By Tim Graham
A collection of factoids about Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's eye-opening start despite the opening-day debacle:
1) Entering tonight's game, he is tied with Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger for the NFL lead with eight touchdown passes. Aaron Rodgers would need to throw five tonight to join them atop the leaderboard.
2) Fitzpatrick went 22 of 35 for 208 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a 107.8 passer rating. It was the ninth time he recorded a rating of at least 100. His teams are 6-3 when he does so.
3) On Buffalo's three touchdown drives, he was 11 of 13 for 128 yards and all three scores for a 147.3 passer rating.
4) Fitzpatrick is only the second Bill to open more than one season with three straight games throwing multiple touchdowns. Fitzpatrick also did it last year. Jim Kelly did it in 1991 and 1992. The only other Bills quarterback to do it once was Joe Ferguson in 1975.
5) Fitzpatrick technically has been sacked only once, fewest in the NFL. The play went down as a Cleveland team sack when the ball slipped out of Fitzpatrick's hand and it was ruled a fumble.
6) He is averaging 197.3 yards per game, 28th in the league.
7) Only five quarterbacks are averaging fewer than Fitzpatrick's 28.7 attempts.
8) He is averaging 6.8 yards per passing attempt, tying the best of his career (2010).
9) Fitzpatrick's passer rating of 95.2 ranks 12th in the league but would be 13.4 points higher than his career-high.
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