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1960 Buffalo Bills

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5-8-1, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1960 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.4, Offense: -3.4, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 296 points (21.1/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 303 points (21.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -7 points (-0.5/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-7.2.

Coach: Buster Ramsey (5-8-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Roycroft Inn & Knox Estates (East Aurora, New York)

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager Richard Gallagher
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 296 3900 909 4.3 44 15 25 211 184 447 2356 19 29 4.8 109 417 1544 15 3.7 77
Team Defense 303 3854 903 4.3 49 16 13 225 185 429 2130 19 33 4.6 109 438 1724 15 3.9 103
Lg Rank Offense 7 8 2 1 8 6 8 6 6 8 5 6 4 7
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 2 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 6 4 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-1 @ New York Titans 3 27 9 113 39 74 3 20 340 176 164 1
2 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-2 Denver Broncos 21 27 14 279 211 68 6 17 264 147 117 2
3 Fri September 23 boxscore W 1-2 @ Boston Patriots 13 0 14 233 121 112 1 18 284 111 173 7
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-3 Los Angeles Chargers 10 24 18 238 96 142 4 12 159 61 98 2
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-4 New York Titans 13 17 8 204 81 123 4 23 291 134 157 5
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 2-4 Oakland Raiders 38 9 12 339 248 91 3 13 219 134 85 5
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 3-4 Houston Oilers 25 24 17 352 293 59 3 13 287 116 171 5
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 3-5 Dallas Texans 28 45 18 352 300 52 7 15 214 45 169 2
10 Sun November 13 boxscore L 3-6 @ Oakland Raiders 7 20 18 282 192 90 1 14 336 155 181 2
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 4-6 @ Los Angeles Chargers 32 3 14 248 165 83 2 11 185 107 78 8
11 Sun November 27 boxscore T 4-6-1 @ Denver Broncos 38 38 14 377 157 220 3 18 384 303 81 5
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 5-6-1 Boston Patriots 38 14 18 271 122 149 1 13 167 101 66 2
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 5-7-1 @ Houston Oilers 23 31 20 340 181 159 4 16 318 206 112 3
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 5-8-1 @ Dallas Texans 7 24 17 272 150 122 2 22 406 334 72

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
18 Johnny Green 23 QB 10 6 3-3-0 89 228 39.0% 1267 10 4.4 10 4.4 70 5.6 4.5 14.2 126.7 54.1 1 1
14 Tommy O'Connell 30 qb 14 6 1-3-1 65 145 44.8% 1033 7 4.8 13 9.0 64 7.1 4.1 15.9 73.8 47.9
11 Richie Lucas 22 qb 14 1 0-2-0 23 49 46.9% 314 2 4.1 3 6.1 36 6.4 4.5 13.7 22.4 56.0
17 Bob Brodhead 24 qb 4 1 1-0-0 7 25 28.0% 75 0 0.0 3 12.0 18 3.0 -2.4 10.7 18.8 0.0
Team Total 24.5 14 5-8-1 184 447 41.2% 2689 19 4.3 29 6.5 70 6.0 3.9 14.6 192.1 48.6 1 1
Opp Total 14 185 429 43.1% 2461 19 4.4 33 7.7 5.7 3.16 13.3 175.8 44.6 36 331 4.6 2.2 7.7

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
30 Wray Carlton 23 FB 14 0 137 533 7 54 3.9 38.1 9.8 29 477 16.4 4 70 2.1 34.1 1010 11 7
23 Willmer Fowler 23 HB 11 0 93 370 1 76 4.0 33.6 8.5 10 99 9.9 0 28 0.9 9.0 469 1 2
43 Joe Kulbacki 22 KR/PR 14 0 41 108 1 17 2.6 7.7 2.9 2 9 4.5 0 7 0.1 0.6 117 1 4
11 Richie Lucas 22 qb 14 1 38 138 2 16 3.6 9.9 2.7 5 58 11.6 1 17 0.4 4.1 196 3 2
18 Johnny Green 23 QB 10 6 21 29 2 11 1.4 2.9 2.1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 29 2 9
35 Carl Smith 28 14 0 19 61 0 13 3.2 4.4 1.4 7 127 18.1 1 58 0.5 9.1 188 1 0
26 Fred Ford 22 3 0 18 40 0 7 2.2 13.3 6.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.7 45 0 0
44 Elbert Dubenion 27 FL 14 0 16 94 1 66 5.9 6.7 1.1 42 752 17.9 7 76 3.0 53.7 846 8 3
14 Tommy O'Connell 30 qb 14 6 16 21 1 12 1.3 1.5 1.1 21 1 2
17 Bob Brodhead 24 qb 4 1 15 100 0 19 6.7 25.0 3.8 100 0 0
20 Billy Atkins 26 K/LCB/P 14 0 2 47 0 36 23.5 3.4 0.1 47 0 1
41 Darrell Harper 22 4 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.8 0.3 3 0 0
81 Tom Rychlec 26 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 590 13.1 0 36 3.2 42.1 590 0 0
84 Dan Chamberlain 23 SE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 279 16.4 4 49 1.4 23.3 279 4 0
80 Monte Crockett 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 173 12.4 1 41 1.0 12.4 173 1 0
88 Dick Brubaker 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 75 10.7 1 17 0.8 8.3 75 1 0
88 Al Hoisington 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 45 11.3 0 20 0.8 9.0 45 0 0
Team Total 24.5 14 417 1544 15 76 3.7 110.3 29.8 184 2689 14.6 19 76 13.1 192.1 4233 34 30
Opp Total 14 438 1724 15 3.9 123.1 31.3 185 2130 11.5 19 13.2 152.1 3854 34 27

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
43 Joe Kulbacki 22 KR/PR 14 0 12 100 0 33 8.3 13 226 0 25 17.4 443
23 Willmer Fowler 23 HB 11 0 12 201 0 0 16.8 670
33 Ted Wegert 28 2 0 4 25 0 0 6.3 4 109 0 0 27.3 134
44 Elbert Dubenion 27 FL 14 0 2 6 0 0 3.0 4 68 0 0 17.0 920
26 Fred Ford 22 3 0 5 106 0 0 21.2 151
27 Hal Lewis 25 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 4 97 0 0 24.3 99
11 Richie Lucas 22 qb 14 1 4 3 0 0 0.8 199
35 Carl Smith 28 14 0 2 72 0 55 36.0 260
84 Dan Chamberlain 23 SE 12 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 303
80 Monte Crockett 22 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 178
24 Billy Kinard 27 RCB 14 0 1 39 0 39 39.0 39
56 Archie Matsos+ 26 MLB 14 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
81 Tom Rychlec 26 TE 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 593
Team Total 24.5 14 25 161 0 33 6.4 47 945 0 55 20.1 5339
Opp Total 14 33 232 0 7.0 55 1402 0 25.5

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
20 Billy Atkins 26 K/LCB/P 14 0 3 3 2 1 6 1 2 1 13 6 46.2%% 33 27 81.8%% 89 3468 58 0 39.0
41 Darrell Harper 22 4 0 3 2 66.7%% 2 1 50.0%%
71 Mack Yoho 24 LDE 14 0 1 4 2 5 2 40.0%%
54 Joe Hergert 24 10 0 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 50.0%%
14 Tommy O'Connell 30 qb 14 6 1 1 0.0%%
Team Total 24.5 14 3 3 5 2 8 2 3 1 4 2 26 12 46.2%% 35 28 80.0%% 89 3468 58 0 39.0
Opp Total 14 27 14 51.9%% 37 37 100.0%% 77 2895 37.6

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
18 Johnny Green 23 QB 10 6 0 9 0 0 0
56 Archie Matsos+ 26 MLB 14 0 8 142 1 33 0
30 Wray Carlton 23 FB 14 0 0 7 0 0 0
20 Billy Atkins 26 K/LCB/P 14 0 5 23 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Jim Wagstaff 24 LS 14 0 6 93 1 39 0
24 Billy Kinard 27 RCB 14 0 4 29 0 0 0
43 Joe Kulbacki 22 KR/PR 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
45 Richie McCabe+ 27 RS 14 0 4 0 0 0 0
44 Elbert Dubenion 27 FL 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
23 Willmer Fowler 23 HB 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
42 Jack Johnson 27 12 0 2 1 0 1 0
11 Richie Lucas 22 qb 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
14 Tommy O'Connell 30 qb 14 6 0 2 0 0 0
55 Bernard Buzyniski 22 14 0 1 5 0 5 0
54 Joe Hergert 24 10 0 1 29 1 29 0
67 Joe Schaffer 23 RLB 14 0 1 19 0 19 0
71 Mack Yoho 24 LDE 14 0 1 15 1 15 0
Team Total 24.5 14 33 356 4 39 0 0 30 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 45 27 11 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
30 Wray Carlton 23 FB 14 0 7 4 11 66
44 Elbert Dubenion 27 FL 14 0 1 7 8 48
20 Billy Atkins 26 K/LCB/P 14 0 27 6 45
84 Dan Chamberlain 23 SE 12 0 4 4 24
11 Richie Lucas 22 qb 14 1 2 1 3 18
18 Johnny Green 23 QB 10 6 2 2 12
54 Joe Hergert 24 10 0 1 1 2 12
71 Mack Yoho 24 LDE 14 0 1 1 2 12
14 Tommy O'Connell 30 qb 14 6 1 1 1 8
41 Darrell Harper 22 4 0 1 2 7
88 Dick Brubaker 28 9 0 1 1 6
80 Monte Crockett 22 14 0 1 1 6
23 Willmer Fowler 23 HB 11 0 1 1 6
43 Joe Kulbacki 22 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
56 Archie Matsos+ 26 MLB 14 0 1 1 6
35 Carl Smith 28 14 0 1 1 6
22 Jim Wagstaff 24 LS 14 0 1 1 6
17 Bob Brodhead 24 qb 4 1 1 2
Team Total 24.5 14 15 19 4 38 2 28 12 296
Opp Total 14 15 19 3 37 14 1 303

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-09-18 DEN L, 21-27 2 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Darrell Harper kick)
2 1960-09-18 DEN L, 21-27 2 53 pass Elbert Dubenion 53 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell
3 1960-09-18 DEN L, 21-27 3 40 pass Elbert Dubenion 40 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (two point run successful)
4 1960-09-23 @ BOS W, 13-0 1 58 pass Carl Smith 58 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell
5 1960-09-23 @ BOS W, 13-0 2 2 rush Wray Carlton 2 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
6 1960-10-02 LAC L, 10-24 3 36 pass Elbert Dubenion 36 yard pass from Richie Lucas (Billy Atkins kick)
7 1960-10-16 NYT L, 13-17 1 54 rush Wray Carlton 54 yard rush
8 1960-10-16 NYT L, 13-17 4 32 pass Elbert Dubenion 32 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
9 1960-10-23 OAK W, 38-9 1 38 pass Wray Carlton 38 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
10 1960-10-23 OAK W, 38-9 1 23 pass Wray Carlton 23 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
11 1960-10-23 OAK W, 38-9 2 55 pass Elbert Dubenion 55 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
12 1960-10-23 OAK W, 38-9 2 32 pass Wray Carlton 32 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
13 1960-10-23 OAK W, 38-9 4 2 rush Johnny Green 2 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
14 1960-10-30 HOU W, 25-24 1 70 pass Wray Carlton 70 yard pass from Johnny Green
15 1960-10-30 HOU W, 25-24 2 10 pass Dick Brubaker 10 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
16 1960-11-06 DTX L, 28-45 2 10 rush Joe Kulbacki 10 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
17 1960-11-06 DTX L, 28-45 3 41 pass Monte Crockett 41 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
18 1960-11-06 DTX L, 28-45 4 3 rush Wray Carlton 3 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
19 1960-11-06 DTX L, 28-45 4 35 pass Elbert Dubenion 35 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Billy Atkins kick)
20 1960-11-13 @ OAK L, 7-20 4 1 rush Tommy O'Connell 1 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
21 1960-11-20 @ LAC W, 32-3 1 17 pass Richie Lucas 17 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell
22 1960-11-20 @ LAC W, 32-3 2 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
23 1960-11-20 @ LAC W, 32-3 2 20 interception Archie Matsos 20 yard interception return
24 1960-11-20 @ LAC W, 32-3 4 7 rush Wray Carlton 7 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
25 1960-11-20 @ LAC W, 32-3 4 49 pass Dan Chamberlain 49 yard pass from Johnny Green
26 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 1 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
27 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 2 76 pass Elbert Dubenion 76 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Billy Atkins kick)
28 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 3 15 interception Mack Yoho 15 yard interception return (two point run successful)
29 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 3 19 rush Willmer Fowler 19 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
30 1960-12-04 BOS W, 38-14 1 2 rush Johnny Green 2 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
31 1960-12-04 BOS W, 38-14 2 39 interception Jim Wagstaff 39 yard interception return (Billy Atkins kick)
32 1960-12-04 BOS W, 38-14 3 8 rush Richie Lucas 8 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
33 1960-12-04 BOS W, 38-14 4 66 rush Elbert Dubenion 66 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
34 1960-12-04 BOS W, 38-14 4 30 pass Dan Chamberlain 30 yard pass from Richie Lucas (Billy Atkins kick)
35 1960-12-11 @ HOU L, 23-31 2 22 pass Dan Chamberlain 22 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
36 1960-12-11 @ HOU L, 23-31 4 33 pass Dan Chamberlain 33 yard pass from Tommy O'Connell (Billy Atkins kick)
37 1960-12-11 @ HOU L, 23-31 4 29 interception Joe Hergert 29 yard interception return (run failed)
38 1960-12-18 @ DTX L, 7-24 2 7 rush Richie Lucas 7 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-09-11 @ NYT W, 27-3 2 2 rush Al Dorow 2 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
2 1960-09-11 @ NYT W, 27-3 2 15 rush Al Dorow 15 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
3 1960-09-11 @ NYT W, 27-3 4 13 pass Art Powell 13 yard pass from Dick Jamieson (Bill Shockley kick)
4 1960-09-18 DEN W, 27-21 3 8 pass J.W. Brodnax 8 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
5 1960-09-18 DEN W, 27-21 3 2 pass Dave Rolle 2 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
6 1960-09-18 DEN W, 27-21 4 40 interception Johnny Pyeatt 40 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
7 1960-10-02 LAC W, 24-10 2 11 pass Dave Kocourek 11 yard pass from Bob Clatterbuck (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1960-10-02 LAC W, 24-10 3 2 rush Howie Ferguson 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1960-10-02 LAC W, 24-10 4 7 rush Charlie Flowers 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1960-10-16 NYT W, 17-13 1 3 pass Thurlow Cooper 3 yard pass from Al Dorow (Bill Shockley kick)
11 1960-10-16 NYT W, 17-13 4 1 rush Al Dorow 1 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
12 1960-10-23 OAK L, 9-38 2 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Larry Barnes kick)
13 1960-10-30 HOU L, 24-25 1 8 pass Charley Hennigan 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1960-10-30 HOU L, 24-25 2 21 pass Billy Cannon 21 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1960-10-30 HOU L, 24-25 3 53 pass Billy Cannon 53 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
16 1960-11-06 DTX W, 45-28 1 8 interception Dave Webster 8 yard interception return (Jack Spikes kick)
17 1960-11-06 DTX W, 45-28 1 6 pass Abner Haynes 6 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
18 1960-11-06 DTX W, 45-28 3 8 pass Abner Haynes 8 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
19 1960-11-06 DTX W, 45-28 3 25 interception Don Flynn 25 yard interception return (Jack Spikes kick)
20 1960-11-06 DTX W, 45-28 3 15 rush Abner Haynes 15 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
21 1960-11-06 DTX W, 45-28 4 10 rush Johnny Robinson 10 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
22 1960-11-13 @ OAK W, 20-7 1 1 rush Billy Lott 1 yard rush (Larry Barnes kick)
23 1960-11-13 @ OAK W, 20-7 3 83 rush Tony Teresa 83 yard rush (Larry Barnes kick)
24 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 2 1 rush Gene Mingo 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
25 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 3 80 pass Lionel Taylor 80 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
26 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 4 24 pass Lionel Taylor 24 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
27 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 4 35 pass Lionel Taylor 35 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
28 1960-11-27 @ DEN T, 38-38 4 1 rush Don Allen 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
29 1960-12-04 BOS L, 14-38 1 9 pass Dick Christy 9 yard pass from Butch Songin (Gino Cappelletti kick)
30 1960-12-04 BOS L, 14-38 2 1 rush Butch Songin 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
31 1960-12-11 @ HOU W, 31-23 1 39 pass Bill Groman 39 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
32 1960-12-11 @ HOU W, 31-23 1 1 rush Doug Cline 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
33 1960-12-11 @ HOU W, 31-23 3 6 pass Charley Hennigan 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
34 1960-12-11 @ HOU W, 31-23 4 21 pass Dave Smith 21 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
35 1960-12-18 @ DTX W, 24-7 3 33 pass Chris Burford 33 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
36 1960-12-18 @ DTX W, 24-7 4 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
37 1960-12-18 @ DTX W, 24-7 4 74 pass Johnny Robinson 74 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)