Reggie Bush and the Bills could enter the record books this weekend
Just a day after firing head coach Rex Ryan, the Bills are back in the news again, but for different reasons. This time, it’s about how bad of a season running back Reggie Bush is putting together.
Bills running back Reggie Bush is closing in on one of the worst rushing seasons in NFL history.
Bush has 12 carries for minus-three yards so far this season. Via Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune, no running back in NFL history has finished a season with more than 10 carries and negative rushing yardage.
A search of Pro Football Reference confirms that: Although there have been players who finished the season with negative rushing yardage and more than 10 rushing attempts, they’re all either modern-era quarterbacks who lost yardage on kneeldowns, or 1930s and 1940s backs who were both runners and passers and lost yardage while attempting to pass. (Today sack yards do not count against a running back’s individual rushing yardage, but in the early days, before sacks were a statistic, they did.)
All this on a team that leads the NFL in rushing!
And they lead the league in rushing yards per carry by a huge margin: Buffalo averages 5.5 yards a carry in a league where no other team even averages 5.0 yards a carry. If not for Bush, the Bills would be averaging 5.7 yards a carry.
So good luck on Sunday Reggie, you’ll need it—or at least four yards.
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