5 sacks. That will not cut it. Hope Mario and Mark make a much bigger difference.


I saw that too and had to laugh. We had 29 sacks total and 10 were in the Redskins game more than a third.

The good thing that I saw at camp with the push up the middle from Dareus and Williams. I think they will benefit from not getting the double team. Also the depth this year is amazing. DE: Williams, Anderson, Kelsay, Merriman, Carrington, Moore. DT: Dareus, Williams, Troupe, Sp. Johnson, Edwards. Solid 10 or 11 guys right there. I know they all might not make the squad but none the less having the depth this year will be key in my opinion shuffling in fresh bodies and hopefully keeping everyone healthy.

I know our oline might not be a good judgement and I dont think the Skins are much better but it will be fun to watch them against another teams oline see if they can continue to dominate.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NIKEJWN wrote:
We had 29 sacks total and 10 were in the Redskins game more than a third.


Good call, I forgot to mention that. 19 sacks in fifteen games is really terrible.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been waiting to see jb game day threads for to long, and you did not disappoint. I so drank the nix/gailey punch and bought seasons so really looking forward to being there this year.
From the starters:
Fitz not touched, fred back to form, move the ball to at least a chip shot field goal.think that's fair for one or two drives.
On D I would like to see pressure from front 4, and some nice run stuffs, obviously no points.
Everyone else:
Don't care about backup qb it's getting enough attention as it is. Be looking at tank nigel and brooks. I believe all were steals, down the road all three could see starting roles.
Easley and graham will be who I'm concentrating on the offensive side.
Didn't mention glenn or gilmore because I think they'll be fine and are already starters.mind you this year glenn may start in a guard position.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nucealius wrote:
JB, seeing you do a game thread gets me so excited for football season. Bring it on!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like C Eric Wood isnt going to play until Aug. 25th vs Pittsburgh

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With the slow and methodical approach the Bills are taking with Eric Wood coming off offseason ACL surgery, the teamís starting center is not expected to play in the teamís first preseason game Thursday against Washington.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey told Bills Digest that itís likely Wood wonít see preseason game action until the teamís third preseason game against Pittsburgh on Aug. 25th.


Wood Unlikely to Play
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man,this GDT is soooooooo much better than mine. Embarassed Heres to an injury free game fellas!!
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THESKINSFAN21 wrote:
Man,this GDT is soooooooo much better than mine. Embarassed Heres to an injury free game fellas!!


Injury free indeed!

Looking forward to this game, not just because it's the 1st of the season. We revamped a significant part of our D and it will be interesting to see how they perform vs. your Redskins. Also, even with the issues you guys had at the safety positions last year, I totally respect the Skins' D and it will be a good test to see how our offense, especially our OL, is doing.
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If Mario gets a sack and the 1st team offence drives the field and scores a TD i will be satisfied. Either way i am beyond excited for the season!
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THESKINSFAN21 wrote:
Heres to an injury free game fellas!!


Definitely. I'll be looking forward to watching RG3 play. Good luck Thursday.
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Can't wait to see Gilmore and Williams. See if they can be our CBs of the future. If they have a great season then I could see us with a top 10 defense. Gilmore has been compared to Revis recently so he has high expectations.
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