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1973 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Lou Saban
Billy AtkinsDefensive Backs
Ed CavanaughSpecial Assignments
Stan JonesDefensive Line
John RayLinebackers
Jim RingoOffensive Line
Bob ShawReceivers
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1973NPhiladelphia Eagles6-13LJacksonville, FLGator Bowl15808
Sat8/11/1973AGreen Bay Packers3-10LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56267
Fri8/17/1973HWashington Redskins21-37LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium80020
Sun8/26/1973HChicago Bears10-13LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium61165
Fri8/31/1973ADenver Broncos14-16LDenver, COMile High Stadium42336
Sat9/8/1973HOakland Raiders7-17LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium70128
Sun9/16/1973ANew England Patriots31-13WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium56119
Sun9/23/1973ASan Diego Chargers7-34LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium47588
Sun9/30/1973HNew York Jets9-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77425
Sun10/7/1973HPhiladelphia Eagles27-26WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium72364
Sun10/14/1973HBaltimore Colts31-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78875
Sun10/21/1973AMiami Dolphins6-27LMiami, FLOrange Bowl65241
Mon10/29/1973HKansas City Chiefs23-14WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76071
Sun11/4/1973ANew Orleans Saints0-13LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium74770
Sun11/11/1973HCincinnati Bengals13-16LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76927
Sun11/18/1973HMiami Dolphins0-17LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77138
Sun11/25/1973ABaltimore Colts24-17WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium52250
Sun12/2/1973AAtlanta Falcons17-6WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium54607
Sun12/9/1973HNew England Patriots37-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium72470
Sun12/16/1973ANew York Jets34-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium47790
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
34Jim BraxtonRB6-124324West Virginia6
22Bill CahillS5-1118022Washington5
81Bob ChandlerWR6-017924Southern California14
50Jim CheyunskiMLB6-122328Syracuse13
30Bo CornellRB-LB6-121524Washington14
54Phil CroyleLB6-322326California4
68Joe DeLamielleureROG6-325322Michigan State1414
73Earl EdwardsRDE-RDT6-626427Wichita State1414
57Dale FarleyLB6-423524West Virginia2
12Joe FergusonQB6-119023Arkansas1414
78Dave FoleyLOT6-525226Ohio State1414
57Fred ForsbergLLB6-123729Washington10
89Wallace FrancisWR5-1119022Arkansas-Pine Bluff120
47Leon GarrorRS6-017425Alcorn State4
74Donnie GreenROT6-726625Purdue14
43Tony GreeneRS-RCB-LCB5-1017024Maryland14
88Halvor HagenLDE-RDE6-524926Shoreline JC; Weber State5
28Dwight HarrisonRCB6-118325Texas A&M-Kingsville14
40J.D. HillWR6-120225Arizona State14
20Robert JamesLCB6-118426Fisk13
51Bruce JarvisC6-725025Washington8
80Ray JarvisWR6-019724Norfolk State12
11Spike JonesP6-219326Middle Georgia JC; Georgia140
46Steve JonesRB6-020022Duke11
71Mike KadishRDT6-526523Notre Dame129
70Bob KampaDE6-425222Gavilan JC; California7
24Ernie KellermannLS6-018430Miami (Ohio)10
54Rick KingreaLB6-122824Tulane4
37Ted KoyRB6-121126Texas13
52Merv KrakauMLB6-124222Iowa State14
56Rich LewisRLB6-222323Portland State10
3John LeypoldtK6-223027Northern Virginia JC140
82Brian McConnellLB6-420723Michigan State1
67Reggie McKenzieLOG6-525523Michigan1414
53Mike MontlerC6-426029Colorado107
79Steve OkoniewskiRDT6-324724Washington; Everett CC; Montana5
61Willie ParkerOG6-324525Wharton County JC; North Texas14
77Jerry PattonLDT6-325527Nebraska14
85Walt PatulskiLDE6-626723Notre Dame14
69Bob PenchionOT6-526524Alcorn State5
48John PittsLS6-421928Santa Ana JC; Arizona State3
87Paul SeymourTE6-525023Michigan1414
16Dennis ShawQB6-221326Southern California; Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State4
32O.J. SimpsonRB6-121026San Francisco CC; Southern California14
55John SkorupanLLB-RLB6-322522Penn State14
24Ken StoneRS-LS6-118023Vanderbilt6
36Pete Van ValkenbergRB6-219423Brigham Young13
26Donnie WalkerRS6-219523Central State (Ohio)11
86Dave WashingtonRLB6-522425Alcorn State7
38Larry WatkinsRB6-222027Alcorn State14
75Jeff WinansDT6-526522Modesto JC; Southern California9
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Paul Seymour17TMichigan
Joe DeLamielleure126GMichigan Statefrom MIA
Jeff Winans232DTSouthern California
Joe Ferguson357QBArkansas
Bob Kampa377DTCaliforniafrom WAS
Donnie Walker487DBCentral State (Ohio)
Jeff Yeates4103DTBoston Collegefrom WAS
Wallace Francis5110WRArkansas-Pine Blufffrom SD
John Skorupan6136LBPenn State
Brian McConnell7162LBMichigan State
John Ford7181TEHenderson Statefrom WAS
Lee Fobbs8190RBGrambling State
Mike Reppond9215WRArkansas
Matthew Reed10240QBGrambling State
John LeHeup10259LBSouth Carolinafrom WAS
Richard Earl11265TTennessee
Ronnie Carroll12294DTSam Houston State
Merv Krakau14344LBIowa State
Joe Rizzo15369LBMerchant Marine
Vince O'Neil15379RBKansasfrom KC
John Stearns17423DBColorado
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals64716163
Opponents Totals58843850
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals21915260773/190 38.4%/ %75744
Opponents Totals2311011121871/194 36.6%/ %53485
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Leypoldt02727100.0213070.0090
O.J. Simpson120000072
Jim Braxton40000024
Bob Chandler311100.000019
Larry Watkins30000018
Joe Ferguson20000012
Wallace Francis20000012
Bill Cahill1000006
Dwight Harrison1000006
Team Totals282828100.0213070.00259
Opponents Totals25232592.0193455.90230
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Leypoldt213070.07/73/55/64/82/4
Team Totals213070.07/73/55/64/82/4
Opponents Totals193455.96/66/94/72/81/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
O.J. Simpson33220036.080t12
Jim Braxton1084944.6364
Larry Watkins984144.2172
Joe Ferguson481473.1242
Pete Van Valkenberg22010.0120
Bo Cornell4133.370
Steve Jones393.070
Dennis Shaw420.510
Spike Jones100.000
Bob Chandler5-14-2.8180
Team Totals60530885.180t20
Opponents Totals45517973.94511
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Joe Ferguson1647344.5819395.712.94242.4106.12016477545.8
Dennis Shaw462247.8203006.513.64000.048.7117522532.9
O.J. Simpson2150.01-3-1.5-3.0-300.000.000-356.3
Bob Chandler100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals2139645.110312365.812.94241.9146.63123999742.7
Opponents Totals36816645.118823946.514.464123.3143.832276211861.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Chandler3042714.237t3
J.D. Hill2942214.6420
Larry Watkins12867.2281
Paul Seymour1011411.4220
Jim Braxton610116.8370
O.J. Simpson67011.7240
Ray Jarvis11212.0120
Pete Van Valkenberg177.070
Joe Ferguson1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals96123612.9424
Opponents Totals166239414.46412
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dwight Harrison511723.4381
Jim Cheyunski33110.3310
Ernie Kellermann22311.5190
Donnie Walker12222.0220
Leon Garror100.000
Tony Greene100.000
Robert James100.000
Ken Stone03131L0
Team Totals1422416.0381
Opponents Totals1414910.6250
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Spike Jones66266040.3620312
Team Totals66266040.3620312
Opponents Totals63250739.8601279
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Donnie Walker2542108.4230
Bill Cahill417318.351t1
Bob Chandler2552.530
J.D. Hill10-9-9.0-90
Team Totals32102798.751t1
Opponents Totals34193129.272t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Wallace Francis2368729.9101t2
Steve Jones611619.3220
Ray Jarvis58416.8250
Bill Cahill24221.0240
Larry Watkins11818.0180
Willie Parker11616.0160
Tony Greene177.070
Bo Cornell122.020
Jim Braxton100.000
Pete Van Valkenberg100.000
Team Totals4297223.1101t2
Opponents Totals4493421.2101t1
Team Totals32.0276.0Opponents Totals31.0239.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Braxton210100
Bob Chandler210100
Jim Cheyunski0001100
Bo Cornell0001100
Joe DeLamielleure0010100
Joe Ferguson7404-30
Fred Forsberg0002200
Wallace Francis110100
Leon Garror0001120
Tony Greene00022130
Dwight Harrison0001100
J.D. Hill220200
Spike Jones1000-160
Steve Jones0001100
Mike Kadish0001100
Bob Kampa0001100
Ernie Kellermann0002200
Rich Lewis0010100
John Leypoldt0001100
Jerry Patton0001100
Walt Patulski0001100
Dennis Shaw2101-110
O.J. Simpson700000
John Skorupan00022220
Dave Washington00011100
Larry Watkins300000
Team Totals2715121931170
Opponents Totals30191113240
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