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1989 Buffalo Bills

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9-7-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 0.5, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 409 points (25.6/g), 3rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 317 points (19.8/g), 14th.
 Differential of 92 points (5.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Marv Levy (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ted Marchibroda
 Defensive Coordinator: Walt Corey
 Other Notable Asst.: Ted Cottrell (Defensive Line)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Kelly 29 3 13 228 for 391, 3,130 yards, 25 td, 18 int, & 29 rushes for 137 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
RB Thurman Thomas* 23 1 16 298 rushes for 1,244 yards, 6 td, & 60 catches for 669 yards and 6 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 40th pick / 1988
FB Larry Kinnebrew 30 6 10 131 rushes for 533 yards, 6 td, & 5 catches for 60 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 165th pick / 1983
WR Keith McKeller 25 2 7 20 catches for 341 yards, 2 td Buffalo Bills / 9th / 227th pick / 1987
WR Andre Reed* 25 4 16 88 catches for 1,312 yards, 9 td, & 2 rushes for 31 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
TE Pete Metzelaars 29 7 16 18 catches for 179 yards, 2 td Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
LT Will Wolford 25 3 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
LG Jim Ritcher 31 9 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
C Kent Hull* 28 3 16 2 fumbles recovered
RG Joe Devlin 35 13 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
RT Howard Ballard 26 1 16 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 283rd pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Still 34 11 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
NT Fred Smerlas 32 10 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
RDE Bruce Smith* 26 4 16 13.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
LOLB Cornelius Bennett 24 2 12 5.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
LILB Scott Radecic 27 5 12 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1984
RILB Ray Bentley 29 3 15
ROLB Darryl Talley 29 6 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
LCB Kirby Jackson 24 2 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 5th / 129th pick / 1987
RCB Nate Odomes 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1987
SS Leonard Smith 29 6 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1983
FS Mark Kelso 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Scott Norwood 29 4 0 23 of 30 field goals & 46 of 47 extra points
P John Kidd 28 5 0 65 punts for a 39.4 average, 2 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR Mickey Sutton 29 3 0 26 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td
KR Ronnie Harmon 25 3 2 18 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
54 Carlton Bailey 25 16 0 242 6-3 North Carolina 12/15/1964 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 235th pick / 1988
75 Howard Ballard 26 RT 16 16 325 6-6 Alabama A&M 11/3/1963 1 9 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 283rd pick / 1987
82 Don Beebe 25 14 0 185 5-11 West. Illinois,Aurora,Chadron St. 12/18/1964 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1989
55 Cornelius Bennett 24 LOLB 12 12 237 6-2 Alabama 8/25/1965 2 7 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1987
50 Ray Bentley 29 RILB 15 15 240 6-2 Central Michigan 11/25/1960 3 7
5 Kerry Brady 26 3 0 205 6-1 Hawaii 8/27/1963 2 0
85 Chris Burkett 27 wr 2 2 205 6-4 Jackson St. 8/21/1962 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
29 Derrick Burroughs 27 db 3 3 180 6-1 Memphis 5/18/1962 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1985
61 Leonard Burton 25 16 0 275 6-3 South Carolina 6/18/1964 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 77th pick / 1986
90 Tim Cofield 26 5 0 243 6-2 Elizabeth City St. 5/18/1963 3 0
58 Shane Conlan* 25 LILB 10 9 235 6-3 Penn St. 3/4/1964 2 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 8th pick / 1987
79 John Davis 24 16 0 310 6-4 Georgia Tech 8/22/1965 2 1 Houston Oilers / 11th / 287th pick / 1987
23 Kenneth Davis 27 16 0 208 5-10 TCU 4/16/1962 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1986
21 Wayne Davis 26 6 0 175 5-11 Indiana St. 6/17/1963 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1985
70 Joe Devlin 35 RG 16 16 261 6-5 Iowa 2/23/1954 13 9 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1976
45 Dwight Drane 27 db 16 1 200 6-1 Oklahoma 5/6/1962 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1984 Supp
16 Stan Gelbaugh 27 1 0 207 6-3 Maryland 12/4/1962 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 150th pick / 1986
22 John Hagy 24 9 0 190 5-11 Texas 12/9/1965 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 204th pick / 1988
26 Chris Hale 23 16 0 164 5-7 Nebraska,USC 1/4/1966 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 193rd pick / 1989
33 Ronnie Harmon 25 KR 15 2 200 5-11 Iowa 5/7/1964 3 4 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986
67 Kent Hull* 28 C 16 16 284 6-5 Mississippi St. 1/13/1961 3 14
47 Kirby Jackson 24 LCB 14 13 179 5-10 Mississippi St. 2/2/1965 2 6 New York Jets / 5th / 129th pick / 1987
80 Flip Johnson 26 wr 16 5 185 5-10 McNeese St. 7/13/1963 1 3
12 Jim Kelly 29 QB 13 13 217 6-3 Miami (FL) 2/14/1960 3 12 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1983
38 Mark Kelso 26 FS 16 16 181 5-11 William & Mary 7/23/1963 3 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1985
4 John Kidd 28 P 16 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 5 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
28 Larry Kinnebrew 30 FB 15 10 255 6-1 Tennessee St. 6/11/1959 6 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 165th pick / 1983
63 Adam Lingner 29 16 0 268 6-4 Illinois 11/2/1960 6 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 231st pick / 1983
86 James Lofton 33 wr 12 2 192 6-3 Stanford 7/5/1956 11 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1978
84 Keith McKeller 25 WR 16 7 240 6-6 Jacksonville St. 7/9/1964 2 4 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 227th pick / 1987
88 Pete Metzelaars 29 TE 16 16 254 6-7 Wabash 5/24/1960 7 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
57 Matt Monger 28 9 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma St. 11/15/1961 4 1 New York Jets / 8th / 208th pick / 1985
39 Jamie Mueller 25 rb 14 3 225 6-1 Benedictine 10/4/1964 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 78th pick / 1987
11 Scott Norwood 29 K 16 0 207 6-0 James Madison 7/17/1960 4 4
37 Nate Odomes 24 RCB 16 16 188 5-9 Wisconsin 8/25/1965 2 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1987
94 Mark Pike 26 16 0 272 6-4 Georgia Tech 12/27/1963 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 178th pick / 1986
97 Scott Radecic 27 LILB 16 12 243 6-3 Penn St. 6/14/1962 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1984
83 Andre Reed* 25 WR 16 16 190 6-2 Kutztown Pennsylvania 1/29/1964 4 14 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
14 Frank Reich 28 qb 7 3 210 6-4 Maryland 12/4/1961 4 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1985
98 Elston Ridgle 26 1 0 265 6-6 Northern Arizona,Nevada-Reno 8/24/1963 2 0
51 Jim Ritcher 31 LG 16 16 273 6-3 North Carolina St. 5/21/1958 9 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1980
87 Butch Rolle 25 te 16 1 242 6-3 Michigan St. 8/19/1964 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 180th pick / 1986
96 Leon Seals 25 16 0 265 6-5 Jackson St. 1/30/1964 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1987
76 Fred Smerlas 32 NT 16 16 277 6-3 Boston Col. 4/8/1957 10 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1979
78 Bruce Smith* 26 RDE 16 16 262 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/18/1963 4 15 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
46 Leonard Smith 29 SS 15 15 200 5-11 McNeese St. 9/2/1960 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1983
72 Art Still 34 LDE 16 16 253 6-7 Kentucky 12/5/1955 11 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
20 Mickey Sutton 29 PR 12 0 165 5-8 Montana 8/28/1960 3 1
56 Darryl Talley 29 ROLB 16 16 235 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1960 6 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1983
89 Steve Tasker 27 16 0 185 5-9 Northwestern 4/10/1962 4 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1985
34 Thurman Thomas* 23 RB 16 16 200 5-10 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1966 1 16 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 40th pick / 1988
22 Erroll Tucker 25 4 0 169 5-8 Utah 7/6/1964 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1986
69 Will Wolford 25 LT 16 16 294 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/18/1964 3 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 20th pick / 1986
91 Jeff Wright 26 15 0 274 6-2 Tulsa,Central Missouri St. 6/13/1963 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 213th pick / 1988
Team Total 26.9 16 227.4 6-1.8 3.6