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1949 Buffalo Bills (AAFC)

4th place • 5-5-2 .500
Playoff Statistics
1949 AAFCPrevious Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Lowell Dawson (1-4-1); Clem Crowe (4-1-1)
Clem CroweLine
Joel HuntBackfield
Hank ReeseLine
John ScafideAssistant Line
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri8/5/1949HJersey City Giants79-0WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium31890
Wed8/10/1949NBaltimore Colts12-28LWilmington, DEWilmington Park2953
Sun8/14/1949ASan Francisco 49ers10-21LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium28084
Fri8/19/1949HBethlehem Bulldogs48-0WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium12697
Fri8/26/1949AChicago Hornets14-17LChicago, ILSoldier Field23800
Mon9/5/1949HCleveland Browns28-28TBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium31839
Sun9/11/1949HBrooklyn-New York Yankees14-17LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium30410
Sun9/25/1949HSan Francisco 49ers28-17WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium32097
Sun10/2/1949HBaltimore Colts28-35LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium25692
Sun10/9/1949ALos Angeles Dons28-42LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum16575
Sun10/16/1949ASan Francisco 49ers7-51LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium35476
Sun10/23/1949HLos Angeles Dons17-14WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium21310
Sun10/30/1949ACharlotte Clippers-Charlotte, NCMemorial Stadium
Sun11/6/1949ABrooklyn-New York Yankees17-14WNew York, NYYankee Stadium16758
Sun11/13/1949ACleveland Browns7-7TCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium22511
Sun11/20/1949HChicago Hornets10-0WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium18494
Sun11/27/1949ABaltimore Colts38-14WBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium16323
First Round Playoff
Sun12/4/1949ACleveland Browns21-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium17270

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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Schedule Notes
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Chet Adams42RDT-K6-324034Ohio University1212
Al Baldwin57LOE-LDH?6-220526Arkansas1212
Rex Bumgardner82ROH5-1119326West Virginia118
Jack Carpenter45LOT-LDT6-023526Columbia; Missouri; Michigan77
Ollie Cline70FB6-020024Ohio State1111
Tommy Colella88LDH-ROH6-018731Canisius125
Jesse Freitas87QB5-1017528Santa Clara10
Abe Gibron40LOG-LOT5-1124324Valparaiso; Purdue1010
Paul Gibson52LDH-ROE6-019525North Carolina State128
Hal Herring26MLB-C6-121125Auburn125
Ed Hirsch36RLB5-1021028Northwestern111
Larry Joe80LOH5-919026Penn State20
John Kerns46ROT-RDT6-324526Ohio University; Duke; North Carolina; Ohio University1212
Eddie King31MG6-021724Boston College54
John Kissell47LDT-ROT6-224526Boston College1212
Veto Kissell71ROH-RDH-FB-LB5-1020522Holy Cross120
Bobby Livingstone80S-LOH6-017327Notre Dame55
Jim Lukens59ROE6-420525Washington & Lee1110
John Maskas49MG5-1121229Virginia Tech127
Vince Mazza58LDE6-121624none1212
Chet Mutryn83LOH5-917928Xavier (Ohio)1111
Bob Oristaglio56RDE-ROE6-221425Pennsylvania124
Rocco Pirro35ROG6-022633Catholic1111
George Ratterman61QB6-019223Notre Dame1111
Bill Schroll72LLB-FB6-021423Louisiana State1212
Carl Schuette23RLB6-120627Marquette1212
Bill Stanton53RDE6-221025North Carolina State118
Art Statuto22C6-222124Notre Dame1212
Odell Stautzenberger32LOG-MG?6-021825Texas A&M118
Jim Still62QB6-319325Mississippi Gulf Coast CC; Georgia Tech111
Joe Sutton86S-LOH5-1118025Temple117
Lou Tomasetti74ROH-FB6-019833Bucknell124
Vic Vasicek34MLB-LOG-ROG5-1122323Southern California; Texas127
Wilbur Volz87RDH-ROH6-019025Missouri90
Alex Wizbicki85RDH-ROH5-1118828Holy Cross; Dartmouth; Holy Cross1212
John Wyhonic33LB6-021330Alabama30
DRAFT LIST - SECRET
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
16Abe GibronGPurdue
214Frank TripuckaQBNotre Dame
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
16Bill KayTIowa
315Huey KeeneyBRice
319Veto KissellBHoly Cross
427Wilbur VolzBMissouri
535Frank GaulGNotre Dame
643Frank GuessBTexas
751Hal EntsmingerQBMissouri
859Vic VasicekGTexas
967Alex VerdovaBOhio State
1075Al RussasETennessee
1183Ernie SettembreTMiami (Florida)
1291Milt KormarnickiCVillanova
1399Butch SonginQBBoston College
14107Leon CooperTHardin-Simmons
15115Clay TonnemakerCMinnesota
16123Rob GoodeBTexas A&M
17131Art DonovanGBoston College
18137Jim GoodmanTMaryland
19143Merlin LondonEOklahoma State
20149Marty BreenCCanisius
21155John SimonGPenn State
25170Bernie HanulaTWake Forest
26175Bobby DeuberBPennsylvania
27180Floyd LewisGSouthern Methodist
28185Leon CochranBAuburn
29190Joe LeonardTVirginia
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals77555648236
Opponents Totals52794976256
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals1841116112/ %/ %59454
Opponents Totals13969628/ %/ %54419
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chet Adams03232100.041136.4044
Al Baldwin70000042
Rex Bumgardner50000030
Chet Mutryn50000030
George Ratterman40000024
Ollie Cline30000018
Lou Tomasetti30000018
Jim Lukens20000012
Bobby Livingstone1000006
Joe Sutton1000006
Wilbur Volz1000006
Team Totals323232100.041136.40236
Opponents Totals353535100.031618.81256
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Chet Adams41136.43/1/0/0/0/
Team Totals41136.43/1/0/0/0/
Opponents Totals31618.80/3/0/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chet Mutryn1316965.35
Ollie Cline1255184.13
Rex Bumgardner1013913.91
Lou Tomasetti542494.62
George Ratterman36852.44
Joe Sutton9637.00
Veto Kissell10191.90
Larry Joe2189.00
Jesse Freitas3134.30
Wilbur Volz471.81
Jim Still263.030
Al Baldwin210.510
Bobby Livingstone100.000
Tommy Colella7-9-1.30
Alex Wizbicki5-10-2.00
Team Totals49220474.216
Opponents Totals38516164.257t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
George Ratterman2521461469317777.112.2145.6135.276.8
Jim Still12665867.214.318.318.366.7
Jesse Freitas9443101.12.500.0222.212.0
Team Totals27315615610118736.912.0155.5165.972.2
Opponents Totals28213213214121097.516.080t186.493.228110199980.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Al Baldwin5371913.67
Chet Mutryn2933311.50
Jim Lukens2424910.42
Ollie Cline151107.30
Lou Tomasetti9566.21
Rex Bumgardner716824.04
Joe Sutton56312.61
Paul Gibson33210.70
Veto Kissell33712.30
Jack Carpenter22010.0140
Tommy Colella263.00
Larry Joe25226.00
Bob Oristaglio11414.0140
Wilbur Volz166.060
Abe Gibron033L0
Vic Vasicek055L0
Team Totals156187312.015
Opponents Totals132210916.08018
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Colella34916.30
Veto Kissell11414.0140
Paul Gibson199.090
Bobby Livingstone166.060
Bill Schroll144.040
Hal Herring111.010
Alex Wizbicki111.010
Team Totals9849.30
Opponents Totals1625015.6551
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tommy Colella44155435.31
Jim Still1661438.40
Team Totals60216836.1134330.4
Opponents Totals580400
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Livingstone1017117.179t1
Chet Mutryn77711.00
Joe Sutton66210.30
Tommy Colella5428.40
Rex Bumgardner4358.80
Lou Tomasetti2136.580
Team Totals3440011.879t1
Opponents Totals2934311.80
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Chet Mutryn1022422.40
Rex Bumgardner916318.10
Tommy Colella710715.30
Joe Sutton48220.50
Wilbur Volz34314.30
Bobby Livingstone23517.5200
Alex Wizbicki12222.0220
Ollie Cline12121.0210
Lou Tomasetti11919.0190
Larry Joe11212.0120
Veto Kissell111.010
Team Totals4072918.20
Opponents Totals410
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals34181622380
Opponents Totals34221218303
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