1964 Buffalo Bills season

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1964 Buffalo Bills season
Head coach Lou Saban
Owner Ralph Wilson
Home field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 12–2
Division place 1st AFL Eastern
Playoff finish Won AFL Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1963 1965

The 1964 Buffalo Bills season was the team’s fifth season. Buffalo won its first of two AFL Championships.

The 1964 Bills' defense set an AFL record by giving up the fewest rushing yards in league history, with only 918, or 65.5 yards per game.[1] They also led the league in points allowed (242), total yards allowed (3,878), first downs surrendered (206), and rushing touchdowns allowed (four).[2]

Buffalo's offense also led the AFL in total yards (5,206), passing yards (2,040) and total points (400).[3]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1964 Buffalo Bills staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Offseason[edit]

AFL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 12 2 0 .857 400 242
Boston Patriots 10 3 1 .769 365 297
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 278 315
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 310 355

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13 Kansas City Chiefs W 34–17
30,157
2 September 20 Denver Broncos W 30–13
28,501
3 September 26 San Diego Chargers W 30–3
40,167
4 October 3 Oakland Raiders W 23–20
36,461
5 October 11 at Houston Oilers W 48–17
26,218
6 October 18 at Kansas City Chiefs W 35–22
20,904
7 October 24 New York Jets W 34–24
39,621
8 November 1 Houston Oilers W 24–10
40,119
9 November 8 at New York Jets W 20–7
61,929
10 November 15 Boston Patriots L 36–28
42,308
11 Bye
12 November 26 at San Diego Chargers W 27–24
34,865
13 December 6 at Oakland Raiders L 16–13
18,134
14 December 13 at Denver Broncos W 30–19
14,431
15 December 20 at Boston Patriots W 24–14
38,021

Roster[edit]

Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yds Completion % TD INT
Jack Kemp 119 269 2285 44.2 13 26
Daryle Lamonica 55 128 1137 43.0 6 8

[4]

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yds Average Long TD
Cookie Gilchrist 230 981 4.3 67 6
B. Smith 62 306 4.9 37 4
Daryle Lamonica 55 289 5.3 18 6
Joe Auer 63 191 3.0 21 2
Jack Kemp 37 124 3.4 14 5
Wray Carlton 39 114 2.9 11 1

[4]

Special teams[edit]

Kicking[edit]

Player FG Att XP XP Att Pts
Pete Gogolak 19 29 45 46 102

Punting[edit]

Player No. Yards Avg. Long
Paul Maguire 65 2777 42.7 64

Postseason[edit]

AFL Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 0 0 0 7
Bills 3 10 0 7 20

[5]


Awards and Records[edit]

  • Lou Saban, Coach of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending opp Rushing Yds
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1964 AFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference: 1964 AFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics
  4. ^ a b http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/buf/1964.htm
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com