Skip to main content

Bills coach Jim Schwartz carried off the field in win over Lions

Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was carried off the field by his players after Buffalo's 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions.
  • Author:
  • Publish date:

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was carried off the field by his players on Sunday after the team's 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Schwartz told Bills players during OTAs that he wanted to be carried off the field if they defeated the Lions. 

Before arriving in Buffalo, Schwartz spent five years as head coach of the Lions, where he amassed a dismal 29-51 record. He was fired in December 2013

Prior to Sunday's win, Schwartz spoke to the Buffalo News about what type of reaction he expected from fans. 

“It doesn’t matter,” he said. “It’s about the game. That’s certainly not important.”

With today's win, the Bills are now 3-2. Buffalo came into Sunday's game ranked 10th in the league in yards allowed per game.

Prior to his stint in Detroit, Schwartz was the defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans for eight years. 

-- Alex Suskind