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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jack Kemp* 31 9 14 166 for 389, 2,451 yards, 11 td, 16 int, & 40 rushes for 130 yards and 5 td Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
HB Bobby Burnett* 23 Rook 0 187 rushes for 766 yards, 4 td, & 34 catches for 419 yards and 4 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 33rd pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 10th / 152nd pick / 1966
FB Wray Carlton* 29 6 0 156 rushes for 696 yards, 6 td, & 21 catches for 280 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 26th pick / 1959
FL Elbert Dubenion 33 6 0 50 catches for 747 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
SE Bobby Crockett 23 Rook 12 31 catches for 533 yards, 3 td Buffalo Bills / 10th / 91st pick / 1966
New York Giants / 19th / 282nd pick / 1966
TE Paul Costa* 25 1 14 27 catches for 400 yards, 3 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
LT Stew Barber* 27 5 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
LG Billy Shaw*+ 28 5 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
C Al Bemiller 28 5 14 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
RG Joe O'Donnell 25 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
RT Dick Hudson 26 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole+ 27 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Jim Dunaway*+ 25 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Tom Sestak 30 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
RDE Tom Day 31 6 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
LLB John Tracey* 33 7 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
MLB Harry Jacobs 29 6 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
RLB Mike Stratton*+ 25 4 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Tom Janik 26 3 0 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
RCB Butch Byrd*+ 25 2 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
LS Hagood Clarke 24 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
RS George Saimes* 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
 Special Teams Starters
K Booth Lusteg 27 Rook 0 19 of 38 field goals & 41 of 42 extra points
P Paul Maguire 28 6 0 69 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Butch Byrd*+ 25 2 14 23 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
KR Charley Warner 26 3 0 33 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
77 Stew Barber* 27 LT 14 0 250 6-2 Penn St. 6/14/1939 5 8 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
85 Glenn Bass 27 14 0 202 6-2 East Carolina 4/12/1939 5 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
50 Al Bemiller 28 C 14 14 243 6-3 Syracuse 4/18/1938 5 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
21 Bobby Burnett* 23 HB 14 0 210 6-3 Arkansas 1/4/1943 Rook 10 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 33rd pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 10th / 152nd pick / 1966
42 Butch Byrd*+ 25 PR 14 14 211 6-0 Boston Univ. 9/20/1941 2 14 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
30 Wray Carlton* 29 FB 14 0 225 6-2 Duke 6/18/1937 6 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 26th pick / 1959
45 Hagood Clarke 24 LS 14 0 205 6-0 Florida 6/14/1942 2 9 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 85th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 18th / 141st pick / 1964
82 Dave Costa 25 14 0 250 6-2 Utah 10/27/1941 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 29th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 7th / 49th pick / 1963
73 Paul Costa* 25 TE 14 14 268 6-6 Notre Dame 12/7/1941 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
83 Bobby Crockett 23 SE 14 12 200 6-3 Arkansas 4/3/1943 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 91st pick / 1966
New York Giants / 19th / 282nd pick / 1966
88 Tom Day 31 RDE 14 0 252 6-2 North Carolina A&T 8/20/1935 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
71 Wayne DeSutter 22 14 0 255 6-4 Illinois,West. Illinois 5/17/1944 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 6th / 87th pick / 1966
Buffalo Bills / 12th / 109th pick / 1966
44 Elbert Dubenion 33 FL 14 0 187 5-11 Bluffton 2/16/1933 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
78 Jim Dunaway*+ 25 LDT 14 0 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 3 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
24 Booker Edgerson 27 7 0 183 5-10 West. Illinois 7/5/1939 4 2
80 Charley Ferguson 27 14 0 217 6-5 Tennessee St. 11/13/1939 5 3
35 Doug Goodwin 24 3 0 228 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 3/11/1942 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 66th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 11th / 88th pick / 1965
59 Paul Guidry 22 14 0 227 6-3 LSU,McNeese St. 1/14/1944 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
79 Dick Hudson 26 RT 14 0 272 6-3 Memphis 7/30/1940 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
64 Harry Jacobs 29 MLB 14 14 226 6-1 Bradley 2/4/1937 6 7 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
27 Tom Janik 26 LCB 14 0 190 6-3 Texas A&M,Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/6/1940 3 7 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
15 Jack Kemp* 31 QB 14 14 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 9 10 Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
47 Charlie King 23 14 0 184 6-0 Purdue 1/7/1943 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 18th / 252nd pick / 1965
12 Daryle Lamonica 25 14 0 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
5 Booth Lusteg 27 K 14 0 190 5-11 Connecticut 5/8/1939 Rook 2
55 Paul Maguire 28 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 6 2
72 Ron McDole+ 27 LDE 14 0 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 5 12 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
75 Dudley Meredith 31 14 0 280 6-4 Florida,Midwestern St.,Lamar 1/16/1935 3 3 Detroit Lions / 21st / 251st pick / 1957
48 Pete Mills 24 1 0 180 5-10 Wichita St. 5/29/1942 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 96th pick / 1965
67 Joe O'Donnell 25 RG 14 0 262 6-2 Michigan 8/31/1941 2 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
65 Remi Prudhomme 24 14 0 250 6-4 LSU 4/24/1942 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 37th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 14th / 108th pick / 1964
40 Ed Rutkowski 25 14 0 198 6-1 Notre Dame 3/21/1941 3 3
26 George Saimes* 25 RS 14 0 186 5-11 Michigan St. 9/1/1941 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
57 Bob Schmidt 30 14 0 248 6-4 Minnesota 7/9/1936 7 3 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 159th pick / 1958
56 Marty Schottenheimer 23 14 0 225 6-3 Pittsburgh 9/23/1943 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 49th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 56th pick / 1965
70 Tom Sestak 30 RDT 14 0 267 6-5 Baylor,McNeese St. 3/9/1936 4 7 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
66 Billy Shaw*+ 28 LG 14 0 258 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/15/1938 5 10 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
34 Allen Smith 24 14 0 202 5-11 Fort Valley St. 11/20/1942 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 15th / 136th pick / 1966
32 Jack Spikes 29 14 0 210 6-2 TCU 2/5/1937 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
58 Mike Stratton*+ 25 RLB 14 0 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 4 13 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
51 John Tracey* 33 LLB 14 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 6/27/1933 7 9 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
22 Charley Warner 26 KR 14 0 176 6-0 Prairie View 4/14/1940 3 1
Team Total 26.5 14 225.0 6-2.0 3.3