Monday, June 25, 2012

Flag-wise, Bills had East's most-disciplined D in '11

Photo: John Trainor, Flickr 

The Bills' defense didn't play very well last season, but it did behave well.

Only one team in the NFL, the Colts, had fewer flags thrown on their defense than the Bills. Buffalo's defense was penalized just 85 times in 2011.

The Bills did make their penalties count, though, giving up 871 yards to penalties on defense. And despite the Bills' defense's low penalty tally, the rest of the AFC East made up for it.

The Patriots' defense was flagged 115 times, good for sixth-most. The Dolphins were right behind with the league's seventh-most defensive penalties, racking up 112. The Jets were tied for ninth with 110.

Miami accumulated the fifth-most penalty yards on defense with 975. The Jets were sixth with 966.

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