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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
Player PF 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

W# 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player 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

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-08-26 @ CHH L, 14-17 1 18 pass Al Baldwin 18 yard pass from Jim Still (Chet Adams kick)
2 1949-08-26 @ CHH L, 14-17 4 13 rush Chet Mutryn 13 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
3 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 2 6 rush Ollie Cline 6 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
4 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 3 2 rush George Ratterman 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
5 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 3 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
6 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 3 2 rush Chet Mutryn 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
7 1949-09-11 NYY L, 14-17 1 19 rush Chet Mutryn 19 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
8 1949-09-11 NYY L, 14-17 1 23 pass Al Baldwin 23 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
9 1949-09-25 SFO W, 28-17 1 39 pass Rex Bumgardner 39 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
10 1949-09-25 SFO W, 28-17 2 7 pass Al Baldwin 7 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
11 1949-09-25 SFO W, 28-17 3 1 rush Lou Tomasetti 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
12 1949-09-25 SFO W, 28-17 4 2 rush Ollie Cline 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
13 1949-10-02 BCL L, 28-35 1 23 pass Rex Bumgardner 23 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
14 1949-10-02 BCL L, 28-35 3 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
15 1949-10-02 BCL L, 28-35 4 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
16 1949-10-02 BCL L, 28-35 4 34 pass Al Baldwin 34 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
17 1949-10-09 @ LAD L, 28-42 1 35 rush Ollie Cline 35 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
18 1949-10-09 @ LAD L, 28-42 2 4 rush Chet Mutryn 4 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
19 1949-10-09 @ LAD L, 28-42 2 10 pass Jim Lukens 10 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
20 1949-10-09 @ LAD L, 28-42 3 8 pass Al Baldwin 8 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
21 1949-10-16 @ SFO L, 7-51 1 21 pass Joe Sutton 21 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
22 1949-10-23 LAD W, 17-14 1 1 rush Lou Tomasetti 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
23 1949-10-23 LAD W, 17-14 1 16 pass Al Baldwin 16 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
24 1949-11-06 @ NYY W, 17-14 1 16 pass Al Baldwin 16 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
25 1949-11-06 @ NYY W, 17-14 4 45 pass Rex Bumgardner 45 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
26 1949-11-13 @ CLE T, 7-7 2 4 rush Chet Mutryn 4 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
27 1949-11-20 CHH W, 10-0 2 79 punt Bob Livingstone 79 yard punt return (Chet Adams kick)
28 1949-11-27 @ BCL W, 38-14 1 29 pass Rex Bumgardner 29 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
29 1949-11-27 @ BCL W, 38-14 2 14 pass Jim Lukens 14 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
30 1949-11-27 @ BCL W, 38-14 3 9 pass Lou Tomasetti 9 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
31 1949-11-27 @ BCL W, 38-14 3 3 rush Chet Mutryn 3 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
32 1949-11-27 @ BCL W, 38-14 4 1 rush Wilbur Volz 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-08-26 @ CHH W, 17-14 2 63 pass Ray Ramsey 63 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
2 1949-08-26 @ CHH W, 17-14 2 30 pass Paul Patterson 30 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
3 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 1 12 pass Edgar Jones 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
4 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 4 7 pass Edgar Jones 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
5 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 4 38 pass Edgar Jones 38 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
6 1949-09-05 CLE T, 28-28 4 2 pass Mac Speedie 2 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
7 1949-09-11 NYY W, 17-14 1 19 interception Martin Ruby 19 yard interception return (Harvey Johnson kick)
8 1949-09-11 NYY W, 17-14 4 8 rush Lowell Tew 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
9 1949-09-25 SFO L, 17-28 3 pass Joe Perry yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
10 1949-09-25 SFO L, 17-28 3 35 fumble Eddie Carr 35 yard fumble return (Joe Vetrano kick)
11 1949-10-02 BCL W, 35-28 2 13 rush Bob Pfohl 13 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
12 1949-10-02 BCL W, 35-28 2 11 pass Lu Gambino 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
13 1949-10-02 BCL W, 35-28 3 1 rush Bob Pfohl 1 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
14 1949-10-02 BCL W, 35-28 4 79 pass John North 79 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
15 1949-10-02 BCL W, 35-28 4 52 pass Billy Stone 52 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
16 1949-10-09 @ LAD W, 42-28 2 12 pass Billy Grimes 12 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
17 1949-10-09 @ LAD W, 42-28 2 12 rush Billy Grimes 12 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
18 1949-10-09 @ LAD W, 42-28 2 3 rush Glenn Dobbs 3 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
19 1949-10-09 @ LAD W, 42-28 3 32 pass Dick Wilkins 32 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
20 1949-10-09 @ LAD W, 42-28 3 1 rush Hosea Rodgers 1 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
21 1949-10-09 @ LAD W, 42-28 4 30 fumble Ab Wimberly 30 yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
22 1949-10-16 @ SFO W, 51-7 1 14 rush Joe Perry 14 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
23 1949-10-16 @ SFO W, 51-7 1 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
24 1949-10-16 @ SFO W, 51-7 2 33 pass Alyn Beals 33 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
25 1949-10-16 @ SFO W, 51-7 2 20 pass Paul Salata 20 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
26 1949-10-16 @ SFO W, 51-7 2 24 rush Joe Perry 24 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
27 1949-10-16 @ SFO W, 51-7 3 17 pass Paul Salata 17 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
28 1949-10-16 @ SFO W, 51-7 4 1 rush Bev Wallace 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
29 1949-10-23 LAD L, 14-17 3 56 fumble Paul Crowe 56 yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
30 1949-10-23 LAD L, 14-17 4 2 rush Hosea Rodgers 2 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
31 1949-11-06 @ NYY L, 14-17 1 57 rush Buddy Young 57 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
32 1949-11-06 @ NYY L, 14-17 1 28 pass Bruce Alford 28 yard pass from Don Panciera (Harvey Johnson kick)
33 1949-11-13 @ CLE T, 7-7 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
34 1949-11-27 @ BCL L, 14-38 2 80 pass John North 80 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
35 1949-11-27 @ BCL L, 14-38 4 52 pass Billy Stone 52 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)