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1964 Buffalo Bills

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1964 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.9, Offense: 4.6, Defense: 5.3, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 400 points (28.6/g), 1st of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 242 points (17.3/g), 1st.
 Differential of 158 points (11.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.7-3.3.

Coach: Lou Saban (12-2-0)

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 400 5206 924 5.6 52 18 11 255 174 397 3166 19 34 7.3 130 492 2040 25 4.1 114
Team Defense 242 3878 867 4.5 43 15 13 206 241 517 2965 24 28 5.2 145 300 913 4 3.0 48
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 8 6 3 8 3 5 8 1 1 1 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 6 4 1 7 4 5 6 2 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs 34 17 18 331 208 123 3 11 304 234 70 5
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-0 Denver Broncos 30 13 20 407 177 230 5 12 226 157 69 2
3 Sat September 26 boxscore W 3-0 San Diego Chargers 30 3 14 272 163 109 2 15 248 120 128 3
4 Sat October 3 boxscore W 4-0 Oakland Raiders 23 20 22 412 299 113 2 18 250 160 90 3
5 Sun October 11 boxscore W 5-0 @ Houston Oilers 48 17 22 565 405 160 5 8 137 93 44 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 6-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 35 22 20 395 274 121 5 15 298 168 130 2
7 Sat October 24 boxscore W 7-0 New York Jets 34 24 20 527 347 180 3 15 245 179 66
8 Sun November 1 boxscore W 8-0 Houston Oilers 24 10 18 397 107 290 4 27 428 393 35 4
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 9-0 @ New York Jets 20 7 13 394 254 140 3 15 369 338 31 5
10 Sun November 15 boxscore L 9-1 Boston Patriots 28 36 20 386 316 70 6 14 254 210 44 2
11 Thu November 26 boxscore W 10-1 @ San Diego Chargers 27 24 18 273 133 140 2 11 334 282 52 7
13 Sun December 6 boxscore L 10-2 @ Oakland Raiders 13 16 12 245 133 112 3 18 340 261 79 3
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 11-2 @ Denver Broncos 30 19 13 221 64 157 6 7 117 70 47 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 12-2 @ Boston Patriots 24 14 17 380 286 94 3 15 319 286 33 3
Playoffs
Championship Sat December 26 boxscore W 13-2 San Diego Chargers 20 7 21 387 168 219 15 259 135 124 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
15 Jack Kemp* 29 QB 14 13 11-2-0 119 269 44.2% 2285 13 4.8 26 9.7 94 8.5 5.1 19.2 163.2 50.9
12 Daryle Lamonica 23 qb 14 1 1-0-0 55 128 43.0% 1137 6 4.7 8 6.3 80 8.9 7.0 20.7 81.2 64.5 3 3
Team Total 25.5 14 12-2-0 174 397 43.8% 3422 19 4.8 34 8.6 94 8.6 5.7 19.7 244.4 54.8 3 3
Opp Total 14 241 517 46.6% 3361 24 4.6 28 5.4 6.5 4.99 13.9 240.1 60.9 50 396 5.2 3.9 8.8

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*+ 29 FB 14 0 230 981 6 67 4.3 70.1 16.4 30 345 11.5 0 37 2.1 24.6 1326 6 6
43 Joe Auer 23 12 0 63 191 2 21 3.0 15.9 5.3 11 166 15.1 0 43 0.9 13.8 357 2 2
20 Bobby Smith 22 HB 14 0 62 306 4 37 4.9 21.9 4.4 6 72 12.0 0 25 0.4 5.1 378 4 2
12 Daryle Lamonica 23 qb 14 1 55 289 6 28 5.3 20.6 3.9 289 6 6
30 Wray Carlton 27 4 0 39 114 1 11 2.9 28.5 9.8 2 23 11.5 0 17 0.5 5.8 137 1 2
15 Jack Kemp* 29 QB 14 13 37 124 5 14 3.4 8.9 2.6 124 5 7
47 Willie Ross 23 12 0 4 14 1 12 3.5 1.2 0.3 14 1 0
44 Elbert Dubenion* 31 FL 14 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.4 0.1 42 1139 27.1 10 72 3.0 81.4 1159 10 0
79 Dick Hudson 24 RT 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
85 Glenn Bass 25 WR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 897 20.9 7 94 3.1 64.1 897 7 1
84 Ernie Warlick* 32 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 478 20.8 0 45 1.6 34.1 478 0 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 23 KR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 234 18.0 1 46 0.9 16.7 234 1 1
81 Bill Groman 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 68 17.0 1 22 0.8 13.6 68 1 0
Team Total 25.5 14 492 2040 25 67 4.1 145.7 35.1 174 3422 19.7 19 94 12.4 244.4 5462 44 32
Opp Total 14 300 913 4 3.0 65.2 21.4 241 2965 12.3 24 17.2 211.8 3878 28 24

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
45 Hagood Clarke 22 PR 14 0 33 317 1 53 9.6 16 330 0 41 20.6 647
40 Ed Rutkowski 23 KR 14 0 8 45 0 10 5.6 21 498 0 57 23.7 777
22 Charley Warner 24 4 0 3 55 0 40 18.3 5 121 0 44 24.2 176
20 Bobby Smith 22 HB 14 0 3 68 0 28 22.7 446
77 Stew Barber*+ 25 LT 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
42 Butch Byrd* 23 RCB 14 14 2 4 0 4 2.0 4
55 Paul Maguire 26 P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
43 Joe Auer 23 12 0 0 1 0 1 358
Team Total 25.5 14 46 421 1 53 9.2 48 1018 0 57 21.2 6901
Opp Total 14 24 250 0 10.4 59 1385 0 23.5

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
3 Pete Gogolak 22 K 14 0 9 9 6 3 8 5 3 2 3 29 19 65.5%% 46 45 97.8%%
55 Paul Maguire 26 P 14 0 65 2777 64 0 42.7
Team Total 25.5 14 9 9 6 3 8 5 3 2 3 29 19 65.5%% 46 45 97.8%% 65 2777 64 0 42.7
Opp Total 14 27 14 51.9%% 23 22 95.7%% 87 3645 41.9

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
42 Butch Byrd* 23 RCB 14 14 7 178 1 75 0
15 Jack Kemp* 29 QB 14 13 0 7 0 0 0
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 29 FB 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
12 Daryle Lamonica 23 qb 14 1 0 6 0 0 0
26 George Saimes*+ 23 RS 14 0 6 56 0 32 0
24 Booker Edgerson 25 LCB 10 0 4 130 0 91 0
45 Hagood Clarke 22 PR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
51 John Tracey 31 LLB 14 0 3 12 0 6 0
22 Charley Warner 24 4 0 1 30 0 30 0 0 2 0 0 0
43 Joe Auer 23 12 0 0 2 0 0 1
30 Wray Carlton 27 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
64 Harry Jacobs 27 MLB 14 0 2 13 0 13 0
20 Bobby Smith 22 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
23 Eugene Sykes 23 LS 10 0 2 36 0 36 0
85 Glenn Bass 25 WR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Ron McDole 25 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
40 Ed Rutkowski 23 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Tom Sestak*+ 28 RDT 14 0 1 15 1 15 0
58 Mike Stratton*+ 23 RLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Team Total 25.5 14 28 470 2 91 0 0 32 0 0 1 3
Opp Total 14 35 24 9

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
3 Pete Gogolak 22 K 14 0 45 19 102
44 Elbert Dubenion* 31 FL 14 0 10 10 60
85 Glenn Bass 25 WR 14 0 7 7 42
12 Daryle Lamonica 23 qb 14 1 6 6 2 40
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 29 FB 14 0 6 6 36
15 Jack Kemp* 29 QB 14 13 5 5 30
20 Bobby Smith 22 HB 14 0 4 4 24
43 Joe Auer 23 12 0 2 1 3 18
42 Butch Byrd* 23 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
30 Wray Carlton 27 4 0 1 1 6
45 Hagood Clarke 22 PR 14 0 1 1 6
81 Bill Groman 28 5 0 1 1 6
47 Willie Ross 23 12 0 1 1 6
40 Ed Rutkowski 23 KR 14 0 1 1 6
70 Tom Sestak*+ 28 RDT 14 0 1 1 6
72 Ron McDole 25 LDE 14 0 2 4
58 Mike Stratton*+ 23 RLB 14 0 1 2
Team Total 25.5 14 25 19 1 1 2 48 2 45 19 3 400
Opp Total 14 4 24 1 22 14 242

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-13 KAN W, 34-17 1 10 pass Glenn Bass 10 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1964-09-13 KAN W, 34-17 1 6 pass Elbert Dubenion 6 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1964-09-13 KAN W, 34-17 1 17 pass Glenn Bass 17 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1964-09-13 KAN W, 34-17 1 15 interception Tom Sestak 15 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1964-09-20 DEN W, 30-13 2 15 rush Cookie Gilchrist 15 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1964-09-20 DEN W, 30-13 3 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1964-09-20 DEN W, 30-13 4 8 rush Daryle Lamonica 8 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1964-09-26 SDG W, 30-3 1 85 interception Butch Byrd 85 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1964-09-26 SDG W, 30-3 2 53 punt Hagood Clarke 53 yard punt return (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1964-09-26 SDG W, 30-3 4 2 rush Joe Auer 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1964-09-26 SDG W, 30-3 4 40 pass Elbert Dubenion 40 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica
12 1964-10-03 OAK W, 23-20 2 9 rush Jack Kemp 9 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1964-10-03 OAK W, 23-20 3 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1964-10-03 OAK W, 23-20 4 44 pass Elbert Dubenion 44 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1964-10-11 @ HOU W, 48-17 1 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1964-10-11 @ HOU W, 48-17 1 9 pass Glenn Bass 9 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1964-10-11 @ HOU W, 48-17 2 19 pass Elbert Dubenion 19 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1964-10-11 @ HOU W, 48-17 2 94 pass Glenn Bass 94 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1964-10-11 @ HOU W, 48-17 3 3 rush Cookie Gilchrist 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1964-10-11 @ HOU W, 48-17 4 1 rush Willie Ross 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1964-10-18 @ KAN W, 35-22 1 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1964-10-18 @ KAN W, 35-22 2 55 pass Elbert Dubenion 55 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1964-10-18 @ KAN W, 35-22 2 15 pass Glenn Bass 15 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1964-10-18 @ KAN W, 35-22 3 22 pass Elbert Dubenion 22 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
25 1964-10-18 @ KAN W, 35-22 4 3 rush Bobby Smith 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1964-10-24 NYJ W, 34-24 2 44 pass Elbert Dubenion 44 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1964-10-24 NYJ W, 34-24 3 13 rush Bobby Smith 13 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1964-10-24 NYJ W, 34-24 4 44 pass Elbert Dubenion 44 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1964-10-24 NYJ W, 34-24 4 3 rush Daryle Lamonica 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1964-11-01 HOU W, 24-10 1 37 rush Bobby Smith 37 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
31 1964-11-01 HOU W, 24-10 4 3 rush Bobby Smith 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
32 1964-11-01 HOU W, 24-10 4 60 rush Cookie Gilchrist 60 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
33 1964-11-08 @ NYJ W, 20-7 2 80 pass Glenn Bass 80 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
34 1964-11-08 @ NYJ W, 20-7 4 67 rush Cookie Gilchrist 67 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
35 1964-11-15 BOS L, 28-36 1 29 pass Glenn Bass 29 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
36 1964-11-15 BOS L, 28-36 3 22 pass Bill Groman 22 yard pass from Jack Kemp (two point run successful)
37 1964-11-15 BOS L, 28-36 3 18 fumble Joe Auer 18 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
38 1964-11-26 @ SDG W, 27-24 2 1 rush Joe Auer 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
39 1964-11-26 @ SDG W, 27-24 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
40 1964-11-26 @ SDG W, 27-24 4 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (two point run successful)
41 1964-12-06 @ OAK L, 13-16 3 38 pass Elbert Dubenion 38 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
42 1964-12-13 @ DEN W, 30-19 1 46 pass Ed Rutkowski 46 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
43 1964-12-13 @ DEN W, 30-19 2 5 rush Wray Carlton 5 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
44 1964-12-13 @ DEN W, 30-19 2 23 rush Daryle Lamonica 23 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
45 1964-12-13 @ DEN W, 30-19 4 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
46 1964-12-20 @ BOS W, 24-14 1 57 pass Elbert Dubenion 57 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
47 1964-12-20 @ BOS W, 24-14 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
48 1964-12-20 @ BOS W, 24-14 4 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-13 KAN L, 17-34 3 5 pass Fred Arbanas 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
2 1964-09-13 KAN L, 17-34 3 44 pass Abner Haynes 44 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
3 1964-09-20 DEN L, 13-30 2 16 pass Lionel Taylor 16 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
4 1964-10-03 OAK L, 20-23 3 6 rush Cotton Davidson 6 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
5 1964-10-03 OAK L, 20-23 4 4 pass Ken Herock 4 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
6 1964-10-11 @ HOU L, 17-48 1 4 rush Sid Blanks 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1964-10-11 @ HOU L, 17-48 3 53 pass Charley Hennigan 53 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
8 1964-10-18 @ KAN L, 22-35 3 53 rush Mack Lee Hill 53 yard rush (pass failed)
9 1964-10-18 @ KAN L, 22-35 3 11 fumble Bobby Bell 11 yard fumble return (pass failed)
10 1964-10-18 @ KAN L, 22-35 3 1 rush Eddie Wilson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
11 1964-10-24 NYJ L, 24-34 1 7 pass Bake Turner 7 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
12 1964-10-24 NYJ L, 24-34 2 12 pass Don Maynard 12 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
13 1964-10-24 NYJ L, 24-34 3 15 pass Don Maynard 15 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
14 1964-11-01 HOU L, 10-24 1 11 pass Willard Dewveall 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1964-11-08 @ NYJ L, 7-20 1 71 pass Bake Turner 71 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
16 1964-11-15 BOS W, 36-28 2 15 pass Tony Romeo 15 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
17 1964-11-15 BOS W, 36-28 2 35 pass Gino Cappelletti 35 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
18 1964-11-15 BOS W, 36-28 3 5 pass Gino Cappelletti 5 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
19 1964-11-15 BOS W, 36-28 4 6 pass Larry Garron 6 yard pass from Babe Parilli (two point pass successful)
20 1964-11-15 BOS W, 36-28 4 34 pass Gino Cappelletti 34 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
21 1964-11-26 @ SDG L, 24-27 1 63 pass Lance Alworth 63 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
22 1964-11-26 @ SDG L, 24-27 3 17 pass Don Norton 17 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
23 1964-11-26 @ SDG L, 24-27 4 53 pass Lance Alworth 53 yard pass from Keith Lincoln (Keith Lincoln kick)
24 1964-12-06 @ OAK W, 16-13 2 35 pass Clem Daniels 35 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1964-12-06 @ OAK W, 16-13 4 1 pass Art Powell 1 yard pass from Tom Flores
26 1964-12-13 @ DEN L, 19-30 3 30 pass Lionel Taylor 30 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Dick Guesman kick)
27 1964-12-13 @ DEN L, 19-30 3 37 pass Bob Scarpitto 37 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter
28 1964-12-20 @ BOS L, 14-24 1 37 pass Tony Romeo 37 yard pass from Babe Parilli (pass failed)
29 1964-12-20 @ BOS L, 14-24 4 15 pass Tony Romeo 15 yard pass from Babe Parilli (two point pass successful)