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1969 Buffalo Bills

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4-10-0, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.3, Offense: -4.0, Defense: -4.4, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 230 points (16.4/g), 10th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 359 points (25.6/g), 9th.
 Differential of -129 points (-9.2/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-10.4.

Coach: John Rauch (4-10-0)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Niagara University (Niagara Falls, New York)

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager/VP Bob Lustig
Offensive Scheme Vertical
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 230 3867 868 4.5 51 21 19 224 215 442 2345 17 30 4.8 122 384 1522 7 4.0 83
Team Defense 359 4334 853 5.1 37 18 12 236 175 368 2476 21 19 6.2 118 454 1858 17 4.1 106
Lg Rank Offense 10 8 10 9 7 3 7 6 9 9 8 8 9 6
Lg Rank Defense 9 7 5 1 7 2 5 6 8 8 8 8 9 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-1 New York Jets 19 33 13 181 122 59 6 15 324 146 178 4
2 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-2 Houston Oilers 3 17 10 133 40 93 4 15 245 122 123
3 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-2 Denver Broncos 41 28 28 406 247 159 1 20 302 233 69 5
4 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-3 @ Houston Oilers 14 28 12 281 237 44 7 15 252 139 113 4
5 Sat October 11 boxscore W 2-3 Boston Patriots 23 16 20 364 160 204 2 14 248 148 100 2
6 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-4 @ Oakland Raiders 21 50 19 392 246 146 7 20 404 320 84 2
7 Sun October 26 boxscore L 2-5 @ Miami Dolphins 6 24 13 276 220 56 4 17 353 217 136 4
8 Sun November 2 boxscore L 2-6 Kansas City Chiefs 7 29 14 144 39 105 6 14 245 98 147 3
9 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-7 @ New York Jets 6 16 13 297 191 106 2 16 273 169 104 1
10 Sun November 16 boxscore W 3-7 Miami Dolphins 28 3 18 309 187 122 1 16 248 198 50 1
11 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-8 @ Boston Patriots 21 35 24 425 248 177 4 16 373 234 139 1
12 Sun November 30 boxscore W 4-8 Cincinnati Bengals 16 13 8 184 84 100 3 11 253 26 227 7
13 Sun December 7 boxscore L 4-9 @ Kansas City Chiefs 19 22 17 237 144 93 2 17 277 131 146 3
14 Sun December 14 boxscore L 4-10 @ San Diego Chargers 6 45 15 238 180 58 2 30 537 295 242 1

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
15 Jack Kemp* 34 QB 14 11 4-7-0 170 344 49.4% 1981 13 3.8 22 6.4 55 5.8 3.6 11.7 141.5 53.2 21 187 4.92 2.92 5.8 0 0
10 Dan Darragh 23 qb 3 2 0-2-0 24 52 46.2% 365 1 1.9 6 11.5 53 7.0 2.2 15.2 121.7 36.6 11 103 4.16 0.19 17.5
12 James Harris 22 qb 4 1 0-1-0 15 36 41.7% 270 1 2.8 1 2.8 55 7.5 6.8 18.0 67.5 65.7 9 70 4.44 3.89 20.0 0 1
16 Tom Flores 32 2 0 2 5 40.0% 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 3.2 3.2 8.0 8.0 48.7 1 11 0.83 0.83 16.7
14 Tom Sherman 24 1 0 2 2 100.0% 20 1 50.0 0 0.0 19 10.0 20.0 10.0 20.0 147.9 0 0 10.00 20.00 0.0
86 Marlin Briscoe 24 FL 13 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
55 Paul Maguire 31 P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 19.0 19.0 19.0 1.4 118.7 0 0 19.00 19.00 0.0
31 Preston Ridlehuber 26 9 0 1 1 100.0% 45 1 100.0 0 0.0 45 45.0 65.0 45.0 5.0 158.3 0 0 45.00 65.00 0.0
Team Total 25.6 14 4-10-0 215 442 48.6% 2716 17 3.8 30 6.8 55 6.1 3.9 12.6 194.0 52.8 42 371 4.85 2.76 8.7 0 1
Opp Total 14 175 368 47.6% 2772 21 5.7 19 5.2 7.5 6.35 15.8 198.0 70.6 31 296 6.2 5.1 7.8

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
32 O.J. Simpson* 22 HB 13 0 181 697 2 32 3.9 53.6 13.9 30 343 11.4 3 55 2.3 26.4 1040 5 6
30 Wayne Patrick 23 FB 14 0 83 361 3 72 4.3 25.8 5.9 35 229 6.5 0 19 2.5 16.4 590 3 6
41 Bill Enyart 22 14 0 47 191 1 26 4.1 13.6 3.4 19 186 9.8 2 32 1.4 13.3 377 3 2
15 Jack Kemp* 34 QB 14 11 37 124 0 13 3.4 8.9 2.6 124 0 8
22 Max Anderson 24 PR 11 0 13 74 1 16 5.7 6.7 1.2 7 65 9.3 0 22 0.6 5.9 139 1 1
12 James Harris 22 qb 4 1 10 25 0 9 2.5 6.3 2.5 25 0 3
10 Dan Darragh 23 qb 3 2 6 14 0 8 2.3 4.7 2.0 14 0 2
31 Preston Ridlehuber 26 9 0 4 25 0 11 6.3 2.8 0.4 25 0 0
14 Tom Sherman 24 1 0 2 14 0 10 7.0 14.0 2.0 14 0 0
87 Billy Masters 25 TE 14 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 33 387 11.7 1 31 2.4 27.6 384 1 1
25 Haven Moses* 23 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 752 19.3 5 55 2.8 53.7 752 5 0
86 Marlin Briscoe 24 FL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 532 16.6 5 50 2.5 40.9 532 5 1
34 Bubba Thornton 22 KR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 134 9.6 0 21 1.0 9.6 134 0 2
83 Bobby Crockett 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 50 12.5 0 19 0.8 10.0 50 0 0
85 Willie Grate 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 1 19 0.1 1.7 19 1 0
20 Robert James 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.4 19 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 384 1522 7 72 4.0 108.7 27.4 215 2716 12.6 17 55 15.4 194.0 4238 24 35
Opp Total 14 454 1858 17 4.1 132.7 32.4 175 2476 14.1 21 12.5 176.9 4334 38 25

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
34 Bubba Thornton 22 KR 14 0 30 749 0 58 25.0 883
22 Max Anderson 24 PR 11 0 19 142 0 30 7.5 4 86 0 28 21.5 367
32 O.J. Simpson* 22 HB 13 0 21 529 0 73 25.2 1569
42 Butch Byrd*+ 28 RCB 14 0 7 37 0 32 5.3 37
45 Hilton Crawford 24 7 0 3 74 0 31 24.7 74
51 Jerald Collins 22 9 0 2 14 0 14 7.0 14
28 Roy Reeves 23 2 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 3
41 Bill Enyart 22 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 389
65 Waddey Harvey 22 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
20 Robert James 22 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 21
47 Pete Richardson 23 rs 14 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
31 Preston Ridlehuber 26 9 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 28
Team Total 25.6 14 31 187 0 32 6.0 62 1475 0 73 23.8 5900
Opp Total 14 45 466 0 10.4 55 1322 0 24.0

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 31 P 14 0 78 3471 78 1 44.5
46 Bruce Alford 24 K 14 0 7 6 9 6 5 4 5 1 26 17 65.4%% 24 23 95.8%%
Team Total 25.6 14 7 6 9 6 5 4 5 1 26 17 65.4%% 24 23 95.8%% 78 3471 78 1 44.5
Opp Total 14 41 26 63.4%% 40 39 97.5%% 62 2647 42.7

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
15 Jack Kemp* 34 QB 14 11 0 8 5 0 0
42 Butch Byrd*+ 28 RCB 14 0 7 95 1 32 0 0 1 1 26 0
30 Wayne Patrick 23 FB 14 0 0 6 1 0 0
32 O.J. Simpson* 22 HB 13 0 0 6 0 0 0
24 Booker Edgerson 30 LCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 39 1
47 Pete Richardson 23 rs 14 5 2 17 0 17 0 0 1 2 0 0
12 James Harris 22 qb 4 1 0 3 1 0 0
64 Harry Jacobs* 32 MLB 14 0 2 13 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 John Pitts 24 LS 14 0 2 40 0 38 0 0 0 1 17 0
26 George Saimes 28 RS 8 0 3 47 0 28 0
34 Bubba Thornton 22 KR 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
86 Marlin Briscoe 24 FL 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
45 Hilton Crawford 24 7 0 0 1 1 7 0
10 Dan Darragh 23 qb 3 2 0 2 0 0 0
41 Bill Enyart 22 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
59 Paul Guidry 25 LLB 8 8 2 39 0 39 0
20 Robert James 22 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Mike Richey 22 LT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Max Anderson 24 PR 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Al Bemiller 31 C 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Edgar Chandler 23 llb 14 6 0 0 1 0 0
60 Angelo Loukas 22 LG 13 0 0 0 1 5 0
87 Billy Masters 25 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Mike McBath 23 RDE 14 0 0 0 1 10 0
25 Haven Moses* 23 SE 14 0 0 0 1 11 0
61 Julian Nunamaker 23 10 0 0 0 1 33 0
53 Dave Ogas 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Billy Shaw* 31 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Mike Stratton 28 RLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 19 251 1 39 0 0 35 32 148 1
Opp Total 14 42 25 7 1

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 24 K 14 0 23 17 74
86 Marlin Briscoe 24 FL 13 0 5 5 30
25 Haven Moses* 23 SE 14 0 5 5 30
32 O.J. Simpson* 22 HB 13 0 2 3 5 30
41 Bill Enyart 22 14 0 1 2 3 18
30 Wayne Patrick 23 FB 14 0 3 3 18
22 Max Anderson 24 PR 11 0 1 1 6
42 Butch Byrd*+ 28 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
24 Booker Edgerson 30 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
85 Willie Grate 23 11 0 1 1 6
87 Billy Masters 25 TE 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 7 17 1 1 26 23 17 230
Opp Total 14 17 21 2 39 26 1 359

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 NYJ L, 19-33 3 5 pass Bill Enyart 5 yard pass from Jack Kemp (pass failed)
2 1969-09-14 NYJ L, 19-33 4 8 rush O.J. Simpson 8 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
3 1969-09-28 DEN W, 41-28 2 3 pass O.J. Simpson 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
4 1969-09-28 DEN W, 41-28 2 55 pass Haven Moses 55 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
5 1969-09-28 DEN W, 41-28 3 4 rush Wayne Patrick 4 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
6 1969-09-28 DEN W, 41-28 3 12 interception Butch Byrd 12 yard interception return (Bruce Alford kick)
7 1969-09-28 DEN W, 41-28 3 6 pass Billy Masters 6 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
8 1969-10-05 @ HOU L, 14-28 3 6 rush Max Anderson 6 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
9 1969-10-05 @ HOU L, 14-28 4 26 pass Marlin Briscoe 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
10 1969-10-11 BOS W, 23-16 1 2 rush Wayne Patrick 2 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
11 1969-10-11 BOS W, 23-16 4 45 pass Haven Moses 45 yard pass from Preston Ridlehuber (Bruce Alford kick)
12 1969-10-19 @ OAK L, 21-50 2 39 pass Haven Moses 39 yard pass from James Harris (Bruce Alford kick)
13 1969-10-19 @ OAK L, 21-50 4 30 pass Bill Enyart 30 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
14 1969-10-19 @ OAK L, 21-50 4 50 pass Marlin Briscoe 50 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
15 1969-11-02 KAN L, 7-29 1 14 pass Marlin Briscoe 14 yard pass from Dan Darragh (Bruce Alford kick)
16 1969-11-16 MIA W, 28-3 1 8 pass O.J. Simpson 8 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
17 1969-11-16 MIA W, 28-3 2 12 pass Marlin Briscoe 12 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
18 1969-11-16 MIA W, 28-3 3 1 rush Bill Enyart 1 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
19 1969-11-16 MIA W, 28-3 4 55 pass O.J. Simpson 55 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
20 1969-11-23 @ BOS L, 21-35 1 1 rush Wayne Patrick 1 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
21 1969-11-23 @ BOS L, 21-35 2 48 pass Haven Moses 48 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
22 1969-11-23 @ BOS L, 21-35 3 2 pass Haven Moses 2 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
23 1969-11-30 CIN W, 16-13 3 10 fumble Booker Edgerson 10 yard fumble return (Bruce Alford kick)
24 1969-12-07 @ KAN L, 19-22 3 17 pass Marlin Briscoe 17 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
25 1969-12-07 @ KAN L, 19-22 4 32 rush O.J. Simpson 32 yard rush (pass failed)
26 1969-12-14 @ SDG L, 6-45 4 19 pass Willie Grate 19 yard pass from Tom Sherman

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 NYJ W, 33-19 2 60 pass Don Maynard 60 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
2 1969-09-14 NYJ W, 33-19 4 11 rush Matt Snell 11 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
3 1969-09-14 NYJ W, 33-19 4 23 interception Paul Crane 23 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
4 1969-09-21 HOU W, 17-3 2 12 pass Alvin Reed 12 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
5 1969-09-21 HOU W, 17-3 4 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
6 1969-09-28 DEN L, 28-41 1 1 rush Tommie Smiley 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
7 1969-09-28 DEN L, 28-41 1 11 pass Mike Haffner 11 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
8 1969-09-28 DEN L, 28-41 3 62 pass Al Denson 62 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
9 1969-09-28 DEN L, 28-41 4 15 pass Mike Haffner 15 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
10 1969-10-05 @ HOU W, 28-14 1 3 pass Roy Hopkins 3 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1969-10-05 @ HOU W, 28-14 2 3 rush Pete Beathard 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
12 1969-10-05 @ HOU W, 28-14 3 51 interception Ken Houston 51 yard interception return (Roy Gerela kick)
13 1969-10-05 @ HOU W, 28-14 4 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
14 1969-10-11 BOS L, 16-23 1 1 rush Carl Garrett 1 yard rush
15 1969-10-11 BOS L, 16-23 3 29 pass Charley Frazier 29 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1969-10-19 @ OAK W, 50-21 1 53 pass Billy Cannon 53 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
17 1969-10-19 @ OAK W, 50-21 1 10 pass Pete Banaszak 10 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
18 1969-10-19 @ OAK W, 50-21 2 1 pass Pete Banaszak 1 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
19 1969-10-19 @ OAK W, 50-21 2 13 pass Warren Wells 13 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
20 1969-10-19 @ OAK W, 50-21 2 16 pass Fred Biletnikoff 16 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
21 1969-10-19 @ OAK W, 50-21 2 23 pass Fred Biletnikoff 23 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
22 1969-10-26 @ MIA W, 24-6 2 41 pass Larry Seiple 41 yard pass from Bob Griese (Karl Kremser kick)
23 1969-10-26 @ MIA W, 24-6 2 53 pass Jim Kiick 53 yard pass from Bob Griese (Karl Kremser kick)
24 1969-10-26 @ MIA W, 24-6 4 1 rush Jim Kiick 1 yard rush (Karl Kremser kick)
25 1969-11-02 KAN W, 29-7 4 34 rush Mike Garrett 34 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1969-11-02 KAN W, 29-7 4 5 rush Mike Garrett 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
27 1969-11-09 @ NYJ W, 16-6 2 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
28 1969-11-23 @ BOS W, 35-21 1 34 pass Charley Frazier 34 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
29 1969-11-23 @ BOS W, 35-21 1 24 pass Charley Frazier 24 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
30 1969-11-23 @ BOS W, 35-21 2 35 pass Ron Sellers 35 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
31 1969-11-23 @ BOS W, 35-21 4 2 rush Jim Nance 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
32 1969-11-23 @ BOS W, 35-21 4 44 rush Carl Garrett 44 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
33 1969-11-30 CIN L, 13-16 4 9 rush Sam Wyche 9 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
34 1969-12-07 @ KAN W, 22-19 1 3 rush Robert Holmes 3 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
35 1969-12-14 @ SDG W, 45-6 1 41 pass Gary Garrison 41 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
36 1969-12-14 @ SDG W, 45-6 2 30 pass Rick Eber 30 yard pass from Gene Foster (Dennis Partee kick)
37 1969-12-14 @ SDG W, 45-6 2 1 pass Lance Alworth 1 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
38 1969-12-14 @ SDG W, 45-6 3 34 rush Dickie Post 34 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
39 1969-12-14 @ SDG W, 45-6 4 2 rush Dickie Post 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
40 1969-12-14 @ SDG W, 45-6 4 9 rush Marty Domres 9 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)