1978 Buffalo Bills Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-11
Finishing 4th in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Knox (5-11)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1978 Buffalo Bills Roster
1978 Buffalo Bills Results

The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

Buffalo scored 302 points, while the defensive squad surrendered 354. Terry Miller rushed for a team-leading 1,060 yards for the Bills.

Joe Ferguson threw for 2,136 yards. Bob Chandler topped all receivers, hauling in 44 balls, while Frank Lewis added 735 receiving yards. Reuben Gant was targeted regularly, too.

Mario Clark picked off 5 opponent throws.

Chuck Knox coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Joe Ferguson33017553.021366.5164.8154.5922924370.5
Bill Munson432455.83287.649.324.7430092.0
Dave Mays15426.7392.616.700.01911161.8
Totals38820352.325036.5215.4174.492 30254


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Terry Miller23810604.560 7
Curtis Brown1285914.658 4
Roland Hooks763584.766 2
Dennis Johnson552224.030 2
Joe Ferguson27762.812 0
Jim Braxton30732.40
Reuben Gant11414.014 0
Rusty Jackson1-13-13.0-13 0
Totals55623814.366 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob Chandler4458113.244 5
Frank Lewis4173517.992 7
Reuben Gant3440812.025 5
Terry Miller2224611.252 0
Curtis Brown181307.231 0
Roland Hooks151107.321 1
Dennis Johnson10838.328 0
Lou Piccone77110.115 2
Jim Braxton5387.612 0
Larry Walton46616.532 1
Lenny Willis24120.523 0
Joe Ferguson1-6-6.0-6 0
Totals203250312.392 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Tom Dempsey383694.7131076.966


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Rusty Jackson87337338.870

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Keith Moody1924012.682 1
Lou Piccone14886.313 0
Mike Levenseller33511.715 0
Roland Hooks3124.011 0
Curtis Brown100.00
Totals403759.482 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Curtis Brown1742825.2102 1
Keith Moody1837120.635 0
Dennis Johnson1020420.441 0
Roland Hooks712417.725 0
Mike Franckowiak56012.019 0
Steve Powell35317.725 0
Lou Piccone35117.026 0
Terry Miller11717.017 0
Scott Hutchinson188.00
Lenny Willis100.00
Totals66131619.9102 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mario Clark5295.829 0
Shane Nelson36923.040 0
Tony Greene35618.729 0
Charles Romes29547.585 1
Lucius Sanford14141.041 0
Totals1429020.785 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Tom Dempsey1036066
Terry Miller70000042
Frank Lewis700042
Reuben Gant0500030
Curtis Brown400100030
Bob Chandler500030
Roland Hooks210000018
Lou Piccone200000114
Dennis Johnson20000012
Larry Walton10006
Charles Romes10006
Keith Moody100006


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