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1987 Buffalo Bills

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7-8-0, AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.2, Offense: -2.6, Defense: 2.4, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 270 points (18.0/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (20.3/g), 12th.
 Differential of -35 points (-2.3/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-8.6.

Coach: Marv Levy (7-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Walt Corey
 Other Notable Asst.: Ted Cottrell (Defensive Line)

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

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager Bill Polian
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 270 4741 1018 4.7 43 24 32 294 292 516 2901 21 19 5.2 151 465 1840 9 4.0 111
Team Defense 305 4906 1022 4.8 31 14 21 297 249 447 2854 25 17 5.9 162 541 2052 11 3.8 114
Lg Rank Offense 24 16 25 27 12 7 18 15 15 24 17 17 23 16
Lg Rank Defense 12 12 20 16 19 4 9 20 17 14 27 22 11 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-1 New York Jets 28 31 23 359 292 67 1 26 394 261 133 1
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 Houston Oilers 34 30 30 383 248 135 2 19 327 130 197 1
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 Indianapolis Colts 6 47 14 163 82 81 7 28 463 297 166 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-3 @ New England Patriots 7 14 14 168 61 107 5 15 256 43 213 1
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W OT 2-3 New York Giants 6 3 22 331 164 167 7 19 308 180 128 2
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W OT 3-3 @ Miami Dolphins 34 31 29 474 330 144 21 366 296 70 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 3-4 Washington Redskins 7 27 14 280 259 21 4 24 406 107 299 1
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-4 Denver Broncos 21 14 25 428 170 258 3 12 215 139 76 2
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5 @ Cleveland Browns 21 27 17 267 206 61 2 24 421 337 84 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 5-5 @ New York Jets 17 14 15 331 204 127 1 21 318 192 126 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-5 Miami Dolphins 27 0 21 446 217 229 13 229 206 23 3
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 6-6 @ Los Angeles Raiders 21 34 19 387 303 84 1 29 494 350 144
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 7-6 @ Indianapolis Colts 27 3 25 385 167 218 4 9 130 97 33 6
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 7-7 New England Patriots 7 13 12 148 64 84 2 15 235 85 150 3
15 Sun December 27 boxscore L 7-8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 17 14 191 134 57 4 22 344 134 210 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 Jim Kelly* 27 QB 12 12 6-6-0 250 419 59.7 2798 19 4.5 11 2.6 47 6.7 6.4 11.2 233.2 83.8 27 239 5.74 5.48 6.1 2 2
13 Brian McClure 24 qb 1 1 1-0-0 20 38 52.6 181 0 0.0 3 7.9 30 4.8 1.2 9.1 181.0 32.9 2 17 4.10 0.73 5.0 1 1
17 Willie Totten 25 qb 2 1 0-1-0 13 33 39.4 155 2 6.1 2 6.1 37 4.7 3.2 11.9 77.5 49.4 5 62 2.45 1.13 13.2
11 Dan Manucci 30 qb 3 1 0-1-0 7 21 33.3 68 0 0.0 2 9.5 15 3.2 -1.0 9.7 22.7 3.8 3 27 1.71 -2.04 12.5 0 1
10 Mark Miller 25 1 0 1 3 33.3 9 0 0.0 1 33.3 9 3.0 -12.0 9.0 9.0 2.8 0 0 3.00 -12.00 0.0
4 John Kidd 26 P 12 0 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
40 Robb Riddick 30 rb 6 1 1 1 100.0 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 5.8 118.7 0 0 35.00 35.00 0.0
Team Total 25.6 15 7-8-0 292 516 56.6 3246 21 4.1 19 3.7 47 6.3 5.4 11.1 249.7 73.7 37 345 5.25 4.46 6.7 3 4
Opp Total 15 249 447 55.7 3121 25 5.6 17 3.8 7.0 6.39 12.5 208.1 80.4 34 267 5.9 5.4 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
33 Ronnie Harmon 23 RB 12 10 116 485 2 21 4.2 40.4 9.7 56 477 8.5 2 42 4.7 39.8 962 4 2
41 Jamie Mueller 23 fb 12 6 82 354 2 20 4.3 29.5 6.8 3 13 4.3 0 11 0.3 1.1 367 2 5
35 Carl Byrum 24 FB 13 8 66 280 0 30 4.2 21.5 5.1 3 23 7.7 0 20 0.2 1.8 303 0 4
40 Robb Riddick 30 rb 6 1 59 221 5 25 3.7 36.8 9.8 15 96 6.4 3 17 2.5 16.0 317 8 2
26 Ricky Porter 27 9 0 47 177 0 13 3.8 19.7 5.2 9 70 7.8 0 26 1.0 7.8 247 0 0
12 Jim Kelly* 27 QB 12 12 29 133 0 24 4.6 11.1 2.4 1 35 35.0 0 35 0.1 2.9 168 0 6
28 Greg Bell 25 rb 2 2 14 60 0 11 4.3 30.0 7.0 4 37 9.3 0 12 2.0 18.5 97 0 1
24 Johnny Shepherd 30 rb 2 1 12 42 0 19 3.5 21.0 6.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.5 1.0 44 0 0
17 Willie Totten 25 qb 2 1 12 11 0 7 0.9 5.5 6.0 11 0 9
49 Bruce King 24 rb 3 2 9 28 0 8 3.1 9.3 3.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 1.0 31 0 0
26 Leonard Williams 27 2 0 9 25 0 9 2.8 12.5 4.5 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.5 2.5 30 0 0
11 Dan Manucci 30 qb 3 1 4 6 0 9 1.5 2.0 1.3 6 0 1
13 Brian McClure 24 qb 1 1 2 4 0 3 2.0 4.0 2.0 4 0 0
30 Kerry Porter 23 6 0 2 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 0
83 Andre Reed 23 WR 12 12 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 57 752 13.2 5 40 4.8 62.7 753 5 0
5 Rick Partridge 30 p 3 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 4.3 0.3 13 0 0
85 Chris Burkett 25 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 765 13.7 4 47 4.7 63.8 765 4 1
88 Pete Metzelaars 27 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 290 10.4 0 34 2.3 24.2 290 0 3
86 Trumaine Johnson 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 186 12.4 2 26 1.3 15.5 186 2 0
86 Marc Brown 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 120 13.3 1 30 3.0 40.0 120 1 0
82 Sheldon Gaines 23 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 115 12.8 0 37 3.0 38.3 115 0 1
84 Keith McKeller 23 te 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 80 8.9 0 22 9.0 80.0 80 0 0
81 Walter Broughton 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 90 18.0 1 39 0.6 10.0 90 1 0
89 Thad McFadden 25 wr 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 41 10.3 1 13 1.3 13.7 41 1 0
88 Reggie Bynum 23 wr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 17 2.0 24.0 24 0 0
87 Butch Rolle 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 6 3.0 2 3 0.2 0.5 6 2 0
84 Veno Belk 24 te 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 7 0 0
46 Joe Chetti 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.5 4.5 9 0 0
Team Total 25.6 15 465 1840 9 30 4.0 141.5 35.8 292 3246 11.1 21 47 22.5 249.7 5086 30 42
Opp Total 15 541 2052 11 3.8 136.8 36.1 249 2854 11.5 25 16.6 190.3 4906 36 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
27 Ron Pitts 25 PR 12 3 23 149 0 19 6.5 149
89 Thad McFadden 25 wr 3 2 8 83 0 23 10.4 7 121 0 26 17.3 245
89 Steve Tasker* 25 KR 12 0 11 197 0 39 17.9 197
26 Ricky Porter 27 9 0 8 219 0 40 27.4 466
40 Robb Riddick 30 rb 6 1 7 151 0 31 21.6 468
41 Jamie Mueller 23 fb 12 6 5 74 0 20 14.8 441
20 John Armstrong 24 db 3 2 2 25 0 18 12.5 25
86 Marc Brown 26 3 0 2 35 0 18 17.5 155
33 Ronnie Harmon 23 RB 12 10 1 30 0 30 30.0 992
95 Scott Radecic 25 RILB 12 9 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
87 Butch Rolle 23 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 12
Team Total 25.6 15 31 232 0 23 7.5 45 872 0 40 19.4 6190
Opp Total 15 35 179 0 5.1 43 679 0 15.8

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
4 John Kidd 26 P 12 0 64 2495 67 0 39.0
11 Scott Norwood 27 K 12 0 4 3 6 4 5 3 15 10 66.7% 31 31 100.0%
5 Rick Partridge 30 p 3 0 18 678 52 1 37.7
3 Todd Schlopy 26 k 3 0 1 1 3 1 1 5 2 40.0% 2 1 50.0%
Team Total 25.6 15 5 4 9 5 6 3 20 12 60.0% 33 32 97.0% 82 3173 67 1 38.7
Opp Total 15 20 15 75.0% 37 36 97.3% 88 3230 36.7

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
58 Shane Conlan 23 LILB/lolb 12 12 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 114 0
78 Bruce Smith*+ 24 RDE 12 12 12.0 3 0 2 15 1 78 0
95 Scott Radecic 25 RILB 12 9 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 81 0
56 Darryl Talley 27 ROLB 12 12 1.0 0 0 1 1 0 79 0
55 Cornelius Bennett 22 LOLB 8 7 8.5 5 0 0 0 0 69 0
37 Nate Odomes 22 RCB 12 12 1 0 2 0 0 42 0
17 Willie Totten 25 qb 2 1 0 9 3 0 0
12 Jim Kelly* 27 QB 12 12 0 6 2 0 0
38 Mark Kelso 24 FS 12 12 6 25 0 12 0 0 0 2 56 1
27 Ron Pitts 25 PR 12 3 3 19 0 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
41 Jamie Mueller 23 fb 12 6 0 5 1 -22 0
35 Carl Byrum 24 FB 13 8 0 4 1 0 0
88 Pete Metzelaars 27 TE 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
25 Roland Mitchell 23 11 0 2 0
95 Sean McNanie 26 LDE 12 12 2.5 0 0 1 14 1
96 Leon Seals 23 de 13 1 3.5
20 John Armstrong 24 db 3 2 2.0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Derrick Burroughs 25 LCB 12 12 2 11 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Robb Riddick 30 rb 6 1 0 2 1 0 0 1
45 Dwight Drane 25 SS 11 6 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Ronnie Harmon 23 RB 12 10 0 2 0 0 0
89 Steve Tasker* 25 KR 12 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
65 Tim Vogler 31 RG 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
53 Scott Watters 22 lb 3 3 0 0 2 0 0
28 Greg Bell 25 rb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
50 Ray Bentley 27 lb 9 4 1.0
85 Chris Burkett 25 WR 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
36 Steve Clark 25 db 3 1 1 23 0 23 0
92 Will Cokeley 27 lb 3 3 1 4 0 4 0
21 Wayne Davis 24 10 0 1 0 0 0 0
82 Sheldon Gaines 23 wr 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
52 John Kaiser 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Adam Lingner 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Dan Manucci 30 qb 3 1 0 1 0 -7 0
9 David Martin 28 db 3 2 1.0
5 Rick Partridge 30 p 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Scott Schankweiler 24 lb 3 3 1 7 0 7 0
63 Rick Schulte 24 g 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
76 Fred Smerlas 30 NT 12 12 1.0
87 Mark Walczak 25 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 Leonard Williams 27 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 15 34.0 17 93 0 23 0 10 42 31 57 3 465 0 2
Opp Total 15 37 37 23 1

Scoring Summary

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 27 K 12 0 31 10 61
40 Robb Riddick 30 rb 6 1 5 3 8 1 50
83 Andre Reed 23 WR 12 12 5 5 30
85 Chris Burkett 25 WR 12 12 4 4 24
33 Ronnie Harmon 23 RB 12 10 2 2 4 24
86 Trumaine Johnson 27 12 0 2 2 12
41 Jamie Mueller 23 fb 12 6 2 2 12
87 Butch Rolle 23 12 0 2 2 12
3 Todd Schlopy 26 k 3 0 1 2 7
81 Walter Broughton 25 9 0 1 1 6
86 Marc Brown 26 3 0 1 1 6
38 Mark Kelso 24 FS 12 12 1 1 6
89 Thad McFadden 25 wr 3 2 1 1 6
95 Sean McNanie 26 LDE 12 12 1 1 6
78 Bruce Smith*+ 24 RDE 12 12 1 1 6
89 Steve Tasker* 25 KR 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.6 15 9 21 3 33 32 12 2 270
Opp Total 15 11 25 1 36 15 1 305