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1993 Buffalo Bills

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1993 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.8, Offense: 1.8, Defense: 3.0, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 329 points (20.6/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 242 points (15.1/g), 5th.
 Differential of 87 points (5.4/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.8-5.2.

Coach: Marv Levy (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Bresnahan
 Defensive Coordinator: Walt Corey

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

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager John Butler
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 329 5260 1078 4.9 35 17 23 316 304 497 3317 20 18 6.3 176 550 1943 12 3.5 117
Team Defense 242 5554 1119 5.0 47 24 18 331 323 582 3633 18 23 5.9 199 500 1921 7 3.8 114
Lg Rank Offense 7 6 23 21 5 18 11 9 15 8 2 8 10 23
Lg Rank Defense 5 27 1 1 26 26 24 14 4 18 23 21 5 14

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 5 boxscore W 1-0 New England Patriots 38 14 20 334 157 177 1 15 268 135 133 3
2 Sun September 12 boxscore W 2-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 10 16 229 129 100 2 23 393 290 103 4
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 26 boxscore L 2-1 Miami Dolphins 13 22 16 282 176 106 2 23 412 275 137 2
5 Sun October 3 boxscore W 3-1 New York Giants 17 14 17 251 112 139 2 19 299 153 146 4
6 Mon October 11 boxscore W 4-1 Houston Oilers 35 7 23 382 241 141 1 18 329 245 84 7
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 24 boxscore W 5-1 @ New York Jets 19 10 27 413 216 197 3 15 237 159 78 4
9 Mon November 1 boxscore W 6-1 Washington Redskins 24 10 22 402 238 164 2 21 309 169 140 4
10 Sun November 7 boxscore W OT 7-1 @ New England Patriots 13 10 25 432 298 134 3 17 284 97 187 1
11 Mon November 15 boxscore L 7-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 23 9 157 110 47 1 26 400 173 227
12 Sun November 21 boxscore W 8-2 Indianapolis Colts 23 9 21 403 268 135 2 21 365 252 113 2
13 Sun November 28 boxscore L 8-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 7 23 17 256 213 43 4 19 314 208 106 2
14 Sun December 5 boxscore L 8-4 Los Angeles Raiders 24 25 19 367 276 91 2 25 399 261 138
15 Sun December 12 boxscore W 9-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 7 19 335 234 101 4 21 368 298 70 4
16 Sun December 19 boxscore W 10-4 @ Miami Dolphins 47 34 28 374 245 129 2 24 423 400 23 5
17 Sun December 26 boxscore W 11-4 New York Jets 16 14 19 346 256 90 3 19 352 232 120 1
18 Sun January 2 boxscore W 12-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 30 10 19 297 148 149 1 25 402 286 116 4
Playoffs
Division Sat January 15 boxscore W 13-4 Los Angeles Raiders 29 23 25 355 280 75 1 15 325 215 110 1
ConfChamp Sun January 23 boxscore W 14-4 Kansas City Chiefs 30 13 30 389 160 229 1 22 338 286 52 2
SuperBowl Sun January 30 boxscore L 14-5 N Dallas Cowboys 13 30 22 314 227 87 3 20 341 204 137 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Jim Kelly 33 QB 16 16 12-4-0 288 470 61.3% 3382 18 3.8 18 3.8 65 7.2 6.2 11.7 211.4 79.9 25 171 6.49 5.58 5.1 4 5
14 Frank Reich 32 15 0 16 26 61.5% 153 2 7.7 0 0.0 30 5.9 7.4 9.6 10.2 103.5 6 47 3.31 4.56 18.8 1 1
34 Thurman Thomas* 27 RB 16 16 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 27.5 16 12-4-0 304 497 61.2% 3535 20 4.0 18 3.6 65 7.1 6.3 11.6 220.9 81.0 31 218 6.28 5.51 5.9 5 6
Opp Total 16 323 582 55.5% 3889 18 3.1 23 4.0 6.7 5.52 12.0 243.1 70.0 37 256 5.9 4.8 6.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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* 27 RB 16 16 355 1315 6 27 3.7 82.2 22.2 48 387 8.1 0 37 3.0 24.2 1702 6 6
23 Kenneth Davis 31 16 0 109 391 6 19 3.6 24.4 6.8 21 95 4.5 0 28 1.3 5.9 486 6 3
12 Jim Kelly 33 QB 16 16 36 102 0 17 2.8 6.4 2.3 102 0 7
35 Carwell Gardner 27 fb 13 2 20 56 0 8 2.8 4.3 1.5 4 50 12.5 1 22 0.3 3.8 106 1 1
21 Nate Turner 24 13 0 11 36 0 10 3.3 2.8 0.8 36 0 0
83 Andre Reed* 29 WR 15 15 9 21 0 15 2.3 1.4 0.6 52 854 16.4 6 65 3.5 56.9 875 6 3
14 Frank Reich 32 15 0 6 -6 0 -1 -1.0 -0.4 0.4 -6 0 0
80 Bill Brooks 29 WR 16 13 3 30 0 15 10.0 1.9 0.2 60 714 11.9 5 32 3.8 44.6 744 5 0
70 John Fina 24 LT 16 16 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 0
88 Pete Metzelaars 33 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 609 9.0 4 51 4.3 38.1 609 4 1
82 Don Beebe 29 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 504 16.3 3 65 2.2 36.0 504 3 1
85 Russell Copeland 22 KR/PR 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 242 18.6 0 60 0.8 15.1 242 0 1
84 Keith McKeller 29 te 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 35 11.7 1 13 0.4 4.4 35 1 0
86 Robert Awalt 29 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 10 0.2 1.6 19 0 0
89 Steve Tasker* 31 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0 22 0.1 1.7 26 0 1
Team Total 27.5 16 550 1943 12 27 3.5 121.4 34.4 304 3535 11.6 20 65 19.0 220.9 5478 32 26
Opp Total 16 500 1921 7 3.8 120.1 31.3 323 3633 11.2 18 20.2 227.1 5554 25 35

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
85 Russell Copeland 22 KR/PR 16 2 31 274 1 47 8.8 24 436 0 28 18.2 952
82 Don Beebe 29 WR 14 14 10 160 0 22 16.0 664
23 Kenneth Davis 31 16 0 8 100 0 18 12.5 586
81 Brad Lamb 26 1 0 2 40 0 23 20.0 40
80 Bill Brooks 29 WR 16 13 1 3 0 3 3.0 747
89 Steve Tasker* 31 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 26
21 Nate Turner 24 13 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 46
Team Total 27.5 16 33 277 1 47 8.4 45 746 0 28 16.6 6501
Opp Total 16 29 247 0 8.5 43 850 0 19.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
9 Chris Mohr 27 P 16 0 74 2991 58 0 40.4
2 Steve Christie 26 K 16 0 5 4 12 12 9 6 6 1 32 23 71.9%% 37 36 97.3%%
Team Total 27.5 16 5 4 12 12 9 6 6 1 32 23 71.9%% 37 36 97.3%% 74 2991 58 0 40.4
Opp Total 16 35 23 65.7%% 25 23 92.0%% 65 2717 41.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
56 Darryl Talley 33 ROLB 16 16 2.0 3 74 1 61 0 4 0 2 4 0 136 0
53 Marvcus Patton 26 LILB 16 16 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 0 118 0
78 Bruce Smith*+ 30 RDE 16 16 14.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 108 0
97 Cornelius Bennett* 28 LOLB 16 16 5.0 1 5 0 5 0 2 1 2 40 0 102 0
20 Henry Jones 26 SS 16 16 2.0 2 92 1 85 0 3 0 2 0 0 83 0 1
91 Jeff Wright 30 NT 15 15 4.5 3 0 1 0 0 79 0
55 Mark Maddox 25 RILB 11 8 1 0 2 0 0 62 0
50 Keith Goganious 25 rilb 16 7 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 55 0
43 Matt Darby 25 db 16 3 2 32 0 32 0 1 0 1 0 0 53 0
37 Nate Odomes* 28 RCB 16 15 9 65 0 25 0 1 0 1 25 1 47 0
90 Phil Hansen 25 LDE 11 9 3.5 2 0 0 0 0 43 0
25 Mickey Washington 25 lcb 16 6 0.5 1 27 1 27 0 0 0 2 6 0 41 0
29 James Williams 26 LCB 15 11 2 11 0 6 0 0 0 2 12 0 40 0
77 Oliver Barnett 27 lde 16 6 2.0 36 0
24 Kurt Schulz 25 12 0 10 0
73 Mike Lodish 26 nt 15 1 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 7 0
28 Thomas Smith 23 db 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0
12 Jim Kelly 33 QB 16 16 0 7 3 -17 0
94 Mark Pike 30 14 0 5 0
52 Richard Harvey 27 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
34 Thurman Thomas* 27 RB 16 16 0 6 1 0 0
96 Monty Brown 23 13 0 3 0
92 John Parrella 24 10 0 1.0 2 0
23 Kenneth Davis 31 16 0 0 3 1 0 0
83 Andre Reed* 29 WR 15 15 0 3 0 0 0
82 Don Beebe 29 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
9 Chris Mohr 27 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Steve Tasker* 31 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
85 Russell Copeland 22 KR/PR 16 2 0 1 0 0 0
35 Carwell Gardner 27 fb 13 2 0 1 0 0 0
36 Jerome Henderson 24 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Mark Kelso 30 FS 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
88 Pete Metzelaars 33 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
27 David Pool 27 2 0 0 0 1 12 0
Team Total 27.5 16 37.0 23 306 3 85 0 23 26 33 87 1 1041 0 1
Opp Total 16 31 35 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
2 Steve Christie 26 K 16 0 36 23 105
23 Kenneth Davis 31 16 0 6 6 36
83 Andre Reed* 29 WR 15 15 6 6 36
34 Thurman Thomas* 27 RB 16 16 6 6 36
80 Bill Brooks 29 WR 16 13 5 5 30
88 Pete Metzelaars 33 TE 16 16 4 4 24
82 Don Beebe 29 WR 14 14 3 3 18
20 Henry Jones 26 SS 16 16 1 1 1 8
85 Russell Copeland 22 KR/PR 16 2 1 1 6
35 Carwell Gardner 27 fb 13 2 1 1 6
84 Keith McKeller 29 te 8 1 1 1 6
37 Nate Odomes* 28 RCB 16 15 1 1 6
56 Darryl Talley 33 ROLB 16 16 1 1 6
25 Mickey Washington 25 lcb 16 6 1 1 6
Team Total 27.5 16 12 20 1 1 3 37 36 23 1 329
Opp Total 16 7 18 23 23 242

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1993-09-05 NWE W, 38-14 2 4 pass Bill Brooks 4 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
2 1993-09-05 NWE W, 38-14 2 41 pass Andre Reed 41 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
3 1993-09-05 NWE W, 38-14 4 22 pass Andre Reed 22 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
4 1993-09-05 NWE W, 38-14 4 14 pass Andre Reed 14 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
5 1993-09-05 NWE W, 38-14 4 47 punt Russell Copeland 47 yard punt return (Steve Christie kick)
6 1993-09-12 @ DAL W, 13-10 1 10 pass Carwell Gardner 10 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
7 1993-09-26 MIA L, 13-22 4 27 pass Bill Brooks 27 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
8 1993-10-03 NYG W, 17-14 1 85 interception Henry Jones 85 yard interception return (Steve Christie kick)
9 1993-10-03 NYG W, 17-14 4 8 pass Pete Metzelaars 8 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
10 1993-10-11 HOU W, 35-7 1 34 pass Don Beebe 34 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
11 1993-10-11 HOU W, 35-7 2 24 pass Andre Reed 24 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
12 1993-10-11 HOU W, 35-7 2 39 pass Andre Reed 39 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
13 1993-10-11 HOU W, 35-7 2 7 rush Thurman Thomas 7 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
14 1993-10-11 HOU W, 35-7 4 3 rush Kenneth Davis 3 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
15 1993-10-24 @ NYJ W, 19-10 3 61 interception Darryl Talley 61 yard interception return (Steve Christie kick)
16 1993-11-01 WAS W, 24-10 1 65 pass Andre Reed 65 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
17 1993-11-01 WAS W, 24-10 1 11 pass Bill Brooks 11 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
18 1993-11-01 WAS W, 24-10 3 1 rush Thurman Thomas 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
19 1993-11-07 @ NWE W, 13-10 4 9 pass Pete Metzelaars 9 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
20 1993-11-21 IND W, 23-9 2 1 rush Kenneth Davis 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
21 1993-11-21 IND W, 23-9 2 23 pass Bill Brooks 23 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
22 1993-11-21 IND W, 23-9 3 13 pass Keith McKeller 13 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
23 1993-11-28 @ KAN L, 7-23 1 9 rush Kenneth Davis 9 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
24 1993-12-05 RAI L, 24-25 2 3 rush Thurman Thomas 3 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
25 1993-12-05 RAI L, 24-25 2 65 pass Don Beebe 65 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
26 1993-12-05 RAI L, 24-25 4 1 rush Thurman Thomas 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
27 1993-12-12 @ PHI W, 10-7 4 2 pass Pete Metzelaars 2 yard pass from Frank Reich (Steve Christie kick)
28 1993-12-19 @ MIA W, 47-34 1 1 rush Kenneth Davis 1 yard rush
29 1993-12-19 @ MIA W, 47-34 2 12 rush Kenneth Davis 12 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
30 1993-12-19 @ MIA W, 47-34 2 27 interception Mickey Washington 27 yard interception return (Steve Christie kick)
31 1993-12-19 @ MIA W, 47-34 3 25 fumble Nate Odomes 25 yard fumble return (Steve Christie kick)
32 1993-12-19 @ MIA W, 47-34 3 1 rush Kenneth Davis 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
33 1993-12-19 @ MIA W, 47-34 3 28 pass Don Beebe 28 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
34 1993-12-26 NYJ W, 16-14 1 2 rush Thurman Thomas 2 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
35 1994-01-02 @ IND W, 30-10 2 3 rush Thurman Thomas 3 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
36 1994-01-02 @ IND W, 30-10 4 1 pass Pete Metzelaars 1 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)
37 1994-01-02 @ IND W, 30-10 4 30 pass Bill Brooks 30 yard pass from Frank Reich (Steve Christie kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1993-09-05 NWE L, 14-38 2 54 pass Ben Coates 54 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Scott Sisson kick)
2 1993-09-05 NWE L, 14-38 3 2 pass Greg McMurtry 2 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Scott Sisson kick)
3 1993-09-12 @ DAL L, 10-13 4 5 rush Kevin Williams 5 yard rush (Lin Elliott kick)
4 1993-09-26 MIA W, 22-13 1 36 pass Irving Fryar 36 yard pass from Dan Marino
5 1993-09-26 MIA W, 22-13 1 4 rush Dan Marino 4 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
6 1993-10-03 NYG L, 14-17 2 5 pass Chris Calloway 5 yard pass from Phil Simms (David Treadwell kick)
7 1993-10-03 NYG L, 14-17 2 3 pass Mark Jackson 3 yard pass from Phil Simms (David Treadwell kick)
8 1993-10-11 HOU L, 7-35 1 17 pass Leonard Harris 17 yard pass from Warren Moon (Al Del Greco kick)
9 1993-10-24 @ NYJ L, 10-19 1 1 rush Brad Baxter 1 yard rush (Cary Blanchard kick)
10 1993-11-01 WAS L, 10-24 1 7 rush Reggie Brooks 7 yard rush (Chip Lohmiller kick)
11 1993-11-07 @ NWE L, 10-13 3 2 rush Leonard Russell 2 yard rush (Scott Sisson kick)
12 1993-11-15 @ PIT W, 23-0 1 9 rush Leroy Thompson 9 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
13 1993-11-15 @ PIT W, 23-0 3 1 pass Eric Green 1 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1993-11-28 @ KAN W, 23-7 1 18 pass Marcus Allen 18 yard pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery kick)
15 1993-11-28 @ KAN W, 23-7 3 1 pass Keith Cash 1 yard pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery kick)
16 1993-12-05 RAI W, 25-24 2 11 rush Jeff Hostetler 11 yard rush (Jeff Jaeger kick)
17 1993-12-05 RAI W, 25-24 4 29 pass Tim Brown 29 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler
18 1993-12-12 @ PHI L, 7-10 3 19 pass Calvin Williams 19 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Matt Bahr kick)
19 1993-12-19 @ MIA L, 34-47 1 14 pass Mark Ingram 14 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
20 1993-12-19 @ MIA L, 34-47 2 16 pass Keith Jackson 16 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
21 1993-12-19 @ MIA L, 34-47 3 30 pass Terry Kirby 30 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
22 1993-12-19 @ MIA L, 34-47 4 7 pass Mark Ingram 7 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
23 1993-12-26 NYJ L, 14-16 1 24 pass Johnny Johnson 24 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Cary Blanchard kick)
24 1993-12-26 NYJ L, 14-16 3 6 pass Chris Burkett 6 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Cary Blanchard kick)
25 1994-01-02 @ IND L, 10-30 4 10 pass Jessie Hester 10 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)