1967 Buffalo Bills season

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1967 Buffalo Bills season
OwnerRalph Wilson
Head coachJoe Collier
Home fieldWar Memorial Stadium
Results
Record4–10
Division place3rd AFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1967 Buffalo Bills season was the team's eighth season in the American Football League. It was the second season with the Bills for head coach Joe Collier.[1]

Buffalo was coming off a season in which they were one game away from the first Super Bowl, but could only win four games in 1967. It was Buffalo's first losing season since 1961.

Personnel[edit]

Staff/Coaches[edit]

1967 Buffalo Bills staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Final roster[edit]

1967 Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Note: Rookies in italics

Offseason[edit]

1967 NFL/AFL Draft[edit]

1967 Buffalo Bills draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 22 John Pitts  DB Arizona State
2 42 Jim LeMoine  TE Utah State
3 70 Tom Rhoades  DE Notre Dame
4 102 Gary Bugenhagen  G Syracuse
6 149 Bill Wilkerson  DE UTEP
7 181 George Gaiser  T SMU
8 207 Tommy Luke  DB Ole Miss
9 233 Gerald Seither  E Kent State
10 259 Tom Croft  DB Louisiana Tech
11 284 Paul Tomich  T Drake
12 292 Ernie Ames  DT Kent State
12 311 Bob Bonner  DT Southern
13 318 Howard Finley  DB Tennessee State
13 319 George Carter  HB St. Bonaventure
13 337 Randy Wheeler  HB Georgia
14 362 Vern Moore  HB Central State (OK)
15 389 Grant Martinsen  DB Utah State
16 415 Mike Irwin  HB Penn State
17 441 Grover Smith  HB Fort Valley State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Regular season[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 Bye
2 September 10 New York Jets W 20–17 1–0 War Memorial Stadium 45,748 Recap
3 September 17 Houston Oilers L 3–20 1–1 War Memorial Stadium 41,384 Recap
4 September 24 Boston Patriots L 0–23 1–2 War Memorial Stadium 45,748 Recap
5 October 1 San Diego Chargers L 17–37 1–3 War Memorial Stadium 39,310 Recap
6 October 8 at Denver Broncos W 17–16 2–3 Bears Stadium 35,188 Recap
7 October 15 Oakland Raiders L 20–24 2–4 War Memorial Stadium 45,758 Recap
8 Bye
9 October 29 at Houston Oilers L 3–10 2–5 Rice Stadium 30,060 Recap
10 November 5 Miami Dolphins W 35–13 3–5 War Memorial Stadium 31,622 Recap
11 November 12 at New York Jets L 10–20 3–6 Shea Stadium 62,671 Recap
12 November 19 Denver Broncos L 20–21 3–7 War Memorial Stadium 30,891 Recap
13 November 26 at Miami Dolphins L 14–17 3–8 Orange Bowl 27,050 Recap
14 December 3 at Kansas City Chiefs L 13–23 3–9 Municipal Stadium 41,943 Recap
15 December 9 at Boston Patriots W 44–16 4–9 Fenway Park 20,627 Recap
16 Bye
17 December 24 at Oakland Raiders L 21–28 4–10 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 30,738 Recap

Note:

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 14[edit]

1 234Total
Bills 10 038 21
• Raiders 7 777 28

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Houston Oilers 9 4 1 .692 5–1–1 258 199 W2
New York Jets 8 5 1 .615 5–1–1 371 329 W1
Buffalo Bills 4 10 0 .286 3–5 237 285 L1
Miami Dolphins 4 10 0 .286 2–6 219 407 L1
Boston Patriots 3 10 1 .231 3–5 280 389 L5

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

Awards and Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collier coached the Bills from 1966–1968