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Buffalo Bills defense is still stingy despite less-than-stellar result vs. Miami

Buffalo has allowed the fewest points in a season through the first six games since the 1993 season.

Many fans of the Buffalo Bills (5-1) were disappointed to see the moribund and winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) hang 21 points on the Bills during Sunday’s 31-21 victory for Buffalo at New Era Field.

Fans felt let down that a stout Bills defense that came into the game allowing only 14 points per game let the Dolphins nearly triple their scoring average in Week 7. Take solace in this fact: Leslie Frazier’s 2019 Bills have surrendered the fewest points through the first six games (91) since the 1993 season (80).

Buffalo is holding its opponents to 15.17 points per game through the first six games of 2019, while the 1993 team limited its foes to 13.3 points per game.

The Bills are on pace to allow 243 points this year, which would rank fourth all-time in terms of fewest points allowed, trailing only 1999 (229 points), 1988 (237) and 1993 (242). Buffalo qualified for the playoffs in all three of those seasons.

Coincidentally, when the Bills opened the season with road victories against the New York Jets, New York Giants, and Tennessee Titans, they became the first Buffalo squad since the 1993 team to record wins in their first three road games of a season.

Buffalo will look to extend its defensive dominance on Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) come to New Era Field for a 1 p.m. clash.