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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
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 358 4748 944 5.0 36 15 19 255 199 473 2856 15 21 5.8 126 455 1892 19 4.2 110
Team Defense 255 4109 842 4.9 38 9 12 192 205 466 3058 22 29 6.1 131 344 1051 6 3.1 49
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
4 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
8 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ New York Jets 33 23 17 268 134 134 5 17 328 323 5 6
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Miami Dolphins 29 0 18 385 271 114 5 11 171 123 48 4
10 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-3-1 New York Jets 14 3 10 224 132 92 15 329 274 55 1
11 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-3-1 @ Houston Oilers 42 20 23 508 352 156 11 315 228 87 3
12 Thu November 24 boxscore W 8-3-1 @ Oakland Raiders 31 10 25 465 239 226 2 11 315 257 58 4
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-4-1 @ Boston Patriots 3 14 17 314 274 40 4 12 226 119 107 1
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-4-1 Denver Broncos 38 21 19 336 129 207 4 16 364 320 44 5
Playoffs
ConfChamp 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(+),
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 44 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 32 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(+),
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
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(+),
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
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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 16 19 10

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Booth Lusteg 27 K 14 0 41 19 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
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 19 350
Opp Total 14 6 22 2 1 28 13 255