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1970 Buffalo Bills

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3-10-1, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.3, Offense: -5.8, Defense: -6.5, SoS: -2.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 204 points (14.6/g), 23rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 337 points (24.1/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -133 points (-9.5/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 3.3-10.7.

Coach: John Rauch (3-10-1)

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

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager/VP Bob Lustig
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 204 3895 822 4.7 52 26 12 203 213 402 2430 13 26 5.3 120 367 1465 8 4.0 71
Team Defense 337 3806 853 4.5 26 15 23 213 157 338 2088 15 11 5.7 103 484 1718 16 3.5 87
Lg Rank Offense 23 17 26 26 20 10 12 17 23 17 24 21 21 11
Lg Rank Defense 23 8 23 12 8 3 5 8 23 14 24 14 22 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 20 boxscore L 0-1 Denver Broncos 10 25 8 149 56 93 4 11 282 146 136 3
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-2 Los Angeles Rams 0 19 12 177 125 52 4 21 364 195 169 3
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-2 New York Jets 34 31 20 401 252 149 5 11 337 228 109
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 23 16 285 200 85 5 12 209 38 171
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-4 Miami Dolphins 14 33 14 390 337 53 6 20 301 154 147 1
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 2-4 @ New York Jets 10 6 15 193 104 89 2 10 119 33 86 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 3-4 @ Boston Patriots 45 10 18 364 149 215 2 19 251 151 100 5
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 3-5 Cincinnati Bengals 14 43 17 377 274 103 6 17 320 164 156
9 Sun November 15 boxscore T 3-5-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 17 16 271 90 181 2 21 345 209 136 1
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ Chicago Bears 13 31 14 253 119 134 5 12 241 150 91 2
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 3-7-1 Boston Patriots 10 14 12 325 230 95 2 10 167 109 58 4
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 3-8-1 @ New York Giants 6 20 13 180 107 73 2 15 270 119 151 3
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 3-9-1 Baltimore Colts 14 20 18 333 236 97 3 15 275 226 49 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 3-10-1 @ Miami Dolphins 7 45 10 197 151 46 4 19 325 166 159 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
16 Dennis Shaw 23 QB 14 12 3-8-1 178 321 55.5% 2507 10 3.1 20 6.2 48 7.8 5.6 14.1 179.1 65.3 41 387 5.86 3.92 11.3 3 2
12 James Harris 23 7 0 24 50 48.0% 338 3 6.0 4 8.0 32 6.8 4.4 14.1 48.3 56.9 7 63 4.82 2.72 12.3
10 Dan Darragh 24 qb 3 2 0-2-0 11 29 37.9% 71 0 0.0 2 6.9 19 2.4 -0.7 6.5 23.7 17.5 5 36 1.03 -1.62 14.7
32 O.J. Simpson 23 RB 8 8 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 24.6 14 3-10-1 213 402 53.0% 2916 13 3.2 26 6.5 48 7.3 5.0 13.7 208.3 60.3 53 486 5.34 3.34 11.6 3 2
Opp Total 14 157 338 46.4% 2334 15 4.4 11 3.3 6.9 6.33 14.9 166.7 70.8 31 246 5.7 5.1 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
32 O.J. Simpson 23 RB 8 8 120 488 5 56 4.1 61.0 15.0 10 139 13.9 0 36 1.3 17.4 627 5 6
30 Wayne Patrick 24 FB 9 9 66 259 1 20 3.9 28.8 7.3 16 142 8.9 0 38 1.8 15.8 401 1 4
41 Bill Enyart 23 14 5 58 196 0 17 3.4 14.0 4.1 35 235 6.7 1 37 2.5 16.8 431 1 2
33 Lloyd Pate 24 9 4 46 162 1 18 3.5 18.0 5.1 19 103 5.4 0 21 2.1 11.4 265 1 3
16 Dennis Shaw 23 QB 14 12 39 210 0 20 5.4 15.0 2.8 210 0 10
36 Greg Jones 22 10 2 31 113 1 17 3.6 11.3 3.1 8 89 11.1 0 34 0.8 8.9 202 1 0
86 Marlin Briscoe* 25 WR 14 14 3 19 0 11 6.3 1.4 0.2 57 1036 18.2 8 48 4.1 74.0 1055 8 3
12 James Harris 23 7 0 3 -8 0 1 -2.7 -1.1 0.4 -8 0 2
10 Dan Darragh 24 qb 3 2 1 26 0 26 26.0 8.7 0.3 26 0 0
25 Haven Moses 24 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 726 18.6 2 45 2.8 51.9 726 2 0
84 Austin Denney 26 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 201 14.4 0 31 1.0 14.4 201 0 0
85 Willie Grate 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 147 21.0 2 32 0.5 10.5 147 2 1
45 Glenn Alexander 23 KR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 51 12.8 0 16 0.3 3.9 51 0 0
26 Clyde Glosson 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 14 0.2 1.5 16 0 0
40 Roland Moss 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 31 15.5 0 22 0.5 7.8 31 0 0
Team Total 24.6 14 367 1465 8 56 4.0 104.6 26.2 213 2916 13.7 13 48 15.2 208.3 4381 21 37
Opp Total 14 484 1718 16 3.5 122.7 34.6 157 2088 13.3 15 11.2 149.1 3806 31 23

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
28 Ike Hill 23 6 0 19 102 0 54 5.4 9 165 0 31 18.3 267
27 Tommy Pharr 23 PR 10 0 23 184 0 54 8.0 1 6 0 6 6.0 190
45 Glenn Alexander 23 KR 13 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 12 204 0 30 17.0 257
36 Greg Jones 22 10 2 7 162 1 52 23.1 364
32 O.J. Simpson 23 RB 8 8 7 333 1 95 47.6 960
40 Roland Moss 24 4 0 6 131 0 56 21.8 162
26 Clyde Glosson 23 11 0 4 61 0 21 15.3 77
41 Bill Enyart 23 14 5 3 60 0 22 20.0 491
30 Wayne Patrick 24 FB 9 9 3 38 0 15 12.7 439
21 Jackie Allen 23 14 3 2 10 0 8 5.0 10
51 Jerald Collins 23 3 0 2 17 0 10 8.5 17
75 Art Laster 22 t 14 5 2 8 0 8 4.0 8
64 Mike McCaffrey 24 12 4 2 15 0 8 7.5 15
56 Al Andrews 25 8 1 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
79 Paul Costa 29 RT 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
76 Mike McBath 24 12 3 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
33 Lloyd Pate 24 9 4 1 21 0 21 21.0 286
Team Total 24.6 14 45 298 0 54 6.6 62 1244 2 95 20.1 5923
Opp Total 14 42 291 0 6.9 46 1112 1 24.2

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 32 P 14 0 83 3228 58 1 38.9
7 Grant Guthrie 22 K 14 0 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 1 5 1 19 10 52.6%% 25 24 96.0%%
Team Total 24.6 14 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 1 5 1 19 10 52.6%% 25 24 96.0%% 83 3228 58 1 38.9
Opp Total 14 46 30 65.2%% 35 35 100.0%% 76 3344 44.0

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
16 Dennis Shaw 23 QB 14 12 0 10 1 0 0
47 Pete Richardson 24 FS 12 12 5 46 0 22 0 0 0 2 17 0
30 Wayne Patrick 24 FB 9 9 0 4 2 0 0
32 O.J. Simpson 23 RB 8 8 0 6 0 0 0
42 Butch Byrd 29 RCB 14 14 4 63 1 33 0
33 Lloyd Pate 24 9 4 0 3 1 0 0
86 Marlin Briscoe* 25 WR 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
78 Jim Dunaway 29 LDT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
12 James Harris 23 7 0 0 2 1 0 0
27 Tommy Pharr 23 PR 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
48 John Pitts 25 SS 14 14 1 11 0 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
73 Richard Cheek 22 LG 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
63 Dick Cunningham 26 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
41 Bill Enyart 23 14 5 0 2 0 0 0
28 Ike Hill 23 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
88 Julian Nunamaker 24 8 1 0 0 2 7 0
21 Jackie Allen 23 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
52 Edgar Chandler 24 MLB 14 14 1 59 1 59 0
85 Willie Grate 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
59 Paul Guidry 26 LLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
7 Grant Guthrie 22 K 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Waddey Harvey 23 RDT 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
20 Robert James 23 LCB 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
57 Frank Marchlewski 27 C 13 13 0 1 0 -21 0
76 Mike McBath 24 12 3 0 0 1 0 0
67 Joe O'Donnell 29 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.6 14 11 179 2 59 0 0 37 25 3 0
Opp Total 14 53 23 8 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
7 Grant Guthrie 22 K 14 0 24 10 54
86 Marlin Briscoe* 25 WR 14 14 8 8 48
32 O.J. Simpson 23 RB 8 8 5 1 6 36
85 Willie Grate 24 14 0 2 2 12
36 Greg Jones 22 10 2 1 1 2 12
25 Haven Moses 24 WR 14 14 2 2 12
42 Butch Byrd 29 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
52 Edgar Chandler 24 MLB 14 14 1 1 6
41 Bill Enyart 23 14 5 1 1 6
33 Lloyd Pate 24 9 4 1 1 6
30 Wayne Patrick 24 FB 9 9 1 1 6
Team Total 24.6 14 8 13 2 2 25 24 10 204
Opp Total 14 16 15 1 1 35 30 1 337

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 DEN L, 10-25 1 2 rush O.J. Simpson 2 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
2 1970-10-04 NYJ W, 34-31 1 95 kickoff O.J. Simpson 95 yard kickoff return (Grant Guthrie kick)
3 1970-10-04 NYJ W, 34-31 3 19 pass Marlin Briscoe 19 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
4 1970-10-04 NYJ W, 34-31 4 1 rush O.J. Simpson 1 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
5 1970-10-04 NYJ W, 34-31 4 25 pass Marlin Briscoe 25 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
6 1970-10-11 @ PIT L, 10-23 3 4 rush O.J. Simpson 4 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
7 1970-10-18 MIA L, 14-33 2 18 pass Marlin Briscoe 18 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
8 1970-10-18 MIA L, 14-33 3 16 pass Marlin Briscoe 16 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
9 1970-10-25 @ NYJ W, 10-6 4 3 rush Wayne Patrick 3 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
10 1970-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-10 1 2 rush Greg Jones 2 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
11 1970-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-10 2 56 rush O.J. Simpson 56 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
12 1970-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-10 2 58 interception Edgar Chandler 58 yard interception return (Grant Guthrie kick)
13 1970-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-10 2 37 pass Bill Enyart 37 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
14 1970-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-10 4 13 pass Haven Moses 13 yard pass from James Harris (Grant Guthrie kick)
15 1970-11-01 @ BOS W, 45-10 4 52 kickoff Greg Jones 52 yard kickoff return (Grant Guthrie kick)
16 1970-11-08 CIN L, 14-43 1 29 pass Marlin Briscoe 29 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
17 1970-11-08 CIN L, 14-43 2 1 rush O.J. Simpson 1 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
18 1970-11-15 @ BAL T, 17-17 1 4 pass Haven Moses 4 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
19 1970-11-15 @ BAL T, 17-17 2 20 pass Marlin Briscoe 20 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
20 1970-11-22 @ CHI L, 13-31 1 23 interception Butch Byrd 23 yard interception return
21 1970-11-22 @ CHI L, 13-31 4 17 pass Marlin Briscoe 17 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
22 1970-11-29 BOS L, 10-14 4 28 pass Willie Grate 28 yard pass from James Harris (Grant Guthrie kick)
23 1970-12-13 BAL L, 14-20 1 1 rush Lloyd Pate 1 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
24 1970-12-13 BAL L, 14-20 2 10 pass Marlin Briscoe 10 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
25 1970-12-20 @ MIA L, 7-45 4 30 pass Willie Grate 30 yard pass from James Harris (Grant Guthrie kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 DEN W, 25-10 3 3 pass Al Denson 3 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
2 1970-09-20 DEN W, 25-10 4 27 rush Bobby Anderson 27 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
3 1970-09-27 RAM W, 19-0 2 4 rush Willie Ellison 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
4 1970-10-04 NYJ L, 31-34 1 41 blocked punt Steve Tannen 41 yard blocked punt return (Jim Turner kick)
5 1970-10-04 NYJ L, 31-34 1 72 pass Rich Caster 72 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1970-10-04 NYJ L, 31-34 2 25 pass George Sauer 25 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
7 1970-10-04 NYJ L, 31-34 3 6 rush Emerson Boozer 6 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
8 1970-10-11 @ PIT W, 23-10 2 6 pass Dave Smith 6 yard pass from Terry Hanratty (Gene Mingo kick)
9 1970-10-11 @ PIT W, 23-10 4 2 rush Preston Pearson 2 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
10 1970-10-18 MIA W, 33-14 1 4 rush Larry Csonka 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
11 1970-10-18 MIA W, 33-14 3 5 rush Larry Csonka 5 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
12 1970-10-18 MIA W, 33-14 4 43 pass Paul Warfield 43 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
13 1970-11-01 @ BOS L, 10-45 4 19 rush Jim Nance 19 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
14 1970-11-08 CIN W, 43-14 2 1 rush Jess Phillips 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
15 1970-11-08 CIN W, 43-14 2 95 kickoff Lemar Parrish 95 yard kickoff return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
16 1970-11-08 CIN W, 43-14 3 8 fumble Royce Berry 8 yard fumble return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
17 1970-11-08 CIN W, 43-14 4 83 blocked field goal Lemar Parrish 83 yard blocked field goal return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
18 1970-11-15 @ BAL T, 17-17 2 25 pass John Mackey 25 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
19 1970-11-15 @ BAL T, 17-17 3 16 rush Eddie Hinton 16 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
20 1970-11-22 @ CHI W, 31-13 2 36 pass Dick Gordon 36 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)
21 1970-11-22 @ CHI W, 31-13 2 36 pass Jim Seymour 36 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)
22 1970-11-22 @ CHI W, 31-13 3 53 pass Jim Seymour 53 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)
23 1970-11-22 @ CHI W, 31-13 4 28 pass Dick Gordon 28 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)
24 1970-11-29 BOS W, 14-10 2 10 pass Ron Sellers 10 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1970-11-29 BOS W, 14-10 3 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1970-12-06 @ NYG W, 20-6 4 9 pass Clifton McNeil 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1970-12-06 @ NYG W, 20-6 4 4 pass Tucker Frederickson 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1970-12-13 BAL W, 20-14 1 1 rush Tom Nowatzke 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
29 1970-12-13 BAL W, 20-14 3 2 rush Norm Bulaich 2 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
30 1970-12-20 @ MIA W, 45-7 1 4 rush Jim Kiick 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1970-12-20 @ MIA W, 45-7 1 21 pass Howard Twilley 21 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1970-12-20 @ MIA W, 45-7 1 2 rush Larry Csonka 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
33 1970-12-20 @ MIA W, 45-7 2 2 rush Jim Kiick 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
34 1970-12-20 @ MIA W, 45-7 3 2 rush Jim Kiick 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
35 1970-12-20 @ MIA W, 45-7 4 36 pass Stan Mitchell 36 yard pass from John Stofa (Garo Yepremian kick)