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1948 Buffalo Bills

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7-7-0, AAFC East Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 360 points (25.7/g), 3rd of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 358 points (25.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of 2 points (0.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-7.0.

Coach: Red Dawson (7-7-0)

 Training Camp: Knox Estates (East Aurora, New York)

Team Info

Principal Owner James Breuil

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 360 5421 899 6.0 39 13 14 223 177 360 2683 17 26 7.5 89 539 2738 29 5.1 120
Team Defense 358 4812 877 5.5 40 26 14 207 211 414 2829 23 14 6.8 95 463 1983 25 4.3 98
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 4 2 3 3 3 7 6 3 3 2 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 6 4 4 1 4 8 8 4 8 4 2 3 6 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 29 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 35 18 467 196 271 5 12 411 186 225 6
2 Mon September 6 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Rockets 42 7 20 384 185 199 4 17 290 258 32 9
3 Sun September 12 boxscore L 1-2 Cleveland Browns 13 42 13 236 20 216 20 504 236 268 1
4 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-3 San Francisco 49ers 28 38 14 404 299 105 3 18 536 268 268
5 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-3 Brooklyn Dodgers 31 21 17 398 176 222 4 7 153 144 9 3
6 Sun October 10 boxscore L 2-4 New York Yankees 13 14 12 317 186 131 3 13 306 207 99 1
7 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-5 @ Cleveland Browns 14 31 14 342 260 82 2 21 428 219 209 2
8 Sun October 24 boxscore W 3-5 @ Los Angeles Dons 35 21 16 483 310 173 3 17 386 219 167
9 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-5 Baltimore Colts 35 17 20 513 295 218 3 16 380 269 111 1
10 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-5 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 26 21 16 439 20 419 3 14 265 211 54 2
11 Sun November 14 boxscore L 5-6 Los Angeles Dons 20 27 15 397 208 189 3 14 282 149 133 2
13 Thu November 25 boxscore W 6-6 @ Chicago Rockets 39 35 14 360 181 179 5 16 453 263 190 7
13 Sun November 28 boxscore W 7-6 @ New York Yankees 35 14 15 395 205 190 1 9 211 141 70 3
14 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-7 @ Baltimore Colts 15 35 19 295 140 155 3 12 303 163 140 1
Playoffs
Division Sun December 12 boxscore W 8-7 @ Baltimore Colts 28 17 11 297 135 162 3 24 393 217 176 3
Championship Sun December 19 boxscore L 8-8 @ Cleveland Browns 7 49 13 167 104 63 8 20 333 118 215 4

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
George Ratterman 22 QB 14 13 168 335 50.1 2577 16 4.8 22 6.6 71 7.7 5.7 15.3 184.1 64.5
Jim Still 24 P 12 1 5 14 35.7 89 1 7.1 3 21.4 0 6.4 -1.9 17.8 7.4 42.6
Chet Mutryn 27 KR/LH 14 14 2 6 33.3 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 3.5 3.5 10.5 1.5 44.4
Bob Steuber 27 K/RH 9 7 1 2 50.0 -4 0 0.0 0 0.0 -4 -2.0 -2.0 -4.0 -0.4 56.2 0 0
George Terlep 25 3 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
Chick Maggioli 26 7 0 1 1 100.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 79.2
Team Total 25.6 14 177 360 49.2 2683 17 4.7 26 7.2 71 7.5 5.1 15.2 191.6 59.8 0 0
Opp Total 14 211 414 51.0 2829 23 5.6 14 3.4 6.8 6.42 13.4 202.1 77.5 0 0 6.8 6.4 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Chet Mutryn 27 KR/LH 14 14 147 823 10 68 5.6 58.8 10.5 39 794 20.4 5 71 2.8 56.7 1617 15 0
Lou Tomasetti 32 FB 14 9 134 716 7 0 5.3 51.1 9.6 22 213 9.7 1 0 1.6 15.2 929 8 0
Bob Steuber 27 K/RH 9 7 69 437 3 0 6.3 48.6 7.7 2 14 7.0 0 0 0.2 1.6 451 3 0
Bill Gompers 20 hb 14 3 48 219 1 0 4.6 15.6 3.4 219 1 0
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 2 43 249 5 0 5.8 41.5 7.2 2 -7 -3.5 0 0 0.3 -1.2 242 5 0
Vic Kulbitski 27 fb 14 6 40 152 0 0 3.8 10.9 2.9 3 37 12.3 0 0 0.2 2.6 189 0 0
Don Schneider 25 9 0 15 70 0 0 4.7 7.8 1.7 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.6 84 0 0
Rex Bumgardner 25 PR 13 3 14 82 0 0 5.9 6.3 1.1 1 63 63.0 0 63 0.1 4.8 145 0 0
George Ratterman 22 QB 14 13 12 -18 3 0 -1.5 -1.3 0.9 -18 3 0
Chick Maggioli 26 7 0 11 27 0 0 2.5 3.9 1.6 3 23 7.7 0 0 0.4 3.3 50 0 0
Jim Still 24 P 12 1 5 -26 0 0 -5.2 -2.2 0.4 -26 0 0
Bob Smith 23 3 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 2.3 0.3 7 0 0
Al Baldwin 25 LE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 916 17.0 8 58 4.2 70.5 916 8 0
Bill O'Connor 22 re 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 301 9.7 2 0 2.2 21.5 301 2 0
Paul Gibson 24 RE 7 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 216 19.6 0 0 1.6 30.9 216 0 0
Marty Comer 31 de 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 66 13.2 1 0 0.7 9.4 66 1 0
Al Akins 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.2 2.2 11 0 0
Graham Armstrong 30 LT 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 0
George Kisiday 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 1.4 20 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 539 2738 29 68 5.1 195.6 38.5 177 2683 15.2 17 71 12.6 191.6 5421 46 0
Opp Total 14 463 1983 25 4.3 141.6 33.1 211 2829 13.4 23 15.1 202.1 4812 48 44

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Chet Mutryn 27 KR/LH 14 14 10 171 1 88 17.1 19 500 0 0 26.3 2288
Rex Bumgardner 25 PR 13 3 16 336 2 0 21.0 9 141 0 0 15.7 622
Bob Steuber 27 K/RH 9 7 6 123 0 0 20.5 574
Bill Gompers 20 hb 14 3 1 10 0 10 10.0 4 62 0 0 15.5 291
Don Schneider 25 9 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4 77 0 0 19.3 165
Chick Maggioli 26 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 38 0 0 19.0 88
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 2 3 48 0 0 16.0 290
Alex Wizbicki 27 db 9 1 3 33 0 0 11.0 33
Lou Tomasetti 32 FB 14 9 2 14 0 0 7.0 943
Graham Armstrong 30 LT 13 13 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
John Kerns 25 RT 14 9 0 2 0 2 1 3 0 3 3.0 5
Vic Kulbitski 27 fb 14 6 1 18 0 18 18.0 207
Bill O'Connor 22 re 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 301
Bob Smith 23 3 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 8
Team Total 25.6 14 33 557 3 88 16.9 53 1033 0 18 19.5 7011
Opp Total 14 40 2400 1 60.0 57 1333 0 23.4

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Jim Still 24 P 12 1 47 1825 0 0 38.8
Bob Steuber 27 K/RH 9 7 2 1 50.0% 23 20 87.0% 1 40 40 0 40.0
Graham Armstrong 30 LT 13 13 1 0.0% 17 15 88.2%
Bob Smith 23 3 0 13 480 0 1 36.9
Vic Kulbitski 27 fb 14 6 10 8 80.0%
Chick Maggioli 26 7 0 2 95 0 0 47.5
Al Baldwin 25 LE 13 13 1 0.0%
Bob Stefik 25 1 0 1 0.0%
Team Total 25.6 14 3 1 33.3% 52 43 82.7% 63 2440 40 1 38.7
Opp Total 14 11 5 45.5% 49 49 100.0% 67 2821 42.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Carl Schuette 26 14 0 4 97 1 0 0
Alex Wizbicki 27 db 9 1 3 49 0 0 0
Rex Bumgardner 25 PR 13 3 2 7 0 0 0
Bill Gompers 20 hb 14 3 2 74 0 0 0
Chick Maggioli 26 7 0 1 7 0 7 0
Bob Smith 23 3 0 1 18 0 18 0
Jim Still 24 P 12 1 1 37 0 37 0
Team Total 25.6 14 14 294 2 37 0
Opp Total 14 44 18

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Chet Mutryn 27 KR/LH 14 14 10 5 1 16 96
Al Baldwin 25 LE 13 13 8 8 48
Lou Tomasetti 32 FB 14 9 7 1 8 48
Bob Steuber 27 K/RH 9 7 3 3 20 1 41
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 2 5 5 30
George Ratterman 22 QB 14 13 3 3 18
Graham Armstrong 30 LT 13 13 15 15
Vic Kulbitski 27 fb 14 6 1 1 8 14
Rex Bumgardner 25 PR 13 3 2 2 12
Bill O'Connor 22 re 14 4 2 2 12
Marty Comer 31 de 7 4 1 1 6
Bill Gompers 20 hb 14 3 1 1 6
Vince Mazza 23 e 14 1 1 1 6
Carl Schuette 26 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 29 17 3 2 1 52 43 1 1 358
Opp Total 14 25 23 1 49 5 358