– They made it nearly impossible for the Bills to complete any deep passes. Part of that success must be shared with the pass-rushers who didn’t allow Fitzpatrick to sit in the pocket all day, but the secondary did an excellent job of defending a lead. The Bills QB completed 20 passes for less than a 150 yards.
– Rob Ryan continues to use Scandrick blitzing from the slot effectively; he came very close to causing a fumble.
– Frank Walker was also sent on a few blitzes. He also made some big tackles; one tackle prevented the Bills from getting a 1st down on their 2nd possession of the day.
– When the Bills went with 3 and 4 WR’s, Scandrick stayed in the slot. Terance Newman and either Walker or Alan Ball were on the edges.
– Terance Newman was on the sideline for at least a few plays that were obvious passing situations.
– Rob Ryan has this secondary tackling better than it has in a long time. There were several times on Sunday when the Bills called screens and there was only one defender capable of preventing a big gain; the CB’s and Safeties came up and made the play every time.
– Barry Church was used as a LB in some of the prevent formations.
– Alan Ball had a nice pass break-up to prevent a TD.
– In a game where the Boys led from the start, the Bills leading receiver had just 51 yards.