After quality play and limited time on the field, Matt Milano earned a start for the Bills next to Preston Brown at linebacker, the rookie fifth-round pick made the most of it.
He finished the game with 11 total tackles, (10 solo) which far and away led the team.
Milano also registered six "stops" against the Colts, which was the second-most among 59 qualifying lineb…
Bills vs. Colts: 68 games all-time.
Bills record: 36-31-1 (.537).
First game: On Nov. 15, 1970, Buffalo and the then Baltimore Colts played to a 17-17 tie. The Bills, just 3-5 coming into this game, took an early 14-0 lead against the 7-1 Colts, but Baltimore found their stride and went on a 17-3 run.
Longest Bills winning streak: Six games, from Nov. 12, 1989, to…
We aren't sure if Tyrod Taylor will play against the Colts in Week 14, as Sean McDermott stated the quarterback will be a game-time decision, but below you'll find an updated passing heat map for the polarizing signal-caller.
As you can probably imagine, his direction passing stats against the Patriots weren't pretty.
From 0-9 yards across the entire field, Taylor co…
In his last two home games, Tyrod Taylor has done little to silence his doubters.
After a brutal game against the Saints on Nov. 12, Buffalo's starter was ineffective while leading his team to three points against the Patriots last Sunday.
Here are Taylor's updated inside and outside the pocket statistics:
Inside the pocket
182 completions, 273 attempts
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was named the Bills’ nominee for the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
An 11-year NFL veteran, Alexander created his ACES Foundation in his hometown of Oakland, Calif., in 2008. The organization’s mission statement is to support youth through emphasizing accountability, taking pride in their community, striving for educational excell…
Earlier in the week it was reported that tickets for the Bills home game against the Colts were going for as low as $4.00 on the secondary market.
Now, just three days away from the game, those prices haven't changed.
As of time of publication, StubHub.com has a variety of tickets — most in the 300 level — for the game starting at $6.00. The same goes for SeatGeek.co…
Let's take a different approach by using Football Outsiders' Weighted DVOA — to measure the quality of Buffalo's final three opponents over their last four games of the 2017 regular season.
DVOA is Football Outsiders' all-encompassing efficiency metric. Weighted DVOA takes things a step further.
Per the FO website: "Weighted DVOA represents an attempt to figure out h…
Jonathan Hankins, an underrated defensive lineman who's had a fine season for the Colts, did not practice for Indianapolis on Wednesday due to a chest injury.
The veteran has earned a +11.8 overall Pro Football Focus grade on 524 snaps this season — which includes a +14.8 run-defense grade.
His overall grade is the 11th-best out of 44 ends who play in a 3-4 base defe…
Ryan Kelly was picked by the Colts with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 draft out of Alabama. As a rookie, the center played 1,018 snaps (92.6 percent) for Indianapolis.
And while he didn't have a spectacular debut season in the NFL — his -1.3 overall Pro Football Focus grade placed him at No. 22 out of 37 qualifiers at his position — the Colts are certainly not rea…
Against the Patriots, Tre'Davious White was the recipient of one of the dirtiest hits we've witnessed in the NFL in quite some time, but before that personal foul, Buffalo's rookie cornerback pieced together another strong outing while facing one of the league's most potent passing attacks.
White received an overall Pro Football Focus grade of +2.5, which featured a +2.…
LeSean McCoy had another efficient contest in Week 13's loss to the Patriots, his third impressive performance in his last four games.
He carried 15 times for 93 yards and forced two missed tackles.
Through 12 games, McCoy has forced 29 missed tackles on 255 touches. Through 12 games in 2016, he'd forced 52 missed tackles on 227 touches.
His yards-before-contact a…
It's hard to get a sense of who Preston Brown is as an NFL linebacker.
In some games, he plays at a Pro Bowl level. In others, his play isn't of starter quality.
Here's a look at the overall Pro Football Focus grades of Buffalo's fourth-year linebacker in the past five games:
at Jets +2.1
vs. Saints - 5.9
at Chargers: -0.7
at Chiefs: +1.6
Dion Dawkins has stood in for Cordy Glenn in four consecutive games. How has the Bills' rookie left tackle fared, particularly compared to Buffalo's incumbent starter?
Here's how the two stack up in pass protection:
Pass-Block Efficiency (Rank)
11 (2 sacks, 9 hurries)
In the past, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been criticized for holding on to the ball too long, and that was his biggest issues against the New England Patriots.
Taylor averaged 3.63 seconds to throw (or scramble) in Week 13, by far the highest average in football.
Regarding the time it took for him to actually release the ball — so not factoring in his …
Micah Hyde has experienced a Pro Bowl caliber season in his first year with the Bills, and he had an unusual game against the Patriots.
Pro Football Focus credited Hyde with 12 tackles – which led the team – but missed three tackles.
On his first 714 snaps in 2017, Hyde missed a grand total of five tackles and never missed more than one tackle in a singular game. He …