Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > 1968 Statistics & Players

1968 Buffalo Bills

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

1-12-1, Finished 5th in AFL East Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.8, Offense: -7.9, Defense: -2.9, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 199 points (14.2/g), 10th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 367 points (26.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of -168 points (-12.0/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Joe Collier (0-2-0) and Harvey Johnson (1-10-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Niagara University (Niagara Falls, 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
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 199 2870 844 3.4 42 14 16 159 168 405 1343 7 28 3.0 72 400 1527 9 3.8 71
Team Defense 367 4225 876 4.8 35 13 22 210 143 340 2204 19 22 5.9 103 505 2021 15 4.0 85
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 8 7 10 8 10 10 8 10 10 9 9 8
Lg Rank Defense 8 5 6 6 3 1 3 5 5 8 10 8 7 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 Boston Patriots 7 16 11 191 115 76 4 9 195 45 150 3
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-2 Oakland Raiders 6 48 14 191 -19 210 1 20 411 201 210 1
3 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 23 34 17 215 123 92 2 9 201 52 149 2
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-3 New York Jets 37 35 10 197 57 140 2 17 427 257 170 6
5 Sat October 5 boxscore L 1-4 Kansas City Chiefs 7 18 11 251 136 115 5 20 353 141 212 2
5 Sat October 12 boxscore T 1-4-1 @ Miami Dolphins 14 14 12 237 93 144 3 14 171 59 112 2
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-5-1 @ Boston Patriots 6 23 9 203 154 49 5 11 299 96 203 2
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-6-1 Houston Oilers 7 30 8 113 63 50 3 13 332 199 133
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 1-7-1 @ New York Jets 21 25 10 196 134 62 5 11 274 164 110 1
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 1-8-1 Miami Dolphins 17 21 12 274 141 133 3 22 305 156 149 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 1-9-1 San Diego Chargers 6 21 7 151 61 90 1 15 282 206 76 5
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 1-10-1 @ Denver Broncos 32 34 14 220 132 88 2 15 386 302 84 3
12 Thu November 28 boxscore L 1-11-1 @ Oakland Raiders 10 13 17 343 144 199 4 11 186 111 75 2
13 Sat December 7 boxscore L 1-12-1 @ Houston Oilers 6 35 7 89 10 79 2 23 403 215 188 4

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
10 Dan Darragh 22 QB 11 7 1-6-0 92 215 42.8% 917 3 1.4 14 6.5 41 4.3 1.6 10.0 83.4 33.0 1 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 27 qb 13 3 0-3-0 41 100 41.0% 380 0 0.0 6 6.0 37 3.8 1.1 9.3 29.2 27.1
18 Kay Stephenson 24 qb 10 3 0-3-0 29 79 36.7% 364 4 5.1 7 8.9 55 4.6 1.6 12.6 36.4 31.8
16 Tom Flores 31 qb 1 1 0-0-1 3 5 60.0% 15 0 0.0 1 20.0 12 3.0 -6.0 5.0 15.0 25.0
32 Gary McDermott 20 14 0 2 3 66.7% 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 11.7 11.7 17.5 2.5 106.2
3 Benny Russell 24 1 0 1 2 50.0% 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 1.5 3.0 3.0 56.2
22 Max Anderson 23 HB/KR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.3 14 1-12-1 168 405 41.5% 1714 7 1.7 28 6.9 55 4.2 1.5 10.2 122.4 31.2 1 0
Opp Total 14 143 340 42.1% 2477 19 5.6 22 6.5 7.3 5.49 17.3 176.9 59.2 31 273 5.9 4.3 8.4

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
22 Max Anderson 23 HB/KR 14 0 147 525 2 45 3.6 37.5 10.5 22 140 6.4 0 23 1.6 10.0 665 2 3
36 Bob Cappadona 26 14 0 73 272 1 33 3.7 19.4 5.2 18 92 5.1 2 21 1.3 6.6 364 3 3
33 Ben Gregory 22 FB 6 0 52 283 1 67 5.4 47.2 8.7 5 21 4.2 0 8 0.8 3.5 304 1 2
32 Gary McDermott 20 14 0 47 102 3 17 2.2 7.3 3.4 20 115 5.8 1 37 1.4 8.2 217 4 2
20 Keith Lincoln 29 4 0 26 84 0 24 3.2 21.0 6.5 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 0.8 87 0 1
40 Ed Rutkowski 27 qb 13 3 20 96 1 33 4.8 7.4 1.5 1 27 27.0 0 27 0.1 2.1 123 1 2
10 Dan Darragh 22 QB 11 7 13 11 0 8 0.8 1.0 1.2 11 0 7
87 Billy Masters 24 14 0 6 70 0 35 11.7 5.0 0.4 8 101 12.6 0 21 0.6 7.2 171 0 0
25 Haven Moses 22 SE 14 0 5 -4 0 19 -0.8 -0.3 0.4 42 633 15.1 2 55 3.0 45.2 629 2 0
18 Kay Stephenson 24 qb 10 3 4 30 0 12 7.5 3.0 0.4 30 0 0
23 Charlie Brown 26 8 0 3 39 0 27 13.0 4.9 0.4 39 0 1
82 Paul Costa 27 TE 14 0 2 11 1 6 5.5 0.8 0.1 15 172 11.5 1 27 1.1 12.3 183 2 0
30 Wayne Patrick 22 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.3 1.7 7 0 0
55 Paul Maguire 30 P 14 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 6 0 0
28 Richard Trapp 22 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 235 9.8 0 27 1.7 16.8 235 0 1
83 Bobby Crockett 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 76 12.7 0 23 0.7 8.4 76 0 0
43 Monte Ledbetter 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 94 23.5 1 43 0.6 13.4 94 1 0
50 Al Bemiller 30 C 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 400 1527 9 67 3.8 109.1 28.6 168 1714 10.2 7 55 12.0 122.4 3241 16 23
Opp Total 14 505 2021 15 4.0 144.4 36.1 143 2204 15.4 19 10.2 157.4 4225 34 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
22 Max Anderson 23 HB/KR 14 0 39 971 1 100 24.9 1636
45 Hagood Clarke 26 PR 14 0 29 241 1 82 8.3 241
40 Ed Rutkowski 27 qb 13 3 8 23 0 9 2.9 5 87 0 26 17.4 233
23 Charlie Brown 26 8 0 12 274 0 32 22.8 313
82 Paul Costa 27 TE 14 0 5 68 0 33 13.6 251
46 Charley Mitchell 28 3 0 5 98 0 24 19.6 98
28 Richard Trapp 22 FL 14 0 5 26 0 11 5.2 261
42 Butch Byrd* 27 RCB 14 14 2 11 0 11 5.5 11
77 Stew Barber 29 LT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
55 Paul Maguire 30 P 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 11
32 Gary McDermott 20 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 233
43 Monte Ledbetter 25 7 0 0 18 0 18 112
Team Total 26.3 14 44 301 1 82 6.8 69 1537 1 100 22.3 5079
Opp Total 14 45 521 1 11.6 49 1062 0 21.7

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
55 Paul Maguire 30 P 14 0 100 4175 61 1 41.8
46 Bruce Alford 23 K 11 0 4 4 5 5 5 3 8 1 2 1 24 14 58.3%% 15 15 100.0%%
7 Mike Mercer 33 k 3 0 1 3 4 0.0%% 4 4 100.0%%
Team Total 26.3 14 4 4 5 5 6 3 11 1 2 1 28 14 50.0%% 19 19 100.0%% 100 4175 61 1 41.8
Opp Total 14 48 27 56.3%% 41 40 97.6%% 75 2978 39.7

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
10 Dan Darragh 22 QB 11 7 0 7 1 0 0
42 Butch Byrd* 27 RCB 14 14 6 76 1 53 0
33 Ben Gregory 22 FB 6 0 0 2 3 4 0
26 George Saimes* 27 RS 13 0 2 36 0 19 0 0 0 3 27 0
22 Max Anderson 23 HB/KR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
24 Booker Edgerson 29 LCB 13 0 4 100 2 45 0
72 Ron McDole 29 LDE 14 0 2 47 0 42 0 0 0 2 10 0
36 Bob Cappadona 26 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 Tom Janik 28 LS 11 10 3 137 1 100 0
48 John Pitts 23 ls 14 7 2 21 0 17 0 0 0 1 4 0
40 Ed Rutkowski 27 qb 13 3 0 2 1 0 0
50 Al Bemiller 30 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
78 Jim Dunaway* 27 LDT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
59 Paul Guidry 24 LLB 14 14 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 1 3 0
32 Gary McDermott 20 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
57 Marty Schottenheimer 25 14 0 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 10 0
66 Billy Shaw* 30 LG 13 0 0 0 2 19 0
23 Charlie Brown 26 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 Hagood Clarke 26 PR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Tom Day 33 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
20 Keith Lincoln 29 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Tom Sestak 32 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Mike Stratton* 27 RLB 14 0 1 15 0 15 0
28 Richard Trapp 22 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 22 475 4 100 0 0 23 22 77 0
Opp Total 14 39 24 11

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
46 Bruce Alford 23 K 11 0 15 14 57
32 Gary McDermott 20 14 0 3 1 4 1 26
36 Bob Cappadona 26 14 0 1 2 3 1 20
22 Max Anderson 23 HB/KR 14 0 2 1 3 18
82 Paul Costa 27 TE 14 0 1 1 2 12
24 Booker Edgerson 29 LCB 13 0 2 2 12
25 Haven Moses 22 SE 14 0 2 2 12
42 Butch Byrd* 27 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
45 Hagood Clarke 26 PR 14 0 1 1 6
33 Ben Gregory 22 FB 6 0 1 1 6
27 Tom Janik 28 LS 11 10 1 1 6
43 Monte Ledbetter 25 7 0 1 1 6
40 Ed Rutkowski 27 qb 13 3 1 1 6
7 Mike Mercer 33 k 3 0 4 4
Team Total 26.3 14 9 7 1 1 4 22 2 19 14 1 197
Opp Total 14 15 19 1 6 40 27 367

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-08 BOS L, 7-16 1 6 rush Paul Costa 6 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
2 1968-09-15 OAK L, 6-48 4 7 pass Bob Cappadona 7 yard pass from Dan Darragh (run failed)
3 1968-09-22 @ CIN L, 23-34 2 14 rush Max Anderson 14 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
4 1968-09-22 @ CIN L, 23-34 3 5 rush Gary McDermott 5 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
5 1968-09-22 @ CIN L, 23-34 4 100 kickoff Max Anderson 100 yard kickoff return (Mike Mercer kick)
6 1968-09-29 NYJ W, 37-35 1 2 rush Ben Gregory 2 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
7 1968-09-29 NYJ W, 37-35 2 100 interception Tom Janik 100 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
8 1968-09-29 NYJ W, 37-35 4 53 interception Butch Byrd 53 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
9 1968-09-29 NYJ W, 37-35 4 45 interception Booker Edgerson 45 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
10 1968-10-05 KAN L, 7-18 1 5 pass Haven Moses 5 yard pass from Dan Darragh (Bruce Alford kick)
11 1968-10-12 @ MIA T, 14-14 4 3 pass Gary McDermott 3 yard pass from Dan Darragh (two point pass successful)
12 1968-10-27 HOU L, 7-30 2 36 pass Monte Ledbetter 36 yard pass from Kay Stephenson (Bruce Alford kick)
13 1968-11-03 @ NYJ L, 21-25 1 55 pass Haven Moses 55 yard pass from Kay Stephenson (Bruce Alford kick)
14 1968-11-03 @ NYJ L, 21-25 4 10 pass Paul Costa 10 yard pass from Kay Stephenson (Bruce Alford kick)
15 1968-11-03 @ NYJ L, 21-25 4 82 punt Hagood Clarke 82 yard punt return (Bruce Alford kick)
16 1968-11-10 MIA L, 17-21 2 33 rush Bob Cappadona 33 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
17 1968-11-10 MIA L, 17-21 2 21 pass Bob Cappadona 21 yard pass from Kay Stephenson (Bruce Alford kick)
18 1968-11-24 @ DEN L, 32-34 2 1 rush Ed Rutkowski 1 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
19 1968-11-24 @ DEN L, 32-34 3 35 interception Booker Edgerson 35 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
20 1968-11-24 @ DEN L, 32-34 4 2 rush Gary McDermott 2 yard rush (two point pass successful)
21 1968-11-24 @ DEN L, 32-34 4 3 rush Gary McDermott 3 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
22 1968-11-28 @ OAK L, 10-13 4 5 rush Max Anderson 5 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-08 BOS W, 16-7 3 45 rush R.C. Gamble 45 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1968-09-15 OAK W, 48-6 1 86 punt George Atkinson 86 yard punt return (George Blanda kick)
3 1968-09-15 OAK W, 48-6 1 9 rush Pete Banaszak 9 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
4 1968-09-15 OAK W, 48-6 1 57 pass Warren Wells 57 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
5 1968-09-15 OAK W, 48-6 2 17 rush Hewritt Dixon 17 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1968-09-15 OAK W, 48-6 4 11 rush Larry Todd 11 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1968-09-15 OAK W, 48-6 4 31 rush Larry Todd 31 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1968-09-22 @ CIN W, 34-23 1 80 rush Warren McVea 80 yard rush (Dale Livingston kick)
9 1968-09-22 @ CIN W, 34-23 3 32 interception Charlie King 32 yard interception return (Dale Livingston kick)
10 1968-09-22 @ CIN W, 34-23 4 17 interception Al Beauchamp 17 yard interception return (Dale Livingston kick)
11 1968-09-22 @ CIN W, 34-23 4 1 rush Tommie Smiley 1 yard rush (Dale Livingston kick)
12 1968-09-29 NYJ L, 35-37 1 4 pass George Sauer 4 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
13 1968-09-29 NYJ L, 35-37 2 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
14 1968-09-29 NYJ L, 35-37 2 55 pass Don Maynard 55 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
15 1968-09-29 NYJ L, 35-37 4 3 pass Matt Snell 3 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
16 1968-09-29 NYJ L, 35-37 4 10 pass George Sauer 10 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
17 1968-10-05 KAN W, 18-7 1 15 pass Gloster Richardson 15 yard pass from Len Dawson
18 1968-10-12 @ MIA T, 14-14 2 1 rush Jim Kiick 1 yard rush (Jimmy Keyes kick)
19 1968-10-12 @ MIA T, 14-14 4 1 rush Stan Mitchell 1 yard rush (Jimmy Keyes kick)
20 1968-10-20 @ BOS W, 23-6 3 40 pass Jim Whalen 40 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
21 1968-10-20 @ BOS W, 23-6 3 18 pass Jim Whalen 18 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
22 1968-10-27 HOU W, 30-7 1 2 rush Woody Campbell 2 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
23 1968-10-27 HOU W, 30-7 3 23 pass Alvin Reed 23 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
24 1968-10-27 HOU W, 30-7 4 42 pass Alvin Reed 42 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
25 1968-11-03 @ NYJ W, 25-21 2 36 interception Johnny Sample 36 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
26 1968-11-10 MIA W, 21-17 3 13 rush Bob Griese 13 yard rush (Jimmy Keyes kick)
27 1968-11-10 MIA W, 21-17 4 5 pass Karl Noonan 5 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
28 1968-11-10 MIA W, 21-17 4 4 rush Jim Kiick 4 yard rush (Jimmy Keyes kick)
29 1968-11-17 SDG W, 21-6 1 18 pass Jacque MacKinnon 18 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
30 1968-11-17 SDG W, 21-6 2 62 pass Jacque MacKinnon 62 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
31 1968-11-17 SDG W, 21-6 2 12 rush Dickie Post 12 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
32 1968-11-24 @ DEN W, 34-32 2 40 pass Brendan McCarthy 40 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
33 1968-11-24 @ DEN W, 34-32 2 15 pass Eric Crabtree 15 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
34 1968-11-24 @ DEN W, 34-32 2 66 pass Floyd Little 66 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
35 1968-11-24 @ DEN W, 34-32 3 15 pass Al Denson 15 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
36 1968-11-28 @ OAK W, 13-10 3 33 interception George Atkinson 33 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
37 1968-12-07 @ HOU W, 35-6 2 1 rush Woody Campbell 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
38 1968-12-07 @ HOU W, 35-6 3 40 pass Mac Haik 40 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
39 1968-12-07 @ HOU W, 35-6 4 52 interception Miller Farr 52 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)
40 1968-12-07 @ HOU W, 35-6 4 29 pass Alvin Reed 29 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
41 1968-12-07 @ HOU W, 35-6 4 40 interception Miller Farr 40 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)