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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Doug Flutie* 36 12 10 202 for 354, 2,711 yards, 20 td, 11 int, & 48 rushes for 248 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 285th pick / 1985
RB Antowain Smith 26 1 14 300 rushes for 1,124 yards, 8 td, & 5 catches for 11 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
FB Sam Gash* 29 6 13 11 rushes for 32 yards, 0 td, & 19 catches for 165 yards and 3 td New England Patriots / 8th / 205th pick / 1992
WR Eric Moulds* 25 2 15 67 catches for 1,368 yards, 9 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 24th pick / 1996
WR Andre Reed 34 13 13 63 catches for 795 yards, 5 td Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
TE Lonnie Johnson 27 4 16 14 catches for 146 yards, 2 td Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 61st pick / 1994
LT John Fina 29 6 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 27th pick / 1992
LG Ruben Brown* 26 3 13 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1995
C Dusty Zeigler 25 2 16 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 202nd pick / 1996
RG Joe Panos 27 4 16 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 1994
RT Jerry Ostroski 28 4 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 271st pick / 1992
 Defensive Starters
LDE Phil Hansen 30 7 15 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 54th pick / 1991
NT Ted Washington* 30 7 16 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 25th pick / 1991
RDE Bruce Smith* 35 13 15 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
LOLB Sam Rogers 28 4 15 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 64th pick / 1994
LILB John Holecek 26 3 13 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 144th pick / 1995
RILB Sam Cowart 23 Rook 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1998
ROLB Gabe Northern 24 2 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1996
LCB Ken Irvin 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
RCB Thomas Smith 28 5 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1993
SS Henry Jones 31 7 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1991
FS Kurt Schulz 30 6 12 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 7th / 195th pick / 1992
 Special Teams Starters
K Steve Christie 31 8 0 33 of 41 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points
P Chris Mohr 32 9 0 69 punts for a 41.8 average, 0 blocked Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 146th pick / 1989
PR Kevin Williams 27 5 0 37 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1993
KR Kevin Williams 27 5 0 47 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1993

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
76 Ethan Albright 27 16 0 283 6-5 North Carolina 5/1/1971 3 1
96 Dan Brandenburg 25 lb 16 1 240 6-2 Indiana St. 2/16/1973 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 237th pick / 1996
79 Ruben Brown* 26 LG 13 13 300 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/13/1972 3 11 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 14th pick / 1995
2 Steve Christie 31 K 16 0 195 6-0 William & Mary 11/13/1967 8 3
63 Bill Conaty 25 c 15 1 306 6-2 Virginia Tech 3/8/1973 1 2
56 Sam Cowart 23 RILB 16 11 245 6-2 Florida St. 2/26/1975 Rook 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 39th pick / 1998
51 Joe Cummings 24 lb 9 2 242 6-2 Wyoming 6/8/1974 2 1
88 Quinn Early 33 wr 16 2 190 6-0 Iowa 4/13/1965 10 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1988
70 John Fina 29 LT 14 14 300 6-5 Arizona 3/11/1969 6 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 27th pick / 1992
7 Doug Flutie* 36 QB 13 10 180 5-10 Boston Col. 10/23/1962 12 13 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 285th pick / 1985
5 Cole Ford 26 1 0 210 6-2 USC 12/31/1972 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 247th pick / 1995
33 Sam Gash* 29 FB 16 13 242 6-0 Penn St. 3/7/1969 6 2 New England Patriots / 8th / 205th pick / 1992
25 Donovan Greer 24 db 11 2 178 5-9 Texas A&M 9/11/1974 1 1
90 Phil Hansen 30 LDE 15 15 278 6-5 North Dakota St. 5/20/1968 7 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 54th pick / 1991
77 Robert Hicks 24 t 9 2 338 6-7 Mississippi St. 11/17/1974 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 68th pick / 1998
38 Ray Hill 23 4 0 182 6-0 Michigan St. 8/7/1975 Rook 0
52 John Holecek 26 LILB 13 13 240 6-2 Illinois 5/7/1972 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 144th pick / 1995
44 Darick Holmes 27 3 0 226 6-0 Portland St. 7/1/1971 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 244th pick / 1995
27 Ken Irvin 26 LCB 16 16 182 5-11 Memphis 7/11/1972 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
31 Raymond Jackson 25 14 0 189 5-10 Colorado St. 2/17/1973 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 156th pick / 1996
84 Lonnie Johnson 27 TE 16 16 240 6-3 Florida St. 2/14/1971 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 61st pick / 1994
11 Rob Johnson 25 qb 8 6 204 6-4 USC 3/18/1973 3 4 Jacksonville Jaguars / 4th / 99th pick / 1995
20 Henry Jones 31 SS 16 16 197 5-11 Illinois 12/29/1967 7 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1991
46 Marlon Kerner 25 1 0 187 5-10 Ohio St. 3/18/1973 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 1995
35 Jonathan Linton 24 14 0 234 6-1 North Carolina 11/7/1974 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 131st pick / 1998
89 Kamil Loud 22 5 0 190 6-0 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 6/25/1976 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 238th pick / 1998
21 Emanuel Martin 29 db 14 4 184 5-11 Alabama St. 7/31/1969 5 3
9 Chris Mohr 32 P 16 0 215 6-5 Alabama 5/11/1966 9 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 146th pick / 1989
98 Sean Moran 25 lb 9 2 275 6-4 Colorado St. 6/5/1973 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 120th pick / 1996
80 Eric Moulds* 25 WR 16 15 210 6-2 Mississippi St. 7/17/1973 2 16 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 24th pick / 1996
74 Jamie Nails 23 g 15 3 335 6-6 Florida A&M 6/3/1975 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 120th pick / 1997
99 Gabe Northern 24 ROLB 16 16 240 6-2 LSU 6/8/1974 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1996
60 Jerry Ostroski 28 RT 16 16 320 6-3 Tulsa 7/12/1970 4 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 271st pick / 1992
72 Joe Panos 27 RG 16 16 300 6-3 Wisc-Whitewater,Wisconsin 1/24/1971 4 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 1994
58 Marlo Perry 26 lb 16 1 250 6-4 Jackson St. 8/25/1972 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 81st pick / 1994
94 Mark Pike 35 13 0 272 6-4 Georgia Tech 12/27/1963 11 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 178th pick / 1986
22 Daryl Porter 24 2 0 188 5-9 Boston Col. 1/16/1974 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 186th pick / 1997
91 Shawn Price 28 de 14 2 290 6-4 Pacific 3/28/1970 5 2
83 Andre Reed 34 WR 15 13 190 6-2 Kutztown Pennsylvania 1/29/1964 13 9 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 86th pick / 1985
85 Jay Riemersma 25 te 16 3 255 6-5 Michigan 5/17/1973 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 244th pick / 1996
59 Sam Rogers 28 LOLB 15 15 245 6-3 Colorado 5/30/1970 4 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 64th pick / 1994
24 Kurt Schulz 30 FS 12 12 208 6-1 East. Washington 12/12/1968 6 6 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 195th pick / 1992
55 Wayne Simmons 29 6 0 245 6-2 Clemson 12/15/1969 5 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 15th pick / 1993
40 Eric Smedley 25 16 0 199 5-11 Indiana 7/23/1973 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 249th pick / 1996
23 Antowain Smith 26 RB 16 14 232 6-2 Houston 3/14/1972 1 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
78 Bruce Smith* 35 RDE 15 15 262 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/18/1963 13 11 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1985
28 Thomas Smith 28 RCB 14 14 188 5-11 North Carolina 12/5/1970 5 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 28th pick / 1993
69 Marcus Spriggs 24 1 0 310 6-3 Houston 5/30/1974 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 185th pick / 1997
34 Thurman Thomas 32 rb 14 3 200 5-10 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1966 10 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 40th pick / 1988
10 Alex Van Pelt 28 1 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 5/1/1970 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 216th pick / 1993
92 Ted Washington* 30 NT 16 16 365 6-5 Louisville 4/13/1968 7 9 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 25th pick / 1991
75 Marcellus Wiley 24 de 16 3 275 6-4 Columbia 11/30/1974 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1997
82 Kevin Williams 27 KR 16 0 195 5-9 Miami (FL) 1/25/1971 5 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1993
93 Pat Williams 26 13 0 315 6-3 NE State (OK),Texas A&M 10/24/1972 1 1
39 Pooh Bear Williams 23 3 0 265 6-1 Florida St. 1/20/1975 Rook 0
87 Duane Young 30 4 0 270 6-3 Michigan St. 5/29/1968 7 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 123rd pick / 1991
61 Dusty Zeigler 25 C 16 16 298 6-5 Notre Dame 9/27/1973 2 9 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 202nd pick / 1996
Team Total 27.2 16 242.4 6-1.8 4.0