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1976 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 5th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 2-12-0 .143
Head Coach: <Lou Saban (2-3); a href=/coach/ring00400coach.html>Jim Ringo (0-9)
ReceiversJim LaRue
Defensive BacksRichie McCabe
Special TeamsErrol Prisby
LinebackersJohn Ray
Offensive LineJim Ringo
Defensive LineJerry Wampfler
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1976ADetroit Lions17-20LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome49432
Sat8/7/1976ACincinnati Bengals10-31LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium47117
Fri8/13/1976HNew Orleans Saints14-21LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium36110
Fri8/20/1976HGreen Bay Packers37-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium33706
Sat8/28/1976ALos Angeles Rams17-31LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum50012
Fri9/3/1976HCleveland Browns28-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium37951
Mon9/13/1976HMiami Dolphins21-30LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77683
Sun9/19/1976HHouston Oilers3-13LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium61364
Sun9/26/1976ATampa Bay Buccaneers14-9WTampa, FLTampa Stadium42805
Sun10/3/1976HKansas City Chiefs50-17WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium51909
Sun10/10/1976ANew York Jets14-17LNew York, NYShea Stadium52416
Sun10/17/1976HBaltimore Colts13-31LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium71009
Sun10/24/1976HNew England Patriots22-26LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium45144
Sun10/31/1976HNew York Jets14-19LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium41285
Sun11/7/1976ANew England Patriots10-20LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61157
Mon11/15/1976ADallas Cowboys10-17LIrving, TXTexas Stadium51779
Sun11/21/1976HSan Diego Chargers13-34LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium36539
Thu11/25/1976ADetroit Lions14-27LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome66569
Sun12/5/1976AMiami Dolphins27-45LMiami, FLOrange Bowl43475
Sun12/12/1976ABaltimore Colts20-58LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium50451
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
60Bill AdamsOT-OG6'225026Holy Cross111
26Tim AndersonDB6'019327Ohio State20
7Marv BatemanP6'421326Utah140
34Jim BraxtonRB6'124327West Virginia11
23Cliff BrooksS6'119027Tennessee State10
81Bob ChandlerWR6'017927Southern California1414
29Mario ClarkLCB6'219322Oregon1414
85Fred ColemanTE6'424023Louisiana-Monroe70
30Bo CornellLB6'121527Washington141
68Joe DeLamielleureROG6'325325Michigan State1414
70Joe DevlinROT6'528022Iowa142
86Emmett EdwardsWR6'118924Kansas61
12Joe FergusonQB6'119026Arkansas77
78Dave FoleyLOT6'525229Ohio State1414
27Steve FreemanS5'1118523Mississippi State140
89Bob GaddisWR5'1117824Mississippi Valley State20
88Reuben GantTE6'422624Oklahoma State147
74Donnie GreenROT6'726628Purdue1311
21Van GreenS6'119225Shaw50
43Tony GreeneRS-LS5'1017027Maryland1414
28Dwight HarrisonRCB6'118328Texas A&M-Kingsville1212
37Clayton HeathRB5'1119525Nassau JC; Wake Forest20
80John HollandWR6'119024Tennessee State138
86Mike HolmesDB6'219526Texas Southern10
25Roland HooksRB6'019623North Carolina State142
5George JakowenkoK5'917528Syracuse110
51Dan JilekRLB6'222523Michigan1414
50Mark JohnsonLB-DE6'223823Missouri131
24Doug JonesLS-RS6'220526Arizona State; San Diego CC; Northridge State1414
69Ken JonesLDE6'527024Arkansas State127
71Mike KadishLDT6'526526Notre Dame1414
36Jeff KinneyRB6'221527Nebraska127
52Merv KrakauMLB6'124225Iowa State1414
3John LeypoldtK6'223030Northern Virginia JC10
75Jeff LloydDT6'625522West Texas A&M90
17Gary MarangiQB6'220324Boston College117
67Reggie McKenzieLOG6'525526Michigan1414
53Mike MontlerC6'426032Colorado1414
46Keith MoodyRCB5'1117923Syracuse142
56Bob NelsonLB6'423023Nebraska140
61Willie ParkerOG6'324528Wharton County JC; North Texas20
65Bob PattonC6'124522Delaware120
35Darnell PowellRB6'018422Tennessee-Chattanooga110
42Eddie RayRB6'123729Louisiana State73
33Andy ReidRB6'019422Georgia10
1Benny RicardoK5'1017022Orange Coast JC; San Diego State20
54Tom RuudLB6'223023Nebraska140
87Paul SeymourTE6'525026Michigan1313
32O.J. SimpsonRB6'121029San Francisco CC; Southern California1413
55John SkorupanLLB6'322525Penn State1414
78Marty SmithRDT6'325023Louisville1412
85Tody SmithDE6'524828Michigan State; Southern California20
33Vic WashingtonRB5'1019430Wyoming21
83Sherm WhiteRDE6'525028Laney JC; California1313
77Ben WilliamsLDE6'326022Mississippi137
47Roscoe WordDB5'1117024Jackson State10
62Jeff YeatesDT6'325225Boston College30
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mario Clark118DBOregon
Ken Jones245GArkansas State
Joe Devlin252TIowafrom STL
Ben Williams378DTMississippi
Dan Jilek4109LBMichigan
Fred Coleman5142TELouisiana-Monroe
Leslie Benson6164DEBaylorfrom ATL
Scott Piper6171WRArizona
Darnell Powell6175RBTennessee-Chattanooga
Jackie Williams7195DBTexas A&Mfrom NYG
Scott Gardner8215QBVirginiafrom CLE
Bobby Joe Easter8226RBMiddle Tennessee State
Art Meadowcroft8227GMinnesotafrom WAS/ATL
Jeff Turner9241LBKansasfrom SD
Bobby Kotzur9255DTTexas State
Keith Moody10280DBSyracuse
Forry Smith11309WRIowa State
Joe Lowery12336RBJackson State
Will Wilcox13365GTexas
Tony Williams14392WRMiddle Tennessee State
Arnold Robinson15421LBBethune-Cookman
Gary Gorrell16448LBBoise State
Bob Berg17477KNew Mexico
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals35675885
Opponents Totals501409677
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals250135102138121637.591797
Opponents Totals262128110246918736.992704
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bob Chandler100000060
George Jakowenko0212487.5121770.6057
O.J. Simpson90000054
Reuben Gant30000018
John Holland30000018
Gary Marangi20000012
Tony Greene1000006
Jeff Kinney1000006
Keith Moody1000006
Benny Ricardo022100.01425.005
John Leypoldt033100.0030.003
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals30263086.7132454.20245
Opponents Totals41394195.1263086.70363
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
George Jakowenko121770.60/04/44/64/70/0
John Leypoldt030.00/00/00/30/00/0
Benny Ricardo1425.00/01/30/00/00/1
Team Totals132454.20/05/74/94/70/1
Opponents Totals263086.71/19/910/124/62/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
O.J. Simpson29015035.275t8
Jeff Kinney1164754.1221
Gary Marangi392305.9212
Roland Hooks251164.6240
Joe Ferguson18814.5190
Vic Washington22653.0100
Eddie Ray24562.370
Darnell Powell11403.6200
Jim Braxton100.000
Bob Chandler100.000
Emmett Edwards100.000
Team Totals54825664.775t11
Opponents Totals53324654.659t19
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson1517449.07610867.214.758t96.010.71180100690.0
Gary Marangi2328235.31349984.312.23973.0166.92216683230.8
Team Totals38315640.721020845.413.458t164.2174.433246183854.1
Opponents Totals33716348.415524757.315.253t185.3195.628210226567.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Chandler6182413.558t10
O.J. Simpson2225911.8431
Paul Seymour1616910.6220
John Holland1529919.958t2
Jeff Kinney14785.6150
Reuben Gant1226321.9393
Roland Hooks67212.0280
Vic Washington3299.7110
Eddie Ray3268.7150
Emmett Edwards25326.5460
Mike Montler166.060
Darnell Powell166.060
Team Totals156208413.458t16
Opponents Totals163247515.253t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Greene513527.0101t1
Keith Moody36321.0440
Doug Jones351.750
Dan Jilek23316.5280
Mario Clark22110.5210
Dwight Harrison11818.0180
John Skorupan11313.0130
Sherm White155.050
Merv Krakau100.000
Team Totals1929315.4101t1
Opponents Totals1724614.5400
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Marv Bateman86367842.87811416878252029.0
Team Totals87367842.37811416878252029.0
Opponents Totals72277138.55601018220235132.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Moody16816610.467t1
Roland Hooks113454.1120
John Holland42112.880
Bob Gaddis1066.060
Roscoe Word10-8-8.0-80
Team Totals33132206.767t1
Opponents Totals52287816.989t2
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Moody2660523.3410
Roland Hooks2352122.7790
Tom Ruud66811.3170
Darnell Powell410125.3260
Mike Holmes49022.5260
John Holland46215.5190
Vic Washington36321.0270
Roscoe Word23618.0190
Bo Cornell23216.0180
Bob Gaddis11616.0160
Team Totals75159421.3790
Opponents Totals48120425.1740
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Chandler300000
Mario Clark0001100
Bo Cornell0001140
Joe DeLamielleure0020200
Joe Ferguson200000
Dave Foley0001100
Steve Freeman0001100
Bob Gaddis100000
Reuben Gant100000
Tony Greene0002270
John Holland111201
Roland Hooks430300
Dan Jilek0003300
Doug Jones0001110
Ken Jones0002200
Mike Kadish0001150
Jeff Kinney310100
Merv Krakau00156650
Gary Marangi12303-100
Reggie McKenzie0001100
Mike Montler0010100
Keith Moody300000
Bob Nelson0010100
Eddie Ray510100
Tom Ruud101100
Paul Seymour100000
O.J. Simpson620200
John Skorupan100000
Marty Smith0001100
Ben Williams0001100
Roscoe Word100000
Team Totals4529162339721
Opponents Totals37231226381
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