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7-6-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.8, Offense: -1.8, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (21.7/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 291 points (20.8/g), 5th.
 Differential of 13 points (0.9/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

Coach: Lou Saban (7-6-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Sheraton Camelot Motor Inn (Blasdell, 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 304 4904 947 5.2 40 16 18 272 227 457 3053 16 24 6.2 147 453 1851 21 4.1 107
Team Defense 291 4075 814 5.0 33 12 14 224 218 472 2840 24 21 5.5 147 301 1235 12 4.1 63
Lg Rank Offense 5 2 4 5 1 3 2 8 3 2 1 2 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 5 3 8 8 2 6 6 5 6 4 1 2 3 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Diego Chargers 10 14 19 306 190 116 4 17 370 239 131 1
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-2 @ Oakland Raiders 17 35 23 433 336 97 5 27 492 372 120 4
3 Sun September 22 boxscore T 0-2-1 Kansas City Chiefs 27 27 17 356 242 114 1 20 290 241 49 3
4 Sat September 28 boxscore L 0-3-1 Houston Oilers 20 31 19 311 123 188 3 23 353 237 116 3
5 Sat October 5 boxscore W 1-3-1 Oakland Raiders 12 0 18 275 140 135 3 10 143 119 24 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-3-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 35 26 16 397 300 97 3 21 299 176 123 2
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-4-1 @ Houston Oilers 14 28 22 381 241 140 5 13 287 205 82 1
8 Sat October 26 boxscore W 3-4-1 Boston Patriots 28 21 19 350 267 83 2 15 305 201 104 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-4-1 @ Denver Broncos 30 28 20 459 307 152 4 11 301 242 59 4
10 Sat November 9 boxscore W 5-4-1 Denver Broncos 27 17 20 361 267 94 2 17 245 168 77 1
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 5-5-1 San Diego Chargers 13 23 22 358 239 119 3 16 355 156 199 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 5-6-1 @ Boston Patriots 7 17 15 239 166 73 2 10 250 186 64
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 6-6-1 New York Jets 45 14 22 370 85 285 14 168 130 38 4
13 Sat December 14 boxscore W 7-6-1 @ New York Jets 19 10 20 308 150 158 3 10 217 168 49 3
Playoffs
Division Sat December 28 boxscore L 7-7-1 Boston Patriots 8 26 13 286 279 7 6 16 375 292 83 1

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
15 Jack Kemp* 28 QB 14 12 5-6-1 193 384 50.3% 2910 13 3.4 20 5.2 89 7.6 5.9 15.1 207.9 65.1 1 2
12 Daryle Lamonica 22 P 14 2 2-0-0 33 71 46.5% 437 3 4.2 4 5.6 93 6.2 4.5 13.2 31.2 57.1
34 Cookie Gilchrist* 28 FB 14 0 1 1 100.0% 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 2.5 118.7
40 Ed Rutkowski 22 KR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.5 14 7-6-1 227 457 49.7% 3382 16 3.5 24 5.3 93 7.4 5.7 14.9 241.6 64.1 1 2
Opp Total 14 218 472 46.2% 3237 24 5.1 21 4.4 6.9 5.87 14.8 231.2 67.6 41 397 5.5 4.6 8.0

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
34 Cookie Gilchrist* 28 FB 14 0 232 979 12 32 4.2 69.9 16.6 24 211 8.8 2 42 1.7 15.1 1190 14 8
15 Jack Kemp* 28 QB 14 12 50 239 8 26 4.8 17.1 3.6 239 8 10
40 Ed Rutkowski 22 KR 14 0 48 144 0 45 3.0 10.3 3.4 19 264 13.9 1 58 1.4 18.9 408 1 1
45 Roger Kochman 22 HB 5 0 47 232 0 48 4.9 46.4 9.4 4 148 37.0 1 68 0.8 29.6 380 1 0
30 Wray Carlton 26 4 0 29 125 0 19 4.3 31.3 7.3 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 2.3 134 0 1
27 Glenn Bass 24 9 0 14 59 0 9 4.2 6.6 1.6 9 153 17.0 1 74 1.0 17.0 212 1 0
26 George Saimes 22 RS 14 0 12 41 0 7 3.4 2.9 0.9 6 23 3.8 0 9 0.4 1.6 64 0 0
12 Daryle Lamonica 22 P 14 2 9 8 0 7 0.9 0.6 0.6 8 0 1
22 Wayne Crow 25 5 0 6 6 0 7 1.0 1.2 1.2 5 69 13.8 0 28 1.0 13.8 75 0 0
25 Fred Brown 25 4 0 6 18 1 8 3.0 4.5 1.5 3 7 2.3 0 7 0.8 1.8 25 1 0
81 Bill Miller 23 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 69 860 12.5 3 36 4.9 61.4 860 3 0
44 Elbert Dubenion 30 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 959 18.1 4 89 3.8 68.5 959 4 2
84 Ernie Warlick* 31 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 479 20.0 1 55 1.7 34.2 479 1 0
80 Charley Ferguson 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 181 20.1 3 72 0.8 15.1 181 3 0
58 Mike Stratton* 22 RLB 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.4 19 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 453 1851 21 48 4.1 132.2 32.4 227 3382 14.9 16 89 16.2 241.6 5233 37 25
Opp Total 14 301 1235 12 4.1 88.2 21.5 218 2840 13.0 24 15.6 202.9 4075 36 19

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
46 Ray Abruzzese 26 LS/PR 14 0 17 152 0 32 8.9 6 118 0 25 19.7 270
40 Ed Rutkowski 22 KR 14 0 8 67 0 29 8.4 13 396 0 65 30.5 871
47 Willie West* 25 LCB 14 0 11 86 0 24 7.8 6 146 0 32 24.3 232
44 Elbert Dubenion 30 FL 14 0 13 333 0 39 25.6 1292
26 George Saimes 22 RS 14 0 7 140 0 31 20.0 204
25 Fred Brown 25 4 0 2 40 0 20 20.0 65
77 Stew Barber*+ 24 LT 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
45 Roger Kochman 22 HB 5 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 391
55 Marv Matuszak 32 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
57 Herb Paterra 23 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
20 Hank Rivera 25 3 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
85 John Tracey 30 LLB 14 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
Team Total 25.5 14 37 316 0 32 8.5 52 1223 0 65 23.5 6772
Opp Total 14 21 136 0 6.5 60 1243 0 20.7

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
82 Mack Yoho 27 K/RDE 14 0 5 4 4 3 8 2 7 1 24 10 41.7%% 35 32 91.4%%
12 Daryle Lamonica 22 P 14 2 52 2086 57 0 40.1
22 Wayne Crow 25 5 0 10 424 57 0 42.4
Team Total 25.5 14 5 4 4 3 8 2 7 1 24 10 41.7%% 35 32 91.4%% 62 2510 57 0 40.5
Opp Total 14 26 10 38.5%% 35 35 100.0%% 80 3208 40.1

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
15 Jack Kemp* 28 QB 14 12 0 10 0 0 0
34 Cookie Gilchrist* 28 FB 14 0 0 8 0 0 0
47 Willie West* 25 LCB 14 0 5 57 0 23 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 John Tracey 30 LLB 14 0 5 22 0 15 0
26 George Saimes 22 RS 14 0 4 29 0 16 0
58 Mike Stratton* 22 RLB 14 0 3 31 1 26 0
46 Ray Abruzzese 26 LS/PR 14 0 2 0 0 0 0
44 Elbert Dubenion 30 FL 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
77 Stew Barber*+ 24 LT 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Wray Carlton 26 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Booker Edgerson 24 RCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
54 Harry Jacobs 26 MLB 14 0 1 8 0 8 0
12 Daryle Lamonica 22 P 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 22 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 21 147 1 26 0 0 25 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 37 19 7 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
34 Cookie Gilchrist* 28 FB 14 0 12 2 14 84
82 Mack Yoho 27 K/RDE 14 0 32 10 62
15 Jack Kemp* 28 QB 14 12 8 8 48
44 Elbert Dubenion 30 FL 14 0 4 4 24
80 Charley Ferguson 24 12 0 3 3 18
81 Bill Miller 23 SE 14 0 3 3 18
27 Glenn Bass 24 9 0 1 1 6
25 Fred Brown 25 4 0 1 1 6
43 Carl Charon 23 12 0 1 1 6
45 Roger Kochman 22 HB 5 0 1 1 6
40 Ed Rutkowski 22 KR 14 0 1 1 6
58 Mike Stratton* 22 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
84 Ernie Warlick* 31 TE 14 0 1 1 6
12 Daryle Lamonica 22 P 14 2 1 2
85 John Tracey 30 LLB 14 0 1 2
Team Total 25.5 14 21 16 1 1 39 2 32 10 2 300
Opp Total 14 12 24 1 35 10 1 291

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 @ SDG L, 10-14 4 4 rush Fred Brown 4 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
2 1963-09-15 @ OAK L, 17-35 2 17 pass Elbert Dubenion 17 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
3 1963-09-15 @ OAK L, 17-35 3 58 pass Elbert Dubenion 58 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
4 1963-09-22 KAN T, 27-27 1 26 interception Mike Stratton 26 yard interception return
5 1963-09-22 KAN T, 27-27 2 20 pass Bill Miller 20 yard pass from Jack Kemp
6 1963-09-22 KAN T, 27-27 2 2 rush Jack Kemp 2 yard rush (two point run successful)
7 1963-09-22 KAN T, 27-27 3 9 rush Jack Kemp 9 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
8 1963-09-28 HOU L, 20-31 1 23 fumble Carl Charon 23 yard fumble return (Mack Yoho kick)
9 1963-09-28 HOU L, 20-31 1 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
10 1963-10-05 OAK W, 12-0 3 24 pass Bill Miller 24 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
11 1963-10-13 @ KAN W, 35-26 1 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
12 1963-10-13 @ KAN W, 35-26 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
13 1963-10-13 @ KAN W, 35-26 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
14 1963-10-13 @ KAN W, 35-26 3 63 pass Roger Kochman 63 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
15 1963-10-13 @ KAN W, 35-26 4 89 pass Elbert Dubenion 89 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
16 1963-10-20 @ HOU L, 14-28 2 4 pass Bill Miller 4 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
17 1963-10-20 @ HOU L, 14-28 4 55 pass Ernie Warlick 55 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
18 1963-10-26 BOS W, 28-21 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
19 1963-10-26 BOS W, 28-21 3 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
20 1963-10-26 BOS W, 28-21 4 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
21 1963-10-26 BOS W, 28-21 4 72 pass Charley Ferguson 72 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
22 1963-11-03 @ DEN W, 30-28 1 4 pass Charley Ferguson 4 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
23 1963-11-03 @ DEN W, 30-28 3 74 pass Glenn Bass 74 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Mack Yoho kick)
24 1963-11-03 @ DEN W, 30-28 3 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush
25 1963-11-03 @ DEN W, 30-28 4 35 pass Cookie Gilchrist 35 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Mack Yoho kick)
26 1963-11-09 DEN W, 27-17 2 21 pass Charley Ferguson 21 yard pass from Jack Kemp
27 1963-11-09 DEN W, 27-17 3 58 pass Ed Rutkowski 58 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
28 1963-11-09 DEN W, 27-17 3 7 pass Cookie Gilchrist 7 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
29 1963-11-09 DEN W, 27-17 4 14 rush Jack Kemp 14 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
30 1963-11-17 SDG L, 13-23 1 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
31 1963-12-01 @ BOS L, 7-17 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
32 1963-12-08 NYJ W, 45-14 1 4 rush Cookie Gilchrist 4 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
33 1963-12-08 NYJ W, 45-14 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
34 1963-12-08 NYJ W, 45-14 2 23 pass Elbert Dubenion 23 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Mack Yoho kick)
35 1963-12-08 NYJ W, 45-14 3 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
36 1963-12-08 NYJ W, 45-14 4 19 rush Cookie Gilchrist 19 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
37 1963-12-08 NYJ W, 45-14 4 6 rush Cookie Gilchrist 6 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
38 1963-12-14 @ NYJ W, 19-10 3 4 rush Jack Kemp 4 yard rush
39 1963-12-14 @ NYJ W, 19-10 4 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush (two point pass successful)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 @ SDG W, 14-10 2 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
2 1963-09-08 @ SDG W, 14-10 3 48 rush Paul Lowe 48 yard rush (George Blair kick)
3 1963-09-15 @ OAK W, 35-17 2 5 pass Art Powell 5 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
4 1963-09-15 @ OAK W, 35-17 2 73 pass Clem Daniels 73 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
5 1963-09-15 @ OAK W, 35-17 2 2 rush Alan Miller 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
6 1963-09-15 @ OAK W, 35-17 3 5 rush Cotton Davidson 5 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
7 1963-09-15 @ OAK W, 35-17 4 1 interception Jon Jelacic 1 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
8 1963-09-22 KAN T, 27-27 1 31 pass Fred Arbanas 31 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
9 1963-09-22 KAN T, 27-27 3 2 pass Chris Burford 2 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
10 1963-09-22 KAN T, 27-27 4 19 pass Chris Burford 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point pass successful)
11 1963-09-28 HOU W, 31-20 1 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
12 1963-09-28 HOU W, 31-20 1 15 pass Charley Hennigan 15 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
13 1963-09-28 HOU W, 31-20 2 14 pass Charley Hennigan 14 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1963-09-28 HOU W, 31-20 2 6 pass Charley Hennigan 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1963-10-13 @ KAN L, 26-35 1 17 rush Curtis McClinton 17 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
16 1963-10-13 @ KAN L, 26-35 3 33 pass Chris Burford 33 yard pass from Len Dawson (run failed)
17 1963-10-13 @ KAN L, 26-35 3 4 rush Abner Haynes 4 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
18 1963-10-20 @ HOU W, 28-14 2 3 pass Charley Hennigan 3 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1963-10-20 @ HOU W, 28-14 2 20 pass Bob McLeod 20 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
20 1963-10-20 @ HOU W, 28-14 2 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
21 1963-10-20 @ HOU W, 28-14 3 80 pass Charley Frazier 80 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
22 1963-10-26 BOS L, 21-28 3 6 pass Tony Romeo 6 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
23 1963-10-26 BOS L, 21-28 4 2 rush Harry Crump 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
24 1963-10-26 BOS L, 21-28 4 77 pass Art Graham 77 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1963-11-03 @ DEN L, 28-30 2 45 pass Bill Groman 45 yard pass from Don Breaux (Gene Mingo kick)
26 1963-11-03 @ DEN L, 28-30 2 27 pass Bill Groman 27 yard pass from Don Breaux (Gene Mingo kick)
27 1963-11-03 @ DEN L, 28-30 4 43 pass Bob Scarpitto 43 yard pass from Don Breaux (Gene Mingo kick)
28 1963-11-03 @ DEN L, 28-30 4 71 pass Lionel Taylor 71 yard pass from Don Breaux (Gene Mingo kick)
29 1963-11-09 DEN L, 17-27 4 74 pass Bill Groman 74 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
30 1963-11-09 DEN L, 17-27 4 5 pass Lionel Taylor 5 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
31 1963-11-17 SDG W, 23-13 1 46 rush Keith Lincoln 46 yard rush (George Blair kick)
32 1963-11-17 SDG W, 23-13 3 17 pass Lance Alworth 17 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
33 1963-12-01 @ BOS W, 17-7 3 44 pass Larry Garron 44 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
34 1963-12-01 @ BOS W, 17-7 3 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
35 1963-12-08 NYJ L, 14-45 1 1 rush Mark Smolinski 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
36 1963-12-08 NYJ L, 14-45 4 23 pass Don Maynard 23 yard pass from Galen Hall (Dick Guesman kick)
37 1963-12-14 @ NYJ L, 10-19 1 73 pass Don Maynard 73 yard pass from Galen Hall (Dick Guesman kick)