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1996 Buffalo Bills

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: -1.0, Defense: 3.9, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 319 points (19.9/g), 15th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 266 points (16.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of 53 points (3.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.7-6.3.

Coach: Marv Levy (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Bresnahan
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Ted Cottrell (Linebackers)

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
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 319 5119 1094 4.7 37 13 17 294 279 483 3218 18 24 6.1 149 563 1901 14 3.4 128
Team Defense 266 4737 1105 4.3 28 14 21 283 292 562 3068 11 14 5.0 168 495 1669 12 3.4 94
Lg Rank Offense 15 16 26 14 17 25 17 20 28 11 1 8 10 27
Lg Rank Defense 6 9 18 7 8 26 8 2 21 3 23 14 14 1

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 OT 1-0 @ New York Giants 23 20 25 410 257 153 2 12 231 138 93 1
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 2-0 New England Patriots 17 10 15 231 154 77 3 23 293 179 114 2
3 Mon September 16 boxscore L 2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6 24 11 185 99 86 4 22 382 160 222 1
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 3-1 Dallas Cowboys 10 7 14 224 89 135 2 12 192 160 32 4
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 6 boxscore W OT 4-1 Indianapolis Colts 16 13 20 412 299 113 1 16 249 163 86
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 4-2 Miami Dolphins 7 21 17 296 191 105 4 15 239 176 63
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W 5-2 @ New York Jets 25 22 23 333 195 138 1 19 317 253 64 4
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 5-3 @ New England Patriots 25 28 18 337 196 141 1 23 417 358 59 1
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-3 Washington Redskins 38 13 31 476 210 266 16 234 159 75 2
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24 17 18 252 112 140 2 25 385 274 111 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-3 Cincinnati Bengals 31 17 23 308 174 134 2 13 224 105 119 4
13 Sun November 24 boxscore W 9-3 New York Jets 35 10 17 348 267 81 2 22 341 229 112 5
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L OT 9-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 10 13 11 307 183 124 3 18 288 203 85
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L 9-5 @ Seattle Seahawks 18 26 21 391 312 79 5 10 302 132 170
16 Mon December 16 boxscore L 9-6 @ Miami Dolphins 14 16 15 274 223 51 2 22 394 249 145
17 Sun December 22 boxscore W 10-6 Kansas City Chiefs 20 9 15 335 257 78 3 15 249 130 119 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 28 boxscore L 10-7 Jacksonville Jaguars 27 30 19 308 216 92 3 18 409 225 184 2

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 36 QB 13 13 8-5-0 222 379 58.6 2810 14 3.7 19 5.0 67 7.4 5.9 12.7 216.2 73.2 37 287 6.06 4.68 8.9 3 4
15 Todd Collins 25 qb 7 3 2-1-0 55 99 55.6 739 4 4.0 5 5.1 95 7.5 6.0 13.4 105.6 71.9 11 53 6.24 4.92 10.0 1 1
10 Alex Van Pelt 26 1 0 2 5 40.0 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 1.8 1.8 4.5 9.0 47.9 0 0 1.80 1.80 0.0
Team Total 26.9 16 10-6-0 279 483 57.8 3558 18 3.7 24 5.0 95 7.4 5.9 12.8 222.4 72.6 48 340 6.06 4.70 9.0 4 5
Opp Total 16 292 562 52.0 3409 11 2.0 14 2.5 6.1 5.34 11.7 213.1 66.8 48 341 5.0 4.4 7.9

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 30 RB 15 15 281 1033 8 36 3.7 68.9 18.7 26 254 9.8 0 69 1.7 16.9 1287 8 1
44 Darick Holmes 25 rb 16 1 189 571 4 37 3.0 35.7 11.8 16 102 6.4 1 20 1.0 6.4 673 5 2
15 Todd Collins 25 qb 7 3 21 43 0 10 2.0 6.1 3.0 43 0 3
12 Jim Kelly 36 QB 13 13 19 66 2 22 3.5 5.1 1.5 66 2 9
33 Tim Tindale 25 fb 14 3 14 49 0 15 3.5 3.5 1.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 48 0 1
80 Eric Moulds 23 KR/wr 16 5 12 44 0 11 3.7 2.8 0.8 20 279 14.0 2 47 1.3 17.4 323 2 1
89 Steve Tasker 34 wr 8 5 9 31 0 11 3.4 3.9 1.1 21 372 17.7 3 62 2.6 46.5 403 3 3
83 Andre Reed 32 WR 16 16 8 22 0 13 2.8 1.4 0.5 66 1036 15.7 6 67 4.1 64.8 1058 6 1
29 Jason Bratton 24 2 0 4 8 0 5 2.0 4.0 2.0 8 0 0
88 Quinn Early 31 WR 16 13 3 39 0 29 13.0 2.4 0.2 50 798 16.0 4 95 3.1 49.9 837 4 0
10 Alex Van Pelt 26 1 0 3 -5 0 -1 -1.7 -5.0 3.0 -5 0 0
84 Lonnie Johnson 25 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 457 9.9 0 33 2.9 28.6 457 0 1
86 Tony Cline 25 TE 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 117 6.2 1 15 1.2 7.3 117 1 0
85 Russell Copeland 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 85 12.1 0 31 0.6 7.7 85 0 2
82 Chris Brantley 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 47 9.4 1 22 0.5 4.7 47 1 0
87 Rob Coons 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.8 12 0 0
72 Corey Louchiey 25 t 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 563 1901 14 37 3.4 118.8 35.2 279 3558 12.8 18 95 17.4 222.4 5459 32 25
Opp Total 16 495 1669 12 3.4 104.3 30.9 292 3068 10.5 11 18.3 191.8 4737 23 23

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
80 Eric Moulds 23 KR/wr 16 5 52 1205 1 97 23.2 1528
22 Jeff Burris 24 LCB/PR 15 15 27 286 0 45 10.6 286
85 Russell Copeland 25 11 0 14 119 0 19 8.5 6 136 0 47 22.7 340
89 Steve Tasker 34 wr 8 5 2 18 0 12 9.0 421
Team Total 26.9 16 43 423 0 45 9.8 58 1341 1 97 23.1 7223
Opp Total 16 40 246 1 6.2 65 1255 0 19.3

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
9 Chris Mohr 30 P 16 0 101 4194 80 0 41.5
2 Steve Christie 29 K 16 0 6 5 14 12 8 7 1 29 24 82.8% 33 33 100.0%
Team Total 26.9 16 6 5 14 12 8 7 1 29 24 82.8% 33 33 100.0% 101 4194 80 0 41.5
Opp Total 16 36 23 63.9% 26 25 96.2% 102 4406 43.2

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
54 Chris Spielman 31 LILB 16 16 1 14 0 14 0 1 0 2 0 0 111 46
78 Bruce Smith*+ 33 RDE 16 16 13.5 5 0 1 0 0 69 21
92 Ted Washington 28 NT 16 16 3.5 70 22
90 Phil Hansen 28 LDE 16 16 8.0 1 0 2 0 0 60 20
24 Kurt Schulz 28 FS 15 15 4 24 0 19 0 53 15
55 Mark Maddox 28 RILB 14 14 2 0 0 0 0 46 25
59 Sam Rogers 26 ROLB 14 14 3.5 0 0 2 0 0 38 20
22 Jeff Burris 24 LCB/PR 15 15 1 28 0 28 0 1 1 1 0 0 41 9
95 Bryce Paup* 28 LOLB 12 11 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 38 10
28 Thomas Smith 26 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 38 5
23 Matt Stevens 23 SS 13 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 26 7
21 Emanuel Martin 27 db 16 1 2 35 0 31 0 20 9
20 Henry Jones 29 ss 5 5 19 6
27 Ken Irvin 24 db 16 1 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 17 4
51 David White 26 lolb 16 5 0.5 0 0 2 12 1 16 6
99 Gabe Northern 22 lb 16 2 5.0 16 3
58 Marlo Perry 24 13 0 1 6 0 6 0 15 6
57 Damien Covington 24 lb 9 2 15 6
46 Marlon Kerner 23 15 0 1.0 1 6 0 6 0 16 1
77 Jim Jeffcoat 35 16 0 5.0 8 2
91 Shawn Price 26 15 0 5 3
31 Raymond Jackson 23 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
12 Jim Kelly 36 QB 13 13 0 9 0 0 0
98 Sean Moran 23 16 0 4 1
84 Lonnie Johnson 25 TE 16 15 0 1 4 0 0
15 Todd Collins 25 qb 7 3 0 3 0 0 0
85 Russell Copeland 25 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
44 Darick Holmes 25 rb 16 1 0 2 1 0 0
89 Steve Tasker 34 wr 8 5 0 3 0 0 0
70 John Fina 27 LT 15 15 0 0 2 -1 0
74 Glenn Parker 30 RT 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
34 Thurman Thomas 30 RB 15 15 0 1 1 0 0
67 Kent Hull 35 C 16 16 0 0 1 1 0
80 Eric Moulds 23 KR/wr 16 5 0 1 0 0 0
60 Jerry Ostroski 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Andre Reed 32 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
33 Tim Tindale 25 fb 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 48.0 14 113 0 31 0 12 25 25 12 1 745 247
Opp Total 16 48 23 9 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
2 Steve Christie 29 K 16 0 33 24 105
34 Thurman Thomas 30 RB 15 15 8 8 48
83 Andre Reed 32 WR 16 16 6 6 36
44 Darick Holmes 25 rb 16 1 4 1 5 1 32
88 Quinn Early 31 WR 16 13 4 4 1 26
80 Eric Moulds 23 KR/wr 16 5 2 1 3 18
89 Steve Tasker 34 wr 8 5 3 3 18
12 Jim Kelly 36 QB 13 13 2 2 12
82 Chris Brantley 26 10 0 1 1 6
86 Tony Cline 25 TE 16 7 1 1 6
99 Gabe Northern 22 lb 16 2 1 1 6
51 David White 26 lolb 16 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 16 14 18 1 1 1 35 2 33 24 319
Opp Total 16 12 11 1 4 1 25 23 1 266