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Buffalo Bills rookie Tyler Bass sets franchise scoring record

The rookie surpassed Steve Christie as the top single-season scorer in team history and Scott Norwood for most made PATs

NFL: DEC 28 Bills at Patriots Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In a season full of records for the Buffalo Bills, another pair of single-season marks fell on Sunday. Rookie kicker Tyler Bass set the Bills’ single-season high for points in a season with 141 points. That total surpassed franchise legend Steve Christie, who scored 140 points in 1998. Bass also surpassed Scott Norwood as the single-season leader in made PATs. He converted 57 this season, one more than Norwood made in 1991.

Bass started his rookie year slowly, as he missed five field goals and an extra point in the Bills’ first seven games. He missed two of those field goals in his debut, a 27-17 victory over the New York Jets in Week 1. Coincidentally, he missed two more field goals against the Jets when the teams met a second time, although he also made six kicks in that 18-10 victory.

Since that 6-for-8 showing against the Jets in Week 7, Bass has been nearly automatic. He’s 16-of-17 on field goals and 32-of-33 on extra points since then. The only field goal he missed was a 61-yard try at the end of the first half against the Seattle Seahawks. Otherwise, he’s been incredible.

Bass finishes his rookie season 28-of-34, good for an 82.4 percent make rate. That’s good for No. 15 on the franchise’s leaderboard in terms of made field goal percentage. He was 57-for-59 on PATs this year.