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1980 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Eastern Division 11-5-0 .688
Head Coach: Chuck Knox
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersTom Catlin
ReceiversJack Donaldson
Special AssignmentsMiller McCalmon
Special AssignmentsSteve Moore
Running BacksElijah Pitts
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LineRay Prochaska
QuarterbacksKay Stephenson
Defensive BackfieldJim Wagstaff
Defensive LineWillie Zapalac
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1980HPhiladelphia Eagles9-24LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium28651
Sat8/16/1980ADetroit Lions17-24LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome48881
Sat8/23/1980HGreen Bay Packers14-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium24086
Thu8/28/1980AHouston Oilers7-24LHouston, TXAstrodome45973
Sun9/7/1980HMiami Dolphins17-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79598
Sun9/14/1980HNew York Jets20-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium65315
Sun9/21/1980ANew Orleans Saints35-26WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65551
Sun9/28/1980HOakland Raiders24-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77259
Sun10/5/1980ASan Diego Chargers26-24WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium51982
Sun10/12/1980HBaltimore Colts12-17LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium73634
Sun10/19/1980AMiami Dolphins14-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl41636
Sun10/26/1980HNew England Patriots31-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium75092
Sun11/2/1980HAtlanta Falcons14-30LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium57959
Sun11/9/1980ANew York Jets31-24WNew York, NYShea Stadium45677
Sun11/16/1980ACincinnati Bengals14-0WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium40836
Sun11/23/1980HPittsburgh Steelers28-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79659
Sun11/30/1980ABaltimore Colts24-28LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium36184
Sun12/7/1980HLos Angeles Rams10-7WOTOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77133
Sun12/14/1980ANew England Patriots2-24LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium63292
Sun12/21/1980ASan Francisco 49ers18-13WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park37476
Sat1/3/1981ASan Diego Chargers14-20LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium52028AFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
28Rufus BessCB5'918324South Carolina State161
73Jon BorchardtOT6'526523Montana State160
86Mark BrammerTE6'323522Michigan State165
47Curtis BrownFB5'1020326Fort Scott CC; Missouri1616
80Jerry ButlerWR6'017823Clemson1616
7Greg CaterP6'119123Tennessee-Chattanooga160
29Mario ClarkLCB6'219326Oregon1615
20Joe CribbsRB5'1119322Auburn1616
70Joe DevlinROT6'528026Iowa1616
69Conrad DoblerROG6'325430Wyoming1616
84Duke FergersonWR6'118626Merced JC; Washington State; San Diego State90
12Joe FergusonQB6'119030Arkansas1616
22Steve FreemanSS5'1118527Mississippi State1616
88Reuben GantTE6'422628Oklahoma State1611
53Will GrantC6'326626Idaho State; Kentucky1616
21Doug GreeneS6'220524Lakewood JC; Texas A&M-KIngsville80
74Dee HardisonNT6'428024North Carolina160
55Jim HaslettLILB6'323625Indiana (Pennsylvania)1616
25Roland HooksRB6'019627North Carolina State160
10David HummQB6'219028Nebraska160
90Scott HutchinsonRDE6'424324Florida163
97Darrell IrvinDE6'425523Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma70
81Ron JessieWR6'018332Imperial Valley JC; Kansas162
91Ken JohnsonDE6'525325Knoxville160
72Ken JonesLOT6'527028Arkansas State1616
71Mike KadishNT6'526530Notre Dame160
52Chris KeatingLB6'223323Maine150
42Rod KushS6'019224Nebraska-Omaha50
48Roosevelt LeaksRB5'1021927Texas160
82Frank LewisWR6'119633Grambling State1514
11Dan ManucciQB6'219423Mesa CC; Kansas State20
67Reggie McKenzieLOG6'525530Michigan1616
5Nick Mike-MayerK5'818730Temple160
40Terry MillerRB5'1019624Oklahoma State150
59Shane NelsonRILB6'123225Blinn JC; Baylor1616
38Jeff NixonFS6'319024Richmond75
85Artie OwensWR5'1118227West Virginia40
62Ervin ParkerLB6'524522South Carolina State160
89Lou PicconeWR5'818431West Liberty90
51Jim RitcherC6'327222North Carolina State140
58Isiah RobertsonROLB6'322531Southern University1616
26Charles RomesRCB6'119026Lake City JC; North Carolina Central1616
57Lucius SanfordLOLB6'221624Georgia Tech1616
45Bill SimpsonFS6'118429Michigan State1111
65Fred SmerlasNT6'428523Boston College1616
16Roland SolomonCB5'1118024Utah10
41Phil VillapianoLB6'222531Bowling Green State160
65Tim VoglerC6'328524Ohio State100
83Sherm WhiteRDE6'525032Laney JC; California1513
77Ben WilliamsLDE6'326026Mississippi1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jim Ritcher116CNorth Carolina Statefrom SEA
Joe Cribbs229RBAuburnfrom SF
Gene Bradley237QBArkansas State
Mark Brammer367TEMichigan State
John Schmeding371GBoston Collegefrom SEA
Ervin Parker493LBSouth Carolina State
Jeff Pyburn5119DBGeorgia
Keith Lee5129DBColorado Statefrom WAS
Todd Krueger8202QBNorthern Michigan
Kent Davis9231DBSoutheast Missouri State
Greg Cater10259PTennessee-Chattanooga
Joe Gordon11286DTGrambling State
Roger Lapham12316TEMaine
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals54104551043
Opponents Totals508772510
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals3171341572612724052.990731
Opponents Totals251109120229121741.997805
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Nick Mike-Mayer0373994.9132356.5076
Joe Cribbs120000072
Jerry Butler60000036
Frank Lewis60000036
Mark Brammer40000024
Curtis Brown30000018
Roosevelt Leaks30000018
Steve Freeman1000006
Reuben Gant1000006
Roland Hooks1000006
Ron Jessie1000006
Jeff Nixon1000006
Lucius Sanford1000006
Ken Johnson0000012
Bill Simpson0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals40374092.5132356.52320
Opponents Totals31293193.5152075.00260
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Nick Mike-Mayer132356.50/04/44/95/90/1
Team Totals132356.50/04/44/95/90/1
Opponents Totals152075.00/05/53/66/81/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Cribbs30611853.94811
Curtis Brown1535593.734t3
Roosevelt Leaks672193.3152
Roland Hooks251184.7251
Joe Ferguson31652.1150
Terry Miller12352.960
Dan Manucci3299.7170
Jerry Butler11818.0180
Mark Brammer188.080
David Humm155.050
Ron Jessie1-9-9.0-90
Greg Cater2-10-5.0-10
Team Totals60322223.74817
Opponents Totals48618193.74714
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson43925157.217028056.411.269204.6184.113129267674.5
David Humm14428.69392.89.81900.017.129309.8
Greg Cater11100.001515.015.01500.000.00015118.8
Joe Cribbs11100.001313.013.01300.000.00013118.8
Dan Manucci6583.316410.712.82200.000.054816111.1
Team Totals46126256.818029366.411.269204.3194.120186275073.3
Opponents Totals43324055.416925615.910.756153.5245.533279228261.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Butler5783214.6696
Joe Cribbs524158.021t1
Frank Lewis4064816.231t6
Curtis Brown271375.1200
Mark Brammer2628310.9364
Roland Hooks231797.8260
Reuben Gant1218115.1481
Roosevelt Leaks8577.1181
Lou Piccone78211.7160
Ron Jessie45614.0201
Duke Fergerson34113.7190
Terry Miller3258.3150
Team Totals262293611.26920
Opponents Totals240256110.75615
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Freeman710715.347t1
Jeff Nixon58116.250t1
Bill Simpson4369.0140
Charles Romes24120.5300
Isiah Robertson23919.5390
Jim Haslett23015.0170
Mario Clark100.000
Sherm White100.000
Team Totals2433413.950t2
Opponents Totals1919310.248t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Cater73282838.76111612204230431.1
Team Totals74282838.26111612204230431.1
Opponents Totals82326639.8611821259284734.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Cribbs2971545.3160
Roland Hooks829011.3170
Lou Piccone23157.580
Team Totals39122596.6170
Opponents Totals3462046.0210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Terry Miller1630318.9430
Curtis Brown1018118.1250
Artie Owens815719.6290
Roland Hooks710915.6350
Chris Keating33812.7160
Joe Cribbs23919.5200
Tim Vogler100.000
Team Totals4782717.6430
Opponents Totals52105120.2440
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Curtis Brown400000
Mario Clark0003300
Joe Cribbs16101-70
Joe Ferguson9101-120
Will Grant0010100
Jim Haslett0001100
Roland Hooks320200
David Humm100000
Scott Hutchinson0002200
Ken Jones0010100
Chris Keating0001100
Rod Kush0023500
Roosevelt Leaks120200
Reggie McKenzie1101300
Shane Nelson0002200
Jeff Nixon0001100
Ervin Parker0010100
Lou Piccone101100
Isiah Robertson0001100
Lucius Sanford00022-10
Bill Simpson0001100
Sherm White0001100
Ben Williams0001100
Team Totals3624122032100
Opponents Totals37201422361
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