The Buffalo Bills wide receiver room is held in high regard. Recently, Pro Football Focus ranked the unit among the best in the NFL.
In a less analytical way, we have a pretty simple reason why that might be the case.
According to Sharp Football, the Bills led the NFL in a very particular stat last season as a group. The Bills’ wideouts led the NFL in 100-plus receiving games combined with 13 total:
100+ yd receiving games produced in 2020
13 – BUF
11 – HOU, TEN
10 – MIN, CAR
9 – LV, GB, DAL, KC
8 – Calvin Ridley all by himself
8 – TB, ARI
7 – SEA
6 – SF, LAC, DET
5 – DEN, MIA, LAR, WAS
4 – NYJ, CIN, IND, PIT, CHI, NO, NE, NYG
2 – JAX, PHI, CLE, BAL
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) June 6, 2021
En route to this stat, the Bills had a couple of league-leading playmakers, naturally. Cole Beasley had the most-productive season for any receiver out of the slot last season with 82 catches and 967 yards along with four touchdowns. In addition, Stefon Diggs finished 2020 leading the NFL with 127 catches and 1,535 receiving yards. Diggs also added eight scores.
And now what we’ve all been waiting for: Diggs had seven 100-plus yard games while Beasley had five.