1964 Buffalo Bills season

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1964 Buffalo Bills season
Head coachLou Saban
OwnerRalph Wilson
Home fieldWar Memorial Stadium
Results
Record12–2
Division place1st AFL Eastern
Playoff finishWon AFL Championship
(Chargers, 20–7)

The 1964 Buffalo Bills season was the team’s fifth season. Buffalo was 12–2 in the regular season and won the first of two consecutive championships in the American Football League.

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]

Offseason[edit]

AFL Draft[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1964 Buffalo Bills staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Roster[edit]

1964 Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Note: Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

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 November 22 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

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 234Total
Chiefs 0 3140 17
• Bills 31 003 34

[4]

Week 2[edit]

1 234Total
Broncos 3 730 13
• Bills 3 10710 30

[5]

Week 3[edit]

1 234Total
Chargers 0 300 3
• Bills 7 7313 30

[6]

Week 4[edit]

1 234Total
Raiders 3 0710 20
• Bills 0 779 23

[7]

Week 5[edit]

1 234Total
• Bills 14 171710 58
Oilers 7 370 17

[8]

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 12 2 0 .857 5–1 400 242 W2
Boston Patriots 10 3 1 .769 4–2 365 297 L1
New York Jets 5 8 1 .385 2–4 278 315 L3
Houston Oilers 4 10 0 .286 1–5 310 355 W2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Postseason[edit]

AFL Championship Game[edit]

1 234Total
Chargers 7 000 7
Bills 3 1007 20

[9]

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

[10]

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

[10]

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

Awards and Records[edit]

  • Lou Saban, Coach of the Year

See also[edit]

List of American Football League players

References[edit]