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Tyrod Watch: Inside-the-pocket stats get slight boost vs. Dolphins

In the Bills' win over the Dolphins, Tyrod Taylor rebounded well after consecutive brutal home starts against the Saints and Patriots.

Taylor completed 13 of 22 passes from inside the pocket for 167 yards (7.59 yards-per-attempt) with one touchdown and no interceptions. That equated to a quarterback rating of 98.1.

Here are Taylor's updated inside and outside the pocket statistics:

Inside the pocket

  • 195 completions, 295 attempts
  • 66.1 completion percentage
  • 77.4 adjusted completion percentage (accounting for drops, spikes, throwaways and hit-as-thrown passes)
  • 1971 yards
  • 6.68 yards per attempt
  • 10 touchdowns, 4 interceptions
  • 90.6 QB Rating

Outside the pocket

  • 28 completions, 60 attempts
  • 46.6 completion percentage
  • 62.7 adjusted completion percentage
  • 343 yards
  • 5.71 yards per attempt
  • 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
  • 81.4 QB Rating

Taylor's yards-per-attempt average improved slightly from 6.60 after his ghastly performance against the Patriots in Week 13 to 6.68 after his efficient outing against the Dolphins at home.

In Week 13 facing New England's defense, Taylor went 7 of 16 – with two receiver drops – or 52 yards and a pick from inside the pocket.

Since that game, the Patriots allowed Jay Cutler and Ben Roethlisberger to go a combined 47 of 68 for 551 yards (8.01 yards per attempt) with five touchdowns and one interception.

Clearly, New England's defense can be susceptible to the pass, but Taylor has had his fair share of issues with Belichick's defense during his time as Buffalo's starter.

He's completed 98 of 161 passes (60.7 percent) for 969 yards (6.01 yards per attempt) with four touchdowns, four interceptions and a quarterback rating of 75.8.

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