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1967 Buffalo Bills

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4-10-0, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1967 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -6.2, Defense: 2.5, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 237 points (16.9/g), 8th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 285 points (20.4/g), 4th.
 Differential of -48 points (-3.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-8.5.

Coach: Joe Collier (4-10-0)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Sheraton Camelot Motor Inn (Blasdell, New York)

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager/VP Bob Lustig
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 237 3588 850 4.2 47 13 19 203 183 434 2317 14 34 4.8 119 371 1271 9 3.4 65
Team Defense 285 3447 857 4.0 36 9 22 201 162 377 1825 17 27 4.3 106 437 1622 11 3.7 73
Lg Rank Offense 8 7 8 6 8 5 7 8 9 6 8 8 9 7
Lg Rank Defense 4 2 5 7 2 2 1 3 5 2 6 5 4 4

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 20 17 15 248 159 89 2 14 287 135 152
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-1 Houston Oilers 3 20 9 193 150 43 4 9 139 26 113 2
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-2 Boston Patriots 0 23 11 241 199 42 6 13 265 82 183
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-3 San Diego Chargers 17 37 12 247 193 54 3 26 484 282 202
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-3 @ Denver Broncos 17 16 21 297 210 87 4 13 190 107 83 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 2-4 Oakland Raiders 20 24 10 158 120 38 2 13 223 79 144 5
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 2-5 @ Houston Oilers 3 10 14 215 100 115 4 10 181 61 120 3
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 3-5 Miami Dolphins 35 13 18 310 128 182 3 16 127 80 47 2
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 3-6 @ New York Jets 10 20 16 257 136 121 2 15 360 293 67 3
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 3-7 Denver Broncos 20 21 21 367 229 138 3 13 194 154 40 3
10 Sun November 26 boxscore L 3-8 @ Miami Dolphins 14 17 19 351 245 106 4 18 318 202 116 3
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 3-9 @ Kansas City Chiefs 13 23 8 242 211 31 4 18 257 128 129 1
13 Sat December 9 boxscore W 4-9 @ Boston Patriots 44 16 17 252 119 133 2 9 150 97 53 7
14 Sun December 24 boxscore L 4-10 @ Oakland Raiders 21 28 12 210 118 92 4 14 272 99 173 6

Passing

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 32 QB 14 11 3-8-0 161 369 43.6 2503 14 3.8 26 7.0 63 6.8 4.4 15.5 178.8 50.0 2 2
16 Tom Flores 30 qb 14 3 1-2-0 22 64 34.4 260 0 0.0 8 12.5 59 4.1 -1.6 11.8 18.6 8.1
40 Ed Rutkowski 26 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 27.0 14 4-10-0 183 434 42.2 2763 14 3.2 34 7.8 63 6.4 3.5 15.1 197.4 41.9 2 2
Opp Total 14 162 377 43.0 2191 17 4.5 27 7.2 5.8 3.49 13.5 156.5 47.3 43 366 4.3 2.3 10.2

Rushing & Receiving

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
20 Keith Lincoln* 28 HB 14 14 159 601 4 28 3.8 42.9 11.4 41 558 13.6 5 60 2.9 39.9 1159 9 3
30 Wray Carlton 30 FB 12 0 107 467 3 21 4.4 38.9 8.9 9 97 10.8 0 24 0.8 8.1 564 3 3
21 Bobby Burnett 24 8 0 45 96 0 18 2.1 12.0 5.6 11 114 10.4 0 38 1.4 14.3 210 0 4
15 Jack Kemp 32 QB 14 11 36 58 2 14 1.6 4.1 2.6 58 2 14
35 Charlie Bivins 29 KR 9 0 15 58 0 43 3.9 6.4 1.7 58 0 0
32 Jack Spikes 30 7 0 4 9 0 6 2.3 1.3 0.6 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.3 18 0 0
34 Gene Donaldson 25 2 0 3 -1 0 2 -0.3 -0.5 1.5 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.5 10.0 19 0 0
44 Elbert Dubenion 34 FL 12 0 2 -17 0 -1 -8.5 -1.4 0.2 25 384 15.4 0 42 2.1 32.0 367 0 0
82 Paul Costa 26 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 726 18.6 2 63 2.8 51.9 726 2 2
87 Billy Masters 23 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 274 13.7 2 28 1.4 19.6 274 2 0
84 Art Powell 30 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 346 17.3 4 37 3.3 57.7 346 4 0
43 Monte Ledbetter 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 161 17.9 1 60 1.8 32.2 161 1 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 59 9.8 0 17 0.4 4.2 59 0 0
51 John Tracey 34 LLB 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.2 15 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 371 1271 9 43 3.4 90.8 26.5 183 2763 15.1 14 63 13.1 197.4 4034 23 32
Opp Total 14 437 1622 11 3.7 115.9 31.2 162 1825 11.3 17 11.6 130.4 3447 28 26

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
42 Butch Byrd 26 PR/RCB 14 14 30 142 0 19 4.7 142
40 Ed Rutkowski 26 14 0 15 43 0 12 2.9 3 71 0 38 23.7 173
35 Charlie Bivins 29 KR 9 0 16 380 0 55 23.8 438
34 Allen Smith 25 5 0 16 346 0 64 21.6 346
47 Charlie King 24 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12 316 0 38 26.3 328
75 Dudley Meredith 32 14 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0
24 Booker Edgerson 28 LCB 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
59 Paul Guidry 23 lb 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 47 199 0 19 4.2 51 1113 0 64 21.8 5346
Opp Total 14 33 301 0 9.1 56 1292 0 23.1

Kicking & Punting

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
55 Paul Maguire 29 P 14 0 77 3320 64 0 43.1
7 Mike Mercer* 32 K 14 0 3 3 6 3 6 4 11 5 1 1 27 16 59.3% 25 25 100.0%
Team Total 27.0 14 3 3 6 3 6 4 11 5 1 1 27 16 59.3% 25 25 100.0% 77 3320 64 0 43.1
Opp Total 14 38 17 44.7% 33 32 97.0% 74 3034 41.0

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
15 Jack Kemp 32 QB 14 11 0 14 6 0 0
42 Butch Byrd 26 PR/RCB 14 14 5 25 0 12 0 0 3 3 0 0
27 Tom Janik* 27 LS 14 0 10 222 2 46 0
20 Keith Lincoln* 28 HB 14 14 0 3 2 0 0
21 Bobby Burnett 24 8 0 0 4 0 0 0
30 Wray Carlton 30 FB 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
82 Paul Costa 26 TE 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
78 Jim Dunaway* 26 LDT 14 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Dudley Meredith 32 14 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
56 Marty Schottenheimer 24 mlb 14 5 3 88 1 45 0
51 John Tracey 34 LLB 13 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 17 0
24 Booker Edgerson 28 LCB 14 0 2 25 0 25 0
87 Billy Masters 23 SE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 George Saimes*+ 26 RS 14 0 2 14 0 14 0
66 Billy Shaw* 29 LG 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Allen Smith 25 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
58 Mike Stratton* 26 RLB 14 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 29 0
59 Paul Guidry 23 lb 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
79 Dick Hudson 27 RT 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Charlie King 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Ron McDole* 28 LDE 13 0 1 5 0 5 0
67 Joe O'Donnell 26 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Tom Sestak 31 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 1
Team Total 27.0 14 27 401 3 46 0 0 32 28 46 1
Opp Total 14 45 26 17 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Mike Mercer* 32 K 14 0 25 16 73
20 Keith Lincoln* 28 HB 14 14 4 5 9 54
84 Art Powell 30 6 0 4 4 24
30 Wray Carlton 30 FB 12 0 3 3 18
15 Jack Kemp 32 QB 14 11 2 2 1 14
82 Paul Costa 26 TE 14 14 2 2 12
27 Tom Janik* 27 LS 14 0 2 2 12
87 Billy Masters 23 SE 14 0 2 2 12
43 Monte Ledbetter 24 5 0 1 1 6
56 Marty Schottenheimer 24 mlb 14 5 1 1 6
70 Tom Sestak 31 RDT 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 14 9 14 1 3 27 1 25 16 237
Opp Total 14 11 17 3 2 32 17 2 285