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Tyrod Watch: Passing inside the pocket vs. outside the pocket

Tyrod Taylor returned to the Bills starting lineup with a somewhat efficient albeit unspectacular day passing from inside the pocket in Buffalo's victory over the Chiefs.

In Week 12, Taylor connected on 18 of 27 passes (66.6 percent) of his inside-the-pocket throws for 172 yards (6.37 yards per attempt) without a touchdown or interception. That was good for a passer rating of 84.1.

Heading into Week 13's clash against the Patriots, here are Taylor's updated inside and outside the pocket statistics:

Inside the pocket

  • 175 completions, 257 attempts
  • 68.0 completion percentage
  • 78.3 adjusted completion percentage (accounting for drops, spikes, throwaways and hit-as-thrown passes)
  • 1752 yards
  • 6.81 yards per attempt
  • 9 touchdowns, 3 interceptions
  • 94.0 QB Rating

Outside the pocket

  • 22 completions, 51 attempts
  • 43.1 completion percentage
  • 60.4 adjusted completion percentage
  • 273 yards
  • 5.35 yards per attempt
  • 3 touchdowns, zero interceptions
  • 79.9 QB Rating

At this point in time, 83.4 percent of Taylor's pass attempts have come from inside the pocket in 2017. Dating back to the game against the Jets – so over his most recent 3.5 games – the Bills quarterback has completed 67 of 98 attempts (68.3 percent) for 619 yards (6.3) with three touchdowns and one pick from inside the pocket. That equates to a passer rating of 91.3.

In those contests, Taylor's yards-per-attempt average is not good. Meanwhile, his completion percentage of 68.3 is good.

His 18 completions from inside the pocket against the Chiefs tied for the third-most he's had in a game this season behind 25 at the Jets and 19 at home against the Raiders.

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