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2014 Buffalo Bills

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5-5-0, Currently 3rd place in AFC East Division  · 2014 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.7, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 2.8, SoS: 3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 200 points (20.0/g), 23rd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 204 points (20.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -4 points (-0.4/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-5.1.

Coach: Doug Marrone (5-5-0)
 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: November 23, 2014
PlayerStatusInjuryComment
Johnathan MeeksInjured Reserveneckis on injured reserve
Stevenson SylvesterInjured Reservekneeis on injured reserve
Kenny LadlerInjured Reservearmis on injured reserve
C.J. SpillerInjured Reservecollarboneis on injured reserve/designated for return
Chris WilliamsInjured Reservebackis on injured reserve
Mario ButlerInjured Reserveankleis on injured reserve
Leodis McKelvinInjured Reserveankleis on injured reserve
Kiko AlonsoOutkneeis on the non-football injury list
Jarius WynnOutkneewill miss Monday's game against the NY Jets
Ron BrooksQuestionablegroinis questionable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Fred JacksonQuestionablegroinis questionable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Sammy WatkinsProbablegroinis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Manny LawsonProbableankleis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Frank SummersProbableneckis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Kyle OrtonProbabletoeis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Kraig UrbikProbableshoulderis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Dan CarpenterProbableright groinis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Marquise GoodwinProbableribsis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets
Chris HoganProbablehipis probable for Monday's game against the NY Jets

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 200 3216 634 5.1 14 8 13 169 222 360 2260 15 6 5.9 117 248 956 3 3.9 39 Opp 0.0 0:00
Team Defense 204 3216 655 4.9 21 9 33 204 231 361 2226 14 12 5.6 119 255 990 5 3.9 52 Opp 0.0 0:00
Lg Rank Offense 23 25 12 22 30 12 20 17 9 27 24 25 31 23 21 23 28 29 29 30 26
Lg Rank Defense 8 6 3 2 16 22 7 3 6 4 12 9 5 10 25 7 24 10 7 4 3

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
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 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 Miami Dolphins 29 10 13 315 202 113 23 290 210 80 2
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-1 San Diego Chargers 10 22 18 292 205 87 20 333 250 83
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-2 @ Houston Texans 17 23 17 316 220 96 2 19 301 264 37 3
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 @ Detroit Lions 17 14 19 343 294 49 1 13 273 204 69 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-3 New England Patriots 22 37 19 336 268 68 3 22 396 346 50
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-3 Minnesota Vikings 17 16 22 373 255 118 4 16 276 118 158 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-3 @ New York Jets 43 23 12 280 213 67 22 312 137 175 6
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 5-4 Kansas City Chiefs 13 17 21 364 253 111 3 16 278 151 127 1
11 Thu November 13 boxscore L 5-5 @ Miami Dolphins 9 22 13 237 183 54 24 330 205 125 2
12 Mon November 24 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 6 6 146 228 64.0 1580 10 4.4 3 1.3 84 6.9 7.2 10.8 263.3 93.5 20 114 5.91 6.17 8.1 0 0
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 76 131 58.0 838 5 3.8 3 2.3 80 6.4 6.1 11.0 209.5 80.3 6 44 5.80 5.54 4.4 0 0
22 Fred Jackson 33 8 8 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 10 222 360 61.7 2418 15 4.2 6 1.7 84 6.7 6.8 10.9 241.8 88.4 26 158 5.85 5.93 6.7 0 0
Opp Total 10 231 361 64.0 2438 14 3.9 12 3.3 6.8 6.03 10.6 243.8 82.6 39 212 5.6 4.9 9.8

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 7 69 287 0 53 4.2 41.0 9.9 16 14 109 7.8 1 25 2.0 15.6 396 1 2
26 Anthony Dixon 27 8 8 68 278 0 47 4.1 34.8 8.5 6 5 28 5.6 0 10 0.6 3.5 306 0 0
22 Fred Jackson 33 8 8 58 249 1 38 4.3 31.1 7.3 47 37 300 8.1 1 28 4.6 37.5 549 2 3
35 Bryce Brown 23 rb 3 3 20 64 0 14 3.2 21.3 6.7 20 13 122 9.4 0 19 4.3 40.7 186 0 1
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 16 52 1 8 3.3 13.0 4.0 52 1 1
18 Kyle Orton 32 qb 6 6 8 10 0 7 1.3 1.7 1.3 10 0 2
38 Frank Summers 29 FB 8 8 6 17 1 4 2.8 2.1 0.8 8 5 9 1.8 0 4 0.6 1.1 26 1 0
88 Marquise Goodwin 24 6 6 2 -4 0 4 -2.0 -0.7 0.3 6 1 42 42.0 0 42 0.2 7.0 38 0 1
14 Sammy Watkins 21 WR 10 10 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 84 45 649 14.4 5 84 4.5 64.9 652 5 0
10 Robert Woods 22 WR 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 36 361 10.0 2 35 3.6 36.1 361 2 1
84 Scott Chandler 29 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 26 307 11.8 1 37 2.6 30.7 307 1 0
15 Chris Hogan 26 7 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 25 307 12.3 2 28 3.6 43.9 307 2 2
19 Mike Williams 27 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 8 142 17.8 1 80 1.3 23.7 142 1 0
89 Chris Gragg 24 te/wr 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 5 37 7.4 1 14 1.0 7.4 37 1 0
85 Lee Smith 27 te 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 2 5 2.5 1 4 1.0 2.5 5 1 0
Team Total 25.8 10 248 956 3 53 3.9 95.6 24.8 355 222 2418 10.9 15 84 22.2 241.8 3374 18 16
Opp Total 10 255 990 5 3.9 99.0 25.5 231 2226 9.6 14 23.1 222.6 3216 19 15

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 10 10 21 183 0 24 8.7 4 64 0 30 16.0 247
28 C.J. Spiller 27 RB 7 7 10 306 1 102 30.6 702
88 Marquise Goodwin 24 6 6 4 84 0 24 21.0 122
35 Bryce Brown 23 rb 3 3 3 75 0 32 25.0 261
26 Anthony Dixon 27 8 8 2 25 0 14 12.5 331
22 Fred Jackson 33 8 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 549
38 Frank Summers 29 FB 8 8 1 11 0 11 11.0 37
10 Robert Woods 22 WR 10 10 1 11 0 11 11.0 372
Team Total 25.8 10 23 194 0 24 8.4 24 565 1 102 23.5 4133
Opp Total 10 23 129 0 5.6 20 426 0 21.3

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 10 10 55 2410 61 0 43.8
2 Dan Carpenter 29 k 10 10 8 8 9 8 4 3 4 3 25 22 88.0% 17 16 94.1%
Team Total 25.8 10 8 8 9 8 4 3 4 3 25 22 88.0% 17 16 94.1% 55 2410 61 0 43.8
Opp Total 10 22 18 81.8% 20 20 100.0% 55 2424 0 44.1

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 10 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 30 0 48 26
53 Nigel Bradham 25 SLB 8 8 1.5 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 41 22
21 Leodis McKelvin 29 LCB 10 10 4 10 0 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 45 3
20 Corey Graham 29 ds/lcb/rcb 9 9 1 45 0 45 9 39 11
23 Aaron Williams 24 DS 9 9 1 26 0 26 3 0 1 0 0 0 31 11
99 Marcell Dareus 25 DT 10 10 10.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 10
27 Duke Williams 24 ds/rcb 10 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 30 11
55 Jerry Hughes 26 RDE 9 9 7.5 2 0 0 0 0 24 11
25 Da'Norris Searcy 26 DS 10 10 0.5 1 32 0 32 2 1 0 1 0 0 25 14
24 Stephon Gilmore 24 ds/RCB 9 9 2 34 0 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 28 4
94 Mario Williams 29 LDE 10 10 10.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 23 4
51 Brandon Spikes 27 MLB/mlb 10 10 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 21 16
95 Kyle Williams 31 DT 9 9 3.0 1 2 0 2 2 21 8
37 Nickell Robey 22 NB/nb 9 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 2 0 22 6
91 Manny Lawson 30 9 9 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 13 3
56 Keith Rivers 28 wlb 4 4 11 5
92 Jarius Wynn 28 9 9 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 8 6
96 Stefan Charles 26 9 9 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 6 6
33 Ron Brooks 26 6 6 9 1
97 Corbin Bryant 26 6 6 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 4 4
57 Ty Powell 26 5 5 5 2
54 Larry Dean 26 4 4 4 1
81 Marcus Easley 28 2 2 4 1
31 Kenny Ladler 22 2 2 3 1
22 Fred Jackson 33 8 8 0 3 2 0 0
84 Scott Chandler 29 10 10 2 0
26 Anthony Dixon 27 8 8 1 2
10 Robert Woods 22 WR 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
88 Marquise Goodwin 24 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
15 Chris Hogan 26 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
58 Randell Johnson 23 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
18 Kyle Orton 32 qb 6 6 0 2 1 0 0
70 Eric Wood 28 C 2 2 0 1 0 -10 0 1 0
4 Jordan Gay 24 k 1 1 1 0
77 Cordy Glenn 25 LT 1 1 1 0
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 0 1 1 0 0
65 Garrison Sanborn 29 2 2 0 2
6 Colton Schmidt 24 p 10 10 1 0
28 C.J. Spiller 27 RB 7 7 0 2 0 0 0
35 Bryce Brown 23 rb 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
66 Seantrel Henderson 22 RT 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 10 39.0 12 149 0 45 46 11 16 14 25 0 502 193
Opp Total 10 26 0 15 9 0 0 2

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 10 10 16 22 82
14 Sammy Watkins 21 WR 10 10 5 5 30
22 Fred Jackson 33 8 8 1 1 2 1 14
10 Robert Woods 22 WR 10 10 2 2 1 14
15 Chris Hogan 26 7 7 2 2 12
28 C.J. Spiller 27 RB 7 7 1 1 2 12
84 Scott Chandler 29 10 10 1 1 6
89 Chris Gragg 24 te/wr 5 5 1 1 6
3 EJ Manuel 24 QB 4 4 1 1 6
85 Lee Smith 27 te 2 2 1 1 6
38 Frank Summers 29 FB 8 8 1 1 6
19 Mike Williams 27 6 6 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 10 3 15 1 19 2 16 22 200
Opp Total 10 5 14 2 20 18 2 204

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
19 2014-11-09 KAN L, 13-17 1 25 pass Chris Hogan 25 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Dan Carpenter kick)

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)
18 2014-11-09 KAN W, 17-13 4 39 rush Jamaal Charles 39 yard rush (Cairo Santos kick)
19 2014-11-09 KAN W, 17-13 4 8 rush Alex Smith 8 yard rush (Cairo Santos kick)
20 2014-11-13 @ MIA W, 22-9 3 7 pass Brandon Gibson 7 yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Caleb Sturgis kick)
21 2014-11-13 @ MIA W, 22-9 4 8 pass Jarvis Landry 8 yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Caleb Sturgis kick)