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1966 Buffalo Bills

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9-4-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 2.5, Defense: 4.6, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 358 points (25.6/g), 2nd of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 255 points (18.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 103 points (7.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.7-4.3.

Coach: Joe Collier (9-4-1)

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 358 4748 944 5.0 36 15 255 199 473 2856 15 21 5.8 126 455 1892 19 4.2 110 62 637 19
Opp. Stats 255 4109 842 4.9 38 9 192 205 466 3058 22 29 6.1 131 344 1051 6 3.1 49 55 546 12
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 4 7 2 3 5 8 3 6 2 3 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 1 3 4 6 1 6 6 5 3 6 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Diego Chargers 7 27 15 267 150 117 3 15 290 153 137
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs 20 42 15 195 116 79 1 17 388 223 165 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-2 Miami Dolphins 58 24 25 508 329 179 3 17 313 202 111 4
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-2 Houston Oilers 27 20 14 276 140 136 3 15 300 276 24 5
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 29 14 20 361 214 147 1 11 265 214 51 3
6 Sat October 8 boxscore L 3-3 Boston Patriots 10 20 15 321 269 52 3 12 286 177 109 1
7 Sun October 16 boxscore T 3-3-1 San Diego Chargers 17 17 22 320 107 213 2 12 219 169 50
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ New York Jets 33 23 17 268 134 134 5 17 328 323 5 6
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Miami Dolphins 29 0 18 385 271 114 5 11 171 123 48 4
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-3-1 New York Jets 14 3 10 224 132 92 15 329 274 55 1
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-3-1 @ Houston Oilers 42 20 23 508 352 156 11 315 228 87 3
13 Thu November 24 boxscore W 8-3-1 @ Oakland Raiders 31 10 25 465 239 226 2 11 315 257 58 4
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-4-1 @ Boston Patriots 3 14 17 314 274 40 4 12 226 119 107 1
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-4-1 Denver Broncos 38 21 19 336 129 207 4 16 364 320 44 5
Playoffs
Championship Sun January 1 boxscore L 9-5-1 Kansas City Chiefs 7 31 9 255 215 40 4 14 277 164 113

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 9-4-1 166 389 42.7 2451 11 2.8 16 4.1 55 6.3 5.0 14.8 175.1 56.2 1 1
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 33 84 39.3 549 4 4.8 5 6.0 55 6.5 4.8 16.6 39.2 53.1 1 0
Team Total 26.5 14 9-4-1 199 473 42.1 3000 15 3.2 21 4.4 55 6.3 5.0 15.1 214.3 55.6 2 1
Opp Total 14 205 466 44.0 3307 22 4.7 29 6.2 7.1 5.24 16.1 236.2 58.1 32 249 6.1 4.4 6.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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
21 Bobby Burnett* 23 HB 14 0 187 766 4 32 4.1 54.7 13.4 34 419 12.3 4 48 2.4 29.9 1185 8 3
30 Wray Carlton* 29 FB 14 0 156 696 6 23 4.5 49.7 11.1 21 280 13.3 0 55 1.5 20.0 976 6 4
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 40 130 5 26 3.3 9.3 2.9 130 5 7
34 Allen Smith 24 14 0 31 148 0 20 4.8 10.6 2.2 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 149 0 0
32 Jack Spikes 29 14 0 28 119 3 36 4.3 8.5 2.0 2 45 22.5 1 27 0.1 3.2 164 4 1
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 9 6 1 14 0.7 0.4 0.6 6 1 2
44 Elbert Dubenion 33 FL 14 0 3 16 0 17 5.3 1.1 0.2 50 747 14.9 2 46 3.6 53.4 763 2 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.7 0.1 6 150 25.0 1 55 0.4 10.7 160 1 1
83 Bobby Crockett 23 SE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 533 17.2 3 53 2.2 38.1 533 3 0
73 Paul Costa* 25 TE 14 14 0 1 0 1 0.1 0.0 27 400 14.8 3 50 1.9 28.6 401 3 0
80 Charley Ferguson 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 293 18.3 1 31 1.1 20.9 293 1 0
85 Glenn Bass 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 130 13.0 0 19 0.7 9.3 130 0 1
67 Joe O'Donnell 25 RG 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 455 1892 19 36 4.2 135.1 32.5 199 3000 15.1 15 55 14.2 214.3 4892 34 27
Opp Total 14 344 1051 6 3.1 75.1 24.6 205 3058 14.9 22 14.6 218.4 4109 28 19

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Charley Warner 26 KR 14 0 33 846 1 95 25.6 846
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 18 209 1 73 11.6 6 121 0 32 20.2 490
42 Butch Byrd*+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 23 186 1 72 8.1 186
48 Pete Mills 24 1 0 4 76 0 26 19.0 76
45 Hagood Clarke 24 LS 14 0 2 12 0 7 6.0 12
71 Wayne DeSutter 22 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Charley Ferguson 27 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 293
82 Dave Costa 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
55 Paul Maguire 28 P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
65 Remi Prudhomme 24 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
57 Bob Schmidt 30 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
67 Joe O'Donnell 25 RG 14 0 0 3 0 3 5
58 Mike Stratton*+ 25 RLB 14 0 0 4 0 4 4
Team Total 26.5 14 43 411 2 73 9.6 51 1064 1 95 20.9 6367
Opp Total 14 20 301 2 15.1 65 1329 0 20.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
5 Booth Lusteg 27 K 14 0 10 8 6 3 8 4 10 4 4 38 19 50.0% 42 41 97.6%
55 Paul Maguire 28 P 14 0 69 2841 61 0 41.2
Team Total 26.5 14 10 8 6 3 8 4 10 4 4 38 19 50.0% 42 41 97.6% 69 2841 61 0 41.2
Opp Total 14 22 13 59.1% 28 28 100.0% 84 3326 39.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
42 Butch Byrd*+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 6 110 1 60 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 Tom Janik 26 LCB 14 0 8 136 2 37 0
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 0 7 0 0 0
45 Hagood Clarke 24 LS 14 0 5 118 1 66 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Wray Carlton* 29 FB 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
21 Bobby Burnett* 23 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
58 Mike Stratton*+ 25 RLB 14 0 3 37 0 23 0
64 Harry Jacobs 29 MLB 14 14 2 15 0 15 0
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
48 Pete Mills 24 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
85 Glenn Bass 27 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
47 Charlie King 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
72 Ron McDole+ 27 LDE 14 0 1 4 0 4 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 George Saimes* 25 RS 14 0 1 32 0 32 0
57 Bob Schmidt 30 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 Marty Schottenheimer 23 14 0 1 20 0 20 0
32 Jack Spikes 29 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 John Tracey* 33 LLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
22 Charley Warner 26 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 29 472 4 66 0 0 27 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 19 10 16

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Booth Lusteg 27 K 14 0 41 42 19 38 98
21 Bobby Burnett* 23 HB 14 0 4 4 8 48
30 Wray Carlton* 29 FB 14 0 6 6 36
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 5 5 30
32 Jack Spikes 29 14 0 3 1 4 24
73 Paul Costa* 25 TE 14 14 3 3 18
83 Bobby Crockett 23 SE 14 12 3 3 18
42 Butch Byrd*+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 1 1 2 12
44 Elbert Dubenion 33 FL 14 0 2 2 12
27 Tom Janik 26 LCB 14 0 2 2 12
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 1 1 2 12
45 Hagood Clarke 24 LS 14 0 1 1 6
78 Jim Dunaway*+ 25 LDT 14 0 1 1 6
80 Charley Ferguson 27 14 0 1 1 6
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 1 1 6
58 Mike Stratton*+ 25 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
22 Charley Warner 26 KR 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 19 15 2 1 1 4 1 43 41 42 19 38 1 358
Opp Total 14 6 22 2 1 28 28 13 22 255

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1966-09-04 @ SDG L, 7-27 4 2 rush Bobby Burnett 2 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
2 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
3 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 4 73 punt Ed Rutkowski 73 yard punt return (Booth Lusteg kick)
4 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 1 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
5 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 1 60 interception Butch Byrd 60 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
6 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 1 72 punt Butch Byrd 72 yard punt return (Booth Lusteg kick)
7 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 26 pass Bobby Crockett 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
8 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 1 rush Bobby Burnett 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
9 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 3 rush Bobby Burnett 3 yard rush
10 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 11 rush Jack Spikes 11 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
11 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 4 18 pass Jack Spikes 18 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
12 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 2 8 rush Wray Carlton 8 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
13 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 2 15 pass Bobby Burnett 15 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
14 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 4 66 interception Hagood Clarke 66 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
15 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 2 10 pass Elbert Dubenion 10 yard pass from Jack Kemp (pass failed)
16 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 4 24 pass Ed Rutkowski 24 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
17 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 4 10 rush Wray Carlton 10 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
18 1966-10-08 BOS L, 10-20 4 1 rush Wray Carlton 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
19 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 3 3 pass Bobby Burnett 3 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
20 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 4 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
21 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
22 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 3 95 kickoff Charley Warner 95 yard kickoff return (Booth Lusteg kick)
23 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 3 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
24 1966-11-06 @ MIA W, 29-0 2 16 pass Bobby Burnett 16 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
25 1966-11-06 @ MIA W, 29-0 3 3 rush Bobby Burnett 3 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
26 1966-11-06 @ MIA W, 29-0 4 4 pass Paul Costa 4 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
27 1966-11-13 NYJ W, 14-3 4 14 pass Elbert Dubenion 14 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
28 1966-11-13 NYJ W, 14-3 4 72 blocked field goal Jim Dunaway 72 yard blocked field goal return (Booth Lusteg kick)
29 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 2 10 pass Paul Costa 10 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
30 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 2 53 pass Bobby Crockett 53 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
31 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 3 26 rush Jack Kemp 26 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
32 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 3 34 interception Tom Janik 34 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
33 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 4 3 pass Paul Costa 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
34 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 4 12 pass Charley Ferguson 12 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
35 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 2 26 pass Bobby Burnett 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
36 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 2 11 rush Wray Carlton 11 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
37 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 3 2 rush Wray Carlton 2 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
38 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 4 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
39 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 1 6 rush Wray Carlton 6 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
40 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 1 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
41 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 2 38 pass Bobby Crockett 38 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Booth Lusteg kick)
42 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 3 25 interception Tom Janik 25 yard interception return (Booth Lusteg kick)
43 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 4 22 fumble Mike Stratton 22 yard fumble return (Booth Lusteg kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1966-09-04 @ SDG L, 7-27 2 7 pass Lance Alworth 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
2 1966-09-04 @ SDG L, 7-27 4 3 pass Jacque MacKinnon 3 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
3 1966-09-04 @ SDG L, 7-27 4 81 punt Speedy Duncan 81 yard punt return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
4 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 1 12 pass Bert Coan 12 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
5 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 1 4 rush Bert Coan 4 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
6 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 1 14 pass Otis Taylor 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
7 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 3 17 pass Curtis McClinton 17 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Tommy Brooker kick)
8 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 3 79 punt Mike Garrett 79 yard punt return (Tommy Brooker kick)
9 1966-09-11 KAN L, 20-42 4 1 rush Curtis McClinton 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
10 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 2 4 pass John Roderick 4 yard pass from George Wilson (Gene Mingo kick)
11 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 4 66 pass Bo Roberson 66 yard pass from George Wilson (Gene Mingo kick)
12 1966-09-18 MIA W, 58-24 4 13 pass Dave Kocourek 13 yard pass from George Wilson (Gene Mingo kick)
13 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 4 11 pass Ode Burrell 11 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1966-09-25 HOU W, 27-20 4 62 pass Charley Frazier 62 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 1 71 pass Otis Taylor 71 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
16 1966-10-02 @ KAN W, 29-14 1 15 pass Curtis McClinton 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1966-10-08 BOS L, 10-20 1 19 rush Jim Nance 19 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
18 1966-10-08 BOS L, 10-20 3 25 pass Joe Bellino 25 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
19 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 1 6 pass Willie Frazier 6 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
20 1966-10-16 SDG T, 17-17 2 21 pass Keith Lincoln 21 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
21 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 4 34 pass Pete Lammons 34 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
22 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 4 39 interception Bill Baird 39 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
23 1966-10-30 @ NYJ W, 33-23 4 19 pass Don Maynard 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (pass failed)
24 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 2 1 rush Don Trull 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
25 1966-11-20 @ HOU W, 42-20 4 40 pass Charley Frazier 40 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
26 1966-11-24 @ OAK W, 31-10 1 16 pass Billy Cannon 16 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
27 1966-12-04 @ BOS L, 3-14 1 65 rush Jim Nance 65 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
28 1966-12-04 @ BOS L, 3-14 3 3 rush Babe Parilli 3 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
29 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 2 62 pass Bob Scarpitto 62 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
30 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 4 28 pass Bob Scarpitto 28 yard pass from John McCormick (pass failed)
31 1966-12-18 DEN W, 38-21 4 11 pass Bob Scarpitto 11 yard pass from John McCormick (two point pass successful)