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One stat recap: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

Buffalo’s defense closes out a strong 2019 regular season

NFL: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills had nothing to play for in their regular season finale against the New York Jets, but the defense still managed to finish the season strong and cap off an impressive 2019 regular season.

The Bills are led by their defense and the statistics back that up. Their defense ended the 2019 regular season with the sixth-best weighted DVOA, the second-lowest points against, and the third-lowest yards against. On top of that, as the NFL’s Research department pointed out on Twitter, they finished 2019 allowing an opponent to score 25 or more points just once. Over the 100-year history of the NFL many teams have accomplished this, including the 1964 AFL Champion Buffalo Bills. However, this year’s Bills are the first team to do it in three seasons. The last team to accomplish the feat were the 2016 New York Giants.

The Bills would love to notch their 16th game holding opponents under 25 points when they take on the Houston Texans this upcoming weekend in the Wild Card round. The Texans have an explosive offense, but they were held under 25 points in nine of their 16 games this season. Making that ten will go a long way in getting the Bills their first playoff win in 25 seasons.