Buffalo Bills: Coin Toss, All-Pro, Carpenter and Rob Ryan

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Dec 13, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) kisses the Philadelphia Eagles logo at the 50 yard line prior to the coin toss at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buffalo Bills tied an NFL record this season for most coin tosses won in a single season.

When it came to coin tosses, the Buffalo Bills were 14-2.

Wouldn’t it be nice if that record coincided with our win-loss record on the season? Unfortunately, we were stuck with just 7 wins to 9 losses.

But hey, our coin tosses were on-point.

Granted, the coin toss doesn’t mean much other than who gets a chance to set the tempo first. In fact, the Buffalo Bills didn’t even do that well in the games they won the coin toss — which was almost all of them. The Bills went 6-8 when they won the coin toss, going 1-1 when the opposing team won it.

Compared to last season, Buffalo had a much improved year at the middle of the field before the game starts. In 2015, only 6 coin tosses were won. The difference? Buffalo did much better when they won the coin toss last season, going 5-1 in those games.

Obviously, there’s nothing other than bragging rights to gain from this. Although it’s not much of a bragging right, the Buffalo Bills and their fanbase will take any ounce of bragging rights they can get.

Their ability to completely manhandle teams during the coin toss happens to be one of them.

There’s other bragging rights, though. They were third in the league in turnover percentage, at just 6.8%. Buffalo also broke the franchise record for most rushing touchdowns in a single season with 29. Their astounding year on the ground is enough bragging rights on its own:

Although the season didn’t go as planned, there are still areas to be proud of. With that being said, it’s clear the Bills are onto something. Just a few pieces away, that’s why this offseason will be one of the most important ones in a while.

Unfortunately, it’s time to move on to some rather down news starting with an anonymous Bills’ player taking shots at Rob Ryan’s defensive schemes.