1980 Buffalo Bills Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Chuck Knox (11-5)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1980 Buffalo Bills Roster
1980 Buffalo Bills Results

The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League ended the 1980 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Bills scored 320 points, and the rigid defensive squad allowed 260. Joe Cribbs rushed for a team-leading 1,185 yards for Buffalo.

Joe Ferguson passed for 2,805 yards. Jerry Butler topped pass catchers, hauling in 57 balls for 832 yards. Frank Lewis and Joe Cribbs provided receiving help also.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 44 turnovers. Steve Freeman intercepted 7 opponent throws.

Chuck Knox coached the team. The 1980 Buffalo Bills lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Joe Ferguson43925157.228056.4204.6184.1691312974.5
Dan Manucci6583.36410.700.000.022548111.1
David Humm14428.6392.800.017.119299.8
Greg Cater11100.01515.000.000.01500118.8
Joe Cribbs11100.01313.000.000.01300118.8
Totals46126256.829366.4204.3194.169 20186


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Joe Cribbs30611853.948 11
Curtis Brown1535593.734 3
Roosevelt Leaks672193.315 2
Roland Hooks251184.725 1
Joe Ferguson31652.115 0
Terry Miller12352.90
Dan Manucci3299.717 0
Jerry Butler11818.018 0
Mark Brammer188.00
David Humm155.00
Ron Jessie1-9-9.0-9 0
Greg Cater2-10-5.0-1 0
Totals60322223.748 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jerry Butler5783214.669 6
Joe Cribbs524158.021 1
Frank Lewis4064816.231 6
Curtis Brown271375.120 0
Mark Brammer2628310.936 4
Roland Hooks231797.826 0
Reuben Gant1218115.148 1
Roosevelt Leaks8577.118 1
Lou Piccone78211.716 0
Ron Jessie45614.020 1
Duke Fergerson34113.719 0
Terry Miller3258.315 0
Totals262293611.269 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Nick Mike-Mayer393794.9231356.576


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Greg Cater73282838.761

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Joe Cribbs291545.316 0
Roland Hooks89011.217 0
Lou Piccone2157.50
Totals392596.617 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Terry Miller1630318.943 0
Curtis Brown1018118.125 0
Artie Owens815719.629 0
Roland Hooks710915.635 0
Joe Cribbs23919.520 0
Chris Keating33812.716 0
Tim Vogler100.00
Totals4782717.643 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Freeman710715.347 1
Jeff Nixon58116.250 1
Bill Simpson4369.014 0
Charles Romes24120.530 0
Isiah Robertson23919.539 0
Jim Haslett23015.017 0
Mario Clark100.00
Sherman White100.00
Totals2433413.950 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-Mayer1337076
Joe Cribbs1110000072
Frank Lewis600036
Jerry Butler0600036
Mark Brammer0400024
Curtis Brown30000018
Roosevelt Leaks2100018
Reuben Gant10006
Roland Hooks10000006
Steve Freeman10006
Lucius Sanford10006
Jeff Nixon10006
Ron Jessie010006
Bill Simpson000012
Ken Johnson00012


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