1994 Buffalo Bills season

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1994 Buffalo Bills season
Head coach Marv Levy
General manager John Butler
Owner Ralph Wilson
Home field Rich Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1993 1995 >

The 1994 Buffalo Bills season was the 35th season for the team franchise and the 25th in the National Football League. After losing four straight Super Bowls, Buffalo finished the National Football League's 1994 season with a record of 7–9, fourth place in the AFC East division. The Bills were 4–4 at home and 3–5 on the road. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 1987.[1]

In Week Fourteen, the Bills were still in postseason contention, before losing their final three games and finishing the season with a losing record.

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position College
1 27 Jeff Burris Defensive back Notre Dame
2 48 Bucky Brooks Wide receiver North Carolina
2 61 Lonnie Johnson Tight end Florida State
2 64 Sam Rogers Linebacker Colorado
3 81 Marlo Perry Linebacker Jackson State
3 98 Corey Louchiey Tackle South Carolina
4 130 Sean Crocker Defensive Back North Carolina
5 158 A. J. Ofodile Tight end Missouri
6 188 Anthony Abrams Defensive tackle Clark Atlanta
6 192 Kevin Knox Wide receiver Florida State
6 221 Filmel Johnson Defensive back Illinois

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance Notes
1 September 4, 1994 New York Jets L 3–23 0–1 Rich Stadium
79,460
Bills fumbled twice
2 September 11, 1994 at New England Patriots W 38–35 1–1 Foxboro Stadium
60,274
Steve Christie booted winning 32-yard field goal in final seconds
3 September 18, 1994 at Houston Oilers W 15–7 2–1 Houston Astrodome
55,424
Third straight Buffalo win over Oilers
4 September 26, 1994 Denver Broncos W 27–20 3–1 Rich Stadium
75,373
Thurman Thomas scored twice
5 October 2, 1994 at Chicago Bears L 13–20 3–2 Soldier Field
62,406
Jim Kelly and Steve Walsh combined for just 276 passing yards
6 October 9, 1994 Miami Dolphins W 21–11 4–2 Rich Stadium
79,491
Dolphins committed 12 penalties for 94 yards
7 October 16, 1994 Indianapolis Colts L 17–27 4–3 Rich Stadium
79,404
Jim Kelly sacked four times
8 Bye
9 October 30, 1994 Kansas City Chiefs W 44–10 5–3 Rich Stadium
79,501
Chiefs used three quarterbacks
10 November 6, 1994 at New York Jets L 17–22 5–4 The Meadowlands
66,949
Jets used Boomer Esiason and Jack Trudeau at quarterback
11 November 14, 1994 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–23 5–5 Three Rivers Stadium
59,019
Steelers score final points on goal line fumble recovery
12 November 20, 1994 Green Bay Packers W 29–20 6–5 Rich Stadium
79,029
Bills put up 455 yards of offense
13 November 24, 1994 at Detroit Lions L 21–35 6–6 Pontiac Silverdome
75,672
Bills lost despite holding Barry Sanders to just 45 yards
14 December 4, 1994 at Miami Dolphins W 42–31 7–6 Joe Robbie Stadium
69,358
Dan Marino intercepted three times in first game following The Fake Spike Game
15 December 11, 1994 Minnesota Vikings L 17–21 7–7 Rich Stadium
66,501
Warren Moon defeated Bills two years after 1992 game in Buffalo with Oilers
16 December 18, 1994 New England Patriots L 17–41 7–8 Rich Stadium
56,784
Bills eliminated from playoff race
17 December 24, 1994 at Indianapolis Colts L 9–10 7–9 RCA Dome
38,458
Colts finished 8–8

Game summaries[edit]

Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bills 7 0 21 14 42
Dolphins 0 17 0 14 31

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 .625 389 327 W1
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 351 312 W7
Indianapolis Colts 8 8 0 .500 307 320 W2
Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 .438 340 356 L3
New York Jets 6 10 0 .375 264 320 L5

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Roster[edit]

Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1994 was the only season from 1988–1996 that Buffalo did not qualify for the postseason
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jun-25.
  3. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 378. Retrieved August 7, 2011.