As Bills fans we have seen Buffalo consistently rank at the bottom of the league in many key statistical categories. Well, through 3 games this season (and the terrible St. Louis Rams up next), the Bills are impressing in their rankings. Hopefully, these metrics are early indicators of Buffalo's quality as a football team.
Buffalo is only allowing an ungracious 18% of 3rd downs to be converted, #1 in the league. As we all know this has been a HUGE problem for this team in the past as teams readily moved the chains against the Bills.
Buffalo has only been penalized 13 times this season, 2nd fewest in the league.
Buffalo's defense is 5th best allowing only 247 ypg thus far, a far cry from a team that gave up 350+ last season. And they are also only yielding 16 points/game this season, 6th best. The D has also recorded 8 sacks, good for 9th.
Buffalo's offense is ranked 13th at 334 yards/game... lightyears ahead of the their ranking of 30th last season. More importantly they're putting points on the board, to the tune of 26/game, a solid 10 points higher than last season.
Last season Buffalo's D gave up about 23-24 points/game and the offense scored about 16-17 points/game. The Bills have been able to essentially inverse that ratio and it is exemplified in a 3-0 start.
Under DJ we have seen the Bills start slow the past 2 seasons only to climb back into the playoff hunt with depth-starved and injury plagued teams that didn't play decent football until mid-season. Now, the Bills are in mid-season form and it appears their only challenge will be to sustain their level of play, and one of DJ's biggest strengths as a coach is preparing his players and keeping them focused.