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1962 Buffalo Bills

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7-6-1, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: -1.6, Defense: 3.9, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (22.1/g), 6th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 272 points (19.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 37 points (2.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Lou Saban (7-6-1)

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 309 4464 875 5.1 38 12 23 238 150 351 1984 15 26 5.3 96 501 2480 20 5.0 119
Team Defense 272 4429 845 5.2 50 14 11 229 215 440 2742 24 36 5.8 129 373 1687 10 4.5 89
Lg Rank Offense 6 5 3 2 4 7 8 7 3 6 1 1 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 2 6 3 5 7 5 1 4 3 4 1 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-1 Houston Oilers 23 28 15 220 86 134 5 26 420 216 204 6
2 Sat September 15 boxscore L 0-2 Denver Broncos 20 23 18 385 174 211 2 22 455 428 27 4
3 Sat September 22 boxscore L 0-3 New York Titans 6 17 16 327 155 172 7 12 235 151 84 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-4 @ Dallas Texans 21 41 14 235 158 77 3 24 551 231 320 2
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-5 @ Houston Oilers 14 17 13 206 129 77 3 12 322 251 71 5
6 Sat October 13 boxscore W 1-5 San Diego Chargers 35 10 17 439 136 303 3 12 115 72 43 4
7 Sat October 20 boxscore W 2-5 Oakland Raiders 14 6 12 252 51 201 1 13 290 143 147 2
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-5 @ Denver Broncos 45 38 19 452 253 199 1 21 363 167 196 3
9 Sat November 3 boxscore T 3-5-1 Boston Patriots 28 28 19 240 46 194 1 18 375 287 88 3
10 Sun November 11 boxscore W 4-5-1 @ San Diego Chargers 40 20 20 335 124 211 2 21 370 206 164 5
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 5-5-1 @ Oakland Raiders 10 6 17 405 99 306 4 6 114 28 86 6
11 Fri November 23 boxscore L 5-6-1 @ Boston Patriots 10 21 11 255 192 63 1 15 319 220 99 1
13 Sun December 2 boxscore W 6-6-1 Dallas Texans 23 14 24 321 230 91 1 16 293 162 131 4
13 Sat December 8 boxscore W 7-6-1 @ New York Titans 20 3 23 392 151 241 4 11 207 180 27 3

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
17 Warren Rabb 25 QB 14 7 5-1-1 67 177 37.9% 1196 10 5.6 14 7.9 76 6.8 4.3 17.9 85.4 47.7 1 1
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 4 3 2-1-0 51 94 54.3% 636 3 3.2 4 4.3 31 6.8 5.5 12.5 159.0 68.4
12 Al Dorow 33 qb 4 4 0-4-0 30 75 40.0% 333 2 2.7 7 9.3 34 4.4 0.8 11.1 83.3 23.9
22 Wayne Crow 24 P 14 0 2 4 50.0% 16 0 0.0 1 25.0 10 4.0 -7.3 8.0 1.1 20.8
23 Carl Taseff 34 LS 11 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.1 14 7-6-1 150 351 42.7% 2181 15 4.3 26 7.4 76 6.2 3.7 14.5 155.8 47.0 1 1
Opp Total 14 215 440 48.9% 2996 24 5.5 36 8.2 6.8 4.22 13.9 214.0 55.3 32 254 5.8 3.4 6.8

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
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 FB/K 14 0 214 1096 13 44 5.1 78.3 15.3 24 319 13.3 2 76 1.7 22.8 1415 15 7
22 Wayne Crow 24 P 14 0 110 589 1 52 5.4 42.1 7.9 8 80 10.0 1 25 0.6 5.7 669 2 1
30 Wray Carlton 25 11 0 94 530 2 51 5.6 48.2 8.5 7 54 7.7 0 25 0.6 4.9 584 2 5
17 Warren Rabb 25 QB 14 7 37 77 3 14 2.1 5.5 2.6 77 3 6
12 Al Dorow 33 qb 4 4 15 57 0 15 3.8 14.3 3.8 57 0 2
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 4 3 12 56 1 28 4.7 14.0 3.0 56 1 1
44 Elbert Dubenion 29 FL 14 0 7 40 0 43 5.7 2.9 0.5 33 571 17.3 5 75 2.4 40.8 611 5 1
27 Willie Jones 23 KR 10 0 4 17 0 10 4.3 1.7 0.4 17 0 2
26 Carey Henley 26 1 0 3 2 0 4 0.7 2.0 3.0 2 0 0
12 Manch Wheeler 23 4 0 3 7 0 7 2.3 1.8 0.8 7 0 0
33 Art Baker 25 3 0 2 9 0 7 4.5 3.0 0.7 3 12 4.0 0 9 1.0 4.0 21 0 0
84 Ernie Warlick* 30 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 482 13.8 2 25 2.5 34.4 482 2 1
88 Glenn Bass 23 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 555 17.3 4 76 2.3 39.6 555 4 0
81 Tom Rychlec 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 66 11.0 1 18 1.0 11.0 66 1 0
80 Monte Crockett 24 HB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.2 14 0 0
85 John Tracey 29 lb 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 28 28.0 0 28 0.1 2.3 28 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 501 2480 20 52 5.0 177.1 35.8 150 2181 14.5 15 76 10.7 155.8 4661 35 27
Opp Total 14 373 1687 10 4.5 120.5 26.6 215 2742 12.8 24 15.4 195.9 4429 34 26

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
47 Willie West 24 LCB/PR 12 0 15 124 0 45 8.3 124
27 Willie Jones 23 KR 10 0 14 287 0 27 20.5 304
46 Ray Abruzzese 25 b 12 2 3 17 0 10 5.7 10 194 0 39 19.4 211
33 Art Baker 25 3 0 7 220 1 100 31.4 241
44 Elbert Dubenion 29 FL 14 0 7 231 1 93 33.0 842
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 FB/K 14 0 7 150 0 34 21.4 1565
26 Carey Henley 26 1 0 5 90 0 27 18.0 92
23 Carl Taseff 34 LS 11 0 4 18 0 7 4.5 18
27 Joe Cannavino 27 4 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
72 Jerry DeLucca 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
24 Booker Edgerson 23 RCB 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
73 George Flint 23 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
81 Tom Rychlec 28 6 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 90
Team Total 26.1 14 25 187 0 45 7.5 52 1176 2 100 22.6 6024
Opp Total 14 33 202 0 6.1 56 1177 1 21.0

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
22 Wayne Crow 24 P 14 0 76 2946 59 0 38.8
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 FB/K 14 0 5 2 5 2 3 2 5 2 2 20 8 40.0%% 17 14 82.4%%
82 Mack Yoho 26 RDE 14 0 1 2 1 3 1 33.3%% 22 20 90.9%%
57 Ralph Felton 30 4 0 1 0.0%%
Team Total 26.1 14 6 2 5 2 5 3 5 2 2 23 9 39.1%% 40 34 85.0%% 76 2946 59 0 38.8
Opp Total 14 20 10 50.0%% 33 30 90.9%% 70 2667 38.1

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
43 Carl Charon 22 RS 14 0 7 131 1 25 0
24 Booker Edgerson 23 RCB 14 0 6 111 0 40 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 FB/K 14 0 0 7 0 0 0
55 Marv Matuszak* 31 LLB 14 0 6 46 0 25 0
17 Warren Rabb 25 QB 14 7 0 6 0 0 0
58 Mike Stratton 21 RLB 12 0 6 99 0 18 0
30 Wray Carlton 25 11 0 0 5 0 0 0
46 Ray Abruzzese 25 b 12 2 3 44 0 26 0
47 Willie West 24 LCB/PR 12 0 3 24 0 24 0
12 Al Dorow 33 qb 4 4 0 2 0 0 0
27 Willie Jones 23 KR 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
23 Carl Taseff 34 LS 11 0 2 21 0 17 0
27 Joe Cannavino 27 4 0 1 19 0 19 0
22 Wayne Crow 24 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Elbert Dubenion 29 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
87 Leroy Moore 27 LDE 6 0 1 3 1 3 0
70 Tom Sestak* 26 RDT 14 0 1 6 1 6 0
84 Ernie Warlick* 30 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 36 505 3 40 0 0 27 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 23 26 12

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
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 FB/K 14 0 13 2 15 14 8 128
44 Elbert Dubenion 29 FL 14 0 5 1 6 36
88 Glenn Bass 23 SE 14 0 4 4 24
82 Mack Yoho 26 RDE 14 0 20 1 23
17 Warren Rabb 25 QB 14 7 3 3 1 20
30 Wray Carlton 25 11 0 2 2 12
43 Carl Charon 22 RS 14 0 1 1 2 12
22 Wayne Crow 24 P 14 0 1 1 2 12
84 Ernie Warlick* 30 TE 14 0 2 2 12
33 Art Baker 25 3 0 1 1 6
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 4 3 1 1 6
87 Leroy Moore 27 LDE 6 0 1 1 6
81 Tom Rychlec 28 6 0 1 1 6
70 Tom Sestak* 26 RDT 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 20 15 2 1 3 41 1 34 9 309
Opp Total 14 10 24 1 30 10 272

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-09 HOU L, 23-28 3 100 kickoff Art Baker 100 yard kickoff return
2 1962-09-09 HOU L, 23-28 4 4 pass Elbert Dubenion 4 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
3 1962-09-09 HOU L, 23-28 4 1 rush Warren Rabb 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
4 1962-09-15 DEN L, 20-23 1 42 rush Cookie Gilchrist 42 yard rush
5 1962-09-15 DEN L, 20-23 2 12 pass Ernie Warlick 12 yard pass from Al Dorow (Mack Yoho kick)
6 1962-09-15 DEN L, 20-23 2 18 pass Cookie Gilchrist 18 yard pass from Al Dorow (Mack Yoho kick)
7 1962-09-22 NYT L, 6-17 2 24 pass Elbert Dubenion 24 yard pass from Warren Rabb
8 1962-09-30 @ DTX L, 21-41 3 3 blocked punt Carl Charon 3 yard blocked punt return (Mack Yoho kick)
9 1962-09-30 @ DTX L, 21-41 4 6 rush Cookie Gilchrist 6 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
10 1962-09-30 @ DTX L, 21-41 4 31 pass Glenn Bass 31 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
11 1962-10-07 @ HOU L, 14-17 1 40 interception Carl Charon 40 yard interception return (Mack Yoho kick)
12 1962-10-07 @ HOU L, 14-17 3 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
13 1962-10-13 SDG W, 35-10 1 19 pass Elbert Dubenion 19 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
14 1962-10-13 SDG W, 35-10 2 76 pass Glenn Bass 76 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
15 1962-10-13 SDG W, 35-10 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
16 1962-10-13 SDG W, 35-10 3 7 pass Cookie Gilchrist 7 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
17 1962-10-13 SDG W, 35-10 4 2 rush Wayne Crow 2 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
18 1962-10-20 OAK W, 14-6 2 1 rush Warren Rabb 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
19 1962-10-20 OAK W, 14-6 4 7 rush Cookie Gilchrist 7 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
20 1962-10-28 @ DEN W, 45-38 1 6 interception Tom Sestak 6 yard interception return (Mack Yoho kick)
21 1962-10-28 @ DEN W, 45-38 2 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush
22 1962-10-28 @ DEN W, 45-38 3 10 rush Cookie Gilchrist 10 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
23 1962-10-28 @ DEN W, 45-38 4 75 pass Elbert Dubenion 75 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
24 1962-10-28 @ DEN W, 45-38 4 40 pass Glenn Bass 40 yard pass from Warren Rabb (two point run successful)
25 1962-10-28 @ DEN W, 45-38 4 3 rush Warren Rabb 3 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
26 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 1 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
27 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 1 93 kickoff Elbert Dubenion 93 yard kickoff return (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
28 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 2 3 interception Leroy Moore 3 yard interception return (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
29 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 3 7 rush Cookie Gilchrist 7 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
30 1962-11-11 @ SDG W, 40-20 1 22 rush Cookie Gilchrist 22 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
31 1962-11-11 @ SDG W, 40-20 1 12 rush Wray Carlton 12 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
32 1962-11-11 @ SDG W, 40-20 2 14 rush Wray Carlton 14 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
33 1962-11-11 @ SDG W, 40-20 2 68 pass Elbert Dubenion 68 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
34 1962-11-11 @ SDG W, 40-20 2 13 pass Glenn Bass 13 yard pass from Warren Rabb
35 1962-11-18 @ OAK W, 10-6 3 17 pass Wayne Crow 17 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
36 1962-11-23 @ BOS L, 10-21 1 6 rush Jack Kemp 6 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
37 1962-12-02 DTX W, 23-14 1 1 pass Tom Rychlec 1 yard pass from Jack Kemp
38 1962-12-02 DTX W, 23-14 2 1 pass Ernie Warlick 1 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
39 1962-12-02 DTX W, 23-14 4 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
40 1962-12-08 @ NYT W, 20-3 3 42 rush Cookie Gilchrist 42 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
41 1962-12-08 @ NYT W, 20-3 4 30 rush Cookie Gilchrist 30 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-09 HOU W, 28-23 1 19 rush Charley Tolar 19 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
2 1962-09-09 HOU W, 28-23 2 9 pass Charley Hennigan 9 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
3 1962-09-09 HOU W, 28-23 2 1 rush Billy Cannon 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
4 1962-09-09 HOU W, 28-23 3 40 pass Charley Hennigan 40 yard pass from Billy Cannon (George Blanda kick)
5 1962-09-15 DEN W, 23-20 3 10 pass Bob Scarpitto 10 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
6 1962-09-15 DEN W, 23-20 4 96 pass Al Frazier 96 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
7 1962-09-22 NYT W, 17-6 1 2 rush Dick Christy 2 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
8 1962-09-22 NYT W, 17-6 2 6 pass Thurlow Cooper 6 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Bill Shockley kick)
9 1962-09-30 @ DTX W, 41-21 1 71 rush Abner Haynes 71 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
10 1962-09-30 @ DTX W, 41-21 1 13 rush Abner Haynes 13 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
11 1962-09-30 @ DTX W, 41-21 3 30 pass Chris Burford 30 yard pass from Len Dawson
12 1962-09-30 @ DTX W, 41-21 3 10 rush Frank Jackson 10 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
13 1962-09-30 @ DTX W, 41-21 3 52 pass Frank Jackson 52 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
14 1962-09-30 @ DTX W, 41-21 4 11 pass Tommy Brooker 11 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
15 1962-10-07 @ HOU W, 17-14 4 73 pass Charley Frazier 73 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
16 1962-10-07 @ HOU W, 17-14 4 3 pass Bill Groman 3 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
17 1962-10-13 SDG L, 10-35 4 5 rush Hezekiah Braxton 5 yard rush (George Blair kick)
18 1962-10-20 OAK L, 6-14 3 14 rush Bo Roberson 14 yard rush
19 1962-10-28 @ DEN L, 38-45 1 7 pass Lionel Taylor 7 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
20 1962-10-28 @ DEN L, 38-45 2 7 pass Bo Dickinson 7 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
21 1962-10-28 @ DEN L, 38-45 2 55 pass Gene Prebola 55 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
22 1962-10-28 @ DEN L, 38-45 4 17 pass Bob Scarpitto 17 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
23 1962-10-28 @ DEN L, 38-45 4 4 pass Johnny Olszewski 4 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
24 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 1 95 kickoff Larry Garron 95 yard kickoff return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 1 29 pass Ron Burton 29 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 3 6 pass Gino Cappelletti 6 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
27 1962-11-03 BOS T, 28-28 4 23 pass Larry Garron 23 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
28 1962-11-11 @ SDG L, 20-40 3 15 pass Dave Kocourek 15 yard pass from John Hadl
29 1962-11-11 @ SDG L, 20-40 4 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (run failed)
30 1962-11-11 @ SDG L, 20-40 4 3 rush Bobby Jackson 3 yard rush (two point run successful)
31 1962-11-23 @ BOS W, 21-10 2 31 pass Jim Colclough 31 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
32 1962-11-23 @ BOS W, 21-10 2 69 pass Ron Burton 69 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
33 1962-11-23 @ BOS W, 21-10 4 18 pass Gino Cappelletti 18 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
34 1962-12-02 DTX L, 14-23 3 13 pass Fred Arbanas 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
35 1962-12-02 DTX L, 14-23 4 28 pass Tommy Brooker 28 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)