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One Stat Recap: Buffalo Bills beat Washington and add to streak

The defense continues an impressive streak

Washington Redskins v Buffalo Bills Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills moved to 6-2 and claimed their best start since 1993 with a win over Washington on Sunday at New Era Field. Neither the offense nor the defense had their greatest showing, but both units did what they needed to do to get a win over a now 1-8 team with a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start.

Even though the defense did not play their best game they did manage to hold Washington’s offense to just 243 total yards. That made Sunday’s game the 20th consecutive game in which the Bills have held their opponent to under 400 yards of total offense. This streak is the longest active one in the NFL and the fifth-longest streak over the course of the last ten seasons. The last time Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier’s defense gave up over 400 yards was Week 4 of last season when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers did so.

The defense will look to make it 21 games straight this week against the reeling Cleveland Browns. The Browns have surpassed the 400 yards mark twice this season—against the Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks.