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1971 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 5th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 1-13-0 .071
Head Coach: Harvey Johnson
Offensive BacksMarvin Bass
Offensive LineChuck Gottfried
LinebackersRalph Hawkins
Defensive BacksBobby Hunt
Assistant CoachHarvey Johnson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/6/1971HNew Orleans Saints14-10WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium33758
Mon8/16/1971APhiladelphia Eagles28-34LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65358
Sun8/22/1971HNew England Patriots28-14WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium31610
Sun8/29/1971AAtlanta Falcons24-35LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53090
Sat9/4/1971ADetroit Lions31-17WDetroit, MITiger Stadium51478
Fri9/10/1971HGreen Bay Packers14-20LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium37301
Sun9/19/1971HDallas Cowboys37-49LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium46206
Sun9/26/1971HMiami Dolphins14-29LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45139
Sun10/3/1971AMinnesota Vikings0-19LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun10/10/1971HBaltimore Colts0-43LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium46206
Sun10/17/1971ANew York Jets17-28LNew York, NYShea Stadium61948
Sat10/23/1971ASan Diego Chargers3-20LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium49261
Sun10/31/1971HSt. Louis Cardinals23-28LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium40040
Sun11/7/1971AMiami Dolphins0-34LMiami, FLOrange Bowl61016
Sun11/14/1971ANew England Patriots33-38LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium57446
Sun11/21/1971HNew York Jets7-20LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium41577
Sun11/28/1971HNew England Patriots27-20WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium27166
Sun12/5/1971ABaltimore Colts0-24LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium58476
Sun12/12/1971HHouston Oilers14-20LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium28107
Sun12/19/1971AKansas City Chiefs9-22LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium48121
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
21Jackie AllenRS6'118824Baylor14
56Al AndrewsRLB6'321626New Mexico State14
46Tim BeamerCB5'1118523Illinois; Johnson C. Smith12
34Jim BraxtonRB6'124322West Virginia13
86Marlin BriscoeWR5'1017826Nebraska-Omaha14
62Levert CarrROG-LOT6'525827Independence CC; North Central14
81Bob ChandlerWR6'017922Southern California13
52Edgar ChandlerMLB6'322725Georgia14
6Dave ChappleP6'018424California-Santa Barbara10
51Jerry CollinsLB6'122524Western Michigan2
79Paul CostaROT6'425230Notre Dame11
82Al CowlingsLDE6'524724San Francisco CC; Southern California14
63Dick CunninghamLB6'223927Arkansas5
84Austin DenneyTE6'223027Tennessee1
78Jim DunawayLDT6'427830Mississippi14
89Wes GrantRDE6'325025Santa Monica JC; UCLA3
74Donnie GreenROT6'726623Purdue10
43Tony GreeneCB5'1017022Maryland14
59Paul GuidryLLB6'322927Louisiana State; McNeese State14
7Grant GuthrieK6'021023Florida State60
12James HarrisQB6'322124Grambling State72
72Bob HewsOT-DE6'524024Princeton2
28Ike HillWR5'1018524Catawba14
40J.D. HillWR6'120223Arizona State5
64Chuck HurstonDE6'623729Auburn9
20Robert JamesLCB6'118424Fisk14
51Bruce JarvisC6'725023Washington14
36Greg JonesRB6'119523UCLA14
10Spike JonesP6'219324Middle Georgia JC; Georgia130
54Howard KindigOT-C6'626030Moberly JC; Los Angeles State14
85Ted KoyTE6'121124Texas14
3John LeypoldtK6'223025Northern Virginia JC80
76Mike McBathLDT6'424925Penn State13
55Bill McKinleyDE-LB6'124022Arizona7
25Haven MosesWR6'220025Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State12
67Joe O'DonnellROG6'224930Michigan7
30Wayne PatrickRB6'222725Louisville14
48John PittsLS6'421926Santa Ana JC; Arizona State14
61Jim ReillyLOG6'225023Notre Dame14
37Pete RichardsonRS6'119025Dayton13
87Louis RossDE6'624824South Carolina State5
16Dennis ShawQB6'221324Southern California; Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State14
32O.J. SimpsonRB6'121024San Francisco CC; Southern California14
75Cal SnowdenRDE6'424725Indiana14
58Mike StrattonRLB6'323630Tennessee13
71Bob TatarekRDT6'426025Miami (Florida)14
80Jan WhiteTE6'221623Ohio State13
65Mike WilsonOG6'124324Dayton5
41Alvin WyattRCB5'918424Bethune-Cookman14
68Willie YoungLOT6'427024Alcorn State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
J.D. Hill14WRArizona State
Jan White229TEOhio State
Bruce Jarvis353CWashingtonfrom NE/OAK
Jim Braxton357RBWest Virginia
Donnie Green5107TPurdue
Tim Beamer5113DBJohnson C. Smithfrom DEN
Bill McKinley6145DEArizonafrom CIN
Bob Chandler7160WRSouthern California
Louis Ross8183DESouth Carolina Statefrom NE
Tyrone Walls8185RBMissouri
Bobby Strickland9213LBAuburn
Andy Browder11263TTexas A&M-Kingsville
Jimmy Sheffield12291KTexas A&M
Busty Underwood13316QBTexas Christian
Jim Hoots14341DEMissouri Southern State
Charley Cole15369RBToledo
Billy Hunter16394DBUtah
Pat Morrison17419TEArkansas
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals38624341
Opponents Totals8211083119
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals18568962174691
Opponents Totals2501351011489883
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Leypoldt01212100.091560.0039
Marlin Briscoe50000030
O.J. Simpson50000030
Grant Guthrie08988.931030.0017
Ike Hill20000012
J.D. Hill20000012
Haven Moses20000012
Robert James1000006
Greg Jones1000006
Ted Koy1000006
Wayne Patrick1000006
Alvin Wyatt1000006
Edgar Chandler0000012
Team Totals21202195.2122548.01184
Opponents Totals454545100.0253865.82394
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Grant Guthrie31030.00/00/11/21/51/2
John Leypoldt91560.03/30/21/15/60/3
Team Totals122548.03/30/32/36/111/5
Opponents Totals253865.87/73/54/1111/140/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
O.J. Simpson1837424.146t5
Wayne Patrick793324.2411
Jim Braxton21844.0140
Dennis Shaw14825.9120
Greg Jones16533.3110
James Harris6427.0130
J.D. Hill122.020
Team Totals32013374.246t6
Opponents Totals56224964.445t21
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dennis Shaw29114951.211618136.212.275t113.8268.933276153746.1
James Harris1035149.5465125.010.06211.065.81614536743.0
Jim Braxton3133.324916.349.04900.000.0004981.9
Marlin Briscoe2150.013618.036.03600.000.0003695.8
O.J. Simpson200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals40120250.416724106.011.975t123.0328.049421198945.8
Opponents Totals30315751.813523337.714.980t206.6113.630225210884.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Marlin Briscoe4460313.775t5
Wayne Patrick363279.1620
Haven Moses2347020.473t2
O.J. Simpson211627.7380
Jim Braxton181417.8250
Greg Jones161137.1211
Jan White1313010.0210
J.D. Hill1121619.647t2
Ted Koy1013313.3221
Bob Chandler56012.0200
Ike Hill55511.026t1
Team Totals202241011.975t12
Opponents Totals157233314.980t20
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Robert James4256.3250
John Pitts2126.0120
Alvin Wyatt13030.0300
Edgar Chandler11313.0130
Paul Guidry11313.0130
Al Andrews100.000
Pete Richardson100.000
Team Totals11938.5300
Opponents Totals3241813.1533
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Spike Jones72296641.2621610
Dave Chapple310133.747000
Team Totals75306740.9621610446250133.3
Opponents Totals66257539.0620343
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ike Hill1421339.568t1
Alvin Wyatt2331888.261t1
Tim Beamer75223.1100
Jackie Allen0100
Team Totals44113437.868t2
Opponents Totals401644611.2500
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Wyatt3076225.4390
Tim Beamer2039419.7440
Ike Hill1228023.3360
Jim Braxton59018.0280
O.J. Simpson410726.8430
Howard Kindig2168.080
Greg Jones12424.0240
Team Totals74167322.6440
Opponents Totals4297123.1600
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jackie Allen110100
Al Andrews0010100
Tim Beamer510100
Jim Braxton210100
Al Cowlings0003350
Tony Greene0010100
Paul Guidry0011200
James Harris320200
Ike Hill210100
Robert James0002221
Greg Jones100000
Mike McBath0001140
Bill McKinley0001100
Joe O'Donnell0010100
Wayne Patrick510100
Pete Richardson00011460
Dennis Shaw4303-130
O.J. Simpson520200
Bob Tatarek0001100
Alvin Wyatt511200
Team Totals3316171128441
Opponents Totals1711616220
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