Not wanting to get our hopes too high, the Buffalo Bills went into Paul Brown Stadium and lost to the previously 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals. What one stat can encapsulate the Bills’ poor performance? Tyrod Taylor’s yards per pass attempt is the answer to that question.
Tyrod Taylor’s 4.49 yards per pass attempt Sunday was the lowest of his career as the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback. He has had 5.00 yards per pass attempt or less in both of the Bills losses this season.
The only time the Bills have won when Tyrod Taylor had under 5.00 yards per pass attempt was last season against the Arizona Cardinals. The Bills defense had four interceptions and returned a blocked kick for a touchdown in that game.
Since 2015, NFL teams are 20-92 when their quaterback has 5.00 or less yards per pass attempt. The last time the Bills won a game with less than 5.00 YPA from their QB and less than four turnovers was in a 2012 Ryan Fitzpatrick win over, guess who, the Arizona Cardinals.