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1974 Buffalo Bills: 9-5-0
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Home record: 5-2-0 (114 points scored, 111 allowed) Road record: 4-3-0 (150 points scored, 133 allowed) Head Coach: Lou Saban 264 points scored (12th of 26 teams), 244 points allowed (12th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 128 251 1,492 (25) 5.25 14 15 545 2,094 ( 9) 3.8 11 3,586 (23) 29 Defense: 146 311 1,611 ( 3) 4.70 11 20 489 1,878 (14) 3.8 19 3,489 ( 5) 31


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 3 John Leypoldt K 14 6'2 237 28 4 Northern Virginia C.C. 7 Marv Bateman P 5 6'4 210 24 3 Utah 10 Spike Jones P 8 6'2 195 27 5 Georgia 12 Joe Ferguson QB 14 6'1 180 24 2 Arkansas 16 Scott Hunter QB 1 6'2 205 26 4 Alabama 17 Gary Marangi QB 3 6'1 196 22 R Boston College 20 Robert James DB 14 6'1 184 27 6 Fisk 21 Gary Hayman RB 1 6'1 198 23 R Penn State 22 Bill Cahill DB 14 5'11 170 23 2 Washington 24 Al Randolph DB 3 6'2 205 30 9 Iowa 24 Ed Jenkins RB 4 6'2 210 24 2 Holy Cross 26 Donnie Walker DB 14 6'1 180 23 2 Central State 27 Ahmad Rashad WR 14 6'2 200 24 3 Oregon 28 Dwight Harrison DB 13 6'1 185 26 4 Texas A&I 29 Don Calhoun RB 14 6'0 198 22 R Kansas State 30 Bo Cornell LB 14 6'1 215 25 4 Washington 32 O.J. Simpson RB 14 6'2 212 27 6 Southern California 34 Jim Braxton RB 12 6'2 240 25 4 West Virginia 37 Ted Koy LB 12 6'1 210 27 5 Texas 38 Larry Watkins RB 10 6'2 235 28 6 Alcorn State 39 Wayne Mosley RB 3 6'0 190 22 R Alabama A&M 40 J.D. Hill WR 14 6'1 190 26 4 Arizona State 41 Clint Haslerig RB 8 6'0 190 22 R Michigan 42 Neal Craig DB 14 6'1 190 26 4 Fisk 43 Tony Greene DB 12 5'10 170 25 4 Maryland 45 Rex Kern DB 8 5'11 190 25 4 Ohio State 46 Steve Jones RB 1 6'0 200 23 2 Duke 50 Jim Cheyunski LB 14 6'2 220 28 7 Syracuse 51 Bruce Jarvis C 1 6'7 250 25 4 Washington 52 Merv Krakau LB 11 6'2 237 23 2 Iowa State 53 Mike Montler C 14 6'4 253 30 6 Colorado 55 John Skorupan LB 6 6'2 220 23 2 Penn State 56 Rich Lewis LB 2 6'3 215 24 3 Portland State 59 Doug Allen LB 14 6'2 228 22 R Penn State 60 Bill Adams OG 8 6'2 254 24 2 Holy Cross 61 Willie Parker C 14 6'3 245 25 2 North Texas State 62 Jeff Yeates DE 10 6'3 240 23 1 Boston College 64 Dave Costa DE 14 6'2 250 33 12 Utah 65 Nick Nighswander C 7 6'0 232 21 R Morehead State 67 Reggie McKenzie OG 14 6'4 242 24 3 Michigan 68 Joe DeLamielleure OG 14 6'3 245 23 2 Michigan State 70 Bob Kampa DT 2 6'4 245 23 2 California 71 Mike Kadish DT 14 6'5 270 24 2 Notre Dame 72 Don Croft DT 6 6'3 254 25 2 Texas-El Paso 73 Earl Edwards DT 14 6'6 256 28 6 Wichita State 74 Donnie Green OT 10 6'7 272 26 4 Purdue 76 Halvor Hagen OT 8 6'5 253 27 6 Weber State 77 Dave Means DE 9 6'4 235 22 R Southeast Missouri State 78 Dave Foley OT 14 6'5 253 27 6 Ohio State 81 Bob Chandler WR 14 6'0 180 25 4 Southern California 85 Walt Patulski DE 14 6'6 260 24 3 Notre Dame 86 Dave Washington LB 14 6'5 223 26 5 Alcorn State 87 Paul Seymour TE 14 6'5 243 24 2 Michigan 88 Reuben Gant TE 13 6'4 230 22 R Oklahoma State 89 Wallace Francis WR 14 5'11 195 22 2 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Joe Ferguson 232 119 51.3 1,588 6.84 13.3 12 5.2 12 5.2 32 235 69.0 Gary Marangi 18 9 50.0 140 7.78 15.6 2 11.1 3 16.7 1 1 73.6 O.J. Simpson 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 39.6
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Ahmad Rashad           36    433   12.0    4
J.D. Hill              32    572   17.9    6
Jim Braxton            18    171    9.5    0
Paul Seymour           15    246   16.4    2
O.J. Simpson           15    189   12.6    1
Bob Chandler            7     88   12.6    1
Don Calhoun             2     10    5.0    0
Ed Jenkins              1     12   12.0    0
Larry Watkins           1      7    7.0    0
Donnie Green            1      0    0.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
O.J. Simpson          270  1,125    4.2    3
Jim Braxton           146    543    3.7    4
Larry Watkins          41    170    4.1    2
Joe Ferguson           54    111    2.1    2
Don Calhoun            21     88    4.2    0
Gary Hayman             7     31    4.4    0
Gary Marangi            4     20    5.0    0
Wayne Mosley            2      6    3.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Wallace Francis        37    947   25.6    0
Don Calhoun             6     90   15.0    0
Bo Cornell              3     45   15.0    0
Bill Cahill             1     26   26.0    0
Donnie Walker           1     20   20.0    0
Neal Craig              1      0    0.0    0
Ahmad Rashad            1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Donnie Walker          43    384    8.9    2    0
Bill Cahill            10     62    6.2    1    0
Gary Hayman             2     13    6.5    0    0
Rex Kern                1      1    1.0    0    0
Tony Greene             0      0      ?    1    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Spike Jones 35 1,305 37.3 0 0 0 0 0 37.3 Marv Bateman 34 1,494 43.9 0 0 0 0 0 43.9 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts John Leypoldt 0/0 8/10 6/9 5/12 0/2 19/33 25/29 82 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Doug Allen 1 16 0 Jim Cheyunski 1 6 0 Neal Craig 1 55 1 Tony Greene 9 157 0 Dwight Harrison 1 24 0 Robert James 3 13 0 Merv Krakau 1 37 0 Rich Lewis 1 33 0 Dave Washington 2 72 1
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 18 TE Reuben Gant 101 Oklahoma State 2 27 LB Doug Allen 28 Penn State [pick acquired from HOU] 3 70 QB Gary Marangi 19 Boston College 4 95 RB Carlester Crumpler East Carolina 5 106 WR Gary Hayman 15 Penn State [pick acquired from SD] 5 122 OT Tim Guy Oregon 8 203 QB Gregg Hare Ohio State [pick acquired from WAS] 9 226 P Brian Doherty Notre Dame 10 241 TE Art Cameron Albany State (Ga.) [pick acquired from STL] 10 249 RB Don Calhoun 114 Kansas State [pick acquired from CLE] 11 278 LB Rod Kirby Pittsburgh 12 303 DE Dave Means 9 S.E. Missouri State 13 331 LB Ed Gatewood Tennessee State 14 339 DB Phil Lamm North Carolina [pick acquired from HOU] 14 355 DB Phil Gurbada Mayville 15 382 LB Ken Williams S.W. Louisiana 16 406 OT Sanford Qvale North Dakota State 17 434 K Sal Casola Cincinnati

Traded draft picks: #2 to SD (Mark Markovich), #6 to CLE (Billy Pritchett), #7 to BAL (Freddie Scott), #8 to CLE (Eddie Brown), #10 to STL via DEN (Greg Hartle)


Transactions:
01-1974traded Steve Okoniewski and Pete Van Valkenburg to Packers for Scott Hunter
01-26-1974traded Dennis Shaw to Cardinals for Ahmad Rashad
04-25-1974traded Leo Hart to Giants for the Giants' #7 pick in the 1976 draft
07-1974traded Bob Penchion to 49ers for San Francisco's #7 pick in the 1975 draft
07-31-1974traded Buffalo's #4 pick in the 1975 draft to Bengals for Steve Chomyszak
08-02-1974traded Fred Forsberg to Chargers for $100 cash
09-05-1974traded a #5 pick in the 1975 draft to Chargers for Dave Costa
09-05-1974traded Carlester Crumpler to Redskins for a draft pick (trade was later voided)
09-10-1974Redskins returned Carlester Crumpler (after failing physical)
10-21-1974traded Bob Kampa to Broncos for Denver's #7 pick in the 1975 draft
10-27-1974Cardinals claimed Steve Jones on waivers


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result
12/22/74    at Pittsburgh Steelers     L 14-32


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/16/74    vs Oakland Raiders         W 21-20     1-0-0
09/22/74    vs Miami Dolphins          L 16-24     1-1-0
09/29/74    vs New York Jets           W 16-12     2-1-0
10/06/74    at Green Bay Packers       W 27-7      3-1-0
10/13/74    at Baltimore Colts         W 27-14     4-1-0
10/20/74    vs New England Patriots    W 30-28     5-1-0
10/27/74    vs Chicago Bears           W 16-6      6-1-0
11/03/74    at New England Patriots    W 29-28     7-1-0
11/10/74    vs Houston Oilers          L 9-21      7-2-0
11/17/74    at Miami Dolphins          L 28-35     7-3-0
11/24/74    at Cleveland Browns        W 15-10     8-3-0
12/01/74    vs Baltimore Colts         W 6-0       9-3-0
12/08/74    at New York Jets           L 10-20     9-4-0
12/15/74    at Los Angeles Rams        L 14-19     9-5-0

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