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1974 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Lou Saban
Defensive BacksBilly Atkins
Special AssignmentsEd Cavanaugh
Defensive LineStan Jones
LinebackersJohn Ray
Offensive LineJim Ringo
ReceiversBob Shaw
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/27/1974NSt. Louis Cardinals13-21LCanton, OHFawcett Stadium17286
Fri8/2/1974HGreen Bay Packers13-16LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium30119
Mon8/12/1974AKansas City Chiefs35-21WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium39248
Sun8/18/1974AWashington Redskins16-15WWashington, DCRFK Stadium28409
Sun8/25/1974AMinnesota Vikings13-32LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46553
Fri8/30/1974HDetroit Lions28-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium59411
Fri9/6/1974HNew York Giants23-17WOTOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium61712
Mon9/16/1974HOakland Raiders21-20WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79791
Sun9/22/1974HMiami Dolphins16-24LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78990
Sun9/29/1974HNew York Jets16-12WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76866
Sun10/6/1974AGreen Bay Packers27-7WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field51919
Sun10/13/1974ABaltimore Colts27-14WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium36314
Sun10/20/1974HNew England Patriots30-28WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78926
Sun10/27/1974HChicago Bears16-6WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78084
Sun11/3/1974ANew England Patriots29-28WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium58932
Sun11/10/1974HHouston Oilers9-21LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79144
Sun11/17/1974AMiami Dolphins28-35LMiami, FLOrange Bowl68313
Sun11/24/1974ACleveland Browns15-10WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium66504
Sun12/1/1974HBaltimore Colts6-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium75325
Sun12/8/1974ANew York Jets10-20LNew York, NYShea Stadium31982
Sun12/15/1974ALos Angeles Rams14-19LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum78967
Sun12/22/1974APittsburgh Steelers14-32LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48321AFC Divisional Playoff
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
60Bill AdamsOG6-225024Holy Cross8
59Doug AllenRLB-RILB6-222823Penn State148
7Marv BatemanP6-421324Utah50
34Jim BraxtonRB6-124325West Virginia12
22Bill CahillRS5-1118023Washington14
29Don CalhounRB6-021522Kansas State141
81Bob ChandlerWR6-017925Southern California14
50Jim CheyunskiMLB-LILB6-122329Syracuse14
30Bo CornellROLB6-121525Washington14
64Dave CostaRDE6-225733Northeastern Colorado JC; Utah14
42Neal CraigLS6-118926Fisk14
72Don CroftDE6-325425Texas-El Paso6
68Joe DeLamielleureROG6-325323Michigan State1414
73Earl EdwardsRDT-RDE6-626428Wichita State1414
12Joe FergusonQB6-119024Arkansas1414
78Dave FoleyLOT6-525227Ohio State1414
89Wallace FrancisWR5-1119023Arkansas-Pine Bluff140
88Reuben GantTE6-422622Oklahoma State130
74Donnie GreenROT6-726626Purdue1010
43Tony GreeneRS-RCB-LS5-1017025Maryland1212
76Halvor HagenRROT6-524927Shoreline JC; Weber State8
28Dwight HarrisonRCB6-118326Texas A&M-Kingsville13
47Clint HaslerigRB6-019122Michigan9
21Gary HaymanWR6-120023Penn State1
40J.D. HillWR6-120226Arizona State14
16Scott HunterQB6-220727Alabama1
20Robert JamesLCB6-118427Fisk14
51Bruce JarvisC6-725026Washington1
24Ed JenkinsRB6-221024Holy Cross5
11Spike JonesP6-219327Middle Georgia JC; Georgia80
46Steve JonesRB6-020023Duke3
71Mike KadishLDT-MG6-526524Notre Dame1414
70Bob KampaRDE6-425223Gavilan JC; California3
45Rex KernCB-S5-1119025Ohio State8
37Ted KoyTE6-121127Texas12
52Merv KrakauLB6-124223Iowa State11
56Rich LewisRLB6-222324Portland State6
3John LeypoldtK6-223028Northern Virginia JC140
17Gary MarangiQB6-220322Boston College3
67Reggie McKenzieLOG6-525524Michigan1414
77Dave MeansLB6-423522Southeast Missouri State9
53Mike MontlerC6-426030Colorado1414
39Wayne MoseleyRB6-019022Alabama A&M3
65Nick NighswanderC6-023222Morehead State7
61Willie ParkerC-OG6-324526Wharton County JC; North Texas140
85Walt PatulskiLDE6-626724Notre Dame14
24Al RandolphS6-219930Iowa3
27Ahmad RashadWR6-220225Oregon14
87Paul SeymourTE6-525024Michigan1414
32O.J. SimpsonRB6-121027San Francisco CC; Southern California14
55John SkorupanLLB6-322523Penn State6
26Donnie WalkerRS6-219524Central State (Ohio)14
86Dave WashingtonLLB-LOLB6-522426Alcorn State14
38Larry WatkinsRB6-222028Alcorn State10
62Jeff YeatesDT6-325223Boston College100
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Reuben Gant118TEOklahoma State
Doug Allen227LBPenn Statefrom HOU
Gary Marangi370QBBoston College
Carlester Crumpler495RBEast Carolina
Gary Hayman5106WRPenn Statefrom SD
Tim Guy5122TOregon
Greg Hare8203QBOhio Statefrom WAS
Brian Doherty9226PNotre Dame
Art Cameron10241TEAlbany Statefrom STL
Don Calhoun10249RBKansas Statefrom CLE
Rod Kirby11278LBPittsburgh
Dave Means12303DESoutheast Missouri State
Eddie Gatewood13331LBTennessee State
Phil Lamm14339DBNorth Carolinafrom HOU
Phil Gurbada14355DBMaryville
Ken Williams15382LBLouisiana-Lafayette
Sanford Qvale16406TNorth Dakota State
Sal Casola17434KCincinnati
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals53843790
Opponents Totals28647775
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals220118851768/184 37.0%/ %79706
Opponents Totals21996972677/199 38.7%/ %73597
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Leypoldt0252986.2193357.6082
J.D. Hill60000036
Ahmad Rashad60000036
Jim Braxton40000024
O.J. Simpson40000024
Joe Ferguson20000012
Paul Seymour20000012
Dave Washington20000012
Larry Watkins20000012
Bob Chandler1000006
Neal Craig1000006
Mike Kadish0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals30253083.3193357.61264
Opponents Totals32283287.581553.30244
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Leypoldt193357.60/08/106/95/120/2
Team Totals193357.60/08/106/95/120/2
Opponents Totals81553.30/03/32/23/70/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
O.J. Simpson27011254.241t3
Jim Braxton1465433.721t4
Larry Watkins411704.1132
Joe Ferguson541112.1152
Don Calhoun21884.2150
Gary Hayman7314.480
Gary Marangi4205.0160
Wayne Moseley263.040
Team Totals54520943.841t11
Opponents Totals48918783.87519
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson23211951.310115886.813.355t125.2125.232235135369.0
Gary Marangi18950.061407.815.644t211.1316.71113973.6
O.J. Simpson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals25112851.010817286.913.555t145.6156.033236149267.0
Opponents Totals31114646.914518986.113.054113.5206.432287161151.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ahmad Rashad3643312.0294
J.D. Hill3257217.955t6
Jim Braxton181719.5150
Paul Seymour1524616.440t2
O.J. Simpson1518912.629t1
Bob Chandler78812.6211
Don Calhoun2105.070
Ed Jenkins11212.0120
Larry Watkins177.070
Donnie Green100.000
Team Totals128172813.555t14
Opponents Totals146189813.05411
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Greene915717.4380
Robert James3134.380
Dave Washington27236.072t1
Neal Craig15555.055t1
Merv Krakau13737.0370
Rich Lewis13333.0330
Dwight Harrison12424.0240
Doug Allen11616.0160
Jim Cheyunski166.060
Team Totals2041320.772t2
Opponents Totals1518312.2671
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Spike Jones35130537.3560
Marv Bateman34149443.9660
Team Totals69279940.6660416
Opponents Totals77285637.1600460
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Donnie Walker4323848.9520
Bill Cahill101626.2150
Gary Hayman20136.5110
Rex Kern1011.010
Tony Greene0100
Team Totals5644608.2520
Opponents Totals4504169.2480
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Wallace Francis3794725.6740
Don Calhoun69015.0250
Bo Cornell34515.0200
Bill Cahill12626.0260
Donnie Walker12020.0200
Neal Craig100.000
Ahmad Rashad100.000
Team Totals50112822.6740
Opponents Totals58134523.2530
Team Totals32.0287.0Opponents Totals33.0236.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Doug Allen0002200
Jim Braxton510100
Jim Cheyunski0001100
Bo Cornell100000
Dave Costa0002230
Neal Craig00011190
Joe DeLamielleure0010100
Joe Ferguson14505-130
Dave Foley0010100
Tony Greene0001100
Halvor Hagen0020200
Robert James0010100
Rex Kern0010100
Gary Marangi210100
Wayne Moseley00101-20
Walt Patulski0001130
Ahmad Rashad0020202
O.J. Simpson710100
John Skorupan0001100
Donnie Walker310100
Dave Washington00022461
Team Totals3214181129563
Opponents Totals26111314271
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