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1991 Buffalo Bills

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.6, Offense: 7.6, Defense: -4.1, SoS: -5.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 458 points (28.6/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 318 points (19.9/g), 19th.
 Differential of 140 points (8.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.3-4.7.

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 458 6252 1056 5.9 35 16 23 359 332 516 3871 39 19 7.0 208 505 2381 16 4.7 128
Team Defense 318 5458 1086 5.0 37 14 31 335 299 536 3414 12 23 6.0 166 519 2044 20 3.9 138
Lg Rank Offense 2 1 18 18 1 5 4 1 18 3 5 1 7 3
Lg Rank Defense 19 27 7 14 28 24 21 1 4 16 27 24 24 15

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Dolphins 35 31 33 582 397 185 2 23 396 250 146 1
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 52 34 31 537 343 194 3 14 265 113 152 1
3 Sun September 15 boxscore W 3-0 @ New York Jets 23 20 22 304 240 64 2 25 388 220 168 2
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 4-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 10 19 421 301 120 2 22 303 165 138 1
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 5-0 Chicago Bears 35 20 22 422 280 142 1 20 353 269 84 1
6 Mon October 7 boxscore L 5-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 6 33 11 211 146 65 5 26 389 150 239 2
7 Sun October 13 boxscore W 6-1 Indianapolis Colts 42 6 23 396 120 276 2 20 240 174 66 3
8 Mon October 21 boxscore W 7-1 Cincinnati Bengals 35 16 19 487 392 95 3 24 411 224 187 2
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 8-1 New England Patriots 22 17 20 388 235 153 4 17 265 143 122 3
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W 9-1 @ Green Bay Packers 34 24 27 370 223 147 23 381 297 84 2
12 Mon November 18 boxscore W 10-1 @ Miami Dolphins 41 27 27 433 171 262 25 392 317 75 5
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 10-2 @ New England Patriots 13 16 20 308 168 140 5 18 312 230 82 2
14 Sun December 1 boxscore W 11-2 New York Jets 24 13 24 394 242 152 4 20 293 172 121 3
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W OT 12-2 @ Los Angeles Raiders 30 27 25 409 330 79 1 18 386 250 136 3
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 13-2 @ Indianapolis Colts 35 7 22 315 159 156 18 328 195 133 3
17 Sun December 22 boxscore L OT 13-3 Detroit Lions 14 17 14 275 124 151 1 22 356 245 111 3
Playoffs
Division Sun January 5 boxscore W 14-3 Kansas City Chiefs 37 14 29 448 268 180 3 14 213 136 77 4
ConfChamp Sun January 12 boxscore W 15-3 Denver Broncos 10 7 12 213 109 104 2 20 304 223 81 2
SuperBowl Sun January 26 boxscore L 15-4 N Washington Redskins 24 37 25 283 240 43 5 24 417 292 125 1

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*+ 31 QB 15 15 13-2-0 304 474 64.1 3844 33 7.0 17 3.6 77 8.1 7.9 12.6 256.3 97.6 31 227 7.16 6.95 6.1 3 4
14 Frank Reich 30 qb 16 1 0-1-0 27 41 65.9 305 6 14.6 2 4.9 29 7.4 8.2 11.3 19.1 107.2 4 42 5.84 6.51 8.9
9 Chris Mohr 25 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 -9 0 0.0 0 0.0 -9 -9.0 -9.0 -9.0 -0.6 79.2 0 0 -9.00 -9.00 0.0
Team Total 27.1 16 13-3-0 332 516 64.3 4140 39 7.6 19 3.7 77 8.0 7.9 12.5 258.8 99.0 35 269 7.03 6.89 6.4 3 4
Opp Total 16 299 536 55.8 3660 12 2.2 23 4.3 6.8 5.35 12.2 228.8 66.6 31 246 6.0 4.6 5.5

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*+ 25 RB 15 15 288 1407 7 33 4.9 93.8 19.2 62 631 10.2 5 50 4.1 42.1 2038 12 5
23 Kenneth Davis 29 rb 16 1 129 624 4 78 4.8 39.0 8.1 20 118 5.9 1 14 1.3 7.4 742 5 0
35 Carwell Gardner 25 fb 16 5 42 146 4 18 3.5 9.1 2.6 3 20 6.7 0 11 0.2 1.3 166 4 4
12 Jim Kelly*+ 31 QB 15 15 20 45 1 12 2.3 3.0 1.3 45 1 6
14 Frank Reich 30 qb 16 1 13 6 0 8 0.5 0.4 0.8 6 0 0
83 Andre Reed* 27 WR 16 16 12 136 0 46 11.3 8.5 0.8 81 1113 13.7 10 55 5.1 69.6 1249 10 1
85 Al Edwards 24 KR/PR/wr 16 5 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.1 0.1 22 228 10.4 1 33 1.4 14.3 245 1 2
80 James Lofton* 35 WR 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 1072 18.8 8 77 3.8 71.5 1072 8 2
84 Keith McKeller 27 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 434 9.9 3 29 2.8 27.1 434 3 0
82 Don Beebe 27 WR 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 414 12.9 6 34 2.9 37.6 414 6 3
88 Pete Metzelaars 31 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 54 10.8 2 51 0.3 3.4 54 2 0
87 Butch Rolle 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 10 3.3 2 5 0.2 0.6 10 2 0
89 Steve Tasker* 29 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 39 19.5 1 20 0.1 2.4 39 1 0
86 Mike Alexander 26 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.3 2.3 7 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 505 2381 16 78 4.7 148.8 31.6 332 4140 12.5 39 77 20.8 258.8 6521 55 25
Opp Total 16 519 2044 20 3.9 127.8 32.4 299 3414 11.4 12 18.7 213.4 5458 32 26

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
85 Al Edwards 24 KR/PR/wr 16 5 13 69 0 21 5.3 31 623 1 91 20.1 937
27 Cliff Hicks 27 16 0 12 203 0 59 16.9 203
33 Eddie Fuller 23 5 0 8 125 0 22 15.6 125
82 Don Beebe 27 WR 11 7 7 121 0 24 17.3 535
23 Kenneth Davis 29 rb 16 1 4 73 0 23 18.3 815
35 Carwell Gardner 25 fb 16 5 1 10 0 10 10.0 176
37 Nate Odomes 26 RCB 16 16 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
21 Brian Taylor 24 3 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Team Total 27.1 16 26 281 0 59 10.8 52 970 1 91 18.7 7772
Opp Total 16 15 53 0 3.5 62 1266 0 20.4

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 31 K 16 0 1 1 8 7 7 3 9 5 4 2 29 18 62.1% 58 56 96.6%
9 Chris Mohr 25 P 16 0 54 2085 58 0 38.6
Team Total 27.1 16 1 1 8 7 7 3 9 5 4 2 29 18 62.1% 58 56 96.6% 54 2085 58 0 38.6
Opp Total 16 35 27 77.1% 34 33 97.1% 70 2737 39.1

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 27 LILB 16 15 1 0 2 0 0 122 0
56 Darryl Talley* 31 ROLB 16 16 4.0 5 45 0 13 0 4 0 2 0 0 117 0
97 Cornelius Bennett* 26 LOLB 16 16 9.0 4 0 2 9 1 107 0
54 Carlton Bailey 27 RILB 16 16 1 0 1 0 0 93 0
37 Nate Odomes 26 RCB 16 16 1.0 5 120 1 48 0 1 1 1 0 0 76 0
90 Phil Hansen 23 RDE 14 10 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 40 0
73 Mike Lodish 24 nt 16 6 1.5 37 0
91 Jeff Wright 28 NT 9 9 6.0 33 0
78 Bruce Smith 28 rde 5 5 1.5 18 0
27 Cliff Hicks 27 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
31 James Williams 24 db 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 16 0
53 Marvcus Patton 24 lb 16 2 10 0
20 Henry Jones 24 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0
94 Mark Pike 28 de 16 1 6 0
12 Jim Kelly*+ 31 QB 15 15 0 6 2 -4 0
35 Carwell Gardner 25 fb 16 5 0 4 3 0 0
47 Kirby Jackson 26 LCB 16 12 1.0 4 31 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Leonard Smith 31 SS 16 16 2.0 3 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Mark Kelso 28 FS 16 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
34 Thurman Thomas*+ 25 RB 15 15 0 5 0 0 0
82 Don Beebe 27 WR 11 7 0 3 0 0 0
80 James Lofton* 35 WR 15 15 0 2 1 0 0
85 Al Edwards 24 KR/PR/wr 16 5 0 2 0 0 0
50 Ray Bentley 31 16 0 1 58 0 58 0
26 Chris Hale 25 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
67 Kent Hull+ 30 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Andre Reed* 27 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
77 Reggie Rogers 27 2 0 1.0
96 Leon Seals 27 LDE 16 16 1.0
Team Total 27.1 16 30.0 23 276 1 58 0 11 25 22 8 1 700 0
Opp Total 16 35 26 12

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 31 K 16 0 56 18 110
34 Thurman Thomas*+ 25 RB 15 15 7 5 12 72
83 Andre Reed* 27 WR 16 16 10 10 60
80 James Lofton* 35 WR 15 15 8 8 48
82 Don Beebe 27 WR 11 7 6 6 36
23 Kenneth Davis 29 rb 16 1 4 1 5 30
35 Carwell Gardner 25 fb 16 5 4 4 24
84 Keith McKeller 27 TE 16 14 3 3 18
85 Al Edwards 24 KR/PR/wr 16 5 1 1 2 12
88 Pete Metzelaars 31 te 16 1 2 2 12
87 Butch Rolle 27 16 0 2 2 12
97 Cornelius Bennett* 26 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
12 Jim Kelly*+ 31 QB 15 15 1 1 6
37 Nate Odomes 26 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
89 Steve Tasker* 29 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.1 16 16 39 1 1 1 58 56 18 458
Opp Total 16 20 12 2 33 27 318