The Buffalo Bills have played well this season, winning three of their first four games and undoubtedly their ability to avoid turnovers has played a big roll in their success. The Bills have been stellar in this department, so much so in fact, that they’ve established a new franchise record.
After the first two quarters of play of Sunday’s game against the Falcons, the Bills PR team announced that the club had successfully gone 13 consecutive quarters this season without a turnover, which is the longest stretch ever in Bills history. The last time Buffalo turned the ball over was in the first quarter of their Week 1 game versus the Jets, and with Sunday’s performance, the Bills have now extended their streak to 15 quarters.
It should also be noted that Buffalo’s lone turnover of the season was a ball that went through tight end Charles Clay’s hands and was easily avoidable.
It’s been well noted how well the team’s leader on offense, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, has played this season, and his performance becomes ever more impressive when you consider he and the rest of the Bills offense been nearly turnover free through four games.
No one is going to argue that the offense of this year’s Bills squad is prolific, they are after all in a rebuilding year of sorts, but limiting turnovers can go a long way in helping the team have a successful season — perhaps even one much better than the last 17.
Congrats to this year’s squad on one-upping some of the greats Bills teams of the past.