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1981 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Chuck Knox
Defensive LineJim Carmody
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersTom Catlin
ReceiversJack Donaldson
Offensive BacksChick Harris
Defensive BacksRalph Hawkins
Special AssignmentsMiller McCalmon
Offensive Assistant/Special TeamsSteve Moore
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LineRay Prochaska
QuarterbacksKay Stephenson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/8/1981HDetroit Lions14-21LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium33640
Sat8/15/1981HCleveland Browns10-13LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium32306
Sat8/22/1981ACleveland Browns31-20WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium41495
Fri8/28/1981ASan Diego Chargers30-24WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium48540
Sun9/6/1981HNew York Jets31-31WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79754
Sun9/13/1981ABaltimore Colts35-3WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium44950
Thu9/17/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles14-20LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78331
Sun9/27/1981ACincinnati Bengals24-27LOTCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46418
Sun10/4/1981HBaltimore Colts23-17WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77813
Mon10/12/1981HMiami Dolphins31-21WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78576
Sun10/18/1981ANew York Jets14-33LNew York, NYShea Stadium54607
Sun10/25/1981HDenver Broncos9-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77757
Sun11/1/1981HCleveland Browns22-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78226
Mon11/9/1981ADallas Cowboys14-27LIrving, TXTexas Stadium62583
Sun11/15/1981ASt. Louis Cardinals0-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46214
Sun11/22/1981HNew England Patriots20-17WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium71593
Sun11/29/1981HWashington Redskins21-14WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium59624
Sun12/6/1981ASan Diego Chargers28-27WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51488
Sun12/13/1981ANew England Patriots19-10WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium42549
Sat12/19/1981AMiami Dolphins6-16LMiami, FLOrange Bowl72956
Sun12/27/1981ANew York Jets31-27WNew York, NYShea Stadium57050AFC Wild Card Playoff
Sun1/3/1982ACincinnati Bengals21-28LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55240AFC 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
87Steve AlversTE6'424024Taft JC; Miami (Florida)160
84Buster BarnettTE6'523023Jackson State160
28Rufus BessCB5'918325South Carolina State160
73Jon BorchardtROG6'526524Montana State169
86Mark BrammerTE6'323523Michigan State1616
47Curtis BrownFB5'1020327Fort Scott CC; Missouri148
80Jerry ButlerWR6'017824Clemson1616
7Greg CaterP6'119124Tennessee-Chattanooga160
29Mario ClarkLCB6'219327Oregon1616
20Joe CribbsRB5'1119323Auburn1515
70Joe DevlinROT6'528027Iowa1616
69Conrad DoblerROG6'325431Wyoming1413
12Joe FergusonQB6'119031Arkansas1616
85Byron FranklinWR6'118423Auburn130
22Steve FreemanSS5'1118528Mississippi State1616
53Will GrantC6'326627Idaho State; Kentucky1616
55Jim HaslettLILB6'323626Indiana (Pennsylvania)1616
25Roland HooksRB6'019628North Carolina State161
50Mike HumistonLB6'323822Shasta JC; Weber State160
97Darrell IrvinDE6'425524Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Oklahoma130
81Ron JessieWR6'018333Imperial Valley JC; Kansas150
97Ken JohnsonDE6'525326Knoxville160
72Ken JonesLOT6'527029Arkansas State1515
71Mike KadishNT6'526531Notre Dame160
52Chris KeatingLB6'223324Maine22
42Rod KushS6'019225Nebraska-Omaha160
48Roosevelt LeaksRB5'1021928Texas165
82Frank LewisWR6'119634Grambling State1616
61Tom LynchLOG6'526026Boston College52
30Lawrence McCutcheonRB6'120531Colorado State63
67Reggie McKenzieLOG6'525531Michigan66
5Nick Mike-MayerK5'818731Temple160
59Shane NelsonRILB6'123226Blinn JC; Baylor1010
38Jeff NixonS6'319025Richmond130
62Ervin ParkerLB6'524523South Carolina State160
89Lou PicconeWR5'818432West Liberty140
40Robb RiddickRB6'019524Millersville100
51Jim RitcherC6'327223North Carolina State143
58Isiah RobertsonROLB6'322532Southern University1616
17Matt RobinsonQB6'219026Georgia150
26Charles RomesRCB6'119027Lake City JC; North Carolina Central1616
57Lucius SanfordLOLB6'221625Georgia Tech1616
45Bill SimpsonFS6'118430Michigan State1616
76Fred SmerlasNT6'428524Boston College1616
41Phil VillapianoLB6'222532Bowling Green State164
65Tim VoglerC6'328525Ohio State140
83Sherm WhiteRDE6'525033Laney JC; California1616
77Ben WilliamsLDE6'326027Mississippi1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Booker Moore128RBPenn Statefrom OAK
Chris Williams249DBLouisiana Statefrom CLE
Byron Franklin250WRAuburn
Mike Mosley376WRTexas A&M
Robert Geathers383DTSouth Carolina Statefrom OAK
Calvin Clark5135DEPurdue
Robert Holt6161WRBaylor
Steve Doolittle7188LBColorado
Robb Riddick9241RBMillersville
Justin Cross10272TWestern State (Colorado)
Buster Barnett11299TEJackson State
Keith Clark12326LBMemphis
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals7812466430
Opponents Totals448167813
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:24315127163259421743.31141001
Opponents Totals29:36298113154317221833.093690
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Nick Mike-Mayer03737100.0142458.3079
Joe Cribbs100000060
Jerry Butler80000048
Roosevelt Leaks60000036
Roland Hooks50000030
Frank Lewis40000024
Mark Brammer20000012
Buster Barnett1000006
Curtis Brown1000006
Joe Ferguson1000006
Ben Williams0000012
(Team)0010.00012
Team Totals38373897.4142458.32311
Opponents Totals303030100.0222684.60276
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Nick Mike-Mayer142458.30/04/65/75/100/1
Team Totals142458.30/04/65/75/100/1
Opponents Totals222684.61/19/98/94/60/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Cribbs25710974.3353
Roosevelt Leaks913573.9316
Roland Hooks512504.9193
Curtis Brown622263.6130
Lawrence McCutcheon341384.1120
Robb Riddick3299.7120
Joe Ferguson20291.5161
Mark Brammer2178.5110
Jerry Butler111.010
Matt Robinson1-2-2.0-20
Rod Kush1-6-6.0-60
Byron Franklin1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals52421254.13513
Opponents Totals51620754.029t7
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson49825250.622636527.314.567t244.8204.015137351574.1
Joe Cribbs11100.0099.09.09t1100.000.0009143.8
Matt Robinson200.0200.000.000.019-939.6
Roosevelt Leaks100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Nick Mike-Mayer100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals50325350.323036617.314.567t255.0204.016146351574.3
Opponents Totals47426756.318832436.812.173t214.4194.047373287075.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Lewis70124417.8334
Jerry Butler5584215.367t8
Joe Cribbs4060315.165t7
Mark Brammer3336511.1242
Ron Jessie1520013.3440
Roland Hooks1014014.0372
Roosevelt Leaks7517.3130
Curtis Brown7466.6101
Lou Piccone56513.0160
Lawrence McCutcheon5408.0170
Buster Barnett4369.0161
Byron Franklin22914.5160
Team Totals253366114.567t25
Opponents Totals267324312.173t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mario Clark514228.4530
Charles Romes411328.3350
Bill Simpson44210.5420
Isiah Robertson2157.5150
Rod Kush11919.0190
Rufus Bess11212.0120
Shane Nelson199.090
Ben Williams100.000
Team Totals1935218.5530
Opponents Totals2033316.7470
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Cater80317539.77101216220271533.9
Team Totals80317539.77101216220271533.9
Opponents Totals77323742.07211215292270535.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Roland Hooks1721428.4250
Lou Piccone92576.3130
Byron Franklin53459.0150
Robb Riddick404812.0220
Team Totals3572928.3250
Opponents Totals34132206.5200
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Byron Franklin21043620.8330
Robb Riddick14025718.4250
Roland Hooks11021519.5360
Curtis Brown7014020.0300
Lou Piccone203115.5160
Rufus Bess1066.060
Steve Freeman1000.000
Team Totals570108519.0360
Opponents Totals61126820.890t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Rufus Bess0011240
Jon Borchardt0010100
Mark Brammer310100
Curtis Brown400000
Jerry Butler200000
Mario Clark0002250
Joe Cribbs1210100
Conrad Dobler0010100
Joe Ferguson200000
Byron Franklin200000
Will Grant0010100
Jim Haslett0001100
Roland Hooks100000
Mike Humiston0010100
Ken Johnson0011200
Ken Jones0020200
Rod Kush103350
Roosevelt Leaks100000
Frank Lewis110100
Lawrence McCutcheon100000
Nick Mike-Mayer0010100
Ervin Parker0001100
Lou Piccone0010100
Robb Riddick100000
Matt Robinson100000
Charles Romes1022110
Lucius Sanford0001100
Bill Simpson0001100
Fred Smerlas00011170
Phil Villapiano0001100
Sherm White0001100
Ben Williams0001100
Team Totals3320131730420
Opponents Totals38171518331
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