Last week's win against Kansas City was historic for a multitude of ways, which have been laid out quite a bit on this site, so I won't repeat them here. But today's victory also set an interesting record. Today's win against the Raiders marked the first time in the last 15 years a team had possession of the ball 5 times in the second half and scored a touchdown on all 5 possessions. In fact, only 5 teams over the past 15 years have scored on every possession in the second half, and the Bills are the first such team to do it 5 times, and the first team to do it since 2007.
From ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=310918002):
|'07 Steelers *||3||Broncos|
* Did not win game
-- Elias Sports Bureau
That stat was probably my favorite from the game (along with Freddie's 7.8 YPC). Not only does it demonstrate a mentality that has been cultivated on this team, one in which every player believes that the Bills can win no matter what the odds, but also just how improved and, dare I say, dangerous this offense can be when firing on all cylinders. At no point did Fitz not look comfortable in the second half. At no point was it not apparent to me that Gailey dialed up a heck of a game plan for the second half, making the proper adjustments, as well as calming his men down. They were scary efficient in the second half, and everyone that needed to step up did. It's an impressive stat, to say the least, and I'm excited and looking forward to next weekend. Bring on the Patriots, the true test of how far the Bills have come and how far they have yet to grow!