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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: -1.6, Defense: 5.5, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (20.0/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 260 points (16.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 60 points (3.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-6.1.

Coach: Chuck Knox (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Prochaska
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Catlin

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

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager/VP of Administration Stew Barber
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 320 4972 1084 4.6 41 22 26 317 262 461 2750 20 19 5.7 157 603 2222 17 3.7 134
Team Defense 260 4101 952 4.3 44 20 22 251 240 433 2282 15 24 4.9 120 486 1819 14 3.7 109
Lg Rank Offense 12 18 20 27 10 21 23 15 8 18 2 8 10 25
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 5 3 1 2 2 2 11 3 11 9 13 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Dolphins 17 7 22 357 213 144 7 13 200 110 90 6
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 New York Jets 20 10 22 362 207 155 1 17 303 166 137 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 @ New Orleans Saints 35 26 26 410 281 129 2 15 316 278 38
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-0 Oakland Raiders 24 7 25 325 160 165 1 12 179 109 70 5
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 5-0 @ San Diego Chargers 26 24 14 202 83 119 1 19 300 214 86 4
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 5-1 Baltimore Colts 12 17 24 363 201 162 1 22 355 206 149 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 5-2 @ Miami Dolphins 14 17 18 289 221 68 3 15 232 83 149 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-2 New England Patriots 31 13 21 357 176 181 3 8 148 109 39 4
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 6-3 Atlanta Falcons 14 30 20 364 270 94 5 19 311 161 150 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-3 @ New York Jets 31 24 17 274 127 147 18 267 164 103 4
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 14 0 22 306 169 137 4 9 213 124 89 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 9-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 13 23 379 201 178 2 16 239 155 84 1
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 9-4 @ Baltimore Colts 24 28 24 284 164 120 4 14 201 88 113 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W OT 10-4 Los Angeles Rams 10 7 15 272 122 150 2 14 215 34 181 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 10-5 @ New England Patriots 2 24 8 161 53 108 3 21 324 129 195 2
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 11-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 18 13 16 267 102 165 2 19 298 152 146 1
Playoffs
Division Sat January 3 boxscore L 11-6 @ San Diego Chargers 14 20 17 244 147 97 3 21 397 301 96 3

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Joe Ferguson 30 QB 16 16 11-5-0 251 439 57.2 2805 20 4.6 18 4.1 69 6.4 5.5 11.2 175.3 74.5 13 129 5.92 5.01 2.9 2 4
10 David Humm 28 16 0 4 14 28.6 39 0 0.0 1 7.1 19 2.8 -0.4 9.8 2.4 9.8 2 9 1.88 -0.94 12.5
11 Dan Manucci 23 2 0 5 6 83.3 64 0 0.0 0 0.0 22 10.7 10.7 12.8 32.0 111.1 5 48 1.45 1.45 45.5
7 Greg Cater 23 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 15.0 15.0 0.9 118.7 0 0 15.00 15.00 0.0
20 Joe Cribbs* 22 PR/RB 16 16 1 1 100.0 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 13.0 13.0 13.0 0.8 118.7 0 0 13.00 13.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 11-5-0 262 461 56.8 2936 20 4.3 19 4.1 69 6.4 5.4 11.2 183.5 73.3 20 186 5.72 4.77 4.2 2 4
Opp Total 16 240 433 55.4 2561 15 3.5 24 5.5 5.9 4.11 10.7 160.1 61.4 33 279 4.9 3.2 7.1

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
20 Joe Cribbs* 22 PR/RB 16 16 306 1185 11 48 3.9 74.1 19.1 52 415 8.0 1 21 3.3 25.9 1600 12 16
47 Curtis Brown 26 FB 16 16 153 559 3 34 3.7 34.9 9.6 27 137 5.1 0 20 1.7 8.6 696 3 4
48 Roosevelt Leaks 27 16 0 67 219 2 15 3.3 13.7 4.2 8 57 7.1 1 18 0.5 3.6 276 3 1
12 Joe Ferguson 30 QB 16 16 31 65 0 15 2.1 4.1 1.9 65 0 9
25 Roland Hooks 27 16 0 25 118 1 25 4.7 7.4 1.6 23 179 7.8 0 26 1.4 11.2 297 1 3
40 Terry Miller 24 KR 15 0 12 35 0 6 2.9 2.3 0.8 3 25 8.3 0 15 0.2 1.7 60 0 0
11 Dan Manucci 23 2 0 3 29 0 17 9.7 14.5 1.5 29 0 0
7 Greg Cater 23 P 16 0 2 -10 0 -1 -5.0 -0.6 0.1 -10 0 0
80 Jerry Butler* 23 WR 16 16 1 18 0 18 18.0 1.1 0.1 57 832 14.6 6 69 3.6 52.0 850 6 0
86 Mark Brammer 22 te 16 5 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.5 0.1 26 283 10.9 4 36 1.6 17.7 291 4 0
81 Ron Jessie 32 wr 16 2 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.6 0.1 4 56 14.0 1 20 0.3 3.5 47 1 0
10 David Humm 28 16 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 5 0 1
82 Frank Lewis 33 WR 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 648 16.2 6 31 2.7 43.2 648 6 0
88 Reuben Gant 28 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 181 15.1 1 48 0.8 11.3 181 1 0
89 Lou Piccone 31 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 82 11.7 0 16 0.8 9.1 82 0 1
19 Duke Fergerson 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 41 13.7 0 19 0.3 4.6 41 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 603 2222 17 48 3.7 138.9 37.7 262 2936 11.2 20 69 16.4 183.5 5158 37 36
Opp Total 16 486 1819 14 3.7 113.7 30.4 240 2282 9.5 15 15.0 142.6 4101 29 37

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
20 Joe Cribbs* 22 PR/RB 16 16 29 154 0 16 5.3 2 39 0 20 19.5 1793
40 Terry Miller 24 KR 15 0 16 303 0 43 18.9 363
25 Roland Hooks 27 16 0 8 90 0 17 11.3 7 109 0 35 15.6 496
47 Curtis Brown 26 FB 16 16 10 181 0 25 18.1 877
85 Artie Owens 27 4 0 8 157 0 29 19.6 157
52 Chris Keating 23 15 0 3 38 0 16 12.7 38
89 Lou Piccone 31 9 0 2 15 0 8 7.5 97
65 Tim Vogler 24 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 39 259 0 17 6.6 47 827 0 43 17.6 6244
Opp Total 16 34 204 0 6.0 52 1051 0 20.2

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
7 Greg Cater 23 P 16 0 73 2828 61 1 38.7
5 Nick Mike-Mayer 30 K 16 0 4 4 9 4 9 5 1 23 13 56.5% 39 37 94.9%
Team Total 26.1 16 4 4 9 4 9 5 1 23 13 56.5% 39 37 94.9% 73 2828 61 1 38.7
Opp Total 16 20 15 75.0% 31 29 93.5% 82 3223 39.3

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Joe Cribbs* 22 PR/RB 16 16 0 16 1 -7 0
12 Joe Ferguson 30 QB 16 16 0 9 1 -12 0
22 Steve Freeman 27 SS 16 16 7 107 1 47 0
38 Jeff Nixon 24 fs 7 5 5 81 1 50 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Roland Hooks 27 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
42 Rod Kush 24 5 0 0 0 5 0 0
45 Bill Simpson 29 FS 11 11 4 36 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
47 Curtis Brown 26 FB 16 16 0 4 0 0 0
29 Mario Clark 26 LCB 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
55 Jim Haslett 25 LILB 16 16 2 30 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Roosevelt Leaks 27 16 0 0 1 2 0 0
58 Isiah Robertson 31 ROLB 16 16 2 39 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
90 Scott Hutchinson 24 de 16 3 0 0 2 0 0
67 Reggie McKenzie 30 LG 16 16 0 1 1 30 0
59 Shane Nelson 25 RILB 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
89 Lou Piccone 31 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
26 Charles Romes 26 RCB 16 16 2 41 0 30 0
57 Lucius Sanford 24 LOLB 16 16 0 0 2 -1 0
83 Sherman White 32 RDE 15 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Will Grant 26 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
10 David Humm 28 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Ken Jones 28 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
52 Chris Keating 23 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Ervin Parker 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Ben Williams 26 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 24 334 2 50 0 0 36 32 10 0 2
Opp Total 16 20 37 17

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Nick Mike-Mayer 30 K 16 0 37 13 76
20 Joe Cribbs* 22 PR/RB 16 16 11 1 12 72
80 Jerry Butler* 23 WR 16 16 6 6 36
82 Frank Lewis 33 WR 15 14 6 6 36
86 Mark Brammer 22 te 16 5 4 4 24
47 Curtis Brown 26 FB 16 16 3 3 18
48 Roosevelt Leaks 27 16 0 2 1 3 18
22 Steve Freeman 27 SS 16 16 1 1 6
88 Reuben Gant 28 TE 16 11 1 1 6
25 Roland Hooks 27 16 0 1 1 6
81 Ron Jessie 32 wr 16 2 1 1 6
38 Jeff Nixon 24 fs 7 5 1 1 6
57 Lucius Sanford 24 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
91 Ken Johnson 25 16 0 1 2
45 Bill Simpson 29 FS 11 11 1 2
Team Total 26.1 16 17 20 2 1 40 37 13 2 320
Opp Total 16 14 15 1 1 29 15 260