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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
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 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

Week 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

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
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

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
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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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
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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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