Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bills' atrocious defense has historically bad day


The Buffalo Bills' defense has been really bad this season, and it somehow got worse Sunday. A lot worse.

Buffalo gave up a team-record 614 yards and became first team in the history of the NFL to give up 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing in the same game in a 45-3 trouncing by the San Francisco 49ers.

49ers quarterback Alex Smith only needed 18 completions to amass 303 yards through the air, and San Francisco averaged 9.9 yards a play while gaining 29 first downs.

"I have no answers and no excuses," Bills coach Chan Gailey said after the game, according to the Associated Press. "I don't have the answers and I have to find the answers. That's my job."

How about another record? Here's one: According to, no team had given up at least 550 yards in consecutive games in a season since the 1950 New York Yanks... until now.

The Bills have gotten used to giving up a lot of points this season. They surrendered 48 in Week 1 against the New York Jets and 52 against the New England Patriots last week in addition to the 49ers' 45.

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