Dec 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter (2) attempts a field goal as Buffalo Bills punter Colton Schmidt (6) holds in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Bills 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Pro Football Focus has been working hard lately, compiling stats and rating players to get their missing pieces article out, that we looked at a little earlier today, but they have also released their all division teams as well and low and hold, a couple of Buffalo Bills surfaced to make the team this year.
Of the four players that made the team, two of the players made the pro bowl, and one of the other two was on the defensive side of the ball and the other was part of the special teams unit. Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus were both named to the all division team along with Corey Graham and kicker Dan Carpenter.
The Edge Rushers, as Pro Footbal Focus categorizes them, lists both Cameron Wake and Mario Williams for their all division team. Here is what they said about them…
"Just another season for Wake who continues to be one of the premier edge pass rushers in the entire league. Williams benefitted by Buffalo switching back to a 4-3 and allowing him to play with his hand on the ground once again. He clearly still has a knack for getting to the quarterback, but his play in run defense was arguably the best of his career.– BuffaloBills.com"
Defensive Interior – Nose lists Marcell Dareus.
"Dareus continues to improve and has become more consistent on a week-to-week basis. His 10 sacks received the most attention, but his work in run defense is where he really flourished.BuffaloBills.com"
Cornerbacks that made the all division team were Darrelle Revis and Corey Graham. Here is what PFF had to say…
"Unsurprisingly, Revis was again one of the best cornerbacks in football in his first year with the Patriots, making the PFF All-Pro team. Graham wasn’t even getting significant playing time in some games over the first half of the season, but he was easily the best in coverage for the Bills’ secondary. Opposing quarterbacks had a 57.0 QB Rating when targeting Graham, fifth-lowest among corners and only behind the likes of All-Pros Vontae Davis, Chris Harris Jr., and Richard Sherman.BuffaloBills.com"
Dan Carpenter was the lone special teamer for the Bills to get any recognition for an end of the year award per se. Here is what PFF had to say on his selection.
"Carpenter did not handle kickoff duties this year, but his work on field goals alone was enough to claim the spot. He hit on 34 of 38 field goals, including 6-of-8 from 50 and beyond.BuffaloBills.com"