Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills Quick Hits

Find out some key Jaguars stats in preparation for their matchup against the Bills.

 

SERIES-LY SPEAKING: Dating back to their first regular season meeting in 1997, Jacksonville has posted a 5-7 (.417) record vs. Buffalo, including a 2-4 (.333) mark as the home team. Since 2004, he Jaguars have gone 4-3 (.571) in their last seven games against the Bills, last earning a series victory on Oct. 10, 2010 (W, 36-26) on the road.

 

CALDWELL’S CONNECTIONS: General Manager David Caldwell is a Buffalo, NY native. Additionally, Caldwell and Bills Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman were teammates at John Carroll University in Ohio.

 

ACROSS THE POND: Jacksonville will play its third-ever game at London’s Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars are aiming to win their first NFL game on foreign soil after having lost each of their two international affairs against Dallas (L, 17-31 on Nov. 9, 2014) and San Francisco (L, 10-42 on Oct. 27, 2013).

 

BUILDING BLOCKS: The Jaguars offense has amassed 2,104 total yards through the first six games of the season, their third-most total yards through as many games in franchise history (2,155 in 1996; 2,127 in 2009).

 

OUT OF THE CAGE: Since the 1970 NFL merger, the Jaguars are the NFL’s only team to produce an age 23 or younger 1,600-plus-yard passer (QB Blake Bortles, 1630) and two age 23-or-younger 450-plus-yard receivers (WR Allen Hurns, 460; WR Allen Robinson, 488) in the season’s first six games.

 

SIXES THROUGH SIX: QB Blake Bortles ranks fifth in the NFL with 13 passing TDs in 2015, while also leading all NFL QBs with eight passing TDs since Week 4. Bortles is the first QB in franchise history with 13-plus passing TDs in the first six games of the season.

   • The 23-year-old is the NFL’s youngest QB to throw for 13-plus TDs in the season’s first six games since a 23-year-old Matthew Stafford (15) with DET in 2011. The last AFC QB to do so was a 23-year-old Peyton Manning (13) with IND in 1999.

 

AIRING IT OUT: Since the 1970 NFL merger, only five NFL QBs age 23 or younger have totaled 1,600-plus passing yards and 13-plus passing TDs in the season’s first six games: Blake Bortles (1,630-13) in 2015, Matthew Stafford (1,729-15) with DET in 2011, Peyton Manning (1,679-13) with IND in 1999, Drew Bledsoe (2,072-13) with NE in 1994 and Dan Marino (1,753-17) with MIA in 1984. Bortles (149) is the only QB among that group to rush for 100-plus yards in that span, too.

   • Since the 1970 NFL merger, only two NFL QBs have recorded at least 1,630 passing yards, 13 passing TDs and 149 rushing yards in the season’s first six games: Blake Bortles, 23, in 2015 and Steve Young, 36, with SF in 1998 (2,022-17-200).

 

FINDING A WAY: QB Blake Bortles ranks second in the NFL in total first downs (94) and fourth in passing first downs (83) and rushing first downs (11). Bortles leads all NFL QBs in first downs per rushing attempt (61.1%).

 

ALLEN & ALLEN: WRs Allen Hurns (460) and Allen Robinson (488) are one of only three NFL WR duos with 450-plus yards each in 2015 (also ARI’s John Brown, 497 and Larry Fitzgerald, 583; DEN’s Emmanuel Sanders, 527 and Demaryius Thomas, 527).

   • Robinson (488 yards, five TDs) and Hurns (460 yards, four TDs) are the NFL’s first WR tandem to have 450-plus yards and four-plus TDs each in the season’s first six games since Peerless Price (614 yards, five TDs) and Eric Moulds (586, four TDs) with BUF in 2002.

   • Robinson, 22, and Hurns, 23, are the NFL’s youngest teammates to record 450-plus yards each in the first six games of the season since the 1970 NFL merger.

   • Robinson and Hurns rank second and third, respectively, among all second-year NFL WRs in receiving in 2015. Robinson (five) and Hurns (four) also place first and second among second-year NFL WRs in receiving TDs.

   • Robinson (1,036) and Hurns (1,137) are among only seven all-time Jaguars players to record at least 1,000 receiving yards before turning 24 years old.

 

ROBINSON RANKS: WR Allen Robinson ranks second in the NFL in yards per reception (17.4, min. 20 receptions) and third in receiving TDs (five) in 2015. He also leads all NFL WRs age 22 or younger in receiving yards and receiving TDs.

   • Robinson ranks second among all NFL WRs with 298 receiving yards on first down, trailing only HOU’s DeAndre Hopkins (338) and ATL’sJulio Jones (329) in that category.

   • Robinson (1,036) is the first player in franchise history to record both 1,000 career receiving yards and seven career receiving TDs prior to turning 23 years old.

 

A-ROB TAKES FLIGHT: At 22 years, 59 days old, WR Allen Robinson is the NFL’s youngest player to have at least 450 receiving yards and five receiving TDs in the season’s first six games since a 21-year-old Randy Moss (527 yards, six TDs) with MIN in 1998.

 

HURNS ON THE BURN: Since the 1970 NFL merger, WR Allen Hurns is the youngest undrafted player to record 450-plus receiving yards in the first six games of the season.

   • 200 of Hurns’ 460 receiving yards (43.5%) have come on third down, ranking fourth among all NFL WRs in 2015.

   • Hurns has posted a reception in each of 22 career NFL games, the longest reception streak by a Jaguars player since TE Marcedes Lewis from 2010-12 (34 games). It is the longest stretch by a Jaguars WR since Ernest Wilford from 2004-06 (30 games).

   • Hurns has logged 1,137 career receiving yards on 80 catches, averaging 14.2 yards per reception. His career 14.2 receiving average ranks second in team history, behind Jimmy Smith (14.3, 1995-2005).

   • Hurns has posted 10 career receiving TDs, which are the most ever by a Jaguars player before turning 24 years old.

 

MR. RELIABLE: WR Bryan Walters has made 18 catches on 23 targets to lead the team in receptions per target (78.3%) in 2015. That is also the best mark among all AFC WRs, ranking fifth in the NFL overall.

   • Since at least 2001, no other Jaguars WR has averaged a higher reception rate than Walters through six games (min. 20 targets). The franchise record for receptions per target by a WR was set by Mike Thomas in 2009 (77.4% - 48 receptions on 62 targets).

 

YELDON’S WORKLOAD: Among all NFL rookies in 2015, RB T.J. Yeldon ranks first in rushing attempts (81) and fourth in rushing yards (291). Yeldon’s 291 rushing yards are the most by a Jaguars rookie in the season’s first six games since Fred Taylor (379) in 1998.

   • Along with his 291 rushing yards, Yeldon has 73 receiving yards (15 receptions) in 2015. His 364 scrimmage yards rank third among all NFL rookies, trailing only OAK’s Amari Cooper (388) and SD’s Melvin Gordon (385).

 

AGAINST THE RUN: Jacksonville’s defense ranks first in the NFL with 3.43 yards per rushing attempt allowed in 2015. The Jaguars also lead the AFC and rank third in the NFL with a 2.95 rushing average allowed in home games this season.

 

LET ME TAKE A SELFIE: DE Ryan Davis is the Jaguars’ sack leader (2.5), after producing 1.5 sacks in Week 4 at IND.

   • Davis, who has 10 sacks in 29 career NFL games, is tied with DE Chris Clemons for the most sacks (nine) by a Jaguars player since the start of 2014.

 

TELVIN IN TOP TWO: LB Telvin Smith leads the Jaguars are ranks second in the NFL with 59 tackles (45 solo) in 2015, trailing only IND’sD’Qwell Jackson (71).

   • Smith has recorded seven-plus tackles in eight straight games since Week 16 in 2014, the NFL’s third-longest such active streak. Smith’s stretch of seven-plus-tackle games is also the second-longest in Jaguars history.

 


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