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2014 Buffalo Bills

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5-3-0, Currently 2nd place in AFC East Division  · 2014 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 1.8, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 178 points (22.2/g), 21st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 165 points (20.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of 13 points (1.6/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-3.6.

Coach: Doug Marrone (5-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Nathaniel Hackett
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Schwartz

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium · Buy Tickets
 Training Camp: St. John Fisher College (Pittsford, New York)

Team Info

Controlling Owner Mary Wilson Sale of team approved on 10/8/14
Owner Terry Pegula Purchase approved on 10/8/14
General Manager Doug Whaley
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Current Injuries

Last updated: October 30, 2014
PlayerStatusInjuryComment
Johnathan MeeksInjured Reserveneckis on injured reserve
Stevenson SylvesterInjured Reservekneeis on injured reserve
Kenny LadlerInjured Reservearmis on injured reserve
Chris WilliamsInjured Reservebackis on injured reserve
Mario ButlerInjured Reserveankleis on injured reserve
C.J. SpillerInjured Reservecollarboneis on injured reserve/designated for return
Fred JacksonOutgroinis expected to miss one month
Kiko AlonsoOutkneeis on the non-football injury list
Ty PowellQuestionableankleis questionable for 11/9 against Kansas City
Marcus EasleyQuestionablekneeis questionable for 11/9 against Kansas City
Marquise GoodwinQuestionablehamstringis questionable for 11/9 against Kansas City
Robert WoodsQuestionablebackis questionable for 11/9 against Kansas City

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
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 178 2615 503 5.2 11 5 13 135 171 273 1824 14 6 6.2 93 207 791 3 3.8 29 104 32.7 10.6 Own 31.1 2:15 5.02 25.0 1.63
Team Defense 165 2608 533 4.9 18 6 29 164 188 298 1870 12 12 5.7 96 207 738 3 3.6 39 102 29.4 10.8 Own 25.9 2:28 5.4 25.5 1.47
Lg Rank Offense 21 25 13 14 31 20 20 12 14 23 23 23 28 23 22 22 31 30 32 31 24
Lg Rank Defense 7 9 1 10 15 24 12 8 2 5 13 8 2 6 28 2 21 6 6 2 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W OT 1-0 @ Chicago Bears 23 20 15 360 167 193 1 29 427 341 86 3 2.96 -1.97 2.04
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 Miami Dolphins 29 10 13 315 202 113 23 290 210 80 2 0.34 7.32 8.75
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-1 San Diego Chargers 10 22 18 292 205 87 20 333 250 83 -4.38 -9.74 2.42
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-2 @ Houston Texans 17 23 17 316 220 96 2 19 301 264 37 3 -11.87 12.71 -2.48
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 @ Detroit Lions 17 14 19 343 294 49 1 13 273 204 69 2 -10.12 14.38 4.07
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-3 New England Patriots 22 37 19 336 268 68 3 22 396 346 50 -2.15 -15.18 3.36
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-3 Minnesota Vikings 17 16 22 373 255 118 4 16 276 118 158 2 -3.05 8.94 -3.09
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-3 @ New York Jets 43 23 12 280 213 67 22 312 137 175 6 3.13 17.00 0.13
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 9 preview Kansas City Chiefs
11 Thu November 13 preview @ Miami Dolphins
12 Sun November 23 preview New York Jets
13 Sun November 30 preview Cleveland Browns
14 Sun December 7 preview @ Denver Broncos
15 Sun December 14 preview Green Bay Packers
16 Sun December 21 preview @ Oakland Raiders
17 Sun December 28 preview @ New England Patriots

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
18 Kyle Orton 32 qb 4 4 3-1-0 95 141 67.4 1128 9 6.4 3 2.1 84 8.0 8.3 11.9 282.0 104.0 46.14 17 98 6.52 6.80 10.8 2 2
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 2-2-0 76 131 58.0 838 5 3.8 3 2.3 80 6.4 6.1 11.0 209.5 80.3 19.77 6 44 5.80 5.54 4.4 0 1
22 Fred Jackson 33 7 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1.78 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.8 8 5-3-0 171 273 62.6 1966 14 5.1 6 2.2 84 7.2 7.2 11.5 245.8 92.2 23 142 6.16 6.20 7.8 2 3
Opp Total 8 188 298 63.1 2021 12 4.0 12 4.0 6.8 5.78 10.8 252.6 79.6 28 151 5.7 4.8 8.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. 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
28 C.J. Spiller 27 RB 7 5 69 287 0 53 4.2 41.0 9.9 16 14 109 7.8 1 25 2.0 15.6 396 1 2
22 Fred Jackson 33 7 2 55 239 1 38 4.3 34.1 7.9 42 33 261 7.9 1 28 4.7 37.3 500 2 3
26 Anthony Dixon 27 8 0 49 181 0 47 3.7 22.6 6.1 4 3 15 5.0 0 10 0.4 1.9 196 0 0
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 16 52 1 8 3.3 13.0 4.0 52 1 1
35 Bryce Brown 23 rb 1 1 7 15 0 7 2.1 15.0 7.0 15 0 0
38 Frank Summers 29 FB 8 6 5 16 1 4 3.2 2.0 0.6 5 4 7 1.8 0 4 0.5 0.9 23 1 0
18 Kyle Orton 32 qb 4 4 4 5 0 7 1.3 1.3 1.0 5 0 2
88 Marquise Goodwin 24 5 0 2 -4 0 4 -2.0 -0.8 0.4 6 1 42 42.0 0 42 0.2 8.4 38 0 1
14 Sammy Watkins 21 WR 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 67 38 590 15.5 5 84 4.8 73.8 590 5 0
10 Robert Woods 22 WR 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 28 294 10.5 2 35 3.5 36.8 294 2 1
84 Scott Chandler 29 8 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 23 290 12.6 1 37 2.9 36.3 290 1 0
15 Chris Hogan 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 13 176 13.5 1 28 1.6 22.0 176 1 1
19 Mike Williams 27 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 8 142 17.8 1 80 1.1 20.3 142 1 0
89 Chris Gragg 24 te/wr 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 4 35 8.8 1 14 0.6 5.0 35 1 0
85 Lee Smith 27 te 6 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 2 5 2.5 1 4 0.3 0.8 5 1 0
Team Total 25.8 8 207 791 3 53 3.8 98.9 25.9 270 171 1966 11.5 14 84 21.4 245.8 2757 17 13
Opp Total 8 207 738 3 3.6 92.3 25.9 188 1870 9.9 12 23.5 233.8 2608 15 11

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 Leodis McKelvin 29 LCB 8 7 15 133 0 24 8.9 4 64 0 30 16.0 197
28 C.J. Spiller 27 RB 7 5 10 306 1 102 30.6 702
26 Anthony Dixon 27 8 0 2 25 0 14 12.5 221
22 Fred Jackson 33 7 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 500
38 Frank Summers 29 FB 8 6 1 11 0 11 11.0 34
Team Total 25.8 8 16 133 0 24 8.3 17 406 1 102 23.9 3296
Opp Total 8 20 121 0 6.1 17 341 0 20.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
6 Colton Schmidt 24 p 8 0 47 2054 61 0 43.7
2 Dan Carpenter 29 k 8 0 5 5 8 7 2 2 4 3 19 17 89.5% 16 15 93.8%
Team Total 25.8 8 5 5 8 7 2 2 4 3 19 17 89.5% 16 15 93.8% 47 2054 61 0 43.7
Opp Total 8 19 15 78.9% 16 16 100.0% 44 0 0 0.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
52 Preston Brown 22 slb/wlb 8 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 30 0 37 23
53 Nigel Bradham 25 SLB 6 6 1.5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 31 21
21 Leodis McKelvin 29 LCB 8 7 4 10 0 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 37 3
20 Corey Graham 29 ds/lcb/rcb 8 3 1 45 0 45 7 29 11
27 Duke Williams 24 ds/rcb 8 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 27 10
23 Aaron Williams 24 DS 7 6 1 26 0 26 3 0 1 0 0 0 26 9
99 Marcell Dareus 25 DT 8 8 7.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 6
24 Stephon Gilmore 24 ds/RCB 7 7 2 34 0 21 2 24 3
55 Jerry Hughes 26 RDE 8 8 5.5 1 0 0 0 0 18 10
51 Brandon Spikes 27 MLB/mlb 8 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 17 15
25 Da'Norris Searcy 26 DS 8 6 0.5 1 32 0 32 2 0 0 1 0 0 15 13
37 Nickell Robey 22 NB/nb 8 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 2 0 19 6
94 Mario Williams 29 LDE 8 8 6.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 4
95 Kyle Williams 31 DT 7 7 2.5 1 2 0 2 2 13 7
91 Manny Lawson 30 8 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 11 3
56 Keith Rivers 28 wlb 6 3 10 5
92 Jarius Wynn 28 8 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 8 5
33 Ron Brooks 26 8 0 9 1
96 Stefan Charles 26 8 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 5 5
97 Corbin Bryant 26 8 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 3
57 Ty Powell 26 6 0 5 2
54 Larry Dean 26 6 0 4 1
81 Marcus Easley 28 3 0 4 1
31 Kenny Ladler 22 2 0 3 1
22 Fred Jackson 33 7 2 0 3 2 0 0
84 Scott Chandler 29 8 2 2 0
26 Anthony Dixon 27 8 0 1 2
10 Robert Woods 22 WR 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
88 Marquise Goodwin 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
58 Randell Johnson 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
18 Kyle Orton 32 qb 4 4 0 2 1 0 0
70 Eric Wood 28 C 8 8 0 1 0 -10 0 1 0
77 Cordy Glenn 25 LT 8 8 1 0
15 Chris Hogan 26 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 0 1 1 0 0
65 Garrison Sanborn 29 8 0 0 2
6 Colton Schmidt 24 p 8 0 1 0
28 C.J. Spiller 27 RB 7 5 0 2 0 0 0
66 Seantrel Henderson 22 RT 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 8 28.0 12 149 0 45 42 7 13 11 22 0 404 174
Opp Total 8 23 0 11 6 0 0 1

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 Dan Carpenter 29 k 8 0 15 17 66
14 Sammy Watkins 21 WR 8 8 5 5 30
22 Fred Jackson 33 7 2 1 1 2 1 14
10 Robert Woods 22 WR 8 8 2 2 1 14
28 C.J. Spiller 27 RB 7 5 1 1 2 12
84 Scott Chandler 29 8 2 1 1 6
89 Chris Gragg 24 te/wr 7 4 1 1 6
15 Chris Hogan 26 8 0 1 1 6
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 1 1 6
85 Lee Smith 27 te 6 4 1 1 6
38 Frank Summers 29 FB 8 6 1 1 6
19 Mike Williams 27 7 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 8 3 14 1 18 2 15 17 178
Opp Total 8 3 12 2 16 15 1 165

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 2014-09-07 @ CHI W, 23-20 1 2 rush EJ Manuel 2 yard rush (Dan Carpenter kick)
2 2014-09-07 @ CHI W, 23-20 2 7 pass C.J. Spiller 7 yard pass from EJ Manuel (Dan Carpenter kick)
3 2014-09-14 MIA W, 29-10 3 102 kickoff C.J. Spiller 102 yard kickoff return (Dan Carpenter kick)
4 2014-09-14 MIA W, 29-10 3 12 pass Sammy Watkins 12 yard pass from EJ Manuel (Dan Carpenter kick)
5 2014-09-21 SDG L, 10-22 3 11 pass Fred Jackson 11 yard pass from EJ Manuel (Dan Carpenter kick)
6 2014-09-28 @ HOU L, 17-23 2 5 pass Sammy Watkins 5 yard pass from EJ Manuel (Dan Carpenter kick)
7 2014-09-28 @ HOU L, 17-23 4 80 pass Mike Williams 80 yard pass from EJ Manuel (Dan Carpenter kick)
8 2014-10-05 @ DET W, 17-14 4 2 pass Chris Gragg 2 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Fred Jackson run)
9 2014-10-12 NWE L, 22-37 2 7 pass Robert Woods 7 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)
10 2014-10-12 NWE L, 22-37 3 1 rush Fred Jackson 1 yard rush (Dan Carpenter kick)
11 2014-10-12 NWE L, 22-37 4 8 pass Chris Hogan 8 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Robert Woods pass from Kyle Orton)
12 2014-10-19 MIN W, 17-16 2 26 pass Sammy Watkins 26 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)
13 2014-10-19 MIN W, 17-16 4 2 pass Sammy Watkins 2 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)
14 2014-10-26 @ NYJ W, 43-23 1 22 pass Robert Woods 22 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)
15 2014-10-26 @ NYJ W, 43-23 1 1 pass Lee Smith 1 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)
16 2014-10-26 @ NYJ W, 43-23 2 2 rush Frank Summers 2 yard rush (Dan Carpenter kick)
17 2014-10-26 @ NYJ W, 43-23 4 12 pass Scott Chandler 12 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)
18 2014-10-26 @ NYJ W, 43-23 4 61 pass Sammy Watkins 61 yard pass from Kyle Orton

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 2014-09-07 @ CHI L, 20-23 1 12 pass Martellus Bennett 12 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)
2 2014-09-07 @ CHI L, 20-23 3 11 pass Brandon Marshall 11 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)
3 2014-09-14 MIA L, 10-29 3 7 pass Mike Wallace 7 yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Caleb Sturgis kick)
4 2014-09-21 SDG W, 22-10 1 3 pass Eddie Royal 3 yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick)
5 2014-09-21 SDG W, 22-10 3 5 pass Eddie Royal 5 yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick)
6 2014-09-28 @ HOU W, 23-17 2 35 pass DeAndre Hopkins 35 yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Randy Bullock kick)
7 2014-09-28 @ HOU W, 23-17 3 80 interception J.J. Watt 80 yard interception return (Randy Bullock kick)
8 2014-10-05 @ DET L, 14-17 1 9 pass Golden Tate 9 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Alex Henery kick)
9 2014-10-05 @ DET L, 14-17 2 41 interception Rashean Mathis 41 yard interception return (Alex Henery kick)
10 2014-10-12 NWE W, 37-22 2 1 pass Tim Wright 1 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
11 2014-10-12 NWE W, 37-22 3 43 pass Brian Tyms 43 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
12 2014-10-12 NWE W, 37-22 4 18 pass Brandon LaFell 18 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
13 2014-10-12 NWE W, 37-22 4 56 pass Brandon LaFell 56 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
14 2014-10-19 MIN L, 16-17 2 4 pass Cordarrelle Patterson 4 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Blair Walsh kick)
15 2014-10-26 @ NYJ L, 23-43 2 2 rush Chris Ivory 2 yard rush (Nick Folk kick)
16 2014-10-26 @ NYJ L, 23-43 2 2 rush Chris Ivory 2 yard rush (Nick Folk kick)
17 2014-10-26 @ NYJ L, 23-43 4 3 rush Bilal Powell 3 yard rush (pass failed)