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Week 1 vs. DEN
Receiving: 2 / 5 / 0 on 5 targets
Evans got the Champ Bailey treatment, so they switched him to the left side where he got the Dre Bly treatment. It added up to one of his worst days as a pro. He simply could not get open.
Week 2 vs. PIT
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 7 targets
Evans has not been able to get on track so far this season. He recorded only catches of nine and eight yards on seven targets and now has only four receptions for 22 yards on the season.
Evans was targeted on deep routes twice in the end zone. On the first play, he appeared to get away with pushing Ike Taylor, but still was unable to hold the well thrown Losman pass. On the second occasion, Evans appeared to be the victim of pass interference and was able to get only one hand on the pass. Visibly upset, Evans yelled at the referee and received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the second consecutive play.
Week 3 vs. NE
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 7 targets
Evans' early season struggles continued. He hauled in a single pass for seven yards. No Bills' player caught more than two balls in the game so Evans' production issues are likely the result of a worrisome team-wide offensive problem which will likely be heightened if J.P. Losman is out for an extender period of time.
Week 4 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 6 / 72 / 0 on 8 targets
Buffalo made sure to get Evans involved in the game early; the first offensive play was a quick pass to Evans for a six yard gain. Evans was targeted a team high eight times and led the Bills in receiving. Trent Edwards' lone interception came on a deep pass attempt to Evans in the end zone. The ball may have been slightly underthrown, but Evans waited for it to get to him (it never did) rather than go up and fight for the ball. Evans also dropped a pass early in the game. He had lots of room to run, if he had caught the pass. Evans later made a pretty leaping catch, where he had to fully extend to reach a high Edwards' pass. It was an encouraging game for Evans after such a slow start to the season.
Week 5 vs. DAL
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 4 targets
Evans continued his fantasy slump, accounting for only one first half catch. Trent Edwards took very few chances throwing the ball and seemed content to check down to his RBs and TEs; this is undoubtedly a big reason why Evans was a non factor in the pass offense. Evans' best play came in the fourth quarter when he ran down Dallas CB Terence Newman after an INT and forced a fumble.
Week 7 vs. BAL
Receiving: 5 / 98 / 0 on 7 targets
Evans entered the game with only 12 catches for 113 yards. He had his best game of the season with five grabs for 98 yards. Evans was wide open on a deep post pattern that netted 54 yards. He bobbled the ball, but was able to corral it for the Bills' longest gain of the season. Evans still does not have a touchdown reception this season.
Week 8 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 5 / 138 / 1 on 7 targets
Evans had a breakout game against the Jets catching five of his seven targets for 138 yards and a touchdown. His first touchdown grab of the year, came in the fourth quarter as he took the ball away two Jets defenders and finished the rest off with his legs going for an 85 yards touchdown, the longest in Buffalo history.
Week 9 vs. CIN
Receiving: 9 / 165 / 1 on 13 targets
Evans had a monster first quarter, but then was pretty quiet the rest of the day. He caught three balls and a touchdown on the opening drive, and was the most frequently targeted receiver by Losman, being targeted 11 times.
Week 10 vs. MIA
Receiving: 4 / 65 / 0 on 8 targets
Evans saw his recent resurgence slip a little and he was held out of the end zone. He is WR1 in this offense but was not targeted until the second quarter. On Buffalo's last drive on the first half Evans got behind the cornerback in the end zone but the pass was badly under thrown and the ball was intercepted. Evans was only targeted twice in the fourth quarter when the Bills rallied to pull out the victory. It seemed Buffalo did not want Losman passing with the game on the line.
Week 11 vs. NE
Receiving: 4 / 40 / 0 on 7 targets
Evans had a reception overturned upon review by the officials as the ball clearly bounced off the ground before Evans corralled it.
Week 12 vs. JAX
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 7 targets
Evans had a brutal afternoon. He was nearly shutout and only caught his two passes when there was less than one minute left in game. Losman was intercepted in the second quarter when he under threw Evans along the sidelines, but the Bills' passing attack focused more on short passes and screens to running backs. However, Evans threw the key block that sprung Parrish on his touch down run.
Week 13 vs. WAS
Receiving: 4 / 51 / 0 on 8 targets
Evans was Edwards most frequent target. He hauled in half of them and finished third on the team in receiving yards.
Week 14 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 79 / 2 on 4 targets
Evans caught only two passes in the game, but both went for touchdowns. Evans' first grab was in the corner of the end zone for a nine yard touchdown. Evans was initially ruled out of bounds, but a replay challenge revealed that he did, in fact, get both feet down. Evans later caught a 70 yard bomb that put the last nail in the coffin for the Dolphins. Evans now has four touchdowns this season.
Week 15 vs. CLE
Receiving: 4 / 36 / 0 on 12 targets
Evans struggled to both hang on to passes and get into a rhythm with his quarterback during the game. Paired up against Browns DB Leigh Bodden, Evans' speed and cut back ability were effectively nullified by the snow. This was especially evident on a go route that Evans ran in the third quarter. On the route, he tried to pull up to shake off Bodden, slipped, and really failed to build up any steam running down the field. Bodden was able to stay with Evans for the entire route and broke up a well timed pass from Edwards. Despite the poor game stats, it was clear throughout the game that Evans was the go-to receiver in the offense. In particular, on the final 60 yard drive for the Bills, Evans was targeted on five of the 12 plays of the drive.
Week 16 vs. NYG
Receiving: 3 / 43 / 1 on 6 targets
Evans scored the Bills second touchdown on a four yard pass in the first quarter, but otherwise was not a major factor in the game. He led all Buffalo receivers with three balls for 43 yards, but he was only targeted once in the first quarter and three times in the fourth.
Week 17 vs. PHI
Receiving: 1 / 2 / 0 on 3 targets
Evans caught his only pass in the second quarter on a short crossing route. Former South Florida standout J.R. Reed crushed him after a two yard gain and Evans did not return to the game.