The hype surrounding the Buffalo Bills is accordingly less this week, after they squeaked by the Raiders (besides, everyone's all a chatter about Lane Kiffin anyway) but that doesn't mean we shouldn't recognize their efforts anyway.
Especially the continually emerging Trent Edwards, who despite not being incredibly efficient, won again Sunday.
The Bills second-year signal caller has now posted wins in eight of his 12 career starts for a .750 winning percentage, making him one of just three active NFL quarterbacks with a winning percentage of .750 or better.
Edwards also set a career-high with 39 pass attempts and finished his third straight game with a completion percentage over 60. The Bills are 6-1 when Edwards completes at least 60% of his passes. He also posted a passer rating of 81 for the game and Buffalo is unbeaten when Edwards passer rating is 80 or above (6-0).
Now, that first stat is certainly a little misleading -- it's hard to imagine that Edwards = Tom Brady (Philip Rivers is the other). Also, Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman both have high winning percentages, so, uh, yeah. Still though, Edwards is showing some legitimate potential, and at least justifying Buffalo's decision to sit J.P. Losman.
As for the other "milestone", Marshawn Lynch became, while having his first multiple rushing touchdown game, only the fourth Bill in history to rush for touchdowns in the first three games of the season. This is fun because it includes O.J. Simpson. And the thought of Juice and Beast hanging out is humorous.
However, this fairly shocking because the other two members of the club -- Joe Cribbs and Rob Riddick -- are not Thurman Thomas, who had eight straight seasons as a 1,000 yard rusher for the Bills. Also, OJ jokes aside, it's pretty obvious early on that Marshawn is ready to have a monster year.