It seems like every week we are talking about yet another Buffalo Bills historic performance.
After the beatdown of the Rams during the season-opener, this week is no different.
The Buffalo Bills were able to do something that hasn’t happened in 82 years.
Another feather in the cap for Sean McDermott and company who have already accomplished so much.
Bills make history…again
The Bills became the first team with zero punts in three of their last four regular season games.
While that feat doesn’t sound impressive on its own, context is important.
This has never happened, quite literally.
The Bills are the first team to ever achieve this feat since punts began being tracked in 1939.
Who needs to punt?
Bills fans remember fondly the thrashing of the New England Patriots during the playoffs last season. Yet another example of a game where the Bills didn’t punt a single time.
Oh, and they scored an NFL-record seven straight touchdowns to start the game.
7 straight opening touchdown drives in the playoffs may NEVER BE DUPLICATED! Go Bills!!!! pic.twitter.com/BPQ706wmmq— Duane Walker (@DNiceRadio) January 16, 2022
It’s becoming common for the backup quarterback to see more playing time than the starting punter. A feat that we didn’t even think was possible.
Touchdowns are much more fun anyway.
Controversy surrounding the position
It’s no mystery the issue with the punter position towards the end of the preseason.
The Bills released their rookie punter after damning allegations surfaced surrounding the drugging and gang-rape of a minor at a college party.
Since his release, the Bills looked to quickly fill the position they prioritized in the NFL draft.
Luckily enough, during cut-down days, the Bills were able to land a veteran punter in Sam Martin on a team-friendly deal.
While it’s not verified, chasing a ring was most likely a very big factor in Martin’s decision to join the Bills.
While fans patiently wait for Martin’s in-season debut, we wouldn’t be upset if he never sees the field to punt.
Plus, he is an excellent holder. An underrated position that is imperative for Bills kicker Tyler Bass to have continued success.
For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, making history week in and week out is a welcomed sign for a fan base that’s endured so much.
The team will look to keep the streak alive against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football.
It’s going to be a party in Western New York, get the tables ready.
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