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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
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 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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
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(+),
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
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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
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
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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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. 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