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1985 Buffalo Bills

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.8, Offense: -9.5, Defense: -0.2, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 200 points (12.5/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 381 points (23.8/g), 20th.
 Differential of -181 points (-11.3/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 2.9-13.1.

Coach: Kay Stephenson (0-4-0) and Hank Bullough (2-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick Jauron (Defensive Assistant)

Stadium: Rich Stadium
 Training Camp: SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, New York)

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager/VP Terry Bledsoe
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 200 4595 971 4.7 52 21 19 256 263 517 2984 9 31 5.3 151 412 1611 13 3.9 86
Team Defense 381 5540 1071 5.2 35 15 19 320 265 477 3078 24 20 6.1 159 569 2462 20 4.3 142
Lg Rank Offense 28 25 28 24 27 11 21 28 28 23 27 24 20 16
Lg Rank Defense 20 17 18 17 18 4 11 21 16 18 27 26 22 22

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 San Diego Chargers 9 14 19 455 371 84 3 17 308 208 100 2
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-2 @ New York Jets 3 42 16 270 188 82 5 27 532 244 288
3 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-3 New England Patriots 14 17 16 306 251 55 1 14 227 105 122 2
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-4 Minnesota Vikings 20 27 20 277 162 115 2 19 338 167 171 1
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-5 @ Indianapolis Colts 17 49 15 252 184 68 3 28 464 183 281 1
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-6 @ New England Patriots 3 14 13 162 90 72 4 18 400 318 82 4
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 1-6 Indianapolis Colts 21 9 13 182 61 121 3 14 191 65 126 3
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 21 17 339 211 128 2 16 275 237 38 1
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 1-8 Cincinnati Bengals 17 23 16 268 173 95 3 21 389 182 207 2
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 2-8 Houston Oilers 20 0 18 207 60 147 2 7 142 31 111 6
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 2-9 @ Cleveland Browns 7 17 13 217 162 55 3 17 294 93 201 1
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 2-10 Miami Dolphins 14 23 12 255 161 94 1 28 388 216 172 2
13 Sun December 1 boxscore L 2-11 @ San Diego Chargers 7 40 21 347 238 109 5 21 365 269 96 3
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 2-12 New York Jets 7 27 22 436 350 86 4 24 485 367 118 2
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 2-13 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 30 14 323 134 189 5 25 434 264 170 3
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 2-14 @ Miami Dolphins 0 28 11 299 188 111 6 24 308 129 179 2

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
5 Vince Ferragamo 31 QB 10 9 1-8-0 149 287 51.9% 1677 5 1.7 17 5.9 48 5.8 3.5 11.3 167.7 50.8 19 135 5.04 2.87 6.2
7 Bruce Mathison 26 qb 10 7 1-6-0 113 228 49.6% 1635 4 1.8 14 6.1 60 7.2 4.8 14.5 163.5 53.5 22 203 5.73 3.53 8.8
28 Greg Bell 23 FB/rb 16 15 0 1 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
14 Frank Reich 24 1 0 1 1 100.0% 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 118.7 0 0 19.00 19.00 0.0
4 John Kidd 24 P 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 9 -9.00 -9.00 100.0
Team Total 26.3 16 2-14-0 263 517 50.9% 3331 9 1.7 31 6.0 60 6.4 4.1 12.7 208.2 52.1 42 347 5.34 3.16 7.5 0 0
Opp Total 16 265 477 55.6% 3301 24 5.0 20 4.2 6.9 6.04 12.5 206.3 76.5 25 223 6.1 5.3 5.0

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
28 Greg Bell 23 FB/rb 16 15 223 883 8 77 4.0 55.2 13.9 58 576 9.9 1 49 3.6 36.0 1459 9 8
20 Joe Cribbs 27 RB 10 5 122 399 1 16 3.3 39.9 12.2 18 142 7.9 0 23 1.8 14.2 541 1 5
7 Bruce Mathison 26 qb 10 7 27 231 1 22 8.6 23.1 2.7 231 1 8
34 Booker Moore 26 fb 16 6 15 23 1 4 1.5 1.4 0.9 7 44 6.3 0 9 0.4 2.8 67 1 1
5 Vince Ferragamo 31 QB 10 9 8 15 1 5 1.9 1.5 0.8 15 1 1
33 Mike Pruitt 31 rb 4 2 7 24 0 7 3.4 6.0 1.8 24 0 0
45 Anthony Steels 26 9 0 4 26 0 22 6.5 2.9 0.4 2 9 4.5 0 6 0.2 1.0 35 0 2
83 Andre Reed 21 WR 16 15 3 -1 1 14 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 48 637 13.3 4 32 3.0 39.8 636 5 2
30 Anthony Hutchison 24 5 0 2 11 0 7 5.5 2.2 0.4 11 0 0
78 Bruce Smith 22 RDE 16 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
80 Jerry Butler 28 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 770 18.8 2 60 2.6 48.1 770 2 0
87 Eason Ramson 29 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 369 10.0 1 43 2.3 23.1 369 1 1
85 Chris Burkett 23 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 371 17.7 0 38 1.3 23.2 371 0 0
88 Pete Metzelaars 25 te 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 80 6.7 1 13 0.8 5.0 80 1 0
82 Eric Richardson 23 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 201 16.8 0 27 0.8 12.6 201 0 0
81 Mitchell Brookins 25 wr 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 71 23.7 0 46 0.6 14.2 71 0 0
89 Ulysses Norris 28 te 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 30 15.0 0 18 1.0 15.0 30 0 1
86 Jimmy Teal 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.3 8.0 24 0 0
23 Van Williams 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 7 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 412 1611 13 77 3.9 100.7 25.8 263 3331 12.7 9 60 16.4 208.2 4942 22 36
Opp Total 16 569 2462 20 4.3 153.9 35.6 265 3078 11.6 24 16.6 192.4 5540 44 36

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
21 Don Wilson 24 fs/KR/PR 16 5 16 161 0 30 10.1 22 465 0 37 21.1 626
45 Anthony Steels 26 9 0 20 338 0 35 16.9 373
25 Rod Hill 26 lcb 10 5 16 120 0 25 7.5 120
30 Anthony Hutchison 24 5 0 12 239 0 36 19.9 250
81 Mitchell Brookins 25 wr 5 1 6 152 0 39 25.3 223
83 Andre Reed 21 WR 16 15 5 12 0 5 2.4 648
34 Booker Moore 26 fb 16 6 3 31 0 15 10.3 98
82 Eric Richardson 23 wr 16 1 3 69 0 31 23.0 270
86 Jimmy Teal 23 3 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 44
23 Van Williams 26 2 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 27
50 Eric Wilson 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 38 293 0 30 7.7 68 1334 0 39 19.6 6569
Opp Total 16 49 437 1 8.9 41 798 0 19.5

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
4 John Kidd 24 P 16 0 92 3818 67 0 41.5
11 Scott Norwood 25 K 16 0 8 7 4 2 5 4 17 13 76.5%% 23 23 100.0%%
Team Total 26.3 16 8 7 4 2 5 4 17 13 76.5%% 23 23 100.0%% 92 3818 67 0 41.5
Opp Total 16 15 12 80.0%% 50 45 90.0%% 81 3280 40.5

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
43 Martin Bayless 23 FS 12 11 2 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 65 0
78 Bruce Smith 22 RDE 16 13 6.5 0 0 4 0 0 48 0
56 Darryl Talley 25 lolb 16 5 2.0 43 0
28 Greg Bell 23 FB/rb 16 15 0 8 2 0 0
7 Bruce Mathison 26 qb 10 7 0 8 2 -9 0
26 Charles Romes 31 RCB 16 16 7 56 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Don Wilson 24 fs/KR/PR 16 5 2 23 0 23 0 0 5 1 61 1
20 Joe Cribbs 27 RB 10 5 0 5 1 0 0
55 Jim Haslett 30 RILB 16 16 1.0 1 40 0 40 0 0 1 3 0 0
74 Don Smith 28 nt 16 3 3.0 0 0 2 0 0
83 Andre Reed 21 WR 16 15 0 2 2 0 0
36 Rodney Bellinger 23 16 0 2 64 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Rod Hill 26 lcb 10 5 2 17 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0
95 Sean McNanie 24 16 0 3.0
57 Lucius Sanford 29 ROLB 11 11 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Lawrence Johnson 28 db 16 3 1.5 1 0 0 0 0
29 Derrick Burroughs 23 LCB 14 8 2 7 0 7 0
52 Guy Frazier 26 LOLB/rolb 16 16 1.0 1 8 0 8 0
23 Jim Perryman 25 11 0 2.0
45 Anthony Steels 26 9 0 0 2 0 0 0
76 Fred Smerlas 28 NT 16 16 0.5 0 0 1 0 0
77 Ben Williams 31 LDE 16 16 1.5
5 Vince Ferragamo 31 QB 10 9 0 1 0 0 0
53 Will Grant 31 C 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
90 Steve Maidlow 25 lb 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
54 Eugene Marve 25 LILB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
88 Pete Metzelaars 25 te 16 8 0 0 1 2 0
34 Booker Moore 26 fb 16 6 0 1 0 0 0
89 Ulysses Norris 28 te 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
87 Eason Ramson 29 TE 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
62 Mark Traynowicz 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Tim Vogler 29 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
50 Eric Wilson 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 24.0 20 225 0 41 0 0 36 29 54 1 156 0
Opp Total 16 42 36 21

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
11 Scott Norwood 25 K 16 0 23 13 62
28 Greg Bell 23 FB/rb 16 15 8 1 9 54
83 Andre Reed 21 WR 16 15 1 4 5 30
80 Jerry Butler 28 WR 16 13 2 2 12
20 Joe Cribbs 27 RB 10 5 1 1 6
5 Vince Ferragamo 31 QB 10 9 1 1 6
7 Bruce Mathison 26 qb 10 7 1 1 6
88 Pete Metzelaars 25 te 16 8 1 1 6
34 Booker Moore 26 fb 16 6 1 1 6
87 Eason Ramson 29 TE 16 12 1 1 6
21 Don Wilson 24 fs/KR/PR 16 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 13 9 1 23 23 13 200
Opp Total 16 20 24 1 1 4 45 12 381

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-22 NWE L, 14-17 2 16 pass Greg Bell 16 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Scott Norwood kick)
2 1985-09-22 NWE L, 14-17 4 18 pass Andre Reed 18 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Scott Norwood kick)
3 1985-09-29 MIN L, 20-27 3 1 rush Vince Ferragamo 1 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
4 1985-09-29 MIN L, 20-27 4 1 rush Greg Bell 1 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
5 1985-10-06 @ IND L, 17-49 1 18 rush Greg Bell 18 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
6 1985-10-06 @ IND L, 17-49 4 10 pass Andre Reed 10 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Scott Norwood kick)
7 1985-10-20 IND W, 21-9 1 7 rush Greg Bell 7 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
8 1985-10-20 IND W, 21-9 2 1 rush Greg Bell 1 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
9 1985-10-20 IND W, 21-9 4 3 pass Pete Metzelaars 3 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Scott Norwood kick)
10 1985-10-27 @ PHI L, 17-21 1 14 rush Andre Reed 14 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
11 1985-10-27 @ PHI L, 17-21 3 7 pass Andre Reed 7 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Scott Norwood kick)
12 1985-11-03 CIN L, 17-23 1 14 rush Greg Bell 14 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
13 1985-11-03 CIN L, 17-23 4 5 pass Eason Ramson 5 yard pass from Bruce Mathison (Scott Norwood kick)
14 1985-11-10 HOU W, 20-0 1 2 rush Greg Bell 2 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
15 1985-11-10 HOU W, 20-0 3 5 rush Bruce Mathison 5 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
16 1985-11-17 @ CLE L, 7-17 1 1 rush Booker Moore 1 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
17 1985-11-24 MIA L, 14-23 2 11 pass Andre Reed 11 yard pass from Bruce Mathison (Scott Norwood kick)
18 1985-11-24 MIA L, 14-23 3 60 pass Jerry Butler 60 yard pass from Bruce Mathison (Scott Norwood kick)
19 1985-12-01 @ SDG L, 7-40 2 2 rush Joe Cribbs 2 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
20 1985-12-08 NYJ L, 7-27 3 8 rush Greg Bell 8 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
21 1985-12-15 @ PIT L, 24-30 1 77 rush Greg Bell 77 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
22 1985-12-15 @ PIT L, 24-30 2 33 pass Jerry Butler 33 yard pass from Bruce Mathison (Scott Norwood kick)
23 1985-12-15 @ PIT L, 24-30 2 61 fumble Don Wilson 61 yard fumble return (Scott Norwood kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 SDG W, 14-9 1 1 rush Curtis Adams 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
2 1985-09-08 SDG W, 14-9 2 30 pass Eric Sievers 30 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
3 1985-09-15 @ NYJ W, 42-3 2 6 rush Freeman McNeil 6 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
4 1985-09-15 @ NYJ W, 42-3 2 7 pass Kurt Sohn 7 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
5 1985-09-15 @ NYJ W, 42-3 2 13 rush Freeman McNeil 13 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
6 1985-09-15 @ NYJ W, 42-3 3 2 pass Tony Paige 2 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
7 1985-09-15 @ NYJ W, 42-3 3 15 interception Kerry Glenn 15 yard interception return (Pat Leahy kick)
8 1985-09-15 @ NYJ W, 42-3 4 2 rush Tony Paige 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
9 1985-09-22 NWE W, 17-14 2 5 pass Tony Collins 5 yard pass from Craig James (Tony Franklin kick)
10 1985-09-22 NWE W, 17-14 3 85 punt Irving Fryar 85 yard punt return (Tony Franklin kick)
11 1985-09-29 MIN W, 27-20 1 10 pass Leo Lewis 10 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1985-09-29 MIN W, 27-20 2 15 pass Ted Brown 15 yard pass from Tommy Kramer
13 1985-09-29 MIN W, 27-20 2 43 pass Anthony Carter 43 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1985-09-29 MIN W, 27-20 4 22 rush Ted Brown 22 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1985-10-06 @ IND W, 49-17 1 2 rush Mike Pagel 2 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
16 1985-10-06 @ IND W, 49-17 2 7 rush George Wonsley 7 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
17 1985-10-06 @ IND W, 49-17 2 3 rush George Wonsley 3 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
18 1985-10-06 @ IND W, 49-17 2 18 pass Ray Butler 18 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Raul Allegre kick)
19 1985-10-06 @ IND W, 49-17 3 6 rush Randy McMillan 6 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
20 1985-10-06 @ IND W, 49-17 3 28 fumble Anthony Young 28 yard fumble return (Raul Allegre kick)
21 1985-10-06 @ IND W, 49-17 4 2 rush Randy McMillan 2 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
22 1985-10-13 @ NWE W, 14-3 3 16 pass Irving Fryar 16 yard pass from Steve Grogan (Tony Franklin kick)
23 1985-10-13 @ NWE W, 14-3 4 27 interception Raymond Clayborn 27 yard interception return (Tony Franklin kick)
24 1985-10-27 @ PHI W, 21-17 4 3 rush Ron Jaworski 3 yard rush (Paul McFadden kick)
25 1985-10-27 @ PHI W, 21-17 4 24 interception Wes Hopkins 24 yard interception return (Paul McFadden kick)
26 1985-10-27 @ PHI W, 21-17 4 32 pass Mike Quick 32 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Paul McFadden kick)
27 1985-11-03 CIN W, 23-17 2 68 pass Eddie Brown 68 yard pass from Boomer Esiason
28 1985-11-03 CIN W, 23-17 3 22 pass M.L. Harris 22 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
29 1985-11-03 CIN W, 23-17 4 3 rush Larry Kinnebrew 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
30 1985-11-17 @ CLE W, 17-7 3 4 rush Earnest Byner 4 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
31 1985-11-17 @ CLE W, 17-7 4 11 pass Ozzie Newsome 11 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
32 1985-11-24 MIA W, 23-14 1 7 pass Ron Davenport 7 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
33 1985-11-24 MIA W, 23-14 2 15 pass Dan Johnson 15 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
34 1985-11-24 MIA W, 23-14 4 4 rush Tony Nathan 4 yard rush
35 1985-12-01 @ SDG W, 40-7 1 38 pass Charlie Joiner 38 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Bob Thomas kick)
36 1985-12-01 @ SDG W, 40-7 2 75 interception John Hendy 75 yard interception return (Bob Thomas kick)
37 1985-12-01 @ SDG W, 40-7 2 1 rush Tim Spencer 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
38 1985-12-01 @ SDG W, 40-7 3 23 pass Eric Sievers 23 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Bob Thomas kick)
39 1985-12-01 @ SDG W, 40-7 4 13 pass Pete Holohan 13 yard pass from Dan Fouts
40 1985-12-08 NYJ W, 27-7 2 20 pass Mickey Shuler 20 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
41 1985-12-08 NYJ W, 27-7 2 96 pass Wesley Walker 96 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
42 1985-12-08 NYJ W, 27-7 2 12 rush Johnny Hector 12 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
43 1985-12-08 NYJ W, 27-7 4 2 pass Mickey Shuler 2 yard pass from Ken O'Brien
44 1985-12-15 @ PIT W, 30-24 2 13 pass Louis Lipps 13 yard pass from Scott Campbell (Gary Anderson kick)
45 1985-12-15 @ PIT W, 30-24 2 4 rush Frank Pollard 4 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
46 1985-12-15 @ PIT W, 30-24 4 2 rush Walter Abercrombie 2 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
47 1985-12-22 @ MIA W, 28-0 1 19 pass Bruce Hardy 19 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
48 1985-12-22 @ MIA W, 28-0 2 5 pass Bruce Hardy 5 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
49 1985-12-22 @ MIA W, 28-0 4 1 rush Tony Nathan 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
50 1985-12-22 @ MIA W, 28-0 4 13 rush Ron Davenport 13 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)