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1983 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Kay Stephenson
Defensive BacksJerry Glanville
ReceiversMilt Jackson
Defensive LineDon Lawrence
Running BacksAndy MacDonald
Defensive Assistant/Special TeamsMiller McCalmon
Offensive AssistantPerry Moss
Offensive LineJim Niblack
Offensive AssistantAl Sandahl
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1983AChicago Bears17-27LChicago, ILSoldier Field54735
Sun9/4/1983HMiami Dolphins0-12LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78715
Sun9/11/1983ACincinnati Bengals10-6WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46839
Sat8/13/1983HCleveland Browns10-27LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium25886
Sun9/18/1983HBaltimore Colts28-23WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium40937
Sat8/20/1983ADetroit Lions17-16WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome41815
Sun9/25/1983HHouston Oilers30-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium60070
Sat8/27/1983HWashington Redskins19-27LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium25851
Mon10/3/1983HNew York Jets10-34LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79933
Sun10/9/1983AMiami Dolphins38-35WOTMiami, FLOrange Bowl59948
Sun10/16/1983ABaltimore Colts30-7WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium38565
Sun10/23/1983HNew England Patriots0-31LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium60424
Sun10/30/1983HNew Orleans Saints27-21WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium49413
Sun11/6/1983ANew England Patriots7-21LFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium42604
Sun11/13/1983ANew York Jets24-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium48513
Sun11/20/1983HLos Angeles Raiders24-27LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium72393
Sun11/27/1983ALos Angeles Rams17-41LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium48246
Sun12/4/1983AKansas City Chiefs14-9WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium27104
Sun12/11/1983HSan Francisco 49ers10-23LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium38039
Sun12/18/1983AAtlanta Falcons14-31LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium31015
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
75Bill AckerNT6'325527Texas110
84Buster BarnettTE6'523025Jackson State151
73Jon BorchardtROG6'526526Montana State1616
86Mark BrammerTE6'323525Michigan State1212
80Jerry ButlerWR6'017826Clemson99
67Darryl CaldwellOG-TE6'524523Tennessee State140
7Greg CaterP6'119126Tennessee-Chattanooga160
29Mario ClarkLCB6'219329Oregon1414
20Joe CribbsRB5'1119325Auburn1616
63Justin CrossROT6'626524Western State (Colorado)1513
18Joe DaneloK5'916630Washington State140
89Julius DawkinsWR6'119622Pittsburgh112
11Joe DufekQB6'421522Yale50
12Joe FergusonQB6'119033Arkansas1616
28Judson FlintS6'020126California (Pennsylvania); Memphis10
5Byron FranklinWR6'118425Auburn155
22Steve FreemanFS5'1118530Mississippi State1616
53Will GrantC6'326629Idaho State; Kentucky1616
55Jim HaslettLB6'323628Indiana (Pennsylvania)50
87Tony HunterTE6'423723Notre Dame133
47Bill HurleyS5'1119526Syracuse100
90Scott HutchinsonDE6'424327Florida50
91Ken JohnsonDE6'525328Knoxville168
72Ken JonesLOT6'527031Arkansas State1616
50Trey JunkinLB6'224922Louisiana Tech160
52Chris KeatingLILB6'223326Maine1616
21Mike KennedySS6'019524Toledo127
43David KilsonCB-S6'120022Sacramento CC; Nevada-Reno162
10Matt KoflerQB6'319224San Deigo Mesa JC; San Diego State160
42Rod KushFS6'019227Nebraska-Omaha44
48Roosevelt LeaksFB5'1021930Texas124
82Frank LewisWR6'119636Grambling State1111
59Joey LumpkinLB6'223023Arizona State140
61Tom LynchOG6'526028Boston College153
54Eugene MarveRILB6'224023Saginaw Valley State1616
58Mark MerrillLB6'423828Minnesota120
34Booker MooreRB5'1122924Penn State1511
88Mike MosleyWR6'118625Texas A&M72
62Ervin ParkerROLB6'524525South Carolina State1616
40Robb RiddickRB6'019526Millersville160
51Jim RitcherLOG6'327225North Carolina State1616
26Charles RomesRCB6'119029Lake City JC; North Carolina Central1616
99Mark RoopenianNT6'525425Boston College30
57Lucius SanfordLOLB6'221627Georgia Tech1616
76Fred SmerlasNT6'428526Boston College1616
5Fred SteinfortK5'1118030Boston College20
56Darryl TalleyLB6'423523West Virginia160
24Gary ThompsonCB6'018024San Jose State; Redwoods JC160
81Perry TuttleWR6'017824Clemson93
41Phil VillapianoLB6'222534Bowling Green State40
93Scott VirkusTE6'527024Purdue; San Francisco CC150
65Tim VoglerC6'328527Ohio State160
45Lenny WalterscheidS5'1119029Southern Utah30
83Sherm WhiteRDE6'525035Laney JC; California88
77Ben WilliamsLDE6'326029Mississippi1616
27Chris WilliamsCB6'019724Louisiana State165
23Van WilliamsRB6'021024East Tennessee State; Carson-Newman161
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tony Hunter112TENotre Dame
Jim Kelly114QBMiami (Florida)
Darryl Talley239LBWest Virginia
Trey Junkin493LBLouisiana Tech
Jimmy Payne4112DEGeorgiafrom WAS/NO
Matt VandenBoom5126DBWisconsin
Gurnest Brown7180DTMaryland
James Durham8207DBHouston
George Parker9234RBNorfolk State
Richard Tharpe10260DTLouisville
Larry White11293DEJackson State
Julius Dawkins12320WRPittsburgh
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals2887551103
Opponents Totals29108921220
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:24309100171387121233.51441094
Opponents Totals31:36322148148368122136.71281298
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Joe Danelo0333497.1102050.0063
Joe Cribbs100000060
Byron Franklin40000024
Jerry Butler30000018
Tony Hunter30000018
Frank Lewis30000018
Mike Mosley30000018
Perry Tuttle30000018
Mark Brammer20000012
Julius Dawkins1000006
Mike Kennedy1000006
David Kilson1000006
Roosevelt Leaks1000006
Booker Moore1000006
Fred Steinfort011100.01616.704
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals36343694.4112642.30283
Opponents Totals393939100.0263966.70351
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Joe Danelo102050.00/02/45/63/60/4
Fred Steinfort1616.70/01/10/20/30/0
Team Totals112642.30/03/55/83/90/4
Opponents Totals263966.71/16/68/1011/190/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Cribbs26311314.3453
Booker Moore602754.6210
Roosevelt Leaks581572.7121
Joe Ferguson20884.4190
Tony Hunter22814.0240
Matt Kofler4256.3110
Robb Riddick4184.5120
Van Williams3113.750
Byron Franklin133.030
Team Totals41517364.2454
Opponents Totals56625034.450t14
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson50828155.320229955.910.743t265.1254.927266272969.3
Matt Kofler613557.4234407.212.628t46.634.9108535581.3
Joe Cribbs2150.0131.53.0300.000.000356.3
Team Totals57131755.522634386.010.843t305.3284.937351308770.5
Opponents Totals48028659.618135537.412.472t224.6132.732247330686.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Cribbs575249.233t7
Frank Lewis3648613.527t3
Tony Hunter3640211.240t3
Jerry Butler3638510.7253
Booker Moore341995.9211
Byron Franklin3045215.143t4
Mark Brammer252158.6212
Perry Tuttle1726115.4383
Mike Mosley1418012.9353
Julius Dawkins1112311.228t1
Buster Barnett10949.4140
Roosevelt Leaks8749.3120
Robb Riddick34314.3240
Team Totals317343810.843t30
Opponents Totals286355312.472t22
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Freeman34013.3290
Chris Williams362.040
Lucius Sanford23919.5200
Charles Romes22713.5270
Chris Keating22010.0170
Mike Kennedy12222.022t1
Team Totals1315411.8291
Opponents Totals2833011.860t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Greg Cater89353339.7600724403299033.6
Team Totals89353339.7600724403299033.6
Opponents Totals78334442.96701420241282336.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Robb Riddick4252415.7240
Bill Hurley1000.000
Van Williams1000.000
Team Totals4452415.5240
Opponents Totals42224039.6620
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Van Williams22049422.5600
Robb Riddick28056820.3490
Mike Mosley9023626.2330
Ben Williams305618.7230
Darryl Talley2094.550
Team Totals640136321.3600
Opponents Totals5394917.9430
SACKSNOYDS
Ben Williams10.0
Fred Smerlas6.0
Darryl Talley5.0
Ervin Parker4.0
Sherm White3.0
Eugene Marve2.0
Ken Johnson2.0
Team Totals32.0247.0
Opponents Totals37.0351.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jerry Butler100000
Darryl Caldwell0001100
Joe Cribbs610100
Justin Cross0001100
Joe Ferguson330300
Steve Freeman00022310
Tony Hunter110100
Bill Hurley110100
Ken Johnson0001100
Ken Jones0010100
Trey Junkin0010100
Chris Keating0001100
Mike Kennedy0001100
David Kilson00033881
Joey Lumpkin0001100
Booker Moore110100
Mike Mosley100000
Robb Riddick710100
Lucius Sanford0001100
Darryl Talley0011260
Perry Tuttle100000
Ben Williams0002200
Chris Williams0001100
Van Williams201100
Team Totals24131117281251
Opponents Totals32181412261
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