Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 33-13 victory against the Cleveland Browns Sunday at New Era Field:
Doing the expected: The Bills beat up on the worst team in the NFL to improve to 7-7, while the Browns fell to 0-14. There was no way the Bills were going to lose this one, right? After all, Marcell Dareus did guarantee that the heavily favored Bills would win.
What does it mean for the job security of coach Rex Ryan? Probably not much. There was speculation that a loss could lead to his dismissal on Monday, but a report from ESPN -- consistent with what The News has reported all week -- is that Ryan will at least get to coach out the rest of the season before his possible firing.
Player of the game: LeSean McCoy. He finished with 153 yards, the most with the Bills, and two touchdowns on 19 carries.
On the Bills' first drive, LeSean McCoy surpassed 1,000 rushing yards on the season for the fifth time in his career. McCoy also became the first player in Bills history with 90-plus scrimmage yards in 10 consecutive home games.
In addition, McCoy had his sixth 100-yard rushing game this season, which is the most by a Bill since Fred Jackson in 2011.
Play of the game: Brandon Tate's 30-yard run, on a first-quarter reverse, with Mike Gillislee flipping him the ball from Wildcat formation, to help set up a three-yard Gillislee touchdown run to give the Bills a 10-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. It was the longest of Tate's eight-year NFL career.
Rushing touchdown record: The Bills' three rushing touchdowns gave them a franchise-record 27 for the season, breaking the previous mark of 26 set in 1975.
Taylor moves into 2nd place: Tyrod Taylor surpassed Jim Kelly (1,049) for the second-most rushing yards by a quarterback in Bills history.
Clay gets 20th: Charles Clay’s touchdown catch to give the Bills a 17-3 lead near the end of the half was the 20th TD of his career.
Gillislee gets 10th: Gillislee registered his 10th career rushing touchdown to give the Bills a 10-3 first-quarter lead. That gave him a career-high seven rushing touchdowns this season.
Carpenter misses another: Dan Carpenter missed his fifth extra point of the season. He had six misses last year.
Williams pushes sack total: Kyle Williams' 1.5 sacks pushed his career total to 40.5.
Counting the house: The Bills announced they distributed 66,529 tickets. Of course, there were, understandably, a whole bunch of empty seats for a winless opponent and the temperature at kickoff 26 degrees with brisk winds making it feel even colder. Many in the crowd either were admitted free for helping out with shoveling seats Saturday, while others bought tickets bargain-basement, secondary-market price of $6.
Up next: With the stockings hung by the chimney with care, the Bills have a Christmas Eve date with the Miami Dolphins, who pounded the New York Jets Saturday night. Despite Matt Moore replacing injured Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, the Dolphins didn't miss a beat.