2013 Buffalo Bills season

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2013 Buffalo Bills season
Head coach Doug Marrone
General manager Buddy Nix, Doug Whaley
Owner Ralph Wilson
Home field Ralph Wilson Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Mario Williams
Kyle Williams
Jairus Byrd
Marcell Dareus

The 2013 Buffalo Bills season was the franchise's 44th season in the National Football League and the first under head coach Doug Marrone. It was also the final season under the ownership of Ralph Wilson, who died in March 2014 at the age of 95. The team equaled their record from 2012 and missed the playoffs, increasing their playoff drought to 14 seasons. This was the first year of renewed leases on Ralph Wilson Stadium and for the Bills Toronto Series, both of which were signed in the preceding offseason. The Toronto series was originally set to expire in 2017, but was cancelled in December 2014; the lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium expires in 2022 and will presumably be the last agreement with the aging stadium, as the lease specifies that the process of exploring a new stadium begins during the lease period. The Bills also started the 2013 season with a new starting quarterback, first-round draft pick E.J. Manuel, after previous starter Ryan Fitzpatrick refused a pay cut and was subsequently released.

2013 draft[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 EJ Manuel  QB Florida State Pick from STL[a]
2 41 Robert Woods  WR USC
2 46 Kiko Alonso  LB Oregon Pick from STL[a]
3 78 Marquise Goodwin  WR Texas Pick from STL[a]
4 105 Duke Williams  S Nevada
5 143 Jonathan Meeks  S Clemson
6 177 Dustin Hopkins  K Florida State
7 222 Chris Gragg  TE Arkansas Pick from STL[b][a]
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

^[a] The Bills traded their first- (No. 8 overall) and third- (No. 71 overall) round selections to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the Rams' first- (No. 16 overall), second- (No. 46 overall), third- (No. 78 overall) and seventh- (No. 222 overall) round selections.
^[b] The Bills traded their original seventh-round selection (No. 214 overall) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

Staff[edit]

2013 Buffalo Bills staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Eric Ciano
  • Assistant Head Strength and Conditioning – Hal Luther

Final roster[edit]

2013 Buffalo Bills final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 7 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 11 at Indianapolis Colts W 44–20 1–0 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
2 August 16 Minnesota Vikings W 20–16 2–0 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
3 August 24 at Washington Redskins L 7–30 2–1 FedEx Field Recap
4 August 29 Detroit Lions L 13–35 2–2 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 New England Patriots L 21–23 0–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
2 September 15 Carolina Panthers W 24–23 1–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
3 September 22 at New York Jets L 20–27 1–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 September 29 Baltimore Ravens W 23–20 2–2 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
5 October 3 at Cleveland Browns L 24–37 2–3 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
6 October 13 Cincinnati Bengals L 24–27 (OT) 2–4 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at Miami Dolphins W 23–21 3–4 Sun Life Stadium Recap
8 October 27 at New Orleans Saints L 17–35 3–5 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
9 November 3 Kansas City Chiefs L 13–23 3–6 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
10 November 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–23 3–7 Heinz Field Recap
11 November 17 New York Jets W 37–14 4–7 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
12 Bye
13 December 1 Atlanta Falcons L 31–34 (OT) 4–8 Rogers Centre (Toronto) Recap
14 December 8 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 6–27 4–9 Raymond James Stadium Recap
15 December 15 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–20 5–9 EverBank Field Recap
16 December 22 Miami Dolphins W 19–0 6–9 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
17 December 29 at New England Patriots L 20–34 6–10 Gillette Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
 #  Indicates that the game was part of the Bills Toronto Series.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week One: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 10 7 0 6 23
Bills 0 14 7 0 21

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 2: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Two: Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 7 7 9 23
Bills 0 3 11 10 24

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 3: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Three: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 6 6 8 20
Jets 7 10 3 7 27

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 4: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Four: Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 7 7 6 20
Bills 6 14 3 0 23

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 5: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Five: Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 10 0 14 0 24
Browns 0 17 7 13 37

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

Week 6: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Six: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Bengals 10 7 7 0 3 27
Bills 7 3 0 14 0 24

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 7: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Seven: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 14 3 0 6 23
Dolphins 0 14 7 0 21

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Week 8: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Eight: Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 10 0 7 17
Saints 7 14 7 7 35

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 72,405
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

This marks the Bills' only game outside of the Eastern time zone during the 2013 season.

Week 9: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Nine: Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 3 10 10 23
Bills 7 3 3 0 13

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 36 °F (2 °C), overcast
  • Game attendance: 68,159
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 10: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Ten: Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 0 0 7 10
Steelers 0 10 7 6 23

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,406
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 11: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Eleven: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 0 14 14
Bills 0 20 14 3 37

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 68,036
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 13: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Bills Toronto Series
Week Thirteen: Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Falcons 7 10 7 7 3 34
Bills 14 3 7 7 0 31

at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 38,969
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber and Kris Budden
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 14: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Fourteen: Buffalo Bills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 0 3 0 6
Buccaneers 14 10 3 0 27

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information

Week 15: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Fifteen: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 17 0 7 27
Jaguars 3 7 3 7 20

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), 10% chance of rain
  • Game attendance: 60,085
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With the win, the Bills improved to 5–9, but were eliminated from playoff contention with the Miami Dolphins' win over the New England Patriots.

Week 16: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Sixteen: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 3 7 0 9 19

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 41 °F (5 °C), cloudy with mist
  • Game attendance: 54,305
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein (blacked out locally)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 17: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Seventeen: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 0 7 10 20
Patriots 6 10 0 18 34

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) New England Patriots 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 W2
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 W2
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 L2
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 L1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 Denver Broncos West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 207 W2
2 New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 106 W2
3[a] Cincinnati Bengals North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 125 W2
4 Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 55 W3
Wild cards
5 Kansas City Chiefs West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 125 L2
6 San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 48 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 9 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 -32 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 -97 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 -18 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 -19 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 -49 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 -131 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 -202 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 -98 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 -152 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42–28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19–6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19–3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19–9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32–28).
  9. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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