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1949 Buffalo Bills

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5-5-2, Finished 3rd in AAFC  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 236 points (19.7/g), 4th of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 256 points (21.3/g), 4th.
 Differential of -20 points (-1.7/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-6.6.

Coach: Red Dawson (1-4-1) and Clem Crowe (4-1-1)

 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 236 3920 765 5.1 34 18 12 184 156 273 1873 15 16 6.9 61 492 2047 16 4.2 111
Team Defense 256 3725 667 5.6 31 22 8 139 132 282 2109 18 9 7.5 62 385 1616 13 4.2 69
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 2 2 1 6 5 3 2 4 3 3 4 5
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 6 2 2 3 5 5 7 5 2 3 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Mon September 5 boxscore T 0-0-1 Cleveland Browns 28 28 13 175 95 80 1 17 507 330 177 3
3 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-1-1 New York Yankees 14 17 11 313 173 140 5 15 339 181 158 3
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-1-1 San Francisco 49ers 28 17 20 445 224 221 1 9 230 97 133
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-2-1 Baltimore Colts 28 35 23 378 165 213 3 11 366 276 90
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-3-1 @ Los Angeles Dons 28 42 19 506 319 187 6 19 470 283 187 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 51 10 178 167 11 4 16 450 140 310 3
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 2-4-1 Los Angeles Dons 17 14 23 463 138 325 2 7 188 78 110 2
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 3-4-1 @ New York Yankees 17 14 13 307 190 117 1 9 286 60 226 3
10 Sun November 13 boxscore T 3-4-2 @ Cleveland Browns 7 7 14 240 82 158 3 15 290 176 114 3
11 Sun November 20 boxscore W 4-4-2 Chicago Hornets 10 0 7 173 20 153 2 7 110 55 55 3
12 Sun November 27 boxscore W 5-4-2 @ Baltimore Colts 38 14 22 461 234 227 3 7 277 231 46 3
Playoffs
Division Sun December 4 boxscore L 5-5-2 @ Cleveland Browns 21 31 19 373 293 80 4 15 398 326 72 2
1 Fri August 26 boxscore L 5-6-2 @ Chicago Hornets 14 17 9 193 66 127 3 7 305 198 107 6

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 23 QB 11 11 146 252 57.9 1777 14 5.6 13 5.2 0 7.1 5.8 12.2 161.5 76.8
Jim Still 25 b 9 1 6 12 50.0 86 1 8.3 1 8.3 0 7.2 5.1 14.3 9.6 66.7
Jesse Freitas 28 1 0 4 9 44.4 10 0 0.0 2 22.2 0 1.1 -8.9 2.5 10.0 12.0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 156 273 57.1 1873 15 5.5 16 5.9 0 6.9 5.3 12.0 156.1 72.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 132 282 46.8 2109 18 6.4 9 3.2 7.5 7.32 16.0 175.8 80.2 0 0 7.5 7.3 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+ 28 KR/LH 11 11 131 696 5 0 5.3 63.3 11.9 29 333 11.5 0 0 2.6 30.3 1029 5 0
Ollie Cline 24 FB 11 11 125 518 3 0 4.1 47.1 11.4 15 110 7.3 0 0 1.4 10.0 628 3 0
Rex Bumgardner 26 RH 10 8 101 391 1 0 3.9 39.1 10.1 7 168 24.0 4 0 0.7 16.8 559 5 0
Lou Tomasetti 33 fb 12 4 54 249 2 0 4.6 20.8 4.5 9 56 6.2 1 0 0.8 4.7 305 3 0
George Ratterman 23 QB 11 11 36 85 4 0 2.4 7.7 3.3 85 4 0
Veto Kissell 22 9 0 10 19 0 0 1.9 2.1 1.1 3 37 12.3 0 0 0.3 4.1 56 0 0
Joe Sutton 25 db 9 1 9 63 0 0 7.0 7.0 1.0 5 63 12.6 1 0 0.6 7.0 126 1 0
Tom Colella 31 P 11 0 7 -9 0 0 -1.3 -0.8 0.6 2 6 3.0 0 0 0.2 0.5 -3 0 0
Alex Wizbicki 28 db 12 1 5 -10 0 0 -2.0 -0.8 0.4 -10 0 0
Wilbur Volz 25 8 0 4 7 1 0 1.8 0.9 0.5 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.8 13 1 0
Jesse Freitas 28 1 0 3 13 0 0 4.3 13.0 3.0 13 0 0
Al Baldwin 26 LE 12 12 2 1 0 0 0.5 0.1 0.2 53 719 13.6 7 0 4.4 59.9 720 7 0
Larry Joe 26 1 0 2 18 0 0 9.0 18.0 2.0 2 52 26.0 0 0 2.0 52.0 70 0 0
Jim Still 25 b 9 1 2 6 0 0 3.0 0.7 0.2 6 0 0
Bob Livingstone 27 PR 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 0
Jim Lukens 25 RE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 249 10.4 2 0 2.2 22.6 249 2 0
Paul Gibson 25 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 32 10.7 0 0 0.3 3.6 32 0 0
Jack Carpenter 26 LT 8 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 0 0.3 2.5 20 0 0
Bob Oristaglio 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.2 14 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 492 2047 16 0 4.2 170.6 41.0 156 1873 12.0 15 14 13.0 156.1 3920 31 0
Opp Total 12 385 1616 13 4.2 134.7 32.1 132 2109 16.0 18 11.0 175.8 3725 31 34

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+ 28 KR/LH 11 11 7 77 0 0 11.0 10 224 0 0 22.4 1330
Rex Bumgardner 26 RH 10 8 4 35 0 0 8.8 9 163 0 0 18.1 757
Tom Colella 31 P 11 0 5 42 0 0 8.4 7 107 0 0 15.3 146
Bob Livingstone 27 PR 5 0 10 171 1 79 17.1 2 35 0 0 17.5 206
Joe Sutton 25 db 9 1 6 62 0 0 10.3 4 82 0 0 20.5 270
Lou Tomasetti 33 fb 12 4 2 13 0 0 6.5 1 19 0 19 19.0 337
Wilbur Volz 25 8 0 3 43 0 0 14.3 56
Ollie Cline 24 FB 11 11 1 21 0 21 21.0 649
Larry Joe 26 1 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 82
Veto Kissell 22 9 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 57
Alex Wizbicki 28 db 12 1 1 22 0 22 22.0 12
Team Total 26.2 12 34 400 1 79 11.8 40 729 0 22 18.2 5049
Opp Total 12 29 1552 0 53.5 41 959 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
Tom Colella 31 P 11 0 44 1554 0 1 35.3
Chet Adams 34 K 12 0 11 4 36.4% 32 32 100.0%
Jim Still 25 b 9 1 16 614 0 0 38.4
Team Total 26.2 12 11 4 36.4% 32 32 100.0% 60 2168 0 1 36.1
Opp Total 12 16 3 18.8% 35 35 100.0% 58 2458 42.4

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
Tom Colella 31 P 11 0 3 49 0 0 0
Paul Gibson 25 e 9 2 1 9 0 9 0
Hal Herring 25 12 0 1 1 0 1 0
Veto Kissell 22 9 0 1 14 0 14 0
Bob Livingstone 27 PR 5 0 1 6 0 6 0
Bill Schroll 23 12 0 1 4 0 4 0
Alex Wizbicki 28 db 12 1 1 1 0 1 0
Team Total 26.2 12 9 84 0 14 0
Opp Total 12 34 12 1

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 Adams 34 K 12 0 32 4 44
Al Baldwin 26 LE 12 12 7 7 42
Rex Bumgardner 26 RH 10 8 1 4 5 30
Chet Mutryn+ 28 KR/LH 11 11 5 5 30
George Ratterman 23 QB 11 11 4 4 24
Ollie Cline 24 FB 11 11 3 3 18
Lou Tomasetti 33 fb 12 4 2 1 3 18
Jim Lukens 25 RE 11 10 2 2 12
Bob Livingstone 27 PR 5 0 1 1 6
Joe Sutton 25 db 9 1 1 1 6
Wilbur Volz 25 8 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 16 15 1 32 32 4 236
Opp Total 12 13 18 3 1 35 3 1 256