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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 10.4, Defense: -3.4, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 420 points (30.0/g), 1st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 355 points (25.4/g), 21st.
 Differential of 65 points (4.6/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-5.6.

Coach: Lou Saban (8-6-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Ferguson 25 2 14 169 for 321, 2,426 yards, 25 td, 17 int, & 23 rushes for 82 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
RB O.J. Simpson*+ 28 6 14 329 rushes for 1,817 yards, 16 td, & 28 catches for 426 yards and 7 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
FB Jim Braxton 26 4 14 186 rushes for 823 yards, 9 td, & 26 catches for 282 yards and 4 td Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1971
WR Bob Chandler 26 4 13 55 catches for 746 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
WR J.D. Hill 27 4 13 36 catches for 667 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 4th pick / 1971
TE Paul Seymour 25 2 14 19 catches for 268 yards, 1 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 7th pick / 1973
LT Dave Foley 28 6 14 New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
LG Reggie McKenzie 25 3 14 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
C Mike Montler 31 6 14 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1969
RG Joe DeLamielleure*+ 24 2 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
RT Donnie Green 27 4 14 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 107th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Walt Patulski 25 3 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1972
NT Mike Kadish 25 2 10 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1972
RDE Earl Edwards 29 6 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
LOLB John Skorupan 24 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
LILB Doug Allen 24 1 5 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1974
RILB Merv Krakau 24 2 10 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 14th / 344th pick / 1973
ROLB Bo Cornell 26 4 11 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1971
LCB Tony Greene 26 4 12 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RCB Dwight Harrison 27 4 13 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
SS Ed Jones 23 Rook 11 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 226th pick / 1975
FS Steve Freeman 22 Rook 6 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K John Leypoldt 29 4 0 9 of 16 field goals & 51 of 57 extra points
P Marv Bateman 25 3 0 61 punts for a 41.6 average, 2 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
PR Gary Hayman 24 1 0 25 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 5th / 106th pick / 1974
KR Vic Washington 29 4 3 35 kick returns for a 26.4 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Bill Adams 25 6 0 255 6-2 Holy Cross 2/4/1950 3 4 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 161st pick / 1972
59 Doug Allen 24 LILB 14 5 228 6-2 Penn St. 11/13/1951 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1974
7 Marv Bateman 25 P 14 0 213 6-4 Utah 4/5/1950 3 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
34 Jim Braxton 26 FB 14 14 243 6-1 West Virginia 5/23/1949 4 12 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1971
29 Don Calhoun 23 6 0 206 6-0 Kansas St. 4/29/1952 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 249th pick / 1974
81 Bob Chandler 26 WR 14 13 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1949 4 12 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
30 Bo Cornell 26 ROLB 14 11 220 6-2 Washington 3/7/1949 4 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 40th pick / 1971
72 Don Croft 26 13 4 254 6-4 Texas-El Paso 1/7/1949 3 3 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 115th pick / 1972
68 Joe DeLamielleure*+ 24 RG 14 14 254 6-3 Michigan St. 3/16/1951 2 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1973
73 Earl Edwards 29 RDE 14 14 260 6-7 Wichita St. 3/17/1946 6 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 120th pick / 1969
12 Joe Ferguson 25 QB 14 14 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 2 14 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
78 Dave Foley 28 LT 14 14 255 6-5 Ohio St. 10/28/1947 6 8 New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
45 Charlie Ford 27 db 5 4 185 6-3 Houston 12/10/1948 4 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1971
22 Steve Freeman 22 FS 14 6 185 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/8/1953 Rook 5 New England Patriots / 5th / 117th pick / 1975
88 Reuben Gant 23 14 1 230 6-4 Oklahoma St. 4/12/1952 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 18th pick / 1974
74 Donnie Green 27 RT 14 14 272 6-7 Purdue 7/12/1948 4 8 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 107th pick / 1971
43 Tony Greene 26 FS 14 12 170 5-10 Maryland 8/29/1949 4 5
76 Halvor Hagen 28 13 0 245 6-5 Weber St. 2/4/1947 6 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 74th pick / 1969
28 Dwight Harrison 27 RCB 13 13 187 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/12/1948 4 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 35th pick / 1971
47 Clint Haslerig 23 3 0 189 6-0 Michigan 4/9/1952 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 83rd pick / 1974
21 Gary Hayman 24 PR 14 0 198 6-1 Penn St. 9/8/1951 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 106th pick / 1974
40 J.D. Hill 27 WR 14 13 202 6-1 Arizona St. 10/30/1948 4 10 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 4th pick / 1971
80 John Holland 23 12 1 190 6-0 Tennessee St. 2/28/1952 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 29th pick / 1974
50 Mark Johnson 22 de 11 2 240 6-2 Missouri 8/14/1953 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 305th pick / 1975
26 Ed Jones 23 SS 12 11 185 6-0 Rutgers 6/29/1952 Rook 5 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 226th pick / 1975
71 Mike Kadish 25 NT 14 10 270 6-5 Notre Dame 5/27/1950 2 5 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1972
52 Merv Krakau 24 RILB 14 10 242 6-2 Iowa St. 5/16/1951 2 4 Buffalo Bills / 14th / 344th pick / 1973
3 John Leypoldt 29 K 14 0 229 6-2 Northern Virginia CC 3/31/1946 4 2
17 Gary Marangi 23 5 0 201 6-1 Boston Col. 7/29/1952 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 70th pick / 1974
57 John McCrumbly 23 lb 13 2 245 6-1 Texas A&M 7/28/1952 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 115th pick / 1975
67 Reggie McKenzie 25 LG 14 14 255 6-4 Michigan 7/27/1950 3 13 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
41 Royce McKinney 22 db 9 1 190 6-1 Kentucky St. 11/3/1953 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 209th pick / 1975
53 Mike Montler 31 C 14 14 254 6-5 Colorado 1/10/1944 6 8 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1969
42 Frank Oliver 23 db 14 2 194 6-1 Kentucky St. 3/3/1952 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1975
61 Willie Parker 27 14 0 245 6-3 North Texas 12/28/1948 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1971
85 Walt Patulski 25 LDE 14 11 259 6-6 Notre Dame 2/3/1950 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1972
54 Tom Ruud 22 lb 14 3 223 6-3 Nebraska 7/26/1953 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1975
23 Steven Schnarr 23 12 0 216 6-2 Otterbein 7/30/1952 Rook 0
87 Paul Seymour 25 TE 14 14 252 6-5 Michigan 2/6/1950 2 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 7th pick / 1973
32 O.J. Simpson*+ 28 RB 14 14 212 6-2 USC 7/9/1947 6 25 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1969
55 John Skorupan 24 LOLB 14 14 222 6-2 Penn St. 5/17/1951 2 5 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
37 Ike Thomas 28 5 4 193 6-2 Bishop 11/4/1947 4 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 51st pick / 1971
65 Pat Toomay 27 14 9 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 5 3 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
33 Vic Washington 29 KR 13 3 197 5-11 Wyoming 3/23/1946 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1970
75 Jeff Winans 24 g 11 3 265 6-5 USC 10/12/1951 2 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1973
62 Jeff Yeates 24 13 0 248 6-3 Boston Col. 8/3/1951 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 103rd pick / 1973
Team Total 25.2 14 223.9 6-2.4 2.6