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Tyrod Watch: Passing heat map update for Bills' QB

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 completed just 6 of 11 passes for 45 yards with one interception. That equated to a quarterback rating of 26.7.

Beyond that range, he was 1 of 2 for 10 yards.

Here's Taylor's updated heat map for the 2017 season:

If you've been following all season, you'll notice his downfield figures have slowly but surely gotten worse as the season's progressed. His passer rating on throws made 20 yards or more downfield is now just 77.8.

He's been rather effective from the 10-19 yard range though, as he's completed 32 of 56 passes for 488 yards with six touchdowns and no picks. That's a passer rating of 121.7. However, the 56 attempts to that range account for just 17.1 percent of his 326 passes thus far on the season.


Against the Patriots, Taylor had one escape and was sacked twice.

Through 12 games, Taylor's escapability formula is as follows:

  • Escapes: 21
  • Sacks: 27
  • Escapability Index: -6

(Heat map figures courtesy of Pro Football Focus)

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