1997 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 4th place AFC Eastern Division 6-10-0 .375
Head Coach: Marv Levy
Offensive Line: Tom Bresnahan
Linebackers: Ted Cottrell
Special Teams: Bruce DeHaven
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Dan Henning
Receivers: Charlie Joiner
Strength and Conditioning: Rusty Jones
Tight Ends/Offensive Quality Control: Don Lawrence
Assistant Linebackers/Administrative Assistant: Chuck Lester
Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs: Elijah Pitts
Defensive Backs: Dick Roach
Defensive Line: Dan Sekanovich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationStadiumAttendanceNotes
Sat7/26/1997ADenver Broncos10-31LDenver, COMile High Stadium69739
Sat8/02/1997HChicago Bears17-20LOTOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium33525
Fri8/08/1997HMinnesota Vikings19-3WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium32559
Sat8/16/1997NGreen Bay Packers3-35LToronto, ONSkyDome53896
Fri8/22/1997ABaltimore Ravens31-28WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium54473
Sun8/31/1997HMinnesota Vikings13-34LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium79139
Sun9/07/1997ANew York Jets28-22WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium72988
Sun9/14/1997AKansas City Chiefs16-22LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium78169
Sun9/21/1997HIndianapolis Colts37-35WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium55340
Sun10/05/1997HDetroit Lions22-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78025
Sun10/12/1997ANew England Patriots6-33LFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59802
Mon10/20/1997AIndianapolis Colts9-6WIndianapolis, INRCA Dome61139
Sun10/26/1997HDenver Broncos20-23LOTOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78458
Sun11/02/1997HMiami Dolphins9-6WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78011
Sun11/09/1997HNew England Patriots10-31LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium65783
Mon11/17/1997AMiami Dolphins13-30LMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium74155
Sun11/23/1997ATennessee Oilers14-31LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl23751
Sun11/30/1997HNew York Jets20-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium47776
Sun12/07/1997AChicago Bears3-20LChicago, ILSoldier Field39784
Sun12/14/1997HJacksonville Jaguars14-20LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium41231
Sat12/20/1997AGreen Bay Packers21-31LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field60108

Non-league game. Playoff game.

No.PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.AgeCollegeGPGS
76Ethan AlbrightC6'526826North Carolina160
96Dan BrandenburgLB6'225524Indiana State120
79Ruben BrownLOG6'330225Pittsburgh1616
22Jeff BurrisLCB6'019225Notre Dame1414
2Steve ChristieK6'019130William & Mary160
86Tony ClineTE6'424926Stanford101
15Todd CollinsQB6'422426Michigan1413
63Billy ConatyC6'230224Virginia Tech10
87Rob CoonsTE6'524928Fullerton JC; Pittsburgh120
57Damien CovingtonRILB5'1123625North Carolina State88
88Quinn EarlyWR6'019032Iowa1616
70John FinaLOT6'529828Arizona1616
82Mitchell GallowayWR5'817823East Carolina30
90Phil HansenLDE6'527629North Dakota State1616
8Billy Joe HobertQB6'323026Washington20
52John HolecekLB6'224025Illinois148
44Darick HolmesRB6'023226Sacramento CC; Portland State130
27Ken IrvinCB5'1118425Memphis160
31Ray JacksonCB5'1018924Colorado State90
77Jim JeffcoatDE6'527736Arizona State70
84Lonnie JohnsonTE6'324226Florida State1616
30Henry JonesSS6'019930Illinois1515
46Marlon KernerCB5'1019024Ohio State132
68Corbin LacinaROG6'430127Augustana (South Dakota)1613
72Corey LouchieyOT6'830526Tenneesee*; South Carolina166
55Mark MaddoxLB6'123629Northern Michigan81
21Manny MartinCB-S5'1118428Alabama State161
9Chris MohrP6'521531Alabama160
98Sean MoranDE6'327224Colorado State167
80Eric MouldsWR6'220924Mississippi State168
74Jamie NailsOT6'634522Florida A&M20
99Gabe NorthernDE6'324023Louisiana State161
60Jerry OstroskiROT6'331927Tulsa1616
95Bryce PaupLOLB6'524829Northern Iowa1616
48Marlo PerryLB6'425025Jackson State130
94Mark PikeDE6'427234Georgia Tech150
91Shawn PriceDE6'527927Sierra JC; Pacific100
83Andre ReedWR6'218933Kutztown1515
81Jerry ReeseWR5'1119024San Jose State50
85Jay RiemersmaTE6'525424Michigan168
59Sam RogersROLB6'324527West Hills JC; West Los Angeles JC*; Colorado1515
24Kurt SchulzFS6'120829Eastern Washington1515
40Eric SmedleyS5'1119924Indiana131
23Antowain SmithRB6'222925East Mississippi JC; Houston160
78Bruce SmithRDE6'427334Virginia Tech1616
28Thomas SmithRCB5'1118927North Carolina1616
54Chris SpielmanLILB6'024732Ohio State88
69Marcus SpriggsOT6'330823Hinds CC; Houston20
89Steve TaskerWR5'918435Dodge City CC; Northwestern140
34Thurman ThomasRB5'1019831Oklahoma State1616
33Tim TindaleRB5'1022026Western Ontario70
10Alex Van PeltQB6'121927Pittsburgh63
92Ted WashingtonNT6'534529Louisville1616
75Marcellus WileyDE6'427423Columbia160
93Pat WilliamsDT6'330825Navarro JC; Northeastern State; Texas A&M10
61Dusty ZeiglerC6'530124Notre Dame1313
TEAM STATSTOP1st2nd3rd4thOT1stDownsRushPassPen3rdDownAttPct4thDownAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27:59196645125026898144265321225.0112937.992742
Opponents Totals32:017811868100326585160208524035.471643.898992
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Steve Christie02121100.000243080.0093
Antowain Smith8000000048
Quinn Early5000000030
Andre Reed5000000030
Jay Riemersma2001100014
Darick Holmes2000100012
Lonnie Johnson2000000012
Thurman Thomas100010006
Alex Van Pelt100010006
Phil Hansen000000012
Eric Moulds000110002
Team Totals262121100.025243080.01255
Opponents Totals37343597.102374680.40367
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Antowain Smith1948404.356t8
Thurman Thomas1546434.2241
Darick Holmes221064.8192
Todd Collins30772.6110
Eric Moulds45914.8290
Alex Van Pelt11333.091
Andre Reed3113.790
Billy Joe Hobert273.570
Lonnie Johnson166.060
Chris Mohr100.000
Team Totals42217824.256t12
Opponents Totals49317923.678t11
PASSINGATTCOMPCTYDSAVGLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLRTG
Todd Collins39121555.023676.177t123.1133.33927869.5
Billy Joe Hobert301756.71334.42000.026.72740.0
Alex Van Pelt1246048.46845.53921.6108.143337.2
Chris Mohr11100.02929.02900.000.000118.8
Andre Reed00000120
Team Totals54629353.732135.977t142.6254.64633860.8
Opponents Totals50228757.234056.860173.4153.04634476.8
RECEIVINGTARRECPCTYDSAVGLGTD
Andre Reed6088014.777t5
Quinn Early6085314.2455
Lonnie Johnson413408.362t2
Thurman Thomas302086.9300
Eric Moulds2929410.1320
Antowain Smith281776.3190
Jay Riemersma262088.0222
Darick Holmes131068.2220
Tim Tindale410526.3450
Tony Cline12929.0290
Jerry Reese11313.0130
Team Totals293321311.077t14
Opponents Totals287340511.96017
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Irvin22814.0280
Kurt Schulz22311.5210
Marlon Kerner22010.0200
Jeff Burris2199.5100
Sean Moran2126.0120
Mark Maddox12525.0250
Manny Martin11212.0120
Chris Spielman188.080
Damien Covington166.060
Marlo Perry144.040
Team Totals1515710.5280
Opponents Totals2535914.462t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Chris Mohr90376441.8591624366327836.0
Team Totals91376441.4591624366327836.0
Opponents Totals86360842.0651833346310236.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jeff Burris2181989.4320
Steve Tasker1291139.4470
Eric Moulds202010.0100
Mitchell Galloway22157.5150
Ray Jackson1000.000
Henry Jones1000.000
Team Totals39193468.9470
Opponents Totals44243668.3290
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETTDOSAOSR
Steve Christie63380360.41555330
Team Totals
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Eric Moulds43092121.4530
Darick Holmes23043018.7360
Mitchell Galloway6013021.7300
Rob Coons101212.0120
Steve Tasker101212.0120
Marcellus Wiley101212.0120
Mark Pike101111.0110
Jeff Burris101010.0100
Tony Cline1000.000
Team Totals780153819.7530
Opponents Totals550138525.296t3
SACKSNOYDS
Bruce Smith14.0
Bryce Paup9.5
Phil Hansen6.0
Sean Moran4.5
Ted Washington4.0
Sam Rogers3.5
Henry Jones2.0
John Holecek1.5
Damien Covington0.5
Jim Jeffcoat0.5
Team Totals46.0344.0
Opponents Totals46.0338.0
FUMBLESNOOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dan Brandenburg010100
Ruben Brown010100
Jeff Burris310100
Todd Collins10000-300
John Fina010100
Mitchell Galloway100000
Billy Joe Hobert1101-50
Darick Holmes110100
Ray Jackson100000
Lonnie Johnson210100
Henry Jones101100
Marlon Kerner010100
Corbin Lacina010100
Chris Mohr1101-100
Sean Moran001100
Eric Moulds310100
Jerry Ostroski030300
Bryce Paup001100
Marlo Perry010100
Andre Reed100000
Jay Riemersma100000
Antowain Smith400000
Thomas Smith101110
Steve Tasker111200
Thurman Thomas200000
Alex Van Pelt3303-70
Ted Washington001100
Marcellus Wiley1112400
Dusty Zeigler1101-120
Team Totals3921728-230
Opponents Totals231317303
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