Bills Remain At Home For Interconference Showdown

ORCHARD PARK – With two straight losses late in regulation behind them, the Buffalo Bills will be hosting the NFC North Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Buffalo lost their last game, 27-23, against the New York Jets last Sunday. 

Dual-threat QB, Josh Allen, has continued to show promise under center for Buffalo. 

In nine appearances (eight starts), Allen has passed for 1,249 yards and five touchdowns. Allen, however, has also thrown nine interceptions. 

The rookie is also the team leader with 490 yards rushing and a team-leading five touchdowns. 

Bills running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory have only three rushing touchdowns combined this season. 

McCoy has just 479 yards on 145 carries (3.3 yards per carry), and two touchdowns.  McCoy is on pace to reach a career low in rushing yards. It would also be the first time McCoy fails to reach 1,000 yards rushing since 2015, his first season in a Bills uniform.

McCoy is also on pace to fail to tally 1,000 total yards from scrimmage for the first time since his rookie season in 2009. 

Wide receiver, Zay Jones, continues to lead Buffalo in every receiving category. Jones has caught 44 passes for 481 yards, and four touchdowns.  

Robert Foster has become a deep-threat. Ever since being promoted to the active roster in November, Jones has caught 15 passes for 360 yards (24 yards a catch), and one touchdown. Foster has also had a pair of 100-yard receiving games. No other Bills receiver has recorded a game with at least 100 yards receiving this season. 

Tremaine Edmunds continues to shine on the Bills defense, leading the team with 90 tackles. Edmunds, a rookie linebacker, also has one sack and recorded his first career interception last week. 

Jordan Poyer is third on the team with 75 tackles and is tied with injured linebacker Matt Milano for the team lead with three interceptions. 

Milano had season-ending surgery to repair a broken fibula sustained during their game against the Jets. 

Detroit is lead by head coach and former Patriots defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia. 

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford  has passed for 3,187 yards and 18 touchdowns, with 11 interceptions. 

Kerryon Johnson, a second-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft out of Auburn,  leads the Lions rushing attack with 641 yards and three touchdowns, despite missing the last three games due to a left knee sprain. 

LeGarrette Blount leads the Lions with five rushing touchdowns. Blount however, is averaging less than three yards per carry, rushing 125 times for 365 yards. 

Theo Riddick completes the trifecta in the Lions backfield. Riddick, a pass-receiving specialist, has only 25 rushing attempts this season. Riddick has also caught 55 passes, good for second on the team, and has 368 yards receiving. 

Detroit has had just two 1,000-yard rushers in the last 14 years. Kevin Jones rushed for 1,133 yards in 2004. Reggie Bush was the other 1,000 yard rusher, running for 1,006 yards in 2013. 

Wide receiver, Kenny Golladay, leads Detroit’s receiving corps with 57 receptions for 859 yards and five touchdowns. 

Linebacker, Jarrod Davis, leads the Lions defense with 79 tackles. Davis is also third on the team with five sacks. 

Romeo Okwara leads the team with 6.5 sacks. 

Darius Slay leads Detroit with three interceptions on a team which has picked-off only six passes all season. 

Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. on FOX. 

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