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1999 Buffalo Bills

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1999 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: -0.2, Defense: 7.4, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (20.0/g), 16th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 229 points (14.3/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 91 points (5.7/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.0-5.0.

Coach: Wade Phillips (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Pendry
 Defensive Coordinator: Ted Cottrell

Stadium: Ralph Wilson 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 Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 320 5333 1059 5.0 27 11 23 313 290 513 3293 21 16 6.1 173 519 2040 12 3.9 117 190 30.5 14.2 Own 32.9 2:44 5.75 28.0 1.61
Team Defense 229 4045 950 4.3 21 9 27 244 269 506 2675 12 12 4.9 144 407 1370 9 3.4 73 187 23.5 14.4 Own 32.3 2:25 5.2 21.6 1.16
Lg Rank Offense 16 11 9 11 8 24 19 15 11 11 2 8 15 19 12 18 20 1 2 10 10
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 28 25 2 7 1 2 26 3 9 4 10 3 27 28 12 13 14 3 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 14 31 19 321 274 47 3 20 393 284 109 3 -18.22 -6.59 8.41
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-1 New York Jets 17 3 23 384 160 224 1 11 190 116 74 2.03 15.52 2.32
3 Sun September 26 boxscore W 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 26 0 25 377 186 191 1 11 169 147 22 2 6.61 25.63 -4.77
4 Mon October 4 boxscore W 3-1 @ Miami Dolphins 23 18 11 250 177 73 1 18 292 233 59 3 -11.94 25.67 -8.18
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 21 24 365 254 111 1 17 255 207 48 1 10.67 -2.81 -2.80
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 4-2 Oakland Raiders 14 20 14 310 201 109 3 23 343 148 195 -7.18 -4.85 -3.04
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 4-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 16 26 25 352 254 98 3 18 385 275 110 -3.88 -3.97 -10.22
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-3 @ Baltimore Ravens 13 10 19 249 138 111 3 12 200 118 82 2 -16.25 22.93 1.80
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 6-3 @ Washington Redskins 34 17 24 413 209 204 16 279 222 57 2 17.36 -0.72 0.23
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 7-3 Miami Dolphins 23 3 18 334 157 177 6 101 41 60 1 1.80 24.04 -5.15
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 7-4 @ New York Jets 7 17 14 273 205 68 3 14 208 113 95 -15.06 10.97 -5.23
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 8-4 New England Patriots 17 7 13 299 207 92 1 17 267 174 93 2 1.23 9.50 5.99
13 Bye Week
14 Sun December 12 boxscore L 8-5 New York Giants 17 19 13 237 161 76 2 20 334 240 94 2 -10.27 8.79 -10.60
15 Sun December 19 boxscore W 9-5 @ Arizona Cardinals 31 21 25 376 217 159 2 14 178 108 70 1 5.78 1.75 7.57
16 Sun December 26 boxscore W OT 10-5 @ New England Patriots 13 10 23 374 206 168 3 14 225 67 158 1 -13.72 14.39 1.19
17 Sun January 2 boxscore W 11-5 Indianapolis Colts 31 6 23 419 287 132 13 226 182 44 1 22.80 8.80 -5.09
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 8 boxscore L 11-6 @ Tennessee Titans 16 22 13 219 96 123 2 16 194 55 139 2 -8.48 15.29 -14.88

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
7 Doug Flutie 37 QB 15 15 10-5-0 264 478 55.2% 3171 19 4.0 16 3.3 54 6.6 5.9 12.0 211.4 75.1 26 176 5.94 5.27 5.2 2 2
11 Rob Johnson 26 qb 2 1 1-0-0 25 34 73.5% 298 2 5.9 0 0.0 42 8.8 9.9 11.9 149.0 119.5 1 9 8.26 9.40 2.9
10 Alex Van Pelt 29 1 0 1 1 100.0% 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 104.2 0 0 9.00 9.00 0.0
Team Total 27.2 16 11-5-0 290 513 56.5% 3478 21 4.1 16 3.1 54 6.8 6.2 12.0 217.4 78.1 27 185 6.10 5.54 5.0 2 2
Opp Total 16 269 506 53.2% 2889 12 2.4 12 2.4 5.7 5.12 10.7 180.6 68.2 37 214 4.9 4.4 6.8

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 Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 Jonathan Linton 25 RB 16 2 205 695 5 18 3.4 43.4 12.8 37 29 228 7.9 1 28 1.8 14.3 923 6 4
23 Antowain Smith 27 rb 14 11 165 614 6 52 3.7 43.9 11.8 2 2 32 16.0 0 23 0.1 2.3 646 6 4
7 Doug Flutie 37 QB 15 15 88 476 1 24 5.4 31.7 5.9 476 1 6
34 Thurman Thomas 33 rb 5 3 36 152 0 31 4.2 30.4 7.2 5 3 37 12.3 1 23 0.6 7.4 189 1 0
31 Lennox Gordon 21 8 0 11 38 0 13 3.5 4.8 1.4 38 0 0
11 Rob Johnson 26 qb 2 1 8 61 0 25 7.6 30.5 4.0 61 0 0
80 Eric Moulds 26 WR 14 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 101 65 994 15.3 7 54 4.6 71.0 995 7 1
81 Peerless Price 23 wr 16 4 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 62 31 393 12.7 3 45 1.9 24.6 386 3 0
82 Kevin Williams 28 KR/PR 16 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.8 0.1 48 31 381 12.3 0 35 1.9 23.8 394 0 0
77 Robert Hicks 25 RT 14 14 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 1 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.1 -0.4 -8 0 0
9 Chris Mohr 33 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
10 Alex Van Pelt 29 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -1 0 0
83 Andre Reed 35 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 90 52 536 10.3 1 30 3.3 33.5 536 1 0
85 Jay Riemersma 26 TE 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 37 496 13.4 4 38 2.6 35.4 496 4 0
33 Sam Gash* 30 FB 15 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 20 163 8.2 2 31 1.3 10.9 163 2 0
84 Bobby Collins 23 te 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 9 124 13.8 2 45 0.6 8.9 124 2 0
89 Kamil Loud 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 6 66 11.0 0 20 0.9 9.4 66 0 0
88 Sheldon Jackson 23 te 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 4 34 8.5 0 16 0.3 2.6 34 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 519 2040 12 52 3.9 127.5 32.4 469 290 3478 12.0 21 54 18.1 217.4 5518 33 17
Opp Total 16 407 1370 9 3.4 85.6 25.4 269 2675 9.9 12 16.8 167.2 4045 21 14

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
82 Kevin Williams 28 KR/PR 16 0 33 331 0 27 10.0 42 840 0 62 20.0 1565
89 Kamil Loud 23 7 0 2 26 0 15 13.0 92
22 Daryl Porter 25 16 0 2 41 0 24 20.5 41
81 Peerless Price 23 wr 16 4 1 16 0 16 16.0 1 27 0 27 27.0 429
84 Bobby Collins 23 te 14 4 1 6 0 6 6.0 130
33 Sam Gash* 30 FB 15 11 1 13 0 13 13.0 176
31 Lennox Gordon 21 8 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 49
20 Henry Jones 32 SS 16 16 1 37 1 37 37.0 37
Team Total 27.2 16 34 347 0 27 10.2 51 1001 1 62 19.6 6866
Opp Total 16 23 226 0 9.8 68 1504 0 22.1

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 33 P 16 0 73 2840 60 0 38.9
2 Steve Christie 32 K 16 0 2 2 10 10 10 7 9 3 3 3 34 25 73.5%% 33 33 100.0%%
Team Total 27.2 16 2 2 10 10 10 7 9 3 3 3 34 25 73.5%% 33 33 100.0%% 73 2840 60 0 38.9
Opp Total 16 31 23 74.2%% 22 22 100.0%% 93 3878 41.7

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 Sam Cowart 24 RILB 16 16 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 79 46
20 Henry Jones 32 SS 16 16 63 12
59 Sam Rogers 29 LOLB 16 16 3.0 1 24 0 24 0 0 0 2 7 0 52 16
52 John Holecek 27 LILB 14 14 1.0 1 35 0 35 0 2 0 0 0 0 44 19
90 Phil Hansen 31 LDE 14 14 6.0 1 0 2 24 0 39 17
28 Thomas Smith 29 RCB 16 16 1 29 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0 42 5
27 Ken Irvin 27 LCB 14 14 1 1 0 1 0 40 5
24 Kurt Schulz 31 FS 16 16 3 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 32 15
78 Bruce Smith 36 RDE 16 16 7.0 3 0 1 0 0 30 15
92 Ted Washington 31 NT 16 16 2.5 35 10
26 Antoine Winfield 22 db 16 2 2 13 0 10 0 38 1
99 Gabe Northern 25 ROLB 16 16 3.5 2 0 1 59 1 26 9
93 Pat Williams 27 16 0 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 25 7
75 Marcellus Wiley 25 de 16 1 5.0 1 52 0 52 0 18 8
58 Marlo Perry 27 16 0 1.5 21 6
91 Shawn Price 29 de 15 1 2.5 13 3
25 Donovan Greer 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 13 3
51 Joe Cummings 25 lb 16 2 1.0 9 0
98 Sean Moran 26 16 0 0.5 7 4
21 Emanuel Martin 30 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
7 Doug Flutie 37 QB 15 15 0 6 1 -5 0
35 Jonathan Linton 25 RB 16 2 0 4 1 0 0
23 Antowain Smith 27 rb 14 11 0 4 0 0 0
76 Ethan Albright 28 16 0 0 1 0 -8 0
2 Steve Christie 32 K 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Sam Gash* 30 FB 15 11 0 0 1 0 0
80 Eric Moulds 26 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
53 Keith Newman 22 3 0 0 1
60 Jerry Ostroski 29 C 15 15 0 1 0 -2 0
83 Andre Reed 35 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 37.0 12 180 0 52 0 10 17 14 75 1 631 203
Opp Total 16 27 14 5

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 32 K 16 0 33 25 108
80 Eric Moulds 26 WR 14 14 7 7 42
35 Jonathan Linton 25 RB 16 2 5 1 6 1 38
23 Antowain Smith 27 rb 14 11 6 6 36
85 Jay Riemersma 26 TE 14 11 4 4 24
81 Peerless Price 23 wr 16 4 3 3 18
84 Bobby Collins 23 te 14 4 2 2 12
33 Sam Gash* 30 FB 15 11 2 2 12
7 Doug Flutie 37 QB 15 15 1 1 6
20 Henry Jones 32 SS 16 16 1 1 6
99 Gabe Northern 25 ROLB 16 16 1 1 6
83 Andre Reed 35 WR 16 16 1 1 6
34 Thurman Thomas 33 rb 5 3 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 16 12 21 1 1 35 1 33 25 320
Opp Total 16 9 12 1 1 22 23 229

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1999-09-12 @ IND L, 14-31 3 6 pass Andre Reed 6 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Jonathan Linton run)
2 1999-09-19 NYJ W, 17-3 2 1 rush Antowain Smith 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
3 1999-09-19 NYJ W, 17-3 3 24 rush Doug Flutie 24 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
4 1999-09-26 PHI W, 26-0 2 15 pass Jay Riemersma 15 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
5 1999-09-26 PHI W, 26-0 3 4 rush Antowain Smith 4 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
6 1999-10-04 @ MIA W, 23-18 2 59 fumble Gabe Northern 59 yard fumble return (Steve Christie kick)
7 1999-10-04 @ MIA W, 23-18 4 6 pass Eric Moulds 6 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
8 1999-10-10 PIT W, 24-21 1 2 pass Sam Gash 2 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
9 1999-10-10 PIT W, 24-21 2 49 pass Eric Moulds 49 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
10 1999-10-10 PIT W, 24-21 3 8 pass Jay Riemersma 8 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
11 1999-10-17 OAK L, 14-20 1 52 rush Antowain Smith 52 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
12 1999-10-17 OAK L, 14-20 4 12 pass Eric Moulds 12 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
13 1999-10-24 @ SEA L, 16-26 3 18 pass Peerless Price 18 yard pass from Doug Flutie
14 1999-10-24 @ SEA L, 16-26 4 1 pass Jay Riemersma 1 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
15 1999-10-31 @ BAL W, 13-10 4 5 pass Jonathan Linton 5 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
16 1999-11-07 @ WAS W, 34-17 2 6 pass Bobby Collins 6 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
17 1999-11-07 @ WAS W, 34-17 2 1 rush Antowain Smith 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
18 1999-11-07 @ WAS W, 34-17 3 10 rush Antowain Smith 10 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
19 1999-11-07 @ WAS W, 34-17 3 14 pass Eric Moulds 14 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
20 1999-11-14 MIA W, 23-3 2 4 rush Jonathan Linton 4 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
21 1999-11-14 MIA W, 23-3 3 53 pass Eric Moulds 53 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
22 1999-11-21 @ NYJ L, 7-17 3 2 pass Peerless Price 2 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
23 1999-11-28 NWE W, 17-7 2 54 pass Eric Moulds 54 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
24 1999-11-28 NWE W, 17-7 3 31 pass Sam Gash 31 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
25 1999-12-12 NYG L, 17-19 2 23 pass Thurman Thomas 23 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
26 1999-12-12 NYG L, 17-19 4 2 rush Jonathan Linton 2 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
27 1999-12-19 @ ARI W, 31-21 1 15 pass Eric Moulds 15 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
28 1999-12-19 @ ARI W, 31-21 1 6 rush Jonathan Linton 6 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
29 1999-12-19 @ ARI W, 31-21 4 4 pass Jay Riemersma 4 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
30 1999-12-19 @ ARI W, 31-21 4 37 kickoff Henry Jones 37 yard kickoff return (Steve Christie kick)
31 1999-12-26 @ NWE W, 13-10 4 1 rush Jonathan Linton 1 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
32 2000-01-02 IND W, 31-6 1 21 rush Antowain Smith 21 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
33 2000-01-02 IND W, 31-6 2 23 pass Peerless Price 23 yard pass from Rob Johnson (Steve Christie kick)
34 2000-01-02 IND W, 31-6 2 3 rush Jonathan Linton 3 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
35 2000-01-02 IND W, 31-6 4 1 pass Bobby Collins 1 yard pass from Rob Johnson (Steve Christie kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1999-09-12 @ IND W, 31-14 1 1 rush Edgerrin James 1 yard rush (Mike Vanderjagt kick)
2 1999-09-12 @ IND W, 31-14 2 5 pass Marvin Harrison 5 yard pass from Peyton Manning (Mike Vanderjagt kick)
3 1999-09-12 @ IND W, 31-14 3 24 pass Marvin Harrison 24 yard pass from Peyton Manning (Mike Vanderjagt kick)
4 1999-09-12 @ IND W, 31-14 4 74 interception Tony Blevins 74 yard interception return (Mike Vanderjagt kick)
5 1999-10-04 @ MIA L, 18-23 4 9 pass O.J. McDuffie 9 yard pass from Dan Marino (run failed)
6 1999-10-10 PIT L, 21-24 1 12 pass Hines Ward 12 yard pass from Kordell Stewart (Kris Brown kick)
7 1999-10-10 PIT L, 21-24 2 17 pass Troy Edwards 17 yard pass from Kordell Stewart (Kris Brown kick)
8 1999-10-10 PIT L, 21-24 4 1 rush Jerome Bettis 1 yard rush (Kris Brown kick)
9 1999-10-17 OAK W, 20-14 1 3 rush Tyrone Wheatley 3 yard rush (Michael Husted kick)
10 1999-10-17 OAK W, 20-14 3 11 rush Tyrone Wheatley 11 yard rush (Michael Husted kick)
11 1999-10-24 @ SEA W, 26-16 1 7 pass Derrick Mayes 7 yard pass from Jon Kitna (Todd Peterson kick)
12 1999-10-24 @ SEA W, 26-16 2 43 pass Derrick Mayes 43 yard pass from Jon Kitna (Todd Peterson kick)
13 1999-10-31 @ BAL L, 10-13 1 7 pass Justin Armour 7 yard pass from Tony Banks (Matt Stover kick)
14 1999-11-07 @ WAS L, 17-34 1 8 rush Stephen Davis 8 yard rush (Brett Conway kick)
15 1999-11-07 @ WAS L, 17-34 4 19 pass Albert Connell 19 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Brett Conway kick)
16 1999-11-21 @ NYJ W, 17-7 2 9 rush Ray Lucas 9 yard rush (John Hall kick)
17 1999-11-21 @ NYJ W, 17-7 2 0 fumble Eric Ogbogu 0 yard fumble return (John Hall kick)
18 1999-11-28 NWE L, 7-17 4 45 pass Terry Glenn 45 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
19 1999-12-12 NYG W, 19-17 2 14 pass Amani Toomer 14 yard pass from Kerry Collins (Cary Blanchard kick)
20 1999-12-19 @ ARI L, 21-31 2 1 rush Mario Bates 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
21 1999-12-19 @ ARI L, 21-31 2 2 rush Mario Bates 2 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
22 1999-12-19 @ ARI L, 21-31 4 26 pass Rob Moore 26 yard pass from Jake Plummer (Chris Jacke kick)
23 1999-12-26 @ NWE L, 10-13 4 14 rush Terry Allen 14 yard rush (Adam Vinatieri kick)