The Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills meet today for the 12th time in regular season history. The Bills hold a 7-4 record in those meetings, but Washington won the only postseason meeting between the two – the 37-24 Super Bowl XXVI victory.
Here are some other facts for this Week 8 matchup:
With a win today, the Redskins can snap a five-game losing streak to the Bills and give them their first win over Buffalo since Super Bowl XXVI.
Wide receiver Jabar Gaffney needs two receptions to reach the 400-catch mark for his career.
With at least 50 receiving yards today, Gaffney can become the first Redskins wideout since Santana Moss in 2005 to record 50 yards in the first seven games of his career with Washington.
Brian Orakpo has a chance to record sacks in back-to-back games for the first time this season and for the eighth time in his career.
Punter Sav Rocca has recorded 26 punts without a touchback this season. Rocca and the punt coverage haven’t allowed punt return yardage from an opponent for two consecutive games.
The Redskins’ defense ranks first in the NFC and sixth in the NFL by limiting opponents to an average of 17.3 first downs a game.
The defense ranks first in the NFL in third-down percentage (30.77).
Washington’s defense ranks first in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (10.71 percent).
Tight end Fred Davis last week recorded 80-plus receiving yards for the fourth time this season and has a chance to become the first Redskins tight end to do that in five straight games since Chris Cooley in 2007.
The Buffalo Bills rank first in the AFC and third in the NFL with 31.3 points per game.
The Bills have given up only seven sacks this season, the least in the NFL.
Buffalo averages 5.2 yards per rushing play – third-best in the NFL.
The Bills’ defense has recorded 12 interceptions – first in the AFC, second in the NFL.