1979 Buffalo Bills Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 4th in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Chuck Knox (7-9)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1979 Buffalo Bills Roster
1979 Buffalo Bills Results

The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

Buffalo netted 268 points, while the defense gave up 279. Joe Ferguson directed the offense, throwing for 3,572 yards. Frank Lewis hauled in 54 balls for 1,082 yards, while Jerry Butler was targeted regularly, too.

Curtis Brown rushed for a team-leading 574 yards for the Bills, while Terry Miller also contributed to the rushing attack.

Jeff Nixon picked off 6 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 Ferguson45823852.035727.8143.1153.3844338774.4
Bill Munson7342.9314.400.000.0160056.3
Totals46524151.836037.7143.0153.284 43387


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Curtis Brown1725743.325 1
Terry Miller1394843.575 1
Roland Hooks893203.632 6
Mike Collier341303.822 2
Joe Ferguson22683.115 1
Steve Powell10292.90
Jerry Butler2136.512 0
Dennis Johnson351.70
Nick Mike-Mayer144.00
Frank Lewis2-6-3.0-1 0
Totals47416213.475 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Frank Lewis54108220.055 2
Jerry Butler4883417.475 4
Curtis Brown3940110.384 3
Lou Piccone3355616.849 2
Roland Hooks262549.842 0
Reuben Gant1924512.922 2
Terry Miller1011111.152 0
Mike Collier7436.119 0
Joe Shipp34314.327 1
Danny Fulton23417.018 0
Totals241360315.084 14


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Nick Mike-Mayer181794.4292069.077
Tom Dempsey11872.74125.011


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Rusty Jackson96367138.260

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Keith Moody383188.432 0
Totals383188.432 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Keith Moody2755620.635 0
Terry Miller816020.024 0
Mike Collier712918.427 0
Steve Powell69716.236 0
Lenny Willis49223.033 0
Curtis Brown34214.022 0
Lou Piccone34113.717 0
Chris Keating11414.014 0
Totals59113119.236 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jeff Nixon68113.543 0
Mario Clark59519.036 0
Steve Freeman36220.750 1
Lucius Sanford24422.025 0
Isiah Robertson22914.523 1
Jim Haslett2157.511 0
Doug Greene12121.021 0
Shane Nelson11313.013 0
Tony Greene11010.010 0
Charles Romes100.00
Totals2437015.450 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Nick Mike-Mayer02017077
Roland Hooks6000036
Curtis Brown13000024
Jerry Butler0400024
Mike Collier20000012
Lou Piccone2000012
Reuben Gant200012
Frank Lewis0200012
Tom Dempsey18011
Charles Romes010006
Lucius Sanford010006
Fred Smerlas10006
Joe Ferguson10006
Joe Shipp10006
Isiah Robertson10006
Terry Miller1000006
Steve Freeman10006


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