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1990 Buffalo Bills

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.6, Offense: 5.7, Defense: 2.9, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 428 points (26.8/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 263 points (16.4/g), 6th.
 Differential of 165 points (10.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.2-3.8.

Coach: Marv Levy (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ted Marchibroda
 Defensive Coordinator: Walt Corey

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

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager Bill Polian
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
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 428 5276 931 5.7 21 10 18 302 263 425 3196 28 11 7.1 161 479 2080 20 4.3 123
Team Defense 263 4607 981 4.7 35 17 24 288 254 455 2799 17 18 5.6 159 483 1808 13 3.7 105
Lg Rank Offense 1 6 3 4 8 24 10 3 4 3 9 7 2 7
Lg Rank Defense 6 8 5 10 18 6 7 6 12 9 21 15 16 6

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 Indianapolis Colts 26 10 24 383 283 100 1 15 229 173 56 2
2 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-1 @ Miami Dolphins 7 30 12 205 161 44 3 19 305 177 128 1
3 Mon September 24 boxscore W 2-1 @ New York Jets 30 7 23 451 159 292 1 17 249 125 124 2
4 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-1 Denver Broncos 29 28 15 197 133 64 3 28 410 202 208 5
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 4-1 Los Angeles Raiders 38 24 14 280 182 98 2 22 347 225 122 4
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 5-1 New York Jets 30 27 24 405 276 129 1 23 342 192 150 1
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 6-1 @ New England Patriots 27 10 19 353 192 161 17 262 154 108 3
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 7-1 @ Cleveland Browns 42 0 24 310 208 102 10 234 191 43 2
10 Sun November 11 boxscore W 8-1 Phoenix Cardinals 45 14 20 360 154 206 2 11 127 46 81 4
11 Sun November 18 boxscore W 9-1 New England Patriots 14 0 14 276 67 209 18 286 196 90 2
12 Mon November 26 boxscore L 9-2 @ Houston Oilers 24 27 24 289 210 79 1 21 411 283 128 1
13 Sun December 2 boxscore W 10-2 Philadelphia Eagles 30 23 13 393 334 59 1 19 357 181 176 2
14 Sun December 9 boxscore W 11-2 @ Indianapolis Colts 31 7 23 408 247 161 1 12 127 52 75 3
15 Sat December 15 boxscore W 12-2 @ New York Giants 17 13 13 264 199 65 20 313 156 157
16 Sun December 23 boxscore W 13-2 Miami Dolphins 24 14 25 429 223 206 1 20 309 274 35 2
17 Sun December 30 boxscore L 13-3 @ Washington Redskins 14 29 15 273 168 105 4 16 299 172 127 1
Playoffs
Division Sat January 12 boxscore W 14-3 Miami Dolphins 44 34 24 493 339 154 2 24 430 323 107 3
ConfChamp Sun January 20 boxscore W 15-3 Los Angeles Raiders 51 3 30 502 300 202 1 21 320 169 151 7
SuperBowl Sun January 27 boxscore L 15-4 N New York Giants 19 20 18 371 205 166 24 386 214 172

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* 30 QB 14 14 12-2-0 219 346 63.3 2829 24 6.9 9 2.6 71 8.2 8.4 12.9 202.1 101.2 20 158 7.30 7.50 5.5 1 1
14 Frank Reich 29 qb 16 2 1-1-0 36 63 57.1 469 2 3.2 0 0.0 43 7.4 8.1 13.0 29.3 91.3 6 41 6.20 6.78 8.7
7 Gale Gilbert 29 1 0 8 15 53.3 106 2 13.3 2 13.3 23 7.1 3.7 13.3 106.0 76.0 1 9 6.06 2.94 6.3
30 Don Smith 27 KR 16 2 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
Team Total 26.6 16 13-3-0 263 425 61.9 3404 28 6.6 11 2.6 71 8.0 8.2 12.9 212.8 98.2 27 208 7.07 7.21 6.0 1 1
Opp Total 16 254 455 55.8 3125 17 3.7 18 4.0 6.9 5.84 12.3 195.3 73.2 43 326 5.6 4.7 8.6

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
34 Thurman Thomas*+ 24 RB 16 16 271 1297 11 80 4.8 81.1 16.9 49 532 10.9 2 63 3.1 33.3 1829 13 6
23 Kenneth Davis 28 16 0 64 302 4 47 4.7 18.9 4.0 9 78 8.7 1 16 0.6 4.9 380 5 1
41 Jamie Mueller 26 FB 16 8 59 207 2 20 3.5 12.9 3.7 16 106 6.6 1 30 1.0 6.6 313 3 1
12 Jim Kelly* 30 QB 14 14 22 63 0 15 2.9 4.5 1.6 63 0 4
30 Don Smith 27 KR 16 2 20 82 2 13 4.1 5.1 1.3 21 225 10.7 0 39 1.3 14.1 307 2 1
35 Carwell Gardner 24 7 0 15 41 0 14 2.7 5.9 2.1 41 0 0
14 Frank Reich 29 qb 16 2 15 24 0 9 1.6 1.5 0.9 24 0 1
28 Larry Kinnebrew 31 2 0 9 18 1 4 2.0 9.0 4.5 18 1 0
83 Andre Reed* 26 WR 16 16 3 23 0 26 7.7 1.4 0.2 71 945 13.3 8 56 4.4 59.1 968 8 1
82 Don Beebe 26 wr 12 4 1 23 0 23 23.0 1.9 0.1 11 221 20.1 1 49 0.9 18.4 244 1 0
80 James Lofton 34 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 712 20.3 4 71 2.2 44.5 712 4 0
84 Keith McKeller 26 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 464 13.6 5 43 2.1 29.0 464 5 1
88 Pete Metzelaars 30 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 60 6.0 1 12 0.6 3.8 60 1 1
87 Butch Rolle 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 6 2.0 3 3 0.2 0.4 6 3 0
85 Al Edwards 23 PR 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.1 0.8 11 0 0
89 Steve Tasker* 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 44 22.0 2 24 0.1 2.8 44 2 0
Team Total 26.6 16 479 2080 20 80 4.3 130.0 29.9 263 3404 12.9 28 71 16.4 212.8 5484 48 17
Opp Total 16 483 1808 13 3.7 113.0 30.2 254 2799 11.0 17 15.9 174.9 4607 30 33

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
30 Don Smith 27 KR 16 2 32 643 0 38 20.1 950
85 Al Edwards 23 PR 14 2 14 92 0 16 6.6 11 256 0 54 23.3 359
26 Chris Hale 24 8 0 10 76 0 25 7.6 76
82 Don Beebe 26 wr 12 4 6 119 0 27 19.8 363
87 Butch Rolle 26 16 0 2 22 0 11 11.0 28
37 Nate Odomes 25 RCB 16 16 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.6 16 25 177 0 25 7.1 51 1040 0 54 20.4 6701
Opp Total 16 31 251 0 8.1 73 1129 0 15.5

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
11 Scott Norwood 30 K 16 0 11 9 8 5 10 6 29 20 69.0% 52 50 96.2%
10 Rick Tuten 25 P 14 0 53 2107 55 0 39.8
6 John Nies 23 p 4 0 5 174 39 0 34.8
Team Total 26.6 16 11 9 8 5 10 6 29 20 69.0% 52 50 96.2% 58 2281 55 0 39.3
Opp Total 16 24 18 75.0% 30 29 96.7% 66 2521 38.2

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
56 Darryl Talley* 30 ROLB 16 16 4.0 2 60 1 60 0 0 0 1 4 0 123 0
78 Bruce Smith*+ 27 RDE 16 16 19.0 4 0 0 0 0 101 0
97 Cornelius Bennett* 25 LOLB 16 16 4.0 3 0 2 0 0 96 0
58 Shane Conlan* 26 LILB 16 16 1.0 93 0
91 Jeff Wright 27 NT 16 16 5.0 76 0
54 Carlton Bailey 26 rilb 16 6 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 57 0
37 Nate Odomes 25 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 49 1 42 0
31 James Williams 23 lcb 16 5 2 0 0 0 0 38 0
27 Cliff Hicks 26 4 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 14 0
53 Marvcus Patton 23 16 0 0.5 12 0
29 David Pool 24 db 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 0
94 Mark Pike 27 16 0 9 0
73 Mike Lodish 23 12 0 2.0 6 0
34 Thurman Thomas*+ 24 RB 16 16 0 6 2 0 0
96 Leon Seals 26 LDE 16 16 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
12 Jim Kelly* 30 QB 14 14 0 4 2 -8 0
26 Chris Hale 24 8 0 0 0 3 0 0
47 Kirby Jackson 25 LCB 12 11 3 16 0 14 0
46 Leonard Smith 30 SS 16 16 2 39 1 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Ray Bentley 30 RILB 16 9 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 10 0
23 Kenneth Davis 28 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
22 John Hagy 25 FS 16 11 2 23 0 23 0
38 Mark Kelso 27 fs 6 5 2 0 0 0 0
83 Andre Reed* 26 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
89 Steve Tasker* 28 16 0 0 0 2 5 0
80 James Lofton 34 WR 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
84 Keith McKeller 26 TE 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
88 Pete Metzelaars 30 te 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
41 Jamie Mueller 26 FB 16 8 0 1 0 0 0
14 Frank Reich 29 qb 16 2 0 1 0 0 0
51 Jim Ritcher 32 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
30 Don Smith 27 KR 16 2 0 1 0 0 0
99 Hal Garner 28 10 0 0.5
Team Total 26.6 16 43.0 18 151 2 60 0 9 17 24 68 1 677 0
Opp Total 16 27 33 16

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 30 K 16 0 50 20 110
34 Thurman Thomas*+ 24 RB 16 16 11 2 13 78
83 Andre Reed* 26 WR 16 16 8 8 48
23 Kenneth Davis 28 16 0 4 1 5 30
84 Keith McKeller 26 TE 16 14 5 5 30
80 James Lofton 34 WR 16 14 4 4 24
41 Jamie Mueller 26 FB 16 8 2 1 3 18
87 Butch Rolle 26 16 0 3 3 18
30 Don Smith 27 KR 16 2 2 2 12
89 Steve Tasker* 28 16 0 2 2 12
82 Don Beebe 26 wr 12 4 1 1 6
97 Cornelius Bennett* 25 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
28 Larry Kinnebrew 31 2 0 1 1 6
88 Pete Metzelaars 30 te 16 4 1 1 6
37 Nate Odomes 25 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
46 Leonard Smith 30 SS 16 16 1 1 6
56 Darryl Talley* 30 ROLB 16 16 1 1 6
31 James Williams 23 lcb 16 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 20 28 1 2 2 53 50 20 428
Opp Total 16 13 17 29 18 263