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1996 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Marv Levy
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LineTom Bresnahan
LinebackersTed Cottrell
Special TeamsBruce DeHaven
ReceiversCharlie Joiner
Strength and ConditioningRusty Jones
Tight Ends/Offensive Quality ControlDon Lawrence
Assistant Linebackers/Administrative AssistantChuck Lester
Defensive CoordinatorWade Phillips
Assistant Head Coach/Running BacksElijah Pitts
Defensive BacksDick Roach
Defensive LineDan Sekanovich
QuarterbacksJim Shofner
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/2/1996HWashington Redskins7-17LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium46141
Thu8/8/1996AMinnesota Vikings35-12WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome36297
Sat8/17/1996ACarolina Panthers24-0WCharlotte, NCEricsson Stadium65231
Fri8/23/1996HBaltimore Ravens14-37LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium51905
Sun9/1/1996ANew York Giants23-20WOTEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74218
Sun9/8/1996HNew England Patriots17-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78104
Mon9/16/1996APittsburgh Steelers6-24LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium59002
Sun9/22/1996HDallas Cowboys10-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78098
Sun10/6/1996HIndianapolis Colts16-13WOTOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79401
Sun10/13/1996HMiami Dolphins7-21LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79642
Sun10/20/1996ANew York Jets25-22WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium49775
Sun10/27/1996ANew England Patriots25-28LFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium58858
Sun11/3/1996HWashington Redskins38-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78002
Sun11/10/1996APhiladelphia Eagles24-17WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium66613
Sun11/17/1996HCincinnati Bengals31-17WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium75549
Sun11/24/1996HNew York Jets35-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium60854
Sun12/1/1996AIndianapolis Colts10-13LOTIndianapolis, INRCA Dome53804
Sun12/8/1996ASeattle Seahawks18-26LSeattle, WAKingdome41373
Mon12/16/1996AMiami Dolphins14-16LMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium67016
Sun12/22/1996HKansas City Chiefs20-9WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium68671
Sat12/28/1996HJacksonville Jaguars27-30LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium70213AFC Wild Card 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
76Ethan AlbrightC6'526825North Carolina160
45Carey BenderRB5'818524Coe10
82Chris BrantleyWR5'1017526Rutgers100
29Jason BrattonRB6'125224Grambling State20
79Ruben BrownLOG6'330224Pittsburgh1414
22Jeff BurrisLCB6'019224Notre Dame1515
2Steve ChristieK6'019129William & Mary160
86Tony ClineTE6'424925Stanford167
15Todd CollinsQB6'422425Michigan73
87Rob CoonsTE-HBK6'524927Fullerton JC; Pittsburgh160
85Russell CopelandWR6'020025Memphis110
57Damien CovingtonLB5'1123624North Carolina State92
88Quinn EarlyWR6'019031Iowa1613
70John FinaLOT6'529827Arizona1515
90Phil HansenLDE6'527628North Dakota State1616
44Darick HolmesRB6'023225Sacramento CC; Portland State161
67Kent HullC6'427235Mississippi State1616
27Ken IrvinCB5'1118424Memphis161
31Ray JacksonCB5'1018923Colorado State120
77Jim JeffcoatNT6'527735Arizona State160
84Lonnie JohnsonTE6'324225Florida State1615
20Henry JonesS6'019929Illinois55
12Jim KellyQB6'321836Miami (Florida)1313
46Marlon KernerCB5'1019023Ohio State150
68Corbin LacinaOG6'430126Augustana (South Dakota)122
72Corey LouchieyOT6'830525Tennessee; South Carolina164
55Mark MaddoxRILB6'123628Northern Michigan1414
21Manny MartinCB5'1118427Alabama State161
9Chris MohrP6'521530Alabama160
98Sean MoranDE6'327223Colorado State160
80Eric MouldsWR6'220923Mississippi State165
99Gabe NorthernDE6'324022Louisiana State162
60Jerry OstroskiROG6'331926Tulsa1616
74Glenn ParkerROT6'531130Golden West JC; Arizona1413
95Bryce PaupLOLB6'524828Northern Iowa1211
58Marlo PerryLB6'425024Jackson State130
94Mark PikeDE6'427233Georgia Tech160
91Shawn PriceDE6'527926Sierra JC; Pacific150
83Andre ReedWR6'218932Kutztown1616
59Sam RogersROLB6'324526West Hills CC; West Los Angeles JC; Colorado1414
24Kurt SchulzFS6'120828Eastern Washington1515
40Eric SmedleyS5'1119923Indiana60
78Bruce SmithRDE6'427333Virginia Tech1616
28Thomas SmithRCB5'1118926North Carolina1616
54Chris SpielmanLILB6'024731Ohio State1616
23Matt StevensSS6'020623Appalachian State1311
89Steve TaskerWR5'918434Dodge City CC; Northwestern85
34Thurman ThomasRB5'1019830Oklahoma State1515
33Tim TindaleRB5'1022025Western Ontario143
10Alex Van PeltQB6'121926Pittsburgh10
92Ted WashingtonNT6'534528Louisville1616
51David WhiteLB6'223526Nebraska165
61Dusty ZeiglerOG6'530123Notre Dame20
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Eric Moulds124WRMississippi State
Gabe Northern253DELouisiana State
Matt Stevens387DBAppalachian State
Sean Moran4120DEColorado State
Ray Jackson5156DBColorado State
Leon Neal6196RBWashington
Dusty Zeigler6202CNotre Dame
Dan Brandenburg7237DEIndiana State
Jay Riemersma7244TEMichigan
Eric Smedley7249DBIndiana
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals3711077896
Opponents Totals706339913
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:40294128149178323834.991464.3106831
Opponents Totals31:2028394168219225935.551729.486607
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Steve Christie03333100.000242982.80105
Thurman Thomas8000000048
Andre Reed6000000036
Darick Holmes5001100032
Quinn Early4001100026
Eric Moulds3000000018
Steve Tasker3000000018
Jim Kelly2000000012
Chris Brantley100000006
Tony Cline100000006
Gabe Northern100000006
David White100000006
Team Totals353333100.022242982.80319
Opponents Totals28252696.212233663.91266
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Steve Christie242982.80/05/612/147/80/1
Team Totals242982.80/05/612/147/80/1
Opponents Totals233663.92/28/116/107/120/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Thurman Thomas28110333.736866301
Darick Holmes1895713.037436102
Jim Kelly19663.52228100
Tim Tindale14493.51503001
Eric Moulds12443.71102000
Todd Collins21432.01004001
Quinn Early33913.02901100
Steve Tasker9313.41103001
Andre Reed8222.81304001
Jason Bratton482.0501000
Alex Van Pelt3-5-1.7-100000
Team Totals56319013.43714128607
Opponents Totals49516693.4511294528
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Jim Kelly37922258.613828107.412.767t143.7195.037287252312237773.2
Todd Collins995555.6397397.513.495t44.055.111536862711371.9
Alex Van Pelt5240.0391.84.5500.000.000900047.9
Team Totals48327957.818035587.412.895t183.7245.0483403218149481072.6
Opponents Totals56229252.025634096.111.761112.0142.548341306816842766.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Andre Reed66103615.767t6421650
Quinn Early5079816.095t4351120
Lonnie Johnson464579.933017601
Thurman Thomas262549.86909210
Steve Tasker2137217.762313612
Eric Moulds2027914.047211410
Tony Cline191176.215111000
Darick Holmes161026.42014100
Russell Copeland78512.13104100
Chris Brantley5479.422t13100
Rob Coons11212.01200000
Corey Louchiey100.0000000
Tim Tindale1-1-1.0-100000
Team Totals279355812.895t1814948103
Opponents Totals292340911.761111684272
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Kurt Schulz4246.0190
Manny Martin23517.5310
Matt Stevens200.000
Jeff Burris12828.0280
Chris Spielman11414.0140
Marlon Kerner166.060
Marlo Perry166.060
Ray Jackson100.000
Thomas Smith100.000
Team Totals141138.1310
Opponents Totals2449820.891t4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Chris Mohr101419441.580013271211246368836.5
Team Totals101419441.580013271211246368836.5
Opponents Totals102440643.26611227423374336.7
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Jeff Burris27728610.6450411
Russell Copeland1471198.5190002
Steve Tasker21189.0120000
Team Totals43154239.8450413
Opponents Totals40252466.287t1
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Steve Christie73452962.006641239030
Chris Mohr15151.000116000
Team Totals74458061.906651255032
Opponents Totals5813410
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Eric Moulds520120523.297t13311
Russell Copeland6013622.7470310
Team Totals580134123.197t13621
Opponents Totals65125519.33200
SACKSNOYDS
Bruce Smith13.5
Phil Hansen8.0
Bryce Paup6.0
Jim Jeffcoat5.0
Gabe Northern5.0
Sam Rogers3.5
Ted Washington3.5
Ken Irvin2.0
Marlon Kerner1.0
David White0.5
Team Totals48.0341.0
Opponents Totals48.0340.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jeff Burris101100
Todd Collins300000
Russell Copeland210100
John Fina00112-10
Phil Hansen0002200
Darick Holmes210100
Kent Hull0010110
Ken Irvin0001100
Lonnie Johnson131400
Jim Kelly900000
Eric Moulds100000
Jerry Ostroski0010100
Glenn Parker0020200
Andre Reed100000
Sam Rogers0002200
Bruce Smith0001100
Chris Spielman0002200
Matt Stevens0001100
Steve Tasker300000
Thurman Thomas110100
Tim Tindale100000
David White00022121
Team Totals2514111425121
Opponents Totals2314612180
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