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1988 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Eastern Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Marv Levy
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersWalt Corey
Defensive LineTed Cottrell
Special TeamsBruce DeHaven
Special Assistant to the Head CoachChuck Dickerson
Strength and ConditioningRusty Jones
Defensive AssistantChuck Lester
Quarterbacks/Passing Game CoordinatorTed Marchibroda
Running BacksElijah Pitts
Offensive Coordinator/Running Game CoordinatorJim Ringo
Defensive BacksDick Roach
ReceiversTed Tollner
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/4/1988AHouston Oilers9-13LHouston, TXAstrodome35482
Sat8/13/1988HCincinnati Bengals13-24LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium43546
Fri8/19/1988ASeattle Seahawks13-30LSeattle, WAKingdome57000
Thu8/25/1988NTampa Bay Buccaneers14-7WNashville, TNVanderbilt Stadium20600
Sun9/4/1988HMinnesota Vikings13-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76783
Sun9/11/1988HMiami Dolphins9-6WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79520
Sun9/18/1988ANew England Patriots16-14WFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium55945
Sun9/25/1988HPittsburgh Steelers36-28WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78735
Sun10/2/1988AChicago Bears3-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field62793
Sun10/9/1988HIndianapolis Colts34-23WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76018
Mon10/17/1988ANew York Jets37-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70218
Sun10/23/1988HNew England Patriots23-20WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76824
Sun10/30/1988HGreen Bay Packers28-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79176
Sun11/6/1988ASeattle Seahawks13-3WSeattle, WAKingdome61074
Mon11/14/1988AMiami Dolphins31-6WMiami-Dade County, FLJoe Robbie Stadium67091
Sun11/20/1988HNew York Jets9-6WOTOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78389
Sun11/27/1988ACincinnati Bengals21-35LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium58672
Sun12/4/1988ATampa Bay Buccaneers5-10LTampa, FLTampa Stadium49498
Sun12/11/1988HLos Angeles Raiders37-21WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77348
Sun12/18/1988AIndianapolis Colts14-17LIndianapolis, INHoosier Dome59908
Sun1/1/1989HHouston Oilers17-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79532AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/8/1989ACincinnati Bengals10-21LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59747AFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
54Carlton BaileyLB6'323924North Carolina60
75Howard BallardOT6'632025Alabama A&M160
55Cornelius BennettLOLB6'223723Alabama1616
50Ray BentleyRILB6'224028Central Michigan1616
81Walter BroughtonWR5'1018026Jacksonville State10
85Chris BurkettWR6'420326Jackson State118
29Derrick BurroughsLCB6'118026Memphis1413
61Len BurtonOT6'327224Northwest Mississippi CC; South Carolina164
35Carl ByrumRB6'023225Mississippi Valley State151
20Sherman CocroftCB-S6'119727Cabrillo JC; San Jose State130
58Shane ConlanLILB6'323224Penn State1313
21Wayne DavisCB5'1117725Indiana State163
70Joe DevlinROT6'528034Iowa1616
49Dwight DraneSS6'120326Oklahoma164
53Tom ErlandsonLB6'123222Washington40
99Hal GarnerLB6'422526Utah State121
59Don GrahamLB6'224424Penn State100
49John HagyS5'1119023Texas30
33Ronnie HarmonRB5'1119824Iowa161
71Dale HellestraeOG-OT6'528826Southern Methodist162
67Kent HullC6'427227Mississippi State1616
47Kirby JacksonCB5'918023Mississippi State80
80Flip JohnsonWR5'1018525McNeese State110
86Trumaine JohnsonWR6'119628Grambling State1610
12Jim KellyQB6'321828Miami (Florida)1616
38Mark KelsoFS5'1118325William & Mary1616
4John KiddP6'321127Northwestern160
84Keith McKellerTE6'524424Jacksonville State120
88Pete MetzelaarsTE6'724828Wabash1616
25Roland MitchellCB5'1118724Texas Tech30
39Jamie MuellerFB6'122524Benedictine (Kansas)1515
11Scott NorwoodK6'020728James Madison160
37Nate OdomesRCB5'1018723Wisconsin1616
94Mark PikeLB6'427225Georgia Tech160
79Dean PraterDE6'524930Oklahoma State40
97Scott RadecicLB6'324126Penn State163
83Andre ReedWR6'218924Kutztown1514
14Frank ReichQB6'420927Maryland30
40Robb RiddickRB6'019531Millersville150
51Jim RitcherLOG6'327230North Carolina State1616
87Butch RolleTE6'324324Michigan State160
96Leon SealsDE6'426824Jackson State165
76Fred SmerlasNT6'428531Boston College1616
78Bruce SmithRDE6'427325Virginia Tech1212
46Leonard SmithSS5'1120228McNeese State1312
72Art StillLDE6'725533Kentucky1515
56Darryl TalleyROLB6'423528West Virginia1615
89Steve TaskerWR5'918426Dodge City CC; Northwestern140
34Thurman ThomasRB5'1019822Oklahoma State1515
62Mark TraynowiczOG6'527926Nebraska40
22Erroll TuckerCB-S5'917024Long Beach CC; Utah90
65Tim VoglerROG6'328532Ohio State1010
73Will WolfordLOT6'529524Vanderbilt1616
91Jeff WrightNT6'227225Tulsa; Coffeyville CC; Central Missouri150
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Thurman Thomas240RBOklahoma State
Bernard Ford365WRCentral Florida
Zeke Gadson5123DBPittsburgh
Kirk Roach5135KWestern Carolinafrom SF
Dan Murray6150LBEast Stroudsburg
Tim Borcky7177TMemphis
Bo Wright7184RBAlabamafrom SD
John Hagy8204DBTexas
Jeff Wright8213NTCentral Missourifrom IND
Carlton Bailey9235NTNorth Carolina
Martin Mayhew10262DBFlorida State
Pete Curkendall11289NTPenn State
John Driscoll12309TNew Hampshirefrom KC
Tom Erlandson12316LBWashington
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals718381913
Opponents Totals4410427620
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:54313137161158820742.591369.2109824
Opponents Totals30:06299114146396919235.961735.390713
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Scott Norwood03333100.0323786.50129
Robb Riddick140000084
Andre Reed60000036
Ronnie Harmon40000024
Butch Rolle20000012
Thurman Thomas20000012
Chris Burkett1000006
Flip Johnson1000006
Mark Kelso1000006
Pete Metzelaars1000006
Leon Seals1000006
Bruce Smith0000012
Team Totals333333100.0323786.51329
Opponents Totals29272993.1122450.00237
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Scott Norwood323786.51/110/1015/166/90/1
Team Totals323786.51/110/1015/166/90/1
Opponents Totals122450.00/05/73/43/81/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Thurman Thomas2078814.337t2
Robb Riddick1114383.92112
Jamie Mueller812963.7200
Ronnie Harmon572123.7321
Jim Kelly351544.4200
Carl Byrum28913.3110
Andre Reed66410.7360
Frank Reich3-3-1.0-10
Team Totals52821334.037t15
Opponents Totals47718543.958t14
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Kelly45226959.516633807.512.666t153.3173.830229315178.2
Robb Riddick22100.003115.515.52600.000.00031118.8
Team Totals45427159.716634117.512.666t153.3173.730229318278.5
Opponents Totals44825055.818330466.812.263t143.1153.346322272473.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Andre Reed7196813.665t6
Trumaine Johnson3751413.9490
Ronnie Harmon3742711.5363
Pete Metzelaars3343813.3351
Robb Riddick302829.4261
Chris Burkett2335415.4341
Thurman Thomas1820811.6340
Flip Johnson917018.966t1
Jamie Mueller8425.3170
Butch Rolle231.52t2
Carl Byrum200.030
Jim Kelly155.050
Team Totals271341112.666t15
Opponents Totals250304612.263t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mark Kelso718025.778t1
Cornelius Bennett23015.0300
Sherman Cocroft11717.0170
Leonard Smith11414.0140
Wayne Davis133.030
Ray Bentley100.000
Shane Conlan100.000
Nate Odomes100.000
Team Totals1524416.378t1
Opponents Totals1720211.940t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John Kidd62245139.5600213222218935.3
Team Totals62245139.5600213222218935.3
Opponents Totals75297739.76421221152258534.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Flip Johnson163724.5160
Erroll Tucker105808.0240
Team Totals2681525.9240
Opponents Totals36102226.2180
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Erroll Tucker15031020.7300
Flip Johnson14025017.9240
Ronnie Harmon11024922.6370
Robb Riddick6010016.7230
Carl Byrum2094.590
Butch Rolle101212.0120
Mark Pike1055.050
Team Totals50093518.7370
Opponents Totals69111716.2300
SACKSNOYDS
Bruce Smith11.0
Cornelius Bennett9.5
Art Still6.0
Jeff Wright5.0
Fred Smerlas4.0
Darryl Talley2.5
Leon Seals2.0
Shane Conlan1.5
Scott Radecic1.5
Ray Bentley1.0
Hal Garner1.0
Leonard Smith1.0
Team Totals46.0322.0
Opponents Totals30.0229.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Cornelius Bennett0003300
Ray Bentley0001100
Derrick Burroughs0001100
Carl Byrum100000
Sherman Cocroft0001100
Shane Conlan0001100
Joe Devlin0010100
Ronnie Harmon200000
Flip Johnson100000
Trumaine Johnson100000
Jim Kelly500000
Pete Metzelaars0010100
Jamie Mueller210100
Scott Radecic0002200
Andre Reed100000
Robb Riddick331400
Leon Seals0003371
Fred Smerlas0001140
Art Still0001100
Darryl Talley0001100
Thurman Thomas910100
Erroll Tucker100000
Will Wolford0010100
Jeff Wright0001100
Team Totals261881725111
Opponents Totals28171116270
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