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1977 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 5th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: Jim Ringo
Special TeamsBruce Beatty
LinebackersJimmy Carr
ReceiversKay Dalton
Offensive BacksJim LaRue
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BackfieldRichie McCabe
Defensive LineJerry Wampfler
Offensive LineRay Wietecha
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1977APittsburgh Steelers24-28LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49600
Sat8/13/1977HDetroit Lions17-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium27565
Sat8/20/1977ANew Orleans Saints17-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome66282
Mon8/29/1977ANew York Giants21-24LOTEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium48981
Sat9/3/1977HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-6WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium28126
Sat9/10/1977HMinnesota Vikings6-30LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium35017
Sun9/18/1977HMiami Dolphins0-13LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76097
Sun9/25/1977ADenver Broncos6-26LDenver, COMile High Stadium74737
Sun10/2/1977ABaltimore Colts14-17LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium47717
Sun10/9/1977HNew York Jets19-24LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium32046
Sun10/16/1977HAtlanta Falcons3-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium27348
Sun10/23/1977HCleveland Browns16-27LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium60905
Sun10/30/1977ASeattle Seahawks17-56LSeattle, WAKingdome61180
Sun11/6/1977ANew England Patriots24-14WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60263
Sun11/13/1977HBaltimore Colts13-31LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium39444
Sun11/20/1977HNew England Patriots7-20LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium27598
Mon11/28/1977AOakland Raiders13-34LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51558
Sun12/4/1977HWashington Redskins0-10LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium22975
Sun12/11/1977ANew York Jets14-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium31929
Sat12/17/1977AMiami Dolphins14-31LMiami, FLOrange Bowl39626
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
60Bill AdamsOG6-225027Holy Cross90
7Marv BatemanP6-421327Utah140
34Jim BraxtonFB6-124328West Virginia1414
47Curtis BrownRB5-1020323Fort Scott CC; Missouri70
81Bob ChandlerWR6-017928Southern California1414
29Mario ClarkLCB6-219323Oregon1413
35Mike CollierRB5-1120024Morgan State60
50Greg CollinsLB6-322725Notre Dame110
30Bo CornellLB6-121528Washington120
86Reggie CraigWR6-119024Arkansas40
68Joe DeLamielleureROG6-325326Michigan State1414
70Joe DevlinROT6-528023Iowa1414
85Phil DokesDE-DT6-525722Oklahoma State120
76Bill DunstanRDT6-425028Utah State1413
12Joe FergusonQB6-119027Arkansas1414
78Dave FoleyLOT6-525230Ohio State1312
36Mike FranckowiakRB6-322024Central Michigan130
22Steve FreemanS5-1118524Mississippi State140
88Reuben GantWR-TE6-422625Oklahoma State141
43Tony GreeneFS5-1017028Maryland1414
28Dwight HarrisonRCB6-118329Texas A&M-Kingsville1212
80John HollandWR6-119025Tennessee State33
25Roland HooksRB6-019624North Carolina State147
51Dan JilekRLB6-222524Michigan1414
24Doug JonesSS6-220527Arizona State; San Diego CC; Northridge State1414
73Ken JonesLOT6-527025Arkansas State142
71Mike KadishLDT6-526527Notre Dame1414
82Johnny KimbroughWR5-1016523St. Cloud State141
52Merv KrakauMLB6-124226Iowa State1412
72John LittleRDT6-325030Oklahoma State121
5Carson LongK5-1021023Pittsburgh90
67Reggie McKenzieLOG6-525527Michigan1414
46Keith MoodyRCB-LCB5-1117924Syracuse143
79Greg MortonLB6-123024Michigan90
56Bob NelsonLB6-423024Nebraska110
59Shane NelsonLLB6-123222Blinn JC; Baylor1414
8Neil O'DonoghueK6-621024St. Bernard; Auburn50
61Willie ParkerC6-324529Wharton County JC; North Texas1414
89Lou PicconeWR5-818428West Liberty1410
26Charles RomesDB6-119023Lake City JC; North Carolina Central140
54Tom RuudLB6-223024Nebraska80
87Paul SeymourTE6-525027Michigan1413
32O.J. SimpsonRB6-121030San Francisco CC; Southern California77
55John SkorupanMLB6-322526Penn State22
83Sherm WhiteRDE6-525029Laney JC; California1414
77Ben WilliamsLDE6-326023Mississippi1414
86Lenny WillisWR5-1118024Nebraska Southern JC; Ohio State40
53Connie ZelencikC6-424522Purdue140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Phil Dokes112DTOklahoma Statefrom DET
Curtis Brown359RBMissouri
Johnny Kimbrough373WRSt. Cloud Statefrom CLE
Jimmy Dean486DTTexas A&M
Fred Besana5115QBCalifornia
Neil O'Donoghue5127KAuburnfrom SF
Ron Pruitt6157DENebraskafrom CLE
Mike Nelms7170DBBaylor
Greg Morton8197DTMichigan
Nate Jackson11282RBTennessee State
Charles Romes12309DBNorth Carolina Central
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals41393347
Opponents Totals571138162
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals24693141127519738.187866
Opponents Totals26013498288719744.271638
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Carson Long0131492.971163.6034
Bob Chandler40000024
Johnny Kimbrough30000018
Jim Braxton20000012
Joe Ferguson20000012
Reuben Gant20000012
Lou Piccone20000012
Neil O'Donoghue04580.02633.3010
Curtis Brown1000006
Bo Cornell1000006
Doug Jones1000006
Keith Moody1000006
Tony Greene0000012
Team Totals19171989.591752.91160
Opponents Totals39373994.9142166.70313
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Carson Long71163.60/02/22/33/60/0
Neil O'Donoghue2633.30/01/21/20/10/1
Team Totals91752.91/13/43/53/70/1
Opponents Totals142166.71/15/53/55/100/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
O.J. Simpson1265574.4390
Roland Hooks1284973.9660
Jim Braxton1133723.3121
Joe Ferguson412796.8412
Mike Collier311163.7150
Curtis Brown8344.390
Lou Piccone166.060
Marv Bateman100.000
Mike Franckowiak100.000
Team Totals45018614.1663
Opponents Totals58924054.160t21
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson45722148.421228036.112.742122.6245.336273253054.8
O.J. Simpson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals45822148.321328036.112.742122.6245.236273253054.7
Opponents Totals31615549.114022137.014.367175.4216.617165204862.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Chandler6074512.4314
Jim Braxton4346110.7271
Reuben Gant4164615.8392
Lou Piccone1724014.1252
Roland Hooks1619512.2330
O.J. Simpson161388.6180
Johnny Kimbrough1020720.7422
John Holland810713.4270
Curtis Brown5204.012t1
Mike Collier3237.7110
Paul Seymour22110.5110
Team Totals221280312.74212
Opponents Totals155221314.36717
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Greene914416.0470
Mario Clark715121.6430
Doug Jones23015.024t1
Dwight Harrison200.000
Steve Freeman144.040
Team Totals2132915.7471
Opponents Totals2432613.6490
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Marv Bateman81322939.97521014604242529.2
Team Totals83322938.97521014604242529.2
Opponents Totals73264636.2611016380206628.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Moody15619613.191t1
Johnny Kimbrough16118411.573t1
Lenny Willis1100.000
Lou Piccone0100
Team Totals32938011.991t2
Opponents Totals42360414.4530
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Kimbrough1534623.1270
Keith Moody3063621.2450
Lou Piccone48922.3260
Mike Collier45513.8190
Curtis Brown36622.0340
Charles Romes11818.0180
Bob Nelson11010.0100
Bill Dunstan199.090
Mike Franckowiak199.090
Team Totals60123820.6450
Opponents Totals4081420.493t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Braxton700000
Mario Clark0001130
Mike Collier100000
Bo Cornell00123221
Joe DeLamielleure0010100
Joe Ferguson12707-70
Mike Franckowiak100000
Reuben Gant0010100
John Holland100000
Roland Hooks810100
Dan Jilek0001100
Doug Jones00011200
Mike Kadish0001100
Reggie McKenzie0010100
Keith Moody211230
Shane Nelson0002200
Willie Parker0020200
Lou Piccone0010100
Charles Romes100000
Tom Ruud0002230
O.J. Simpson200000
Ben Williams0001100
Connie Zelencik1000-140
Team Totals3620161228301
Opponents Totals2112920290
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