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Lou Saban

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Louis Henry Saban

Position: C-B
Height: 6-0    Weight: 202 lbs.

Born: October 13, 1921 in Brookfield, IL
Died: March 29, 2009 in North Myrtle Beach, SC
High School: Lyons Twp.
College: Indiana   (school history)
Drafted by the Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers in the 10th round (88th overall) of the 1944 NFL Draft.

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1960 39 Boston Patriots AFL 14 5 9 0 .357 4
1961 40 Boston Patriots AFL 5 2 3 0 .400 2
1962 41 Buffalo Bills AFL 14 7 6 1 .538 3
1963 42 Buffalo Bills AFL 14 7 6 1 .538 1 0 1 .000 1
1964 43 Buffalo Bills AFL 14 12 2 0 .857 1 1 0 1.000 1 AFL Champions
1965 44 Buffalo Bills AFL 14 10 3 1 .769 1 1 0 1.000 1 AFL Champions
1967 46 Denver Broncos AFL 14 3 11 0 .214 4
1968 47 Denver Broncos AFL 14 5 9 0 .357 4
1969 48 Denver Broncos AFL 14 5 8 1 .385 4
1970 49 Denver Broncos NFL 14 5 8 1 .385 4
1971 50 Denver Broncos NFL 9 2 6 1 .250 4
1972 51 Buffalo Bills NFL 14 4 9 1 .308 4
1973 52 Buffalo Bills NFL 14 9 5 0 .643 2
1974 53 Buffalo Bills NFL 14 9 5 0 .643 1 0 1 .000 2
1975 54 Buffalo Bills NFL 14 8 6 0 .571 3
1976 55 Buffalo Bills NFL 5 2 3 0 .400 5
16 yrs 201 95 99 7 .490 4 2 2 .500 3.0
9 yrs BUF 117 68 45 4 .602 4 2 2 .500 2.4
5 yrs DEN 65 20 42 3 .323 0 0 0 4.0
2 yrs BOS 19 7 12 0 .368 0 0 0 3.0

Games over .500: -4
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 2
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 3

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1960 BOS 8 7 4 6 7 7 8 3 8 7 7 5 8 2 7 3 2 7 4 5 4 7 5 6 3 2 2 5 1 5 6
1961 BOS 8 3 2 3 4 4 2 1 6 4 6 2 1 7 5 2 1 4 3 3 6 2 1 2 1 2 6 8 6 8 5
1962 BUF 8 4 2 4 5 5 6 3 1 1 2 2 2 7 8 7 3 6 3 3 2 3 4 1 7 6 5 7 5 1 4
1963 BUF 8 3 5 5 2 2 5 4 1 2 1 4 5 3 2 8 3 2 3 5 8 1 2 3 5 8 6 6 5 6 4
1964 BUF 8 1 7 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 1 3 6 8 3 5 8 1 1 1 6 1 1 1 1 4 7 4 5 6 2
1965 BUF 8 2 1 2 7 7 3 2 4 6 1 7 5 4 7 8 4 6 6 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 8 8 4 1 7
1967 DEN 9 9 3 8 9 9 7 3 4 9 6 9 5 8 8 6 1 9 9 9 3 8 8 9 9 4 5 8 7 3 8
1968 DEN 10 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 9 7 8 6 5 4 6 4 7 7 10 9 8 6 7 9 7 7 7 10 9 7 9
1969 DEN 10 6 7 6 7 6 4 2 7 6 4 4 2 6 5 2 6 5 8 8 10 6 7 8 6 7 9 10 5 10 5
1970 DEN 26 18 21 16 11 18 18 22 15 9 2 9 7 8 19 23 24 25 7 12 16 7 3 4 4 5 15 18 22 21 9
1971 DEN 26 21 12 18 9 11 24 15 2 10 20 13 4 15 17 26 21 14 10 11 8 7 14 10 19 5 14 5 21 15 5
1972 BUF 26 19 19 22 21 18 19 24 7 6 18 11 14 20 24 12 23 25 17 24 15 22 22 25 17 25 2 7 20 7 16
1973 BUF 26 9 8 12 10 10 15 4 2 1 1 1 6 26 26 26 8 24 14 10 12 5 7 10 10 3 19 17 9 21 16
1974 BUF 26 8 11 12 10 23 12 7 5 9 18 14 14 26 25 12 7 15 5 12 16 16 14 22 13 19 3 3 4 12 4
1975 BUF 26 11 4 11 9 1 1 8 3 1 3 1 10 19 8 1 13 4 24 21 1 9 14 21 20 5 24 26 23 6 24
1976 BUF 28 26 16 23 16 12 20 24 9 3 19 2 28 10 18 14 13 22 23 24 7 18 23 22 26 4 5 20 20 12 23
16 yrs %tile 52 59 51 53 51 51 60 69 68 63 66 60 43 38 47 57 44 52 50 56 63 59 53 54 63 49 38 46 52 49
9 yrs BUF 63 63 58 59 60 59 56 87 85 76 73 53 34 37 41 56 49 55 56 62 69 62 57 52 57 49 42 49 64 49
5 yrs DEN 32 48 36 44 39 38 55 54 47 54 51 74 52 40 45 45 34 39 36 47 55 49 43 44 63 42 32 31 39 51
2 yrs NWE 50 75 56 44 44 50 88 25 44 31 69 56 56 38 81 94 44 69 63 50 56 75 63 88 88 63 31 69 31 44

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1960 39 NFL Boston Patriots Head Coach
1961 40 NFL Boston Patriots Head Coach
1962 41 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1963 42 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1964 43 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1965 44 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1967 46 NFL Denver Broncos Head Coach
1968 47 NFL Denver Broncos Head Coach
1969 48 NFL Denver Broncos Head Coach
1970 49 NFL Denver Broncos Head Coach
1971 50 NFL Denver Broncos Head Coach
1972 51 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1973 52 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1974 53 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1975 54 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach
1976 55 NFL Buffalo Bills Head Coach