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1998 Buffalo Bills

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10-6-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.2, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 0.7, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 400 points (25.0/g), 7th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (20.8/g), 15th.
 Differential of 67 points (4.2/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.7-6.3.

Coach: Wade Phillips (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Pendry
 Defensive Coordinator: Ted Cottrell

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

Team Info

Owner/President Ralph Wilson
General Manager John Butler
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 400 5541 1033 5.4 20 6 28 319 269 461 3380 28 14 6.7 176 531 2161 13 4.1 115
Team Defense 333 4691 950 4.9 31 13 36 283 294 532 3198 27 18 5.6 168 375 1493 11 4.0 79
Lg Rank Offense 7 6 3 3 6 28 12 6 8 7 1 3 11 12
Lg Rank Defense 15 6 11 11 12 18 14 25 15 11 3 5 11 15

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Diego Chargers 14 16 20 297 207 90 2 14 254 187 67 2
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ Miami Dolphins 7 13 12 187 77 110 1 12 259 143 116
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-3 St. Louis Rams 33 34 23 407 192 215 2 21 406 225 181 4
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-3 San Francisco 49ers 26 21 21 352 237 115 23 377 312 65 4
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 31 24 24 381 205 176 21 341 235 106 2
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-3 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 16 22 337 227 110 1 16 238 104 134
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-3 @ Carolina Panthers 30 14 18 426 282 144 1 21 360 279 81 3
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-3 Miami Dolphins 30 24 16 313 197 116 2 15 296 168 128 1
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-4 @ New York Jets 12 34 11 182 134 48 2 23 398 277 121 3
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 6-4 New England Patriots 13 10 23 391 178 213 3 11 206 158 48
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 7-4 Indianapolis Colts 34 11 25 402 215 187 1 14 250 164 86 3
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 7-5 @ New England Patriots 21 25 23 428 329 99 24 259 215 44 1
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 33 20 21 448 309 139 3 15 234 176 58 1
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 9-5 Oakland Raiders 44 21 18 316 182 134 13 178 87 91 4
16 Sat December 19 boxscore L 9-6 New York Jets 10 17 21 366 217 149 2 14 269 177 92
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 10-6 @ New Orleans Saints 45 33 21 308 192 116 26 366 291 75 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 2 boxscore L 10-7 @ Miami Dolphins 17 24 23 416 339 77 5 25 345 228 117 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
7 Doug Flutie* 36 QB 13 10 7-3-0 202 354 57.1 2711 20 5.6 11 3.1 84 7.7 7.4 13.4 208.5 87.4 12 78 7.19 6.93 3.3 2 2
11 Rob Johnson 25 qb 8 6 3-3-0 67 107 62.6 910 8 7.5 3 2.8 66 8.5 8.7 13.6 113.8 102.9 29 163 5.49 5.68 21.3
Team Total 27.2 16 10-6-0 269 461 58.4 3621 28 6.1 14 3.0 84 7.9 7.7 13.5 226.3 91.0 41 241 6.73 6.59 8.2 2 2
Opp Total 16 294 532 55.3 3474 27 5.1 18 3.4 6.5 6.02 11.8 217.1 78.2 43 276 5.6 5.1 7.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
23 Antowain Smith 26 RB 16 14 300 1124 8 30 3.7 70.3 18.8 5 11 2.2 0 9 0.3 0.7 1135 8 5
34 Thurman Thomas 32 rb 14 3 93 381 2 17 4.1 27.2 6.6 26 220 8.5 1 26 1.9 15.7 601 3 0
7 Doug Flutie* 36 QB 13 10 48 248 1 23 5.2 19.1 3.7 248 1 3
35 Jonathan Linton 24 14 0 45 195 1 20 4.3 13.9 3.2 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.7 205 1 0
11 Rob Johnson 25 qb 8 6 24 123 1 32 5.1 15.4 3.0 123 1 2
33 Sam Gash* 29 FB 16 13 11 32 0 11 2.9 2.0 0.7 19 165 8.7 3 20 1.2 10.3 197 3 0
82 Kevin Williams 27 KR/PR 16 0 5 46 0 28 9.2 2.9 0.3 29 392 13.5 1 55 1.8 24.5 438 1 3
44 Darick Holmes 27 3 0 2 8 0 5 4.0 2.7 0.7 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 3.0 17 0 0
39 Pooh Bear Williams 23 3 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 1.7 0.7 5 0 0
10 Alex Van Pelt 28 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -1 0 0
80 Eric Moulds* 25 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 67 1368 20.4 9 84 4.2 85.5 1368 9 0
83 Andre Reed 34 WR 15 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 63 795 12.6 5 67 4.2 53.0 795 5 0
85 Jay Riemersma 25 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 288 11.5 6 28 1.6 18.0 288 6 0
88 Quinn Early 33 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 217 11.4 1 37 1.2 13.6 217 1 0
84 Lonnie Johnson 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 146 10.4 2 27 0.9 9.1 146 2 1
Team Total 27.2 16 531 2161 13 32 4.1 135.1 33.2 269 3621 13.5 28 84 16.8 226.3 5782 41 17
Opp Total 16 375 1493 11 4.0 93.3 23.4 294 3198 10.9 27 18.4 199.9 4691 38 21

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
82 Kevin Williams 27 KR/PR 16 0 37 369 0 73 10.0 47 1059 0 46 22.5 1866
33 Sam Gash* 29 FB 16 13 3 41 0 17 13.7 238
84 Lonnie Johnson 27 TE 16 16 3 18 0 16 6.0 164
51 Joe Cummings 24 lb 9 2 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
44 Darick Holmes 27 3 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 37
85 Jay Riemersma 25 te 16 3 1 9 0 9 9.0 297
Team Total 27.2 16 37 369 0 73 10.0 56 1168 0 46 20.9 7319
Opp Total 16 32 374 1 11.7 77 1638 0 21.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
2 Steve Christie 31 K 16 0 1 1 12 10 14 12 11 9 3 1 41 33 80.5% 41 41 100.0%
9 Chris Mohr 32 P 16 0 69 2882 57 0 41.8
Team Total 27.2 16 1 1 12 10 14 12 11 9 3 1 41 33 80.5% 41 41 100.0% 69 2882 57 0 41.8
Opp Total 16 26 21 80.8% 28 28 100.0% 77 3457 44.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
52 John Holecek 26 LILB 13 13 57 21
20 Henry Jones 31 SS 16 16 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 57 14
56 Sam Cowart 23 RILB 16 11 2 23 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 54 18
90 Phil Hansen 30 LDE 15 15 7.5 0 0 3 13 1 46 21
59 Sam Rogers 28 LOLB 15 15 4.5 1 0 0 0 0 39 19
27 Ken Irvin 26 LCB 16 16 1 43 0 43 0 2 0 0 0 0 46 5
78 Bruce Smith* 35 RDE 15 15 10.0 2 0 2 18 0 35 15
92 Ted Washington* 30 NT 16 16 4.5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 35 15 1
58 Marlo Perry 26 lb 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 35 14
24 Kurt Schulz 30 FS 12 12 6 48 0 24 0 0 0 1 9 0 28 15
28 Thomas Smith 28 RCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 30 3
99 Gabe Northern 24 ROLB 16 16 2.0 1 40 1 40 0 1 0 0 0 0 26 6
21 Emanuel Martin 29 db 14 4 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 22 7
75 Marcellus Wiley 24 de 16 3 3.5 1 0 1 15 0 17 7
91 Shawn Price 28 de 14 2 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 17 5
40 Eric Smedley 25 16 0 2.0 16 6
25 Donovan Greer 24 db 11 2 0 0 1 18 0 14 4
93 Pat Williams 26 13 0 3.5 11 1
51 Joe Cummings 24 lb 9 2 11 0
55 Wayne Simmons 29 6 0 0.5 0 0 2 17 0 8 1
31 Raymond Jackson 25 14 0 2 27 0 27 0 5 2
7 Doug Flutie* 36 QB 13 10 0 3 4 -13 0
23 Antowain Smith 26 RB 16 14 0 5 2 0 0
96 Dan Brandenburg 25 lb 16 1 3 0
82 Kevin Williams 27 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
11 Rob Johnson 25 qb 8 6 0 2 1 -1 0
61 Dusty Zeigler 25 C 16 16 0 3 0 -19 0
46 Marlon Kerner 25 1 0 1 0
76 Ethan Albright 27 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Lonnie Johnson 27 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
35 Jonathan Linton 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Kamil Loud 22 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Jay Riemersma 25 te 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 43.0 18 204 1 43 0 13 17 25 57 1 613 199 1
Opp Total 16 41 21 8

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 31 K 16 0 41 33 140
80 Eric Moulds* 25 WR 16 15 9 9 54
23 Antowain Smith 26 RB 16 14 8 8 48
85 Jay Riemersma 25 te 16 3 6 6 36
83 Andre Reed 34 WR 15 13 5 5 30
33 Sam Gash* 29 FB 16 13 3 3 18
34 Thurman Thomas 32 rb 14 3 2 1 3 18
84 Lonnie Johnson 27 TE 16 16 2 2 12
88 Quinn Early 33 wr 16 2 1 1 6
7 Doug Flutie* 36 QB 13 10 1 1 6
90 Phil Hansen 30 LDE 15 15 1 1 6
11 Rob Johnson 25 qb 8 6 1 1 6
35 Jonathan Linton 24 14 0 1 1 6
99 Gabe Northern 24 ROLB 16 16 1 1 6
82 Kevin Williams 27 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 6
92 Ted Washington* 30 NT 16 16 1 2
Team Total 27.2 16 13 28 1 1 43 41 33 1 400
Opp Total 16 11 27 1 4 28 21 333