Things the Bills can learn from Jerry Hughes

September 18, 2017

This chart from’s Next Gen Stats package will not surprise you if you watched Buffalo’s 9-3 loss to Carolina on Sunday: Jerry Hughes was up in Cam Newton’s business all day. Some of Hughes’ two-sack, three-TFL performance was helped along by rushing against toolsy bust Matt Kalil.  But Hughes has been wildly productive, especially back before Rex Ryan came…

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