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1979 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Chuck Knox
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersTom Catlin
ReceiversJack Donaldson
Special AssignmentsSteve Moore
Offensive Backfield/Special TeamsElijah Pitts
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LineRay Prochaska
QuarterbacksKay Stephenson
Defensive BackfieldJim Wagstaff
Defensive LineWillie Zapalac
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979HPittsburgh Steelers7-15LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium34370
Sat8/11/1979HDetroit Lions13-34LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium26283
Sat8/18/1979AGreen Bay Packers6-7LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field54857
Sat8/25/1979AOakland Raiders21-48LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52440
Sun9/2/1979HMiami Dolphins7-9LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium69441
Sun9/9/1979HCincinnati Bengals51-24WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium43504
Sun9/16/1979ASan Diego Chargers19-27LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50709
Sun9/23/1979HNew York Jets46-31WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium68731
Sun9/30/1979ABaltimore Colts31-13WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium31904
Sun10/7/1979HChicago Bears0-7LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium73383
Sun10/14/1979AMiami Dolphins7-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl45597
Sun10/21/1979HBaltimore Colts13-14LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium50581
Sun10/28/1979ADetroit Lions20-17WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome61911
Sun11/4/1979HNew England Patriots6-26LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium67935
Sun11/11/1979ANew York Jets14-12WNew York, NYShea Stadium50647
Sun11/18/1979HGreen Bay Packers19-12WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium39679
Sun11/25/1979ANew England Patriots16-13WOTFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60991
Sun12/2/1979HDenver Broncos16-19LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium37886
Sun12/9/1979AMinnesota Vikings3-10LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium42239
Sun12/16/1979APittsburgh Steelers0-28LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48002
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
73Jon BorchardtOT6'526522Montana State160
47Curtis BrownFB5'1020325Fort Scott CC; Missouri1515
80Jerry ButlerWR6'017822Clemson1313
81Bob ChandlerWR6'017930Southern California30
29Mario ClarkLCB6'219325Oregon1616
35Mike CollierRB5'1120026Morgan State161
68Joe DeLamielleureROG6'325328Michigan State1616
6Tom DempseyK6'127532Palomar JC30
70Joe DevlinROT6'528025Iowa1616
12Joe FergusonQB6'119029Arkansas1616
22Steve FreemanSS5'1118526Mississippi State1616
84Danny FultonWR6'218323Nebraska; Nebraska-Omaha60
62Ed FultonOG6'325024Maryland50
88Reuben GantTE6'422627Oklahoma State1414
53Will GrantC6'326625Idaho State; Kentucky160
21Doug GreeneS6'220523Lakewood JC; Texas A&M-KIngsville150
43Tony GreeneFS5'1017030Maryland1612
74Dee HardisonLDE6'428023North Carolina163
55Jim HaslettLILB6'323624Indiana (Pennsylvania)1616
54Tom HigginsLB6'123525North Carolina State160
25Roland HooksRB6'019626North Carolina State160
85Ron HowardTE6'423028Seattle10
90Scott HutchinsonRDE6'424323Florida165
4Rusty JacksonP6'219029Louisiana State160
51Dan JilekLB6'222526Michigan150
39Dennis JohnsonRB6'322023Mississippi State30
91Ken JohnsonDT6'525324Knoxville30
72Ken JonesLOT6'527027Arkansas State1616
71Mike KadishNT6'526529Notre Dame1613
52Chris KeatingLB6'223322Maine160
82Frank LewisWR6'119632Grambling State1515
11Dan ManucciQB6'219422Mesa CC; Kansas State140
67Reggie McKenzieLOG6'525529Michigan1616
5Nick Mike-MayerK5'818729Temple160
40Terry MillerRB5'1019623Oklahoma State1616
46Keith MoodyCB5'1117926Syracuse160
9Bill MunsonQB6'220338Foothill JC; Utah State30
59Shane NelsonRILB6'123224Blinn JC; Baylor1616
38Jeff NixonFS6'319023Richmond164
61Willie ParkerC6'324531Wharton County JC; North Texas1616
89Lou PicconeWR5'818430West Liberty164
23Steve PowellRB5'1118623Truman State150
58Isiah RobertsonLOLB6'322530Southern University1616
26Charles RomesRCB6'119025Lake City JC; North Carolina Central1616
57Lucius SanfordROLB6'221623Georgia Tech1616
87Joe ShippTE6'422524Southern California162
76Fred SmerlasNT6'428522Boston College133
65Tim VoglerC6'328523Ohio State100
83Sherm WhiteRDE6'525031Laney JC; California159
77Ben WilliamsLDE6'326025Mississippi1615
86Lenny WillisWR5'1118026Nebraska Southern JC; Ohio State70
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tom Cousineau11LBOhio Statefrom SF
Jerry Butler15WRClemson
Fred Smerlas232DTBoston College
Jim Haslett251LBIndiana (Pennsylvania)from DEN
Jon Borchardt362TMontana State
Ken Johnson483DEKnoxvillefrom SF
Jeff Nixon487DBRichmond
Rod Kush5114DBNebraska-Omaha
Dan Manucci5116QBKansas Statefrom TB/SEA
Mike Burrow6141GAuburnfrom BAL
Tom Mullady7170TESouthwestern (Tennessee)
Kevin Baker9226DEWilliam Penn
Dave Marler10253QBMississippi State
Paul Lawler11279DBColgate
Mike Harris12308RBArizona State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals217395763
Opponents Totals549150840
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals25283147228622837.7104887
Opponents Totals273137117199823342.1106788
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Nick Mike-Mayer0171894.4202969.0077
Roland Hooks60000036
Curtis Brown40000024
Jerry Butler40000024
Mike Collier20000012
Reuben Gant20000012
Frank Lewis20000012
Lou Piccone20000012
Tom Dempsey081172.71425.0011
Joe Ferguson1000006
Steve Freeman1000006
Terry Miller1000006
Isiah Robertson1000006
Charles Romes1000006
Lucius Sanford1000006
Joe Shipp1000006
Fred Smerlas1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals30253083.3213363.60268
Opponents Totals34273479.4163151.60279
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Tom Dempsey1425.01/10/00/20/10/0
Nick Mike-Mayer202969.00/08/88/104/110/0
Team Totals213363.61/18/88/124/120/0
Opponents Totals163151.60/05/89/142/80/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Curtis Brown1725743.3251
Terry Miller1394843.5751
Roland Hooks893203.632t6
Mike Collier341303.8222
Joe Ferguson22683.1151
Steve Powell10292.990
Jerry Butler2136.5120
Dennis Johnson351.720
Nick Mike-Mayer144.040
Frank Lewis2-6-3.0-10
Team Totals47416213.47511
Opponents Totals61724814.055t18
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson45823852.020535727.815.084t143.1153.343387318574.4
Bill Munson7342.94314.410.31600.000.0003156.3
Team Totals46524151.820936037.715.084t143.0153.243387321674.2
Opponents Totals38219350.516527137.114.173t143.7246.323183253059.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Lewis54108220.0552
Jerry Butler4883417.475t4
Curtis Brown3940110.384t3
Lou Piccone3355616.8492
Roland Hooks262549.8420
Reuben Gant1924512.9222
Terry Miller1011111.1520
Mike Collier7436.1190
Joe Shipp34314.3271
Danny Fulton23417.0180
Team Totals241360315.084t14
Opponents Totals193271314.173t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jeff Nixon68113.5430
Mario Clark59519.0360
Steve Freeman36220.750t1
Lucius Sanford24422.0250
Isiah Robertson22914.523t1
Jim Haslett2157.5110
Doug Greene12121.0210
Shane Nelson11313.0130
Tony Greene11010.0100
Charles Romes100.000
Team Totals2437015.450t2
Opponents Totals1516110.7300
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Rusty Jackson96367138.26001114555289630.2
Team Totals96367138.26001114555289630.2
Opponents Totals92351238.26211620318287431.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Moody38103188.4320
Lou Piccone0100
Team Totals38113188.4320
Opponents Totals6195559.186t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Moody2755620.6350
Terry Miller816020.0240
Mike Collier712918.4270
Steve Powell69716.2360
Lenny Willis49223.0330
Curtis Brown34214.0220
Lou Piccone34113.7170
Chris Keating11414.0140
Team Totals59113119.2360
Opponents Totals54114221.1510
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Curtis Brown1010100
Jerry Butler100000
Mario Clark00011120
Mike Collier320200
Joe Devlin0020200
Joe Ferguson530300
Steve Freeman0002200
Reuben Gant100000
Tony Greene0002230
Jim Haslett0002200
Roland Hooks410100
Ken Jones0010100
Mike Kadish0002240
Frank Lewis100000
Terry Miller210100
Keith Moody420250
Shane Nelson0001100
Willie Parker0001100
Lou Piccone100000
Isiah Robertson00022120
Charles Romes00011-100
Fred Smerlas00033231
Team Totals3219131730491
Opponents Totals31171419331
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