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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Dennis Shaw 23 Rook 12 178 for 321, 2,507 yards, 10 td, 20 int, & 39 rushes for 210 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 30th pick / 1970
RB O.J. Simpson 23 1 8 120 rushes for 488 yards, 5 td, & 10 catches for 139 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
FB Wayne Patrick 24 2 9 66 rushes for 259 yards, 1 td, & 16 catches for 142 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 247th pick / 1968
WR Marlin Briscoe* 25 2 14 57 catches for 1,036 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
WR Haven Moses 24 2 14 39 catches for 726 yards, 2 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
TE Austin Denney 26 3 14 14 catches for 201 yards, 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 160th pick / 1966
LT Howard Kindig 29 5 10 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
LG Richard Cheek 22 Rook 13 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 8th / 186th pick / 1970
C Frank Marchlewski 27 5 13 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 152nd pick / 1965
RG Joe O'Donnell 29 6 14 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
RT Paul Costa 29 5 14 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole 31 9 13 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Jim Dunaway 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Waddey Harvey 23 1 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 8th / 183rd pick / 1969
RDE Al Cowlings 23 Rook 12 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1970
LLB Paul Guidry 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
MLB Edgar Chandler 24 2 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1968
RLB Mike Stratton 29 8 9 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Robert James 23 1 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Butch Byrd 29 6 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
SS John Pitts 25 3 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 22nd pick / 1967
FS Pete Richardson 24 1 12 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 7th / 173rd pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Grant Guthrie 22 Rook 0 10 of 19 field goals & 24 of 25 extra points Buffalo Bills / 6th / 135th pick / 1970
P Paul Maguire 32 10 0 83 punts for a 38.9 average, 1 blocked
PR Tommy Pharr 23 Rook 0 23 punt returns for a 8.0 average and 0 td
KR Glenn Alexander 23 Rook 0 12 kick returns for a 17.0 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 67th pick / 1970

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Glenn Alexander 23 KR 13 0 205 6-3 Grambling St. 6/3/1947 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 67th pick / 1970
21 Jackie Allen 23 14 3 190 6-1 Baylor 9/24/1947 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 153rd pick / 1969
56 Al Andrews 25 8 1 216 6-3 Laney College (CA),New Mexico St. 7/10/1945 Rook 2
86 Marlin Briscoe* 25 WR 14 14 178 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 9/10/1945 2 8 Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
42 Butch Byrd 29 RCB 14 14 211 6-0 Boston Univ. 9/20/1941 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 25th pick / 1964
74 Levert Carr 26 7 0 273 6-2 North Central 6/30/1944 1 2
52 Edgar Chandler 24 MLB 14 14 225 6-3 Georgia 8/31/1946 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1968
73 Richard Cheek 22 LG 14 13 266 6-3 Auburn 1/19/1948 Rook 4 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 186th pick / 1970
51 Jerald Collins 23 3 0 220 6-2 West. Michigan 2/1/1947 1 2
79 Paul Costa 29 RT 14 14 268 6-6 Notre Dame 12/7/1941 5 4 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 55th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 106th pick / 1964
82 Al Cowlings 23 RDE 13 12 255 6-5 USC 6/16/1947 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1970
63 Dick Cunningham 26 14 0 245 6-3 Arkansas 10/12/1944 3 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 136th pick / 1966
10 Dan Darragh 24 qb 3 2 196 6-3 William & Mary 11/28/1946 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 336th pick / 1968
84 Austin Denney 26 TE 14 14 230 6-2 Tennessee 1/2/1944 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 160th pick / 1966
78 Jim Dunaway 29 LDT 14 14 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 7 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
41 Bill Enyart 23 14 5 235 6-4 Oregon St. 4/28/1947 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1969
53 Wayne Fowler 22 10 0 260 6-3 Richmond 1/23/1948 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 161st pick / 1970
69 Jerry Gantt 22 6 0 266 6-4 North Carolina Central 10/20/1948 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 82nd pick / 1970
24 Bob Gladieux 23 2 0 195 5-11 Notre Dame 1/2/1947 1 0 Boston Patriots / 8th / 188th pick / 1969
26 Clyde Glosson 23 11 0 175 5-11 Texas-El Paso 1/22/1947 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 182nd pick / 1970
85 Willie Grate 24 14 0 225 6-4 South Carolina St. 5/25/1946 1 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 143rd pick / 1969
59 Paul Guidry 26 LLB 14 14 227 6-3 LSU,McNeese St. 1/14/1944 4 6 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 73rd pick / 1966
7 Grant Guthrie 22 K 14 0 210 6-0 Florida St. 2/9/1948 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 135th pick / 1970
12 James Harris 23 7 0 210 6-4 Grambling St. 7/20/1947 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
65 Waddey Harvey 23 RDT 14 9 282 6-4 Virginia Tech 3/26/1947 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 183rd pick / 1969
28 Ike Hill 23 6 0 180 5-10 Catawba 4/15/1947 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 232nd pick / 1970
20 Robert James 23 LCB 14 13 184 6-1 Fisk 7/7/1947 1 6
36 Greg Jones 22 10 2 201 6-1 UCLA 2/12/1948 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 129th pick / 1970
54 Howard Kindig 29 LT 10 10 265 6-6 Los Angeles St. 6/22/1941 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
75 Art Laster 22 t 14 5 280 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 3/2/1948 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 128th pick / 1970
55 Paul Maguire 32 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 10 1
57 Frank Marchlewski 27 C 13 13 240 6-2 Minnesota 10/14/1943 5 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 152nd pick / 1965
76 Mike McBath 24 12 3 251 6-4 Penn St. 5/29/1946 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 119th pick / 1968
64 Mike McCaffrey 24 12 4 235 6-3 California 4/11/1946 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 95th pick / 1969
72 Ron McDole 31 LDE 14 13 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 9 6 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
80 Jim McFarland 23 1 0 225 6-5 Nebraska 10/4/1947 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 164th pick / 1970
25 Haven Moses 24 WR 14 14 208 6-2 San Diego St. 7/27/1946 2 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 9th pick / 1968
40 Roland Moss 24 4 0 215 6-3 Toledo 9/20/1946 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 181st pick / 1969
88 Julian Nunamaker 24 8 1 252 6-3 Tenn-Martin 2/13/1946 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1969
67 Joe O'Donnell 29 RG 14 14 262 6-2 Michigan 8/31/1941 6 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 40th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 13th / 101st pick / 1964
33 Lloyd Pate 24 9 4 205 6-1 Cincinnati 3/11/1946 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 287th pick / 1969
30 Wayne Patrick 24 FB 9 9 254 6-2 Louisville 9/1/1946 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 10th / 247th pick / 1968
27 Tommy Pharr 23 PR 10 0 187 5-10 Mississippi St. 7/31/1947 Rook 0
48 John Pitts 25 SS 14 14 218 6-4 Arizona St. 2/28/1945 3 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 22nd pick / 1967
61 Jim Reilly 22 13 1 260 6-2 Notre Dame 2/8/1948 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1970
47 Pete Richardson 24 FS 12 12 193 6-0 Dayton 10/17/1946 1 8 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 173rd pick / 1968
16 Dennis Shaw 23 QB 14 12 217 6-3 USC,San Diego St. 3/3/1947 Rook 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 30th pick / 1970
32 O.J. Simpson 23 RB 8 8 212 6-2 USC 7/9/1947 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
58 Mike Stratton 29 RLB 9 9 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 8 5 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
71 Bob Tatarek 24 4 4 270 6-4 Miami (FL) 7/3/1946 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 34th pick / 1968
Team Total 24.6 14 229.4 6-2.4 2.0