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What's Happened Since Bills Last Had A 300-Yard Passer?

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Earlier this season, I wrote a post detailing how thoroughly the Buffalo Bills have been outclassed by the New England Patriots over the past decade. I told one of our faithful blog members that as soon as the Bills had a 300-yard passer, I would do the same.

The last 300-yard passing day by a Bills QB was November 19, 2006, when J.P. Losman threw for 340 against the Houston Texans in a thrilling come from behind win. Here are a few "fun" facts about the 59 games between that date and Sunday's loss in Baltimore.

  • Three Bills QBs have topped 250 yards a total of eight times. (Ryan Fitzpatrick, Trent Edwards, and Losman)
  • Fitzpatrick was the closest to 300 in 2009 against Jacksonville, when he totaled 297 passing yards.
  • The fewest passing yards in a game by one QB was four yards by Losman against the Patriots in 2007, when he sprained his knee on a hit by Vince Wilfork and went 1-for-1.
  • A QB threw 20 or more passes and ended up with less than 100 yards three times.
  • A QB completed 10 or more passes and ended up with less than 100 yards five times.
  • Only four times did a QB throw 3 interceptions in a game - three of those by Edwards.
  • A QB throw four touchdown passes once - Edwards against the Miami Dolphins in 2007.
  • A thrower for the Bills ended a game with a 158.3 perfect passer rating three times - two by Brian Moorman and one by Fred Jackson, who each threw one pass that went for a TD.
  • A starting QB had a 100-point passer rating or higher sixteen times. The team was 12-4 in those games.
  • Three head coaches have roamed the sidelines; Dick Jauron, Perry Fewell and Chan Gailey.
  • Four different men have been offensive play callers; Steve Fairchild, Turk Schonert, Alex Van Pelt and Gailey.
  • Four quarterbacks have started games for the Bills - Losman (15 games), Edwards (30 games), Fitzpatrick (11 games), and Brian Brohm (1 game).
  • Two first-round draft choices have been devoted to running backs, and only one has been an offensive lineman, wide receiver, or tight end (Eric Wood).
  • The Bills have had 11 different games with a 100-yard rusher, including three games when a RB went over 150 yards on the ground.
  • Buffalo has had nine 100-yard receivers, with two over 150 yards.
  • The Bills are 23-36, with a winning percentage of just under 39%.
  • Terrell Owens and Fitzpatrick hooked up for the longest play from scrimmage in team history, a 98-yard pitch and catch for a score against Jacksonville.
  • The Bills had one game where total passing yards were over 300: November 4,, 2007, when Losman threw for 295 yards and Marshawn Lynch chipped in 8 on a halfback option pass.