QB Trent Edwards - Free Agent
|6-4, 220||Born: 10-30-1983||College: Stanford||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2007|
2010 Week 1 vs MIA (18 / 34 / 139 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)
Edwards was basically pathetic. He took sacks, including one that almost knocked the Bills out of field goal range. He was afraid to challenge the defense downfield, except for one deep target to Lee Evans when Evans was well-covered. Just like previous years, Edwards seemed too eager to check down and let the Dolphins defense play very aggressively all game. He had one nice throw on the run that was just a little out of Lee Evans reach, but Edwards also had two potential pick sixes go off Dolphin defenders hands. He did come alive on a no huddle drive in the fourth quarter that was capped with a 4th and 11 long TD pass to Roscoe Parrish, so there is a glimmer of hope in the darkness, but its not much.
2010 Week 2 vs GB (11 / 18 / 102 / 0 / 2 pass, 3 / 12 / 0 rush)
It was another forgettable day for Edwards and Bills. Besides being harassed by Clay Matthews early and often, Edwards was set up in mediocre to poor down and distances most of the time by the running game and seemed to be at his worst when the Bills asked him to hang in the pocket and throw downfield. Edwards did draw one deep pass interference by Charles Woodson when Lee Evans got free, leading to the team's only touchdown, and as always, he was dependable when it came to hitting check down receivers. Edwards ran out of bounds in the games waning moments instead of throwing downfield to attempt to convert the fourth and long in a play that typifies his career. Look for Ryan Fitzpatrick to get a shot soon.
2010 Week 6 vs TEN (14 / 24 / 140 / 0 / 2 pass, 5 / 16 / 0 rush)
Edwards entered the game with 2 minutes left in the first half after Garrard was knocked out. He started with a nice series of short passes to Mike Thomas and made a timely scramble for a 1st down. Edwards was way off to start the second half. His first pass was thrown directly to 3 defenders but none of them caught it. On the very next play, he threw the ball right to a Titans DB for an interception. Edwards only real success came on short passes to Mike Thomas and when scrambling for first downs. The Jaguars had a series late in the game with plenty of chances at the end zone but came away with no points. Edwards' pass was intercepted in the end zone on 4th down when the ball was wrestled away from Underwood as it arrived.
2010 Week 17 vs HOU (12 / 25 / 140 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 18 / 0 rush)
Edwards started in place of David Garrard and was, in a word, poor. He completed fewer then 50% of his passes and had only 6 passing first downs. Most of his completions came to either the running back on screen and wheel routes or to his tight end on quick outs and button hooks. Edwards was under constant pressure by the Texans defense and despite only being sacked twice, he never looked comfortable going through his progressions. On most snaps, Edwards had already turned to check off to his safety valve before even completing his drop. This is significant because the Texans boast perhaps the worst secondary in the NFL. Edwards only tried two passes all afternoon that were longer then ten yards downfield, with one resulting in a 44 yard completion and the other resulting in an interception. Edwards finished the season with a 5.7 yards per attempt average and only two touchdowns to go with five interceptions.
2009 Week 1 vs NE (15 / 25 / 212 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 25 / 0 rush)
Edwards ran the no huddle well, with command over the scheme and solid, if overly safe execution. Edwards rarely hung in long enough to pass more than 5-10 yards downfield, but the deep routes run by Lee Evans and Terrell Owens opened up a lot of room underneath for passes to Fred Jackson and the tight ends. Edwards also looked good scrambling, gaining a key first down in the red zone on the way to a fourth quarter TD. Edwards numbers will be modest as long as he doesn't challenge the defense, but he should still be a very solid fantasy backup in this scheme. If he gets some gumption and grows out of the game manager role, he could be a surprise QB1.
2009 Week 2 vs TB (21 / 31 / 230 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 24 / 0 rush)
Edwards shrugged off the "Captain Checkdown" label, taking multiple shots downfield to his talented starting receivers. Two of them were converted into long TDs, and another perfectly thrown ball was dropped by Terrell Owens. In the meantime, Edwards just took what was there, relying a lot on Fred Jackson, Derek Schouman, and Josh Reed to nickel and dime the Bucs defense, wearing them down for Fred Jackson to take advantage later in the game. Edwards held the ball too long a few times, but he also showed good speed as a runner outside of the pocket, and generally ran the offense well and made good decisions. His inexperienced line blocked very well and gave him time to survey the field all day, and he also benefited from some bonehead facemask penalties by the Bucs. You wouldn't know the Bills made a last-second offensive coordinator change from the way the offense is functioning.
2009 Week 3 vs NO (20 / 35 / 156 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)
There is no good to say this. Trent Edwards looked awful. Scared. Indecisive. He "took what the defense gave him", which was pitifully little. Time and again he would dish of the ball to whichever receiver was closest to him, which meant a decent completion rate, but very low yardage. And very few first downs. Even stranger was his penchant on third and long (and 4th and long, late in the game) to throw to a player well short of the first down marker, with no room to run. Edwards appeared afraid to throw deep, then was inaccurate when finally mustering the courage to try it. To be fair, he was under pressure all day, but he didn't do himself any favors. His passes, short and long, were inaccurate. Even his footwork was terrible, getting him into jams while scrambling. The Bills ran the no-huddle offense a lot, often lining up in the shotgun formation. If the Bills no-huddle offense is intended to create an offense that is bewildered as the defense, then it is an unqualified success.
2009 Week 4 vs MIA (14 / 26 / 192 / 1 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Yes, the offensive line is in shambles. And yes, Edwards was under pressure all day (as the 6 sacks will attest). But is the Bills game plan to be boring?? Edwards spent most of the game dumping the ball off to receivers on short routes, who had no room to run. When the Bills finally did air it out in the 4th quarter - out of necessity - they met with some success. Why Edwards seems so afraid to move the ball downfield is simply baffling. It's as if he's afraid to make any mistake, and the result is that he plays it so safe that nothing good comes out of it either. Is that the "gameplan", or is he simply afraid to throw into coverage? Or perhaps more credit needs to go to the Dolphins secondary and pass rush. Either way, the result is the same: a bad, bad, bad game from Edwards. It's his second stinker in a row, for those who are counting. On the wide receiver front, he actually seems to have more confidence in Lee Evans than Terrell Owens.
2009 Week 5 vs CLE (16 / 31 / 152 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 40 / 0 rush)
First the good: Edwards played much, much better than he had the past couple of weeks. He was finally able to get Terrell Owens the ball, he scrambled a few times for good yardage, and overall played a more poised and confident game. Now the bad: On the few chances he had to make the big play, Edwards came up short. He was better at evading the rush than he had been so far this season, but his accuracy suffered as a result. The most glaring example is the interception he threw, which could have been a touchdown to Owens, but he underthrew the ball. With a passing game that featured almost exclusively short throws, poise wasn't enough to overcome a terrible performance by the offense as a whole. The run game was never a threat, and the Bills don't take enough shots downfield to keep the defense honest.
2009 Week 6 vs NYJ (5 / 5 / 43 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Edwards was off to start the game, including an overthrow on a deep ball to Terrell Owens. The Jets blitzing schemes seems to make Edwards extra tentative in the pocket. Edwards has a long injury history, and the Bills haven't been doing a good job of protecting him, so it's not shocking that he left the game with an injury.
2009 Week 10 vs TEN (18 / 28 / 185 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)
Edwards made some good things happen on a couple of perfect deep balls to Terrell Owens and nice front-pylon fade to Lee Evans in the end zone, but otherwise he was his tentative, timid self in the pocket. He was only successful when the first read got open, but when it didn't he was looking for pressure like a scared QB instead of hanging in to make the play. One of the deep ball to Owens came on a play action fake that was very well-blocked, so the offensive line deserves some credit. Edwards mistake-free football came crashing down with a thud when he threw a late fourth-quarter pick six that iced the game for the Titans. It's pretty clear at this point that Edwards can only be a glorified game manager and he lacks the ability to take this offense to the next level.
2009 Week 15 vs NE (1 / 2 / -1 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The nightmarish season continued for Edwards as he replaced Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the 4th quarter, but injured his knee on his fourth snap. He was eventually carted off the field into the locker room finishing the day with negative passing yards.
2008 Week 1 vs SEA (19 / 30 / 215 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Edwards looked to be in control of his offense. He made a couple of big plays happen when he had to, by risking the interception and throwing into tough coverage, but for the most part he was simply efficient and made no mistakes, allowing the Marshawn Lynch train to rumble and (on this day at least) the Bills special teams to take over the game.
2008 Week 2 vs JAX (20 / 25 / 239 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Edwards started the game hitting his first ten passes as he guided Buffalo to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. He also hit rookie WR James Hardy in the back corner of the end zone in the fourth quarter for the go ahead score. In between he showed poise in running this safe, balanced offense that relies on high percentage passes and strong running between the tackles. He spread his 20 completions among seven different receivers, but with the game on the line in the fourth quarter he hit Lee Evans for 37 yards on third down which led to the go ahead touchdown. Edwards finished the game with a QB rating of 119.8.
2008 Week 3 vs OAK (24 / 39 / 279 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
Edwards didn't look great at the beginning of the game. The Oakland defense was applying intense pressure on him, and he was making matters worse by holding onto the football way too long. The fumble can be directly attributed to this, as he was winding up to pass when the ball was knocked from his hand. It wasn't all bad for Edwards in the first half. Despite the pressure (or perhaps because of it), he was forced to improvise quite a bit. He did, flipping a backhand pass Darian Barnes for a 25 yard pickup and later showing good improvisational skills in avoiding the oncoming rush to find Marshawn Lynch for a first down late in the third quarter. But it was the fourth quarter that he really came alive in the game. He had thrown an interception in the third quarter. Where that might have rattled most quarterbacks, Edwards used it as sort of a rallying cry. Prior to the fumble, he was just 9-19 for 93 yards and no touchdowns. But after the pick, he went 13-18 for 193 yards and a difficult touchdown pass to Roscoe Parrish. The Parrish touchdown was spectacular in that Edwards had a defender right in his face and about to introduce him to the turf. But rather than cover up, Edwards lofted a perfect pass to the near corner to Parrish, who waltzed into the end zone and cut it to a two point game. All throughout the drive, Edwards was under pressure. Yet all throughout the drive, he was calm and collected. His release was extremely fast, and he always seemed to be moving down the field. It's not a stretch to suggest that mechanically speaking, he looked a lot like Peyton Manning on the field. No one is suggesting he'll put up those numbers, but it's a nice start for a young player like Edwards.
2008 Week 4 vs STL (15 / 25 / 197 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 8 / 0 rush)
Edwards faced a St. Louis defense that rushed him from every angle and roughed him up. He was sacked four times, took at least five additional shots just as he released the ball, and was forced to scramble five times. But he kept his composure and helped engineer three scoring drives in the second half to lead his team to victory. He completed 15 of 25 for 197 yards, including a 39 yard pinpoint TD pass to Lee Evans in the fourth quarter to put the game away. It's easy to forget how young he is. For now, he is at least good enough to use as a bye week replacement. His quick delivery looks a little awkward but he has great accuracy. The Bills have yet to get into a shoot out this season, but when they do Edwards could put up sick numbers.
2008 Week 5 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Edwards connected on his first three passes before leaving the game with an apparent concussion during Buffalo's opening drive. There was no official word as to the severity of the concussion as of the end of the game.
2008 Week 7 vs SD (25 / 30 / 261 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 6 / 0 rush)
Edwards played a nearly flawless game. He completed 83% of his passes and averaged nearly nine yards per attempt. The fact that he only threw one touchdown should not negatively impact the opinion on how he played, because he could really do no wrong. He always found the open man, made good decisions, and showed both the poise and arm strength that he has shown all season long. In other words, the concussion he suffered two weeks ago looked to have no effect on his performance here.
2008 Week 8 vs MIA (21 / 35 / 227 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 17 / 0 rush)
Trent Edwards had a tough afternoon. He threw a rare interception when Randy Starks hit him as he released the ball and Will Allen picked off the dying quail. Then he fumbled trying to sneak on third down and one yard to go when he extended the ball and Joey Porter took it away. Then Porter sacked him in the end zone for a safety. He completed 21 of 35 for 227 yards but failed to throw a TD pass. Edwards had rallied the Bills three times this season when trailing in the fourth quarter but the magic ran out in Miami.
2008 Week 9 vs NYJ (24 / 35 / 289 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Edwards had a rough game as he was forced to throw an unwarranted number of times; completing 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 289 yards and a score. Early in the game Edwards connected with rookie Derek Fine on an eight yard score, which would eventually be the only offensive score for Buffalo. With the lack of a ground game Edwards faced an uphill battle most of the day. He was continuously forced to throw into Nickel coverage and had some mistakes capitalized on as two of his three turnovers resulted in ten points for New York.
2008 Week 10 vs NE (13 / 23 / 120 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Edwards is not getting much help from his offensive line. The Buffalo running game has been anemic lately and when he tries to pass he doesn't have much time to find receivers downfield. His lone TD pass came late in the game after New England had gone up 20-3. Rookie Leodis McKelvin returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards and Edwards connected with another rookie, James Hardy, for the touchdown. Edwards is intelligent, young, and still learning, but based on recent games he seems to be regressing. Or maybe the entire team is sliding and he is just along for the ride. Edwards earned a QB rating of 49.2.
2008 Week 11 vs CLE (16 / 26 / 148 / 1 / 3 pass, 3 / 7 / 1 rush)
Edwards got off to a horrible start as he threw three interceptions in the first quarter as he went three for seven for 25 yards, and only led the offense to one first down. The Browns played a lot zone early in this game and Edwards tried to force the ball into some receivers he should not have. Edwards did lead the Bills down the field for a 70 yard touchdown drive in the second quarter and got an 18 yard touchdown pass to RB Marshawn Lynch to cap the drive. The pass was short dump pass in the flat and Lynch made a great run to get into the end zone. He finished the first half eight for 15 for 75 yards. Edwards seemed to hang on the ball too long and by time he tried to throw the ball to a receiver, the defense was able to react to the pass. He was indecisive and had trouble reading coverage, as he did have wide open receivers throughout the game. He did get a touchdown on one yard quarterback sneak after Lynch carried the ball to the goal line on a 28 yard run. Edwards longest pass of the game came to TE Robert Royal late in the game as the Bills tried to drive down the field on 22 yard reception down the middle of the field. Despite the win, Edwards looked unimpressive most of the game, and ten of his 16 receptions went to Lynch on short passes.
2008 Week 12 vs KC (24 / 32 / 273 / 2 / 0 pass, 6 / 38 / 2 rush)
If you happened to play Edwards you struck fantasy gold. He accounted for four Buffalo touchdowns while posting a QB rating of 121. He also exhibited leadership, which the team seemed to be lacking in their four straight losses leading up to this game. With the Bills out of timeouts at the end of the first half, Edwards was flushed out of the pocket and scrambled toward the end zone. He took on three KC defenders inside the five yard line and dove into the end zone with :04 left. If he had been tackled short the half would have ended. He also ran for a second touchdown from five yards out and threw second half touchdown passes to Josh Reed and TE Derek Schouman. Edwards was a little shaky at the start of the game. He dumped the ball short when receivers appeared to be open further downfield and overthrew a wide open Robert Royal on their first drive of the game. As the game wore on, however, he began to settle down. After he hit Lee Evans on a deep 51 yard post in the second quarter he seemed to play with more confidence. Maybe it finally dawned on him that he was playing against the Kansas City Chiefs.
2008 Week 13 vs SF (10 / 21 / 112 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Edwards had a mediocre first half, hitting ten for 21 for 112 yards. Worse, he started bouncing passes to receivers again. When it was announced that Losman was replacing him in the second half it was thought to be a change based on performance. Then it was announced that Edwards had suffered a groin injury at some point during the first half.
2008 Week 16 vs DEN (17 / 25 / 193 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 10 / 0 rush)
Edwards got off to a rocky start. Champ Bailey sacked him on the second play of the game and later was the victim of a roughing the passer penalty. Buffalo lost a total of 17 yards on their first two drives but Edwards settled down and directed scoring drives on their next six possessions. On the first play of the fourth quarter, with Denver leading 20-16, Fred Jackson broke open on a wheel route down the right sideline. Edwards hit him and the play covered 65 yards which led to the go ahead touchdown. Edwards led Buffalo to a second fourth quarter touchdown and finished the game with a QB rating of 104.2.
2008 Week 17 vs NE (14 / 25 / 128 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 20 / 0 rush)
Trent Edwards received many opportunities to win the game through the air but was never really able to gun it very long nor was he able to complete his passes very often. He finished the game with 128 passing yards on 14/25 completions.
2007 Week 3 vs NE (10 / 20 / 97 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
QB Trent Edwards had no NFL experience heading into today's game but that did not stop him from leading the Bills on a 12 play 80 yard touchdown drive on his first possession of the game. He made a nice 21 yard pass to WR Josh Reed on the sideline and converted three third downs on the drive including a 13 yard pass to WR Roscoe Parrish over the middle on third and eight. The next five drives failed to result in a single first down and the Bills did not put up another point the rest of the way. The Patriots' defense adjusted well to the new looks the Bills were giving them on offense and the game was pretty much over in the second quarter. His lone interception occurred after he threw the ball too high and behind the receiver in the 4th quarter. Overall, he did not look good outside of his first drive of the game where he was four for five on attempts for 55 yards. Over the rest of the game he only completed six of 15 for 42 yards. In general, the wide receivers on the Bills looked capable and willing to make the extra effort to bring in balls but Edwards' inexperience and the Patriots' mid-game defensive adjustments proved too much. Following the QB Tom Brady goal line fumble, the Bills were pushed back deep in their zone. On the first play, Edwards nearly ran out of the back of the end zone for a safety. Lacking confidence in their quarterback, the Bills ran the ball on second and third downs down in an effort to give P Brian Moorman some room to punt, effectively giving up on the drive.
2007 Week 4 vs NYJ (22 / 28 / 234 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
The sixth quarterback taken in the 2007 draft made his first career start due to J.P. Losman's knee injury. It was fitting that Buffalo was playing the Jets, because Edwards had a Chad Pennington-like performance. In fact, he outplayed his opponent. Edwards completed ten of his first eleven throws for 116 yards. He would have been a perfect eleven for eleven, but was victimized by Lee Evans' drop of his third pass. Edwards looked as composed as a wily veteran and had little difficulty going through his progressions. He was also amazingly accurate. Nearly all of his passes were crisp and right on the money. Edward threw one interception. He tried to hit Lee Evans on a bomb from the New York 38 yard line. The pass was well thrown, but Andre Dyson made a great play on the ball for the interception. Edwards calmly found tight end Michael Gaines for a one yard touchdown on a fourth and goal play in the fourth quarter. It was the first touchdown pass of his career. It was a good indication of how much faith the coaching staff has in Edwards as the team was initially lined up for a field goal but after a timeout, decided to go for the touchdown. Edwards was credited with one yard loss on a kneel down play to end the game.
2007 Week 5 vs DAL (23 / 31 / 176 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Considering he was playing in only his third NFL game against an undefeated team in front of a national audience, Edwards' performance was pretty solid. He hurried his throws at times, especially in the first quarter, but he held up well under pressure and frequently got the ball away just in time to avoid a sack. He was hit hard at least a half dozen times in this game, but it did not seem to rattle him. Edwards spread the ball around and did not favor any particular receiver. He took very few chances throwing the ball, and most of his completions were dump offs to his running backs and tight ends. Edwards had no turnovers until the fourth quarter, when he threw an ill-advised pass to Lee Evans that was picked off and nearly returned for a TD. Edwards also fumbled the ball on a fourth quarter sack, though he recovered it. Despite the numerous opportunities presented by Cowboys turnovers, not to mention the relentless praise being heaped upon him by the game announcers, the bottom line is that Edwards did not get his team in the end zone, and the Buffalo offense accounted for only three points.
2007 Week 7 vs BAL (11 / 21 / 153 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Although J.P. Losman is healthy enough to play, Edwards was given his third straight start. He did not have a great outing, but did a mostly good job orchestrating Buffalo's no huddle offense in this game. Edwards displays remarkable composure for a rookie. He rarely tries to force passes into coverage and shows a willingness to throw the ball away if his receivers are not open. Two of Edwards' passes were tipped at the line of scrimmage. Edwards threw one interception, when he uncharacteristically tried to force a pass to Lee Evans on a slant route. Samari Rolle read the play and beat Evans to the spot. Edwards tried to use a hard count to draw the Ravens offside and was successful on five occasions. Edwards is now 2-1 as a starter and has played well enough to have the opportunity to continue in that roll.
2007 Week 8 vs NYJ (14 / 21 / 130 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Edwards started the game of strong completing his first seven passes of the day and orchestrating an opening drive which took up over ten minutes and resulted in a field goal. His eighth pass however, resulted in the only turnover of the day for the Bills as rookie corner Darelle Revis came up with his first career interception. Edwards ended his day completing 14 of 21 passes for 130 yards and no touchdowns, however had to give way to J.P. Losman after he suffered an injury to his wrist.
2007 Week 13 vs WAS (22 / 36 / 257 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Edwards showed good accuracy, but had a hard time getting the ball down the field. His favorite targets were his wide receivers, Lee Evans, Josh Reed, and Roscoe Parrish. Edwards did a good job protecting the ball, as he wasn't sacked once, didn't lose a fumble, and failed to throw an interception. He started the game slowly, but rallied to lead the team to 15 second half points (all on field goals) that earned his team the victory. Edwards had a great game winning drive, where he found Josh Reed for a big 31 yard gain that set the stage for Lindell's victorious field goal. He averaged 7.13 yards per attempt and had no touchdowns.
2007 Week 14 vs MIA (11 / 23 / 165 / 4 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Edwards threw only one touchdown pass in his first six games. Against Miami, however, Edwards tossed four touchdown passes to even his season total at five touchdowns and five interceptions. Edwards has a strong arm and is capable of making any throw on the field. He is also usually very accurate; Edwards entered the game with a 65 percent completion percentage. That rate dropped as Edwards missed on some passes he would normally complete. Nevertheless, Edwards took care of the ball and led Buffalo to a season high 38 points. Edwards is now 4-1 as a starting quarterback.
2007 Week 15 vs CLE (13 / 33 / 124 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Edwards really struggled in the blizzard, completing only 13 of 33 passes. His offensive line failed to give him enough time to really get set up in the pocket and as a result a number of his passes sailed over his receiver's heads. On more than a few routes it was clear that the communication between Edwards and his receivers was off as passes hit off the back of the receiver or were thrown to an empty field. He did show some mobility on a 12 yard scramble in the first half and had the presence of mind to get out of bounds at the end of the play.
2007 Week 16 vs NYG (9 / 26 / 161 / 2 / 3 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
For the second week in a row Californian Edwards faced some horrendous weather conditions. He played well early on but the Giants kept pressuring him throughout the game. Losing all Pro LT Jason Peters to a leg injury exacerbated the situation. Edwards' receivers were guilty of not hanging onto the ball but the gusty winds were a factor. The third round draft pick from Stanford now has a 5 and 3 record and should be on your dynasty radar.
2007 Week 17 vs PHI (16 / 30 / 133 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
The Stanford rookie had a mediocre game, completing 16 of 30 for 133 yards and zero touchdowns, and managed to scramble three times for 17 yards in the face of a strong pass rush. His quickness may have prevented the Eagles from sacking him, but he was unable to get the ball into the end zone on three trips inside the red zone. The Buffalo passing attack was ineffective to begin with but it disappeared after Lee Evans was injured in the second quarter and had to leave the game.