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Re: Buffalo Bills Questions

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:04 pm
by Teo
74_75_78_79_ wrote:It simply amazes me, Buffalo's second game vs Miami in '73! OJ rushes for 120 yards, Braxton for 119, and not only do they lose (yet AGAIN to the Dolphins), but get...SHUT-OUT???

Yes, this is the '73 Dolphins we're discussing, but still.


Well, the Bills completed only 6 passes for less than 100 yards and had two turnovers (MIami had 0 turnovers). OJ and Braxton caught 1 pass each, J.D. Hill caught 3 and Paul Seymour the last one. Interestingly, in this game OJ threw an incomplete pass.

Re: Buffalo Bills Questions

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:14 pm
by conace21
Teo wrote:
74_75_78_79_ wrote:It simply amazes me, Buffalo's second game vs Miami in '73! OJ rushes for 120 yards, Braxton for 119, and not only do they lose (yet AGAIN to the Dolphins), but get...SHUT-OUT???

Yes, this is the '73 Dolphins we're discussing, but still.


Well, the Bills completed only 6 passes for less than 100 yards and had two turnovers (MIami had 0 turnovers). OJ and Braxton caught 1 pass each, J.D. Hill caught 3 and Paul Seymour the last one. Interestingly, in this game OJ threw an incomplete pass.


Buffalo having under 100 passing yards in 1973 was not that unusual. IIRC, they completed a long pass to Hill in the first quarter, but ended up missing a FG. Another drive ended with a Miami goalline stand at the one. A 4th quarter drive inside the red zone ended with a turnover on downs.

Re: Buffalo Bills Questions

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:22 am
by Sonny9
conace21 wrote:Buffalo having under 100 passing yards in 1973 was not that unusual. IIRC, they completed a long pass to Hill in the first quarter, but ended up missing a FG. Another drive ended with a Miami goalline stand at the one. A 4th quarter drive inside the red zone ended with a turnover on downs.

Agreed. Only twice in 14 games did the Bills get over 100 yards passing. One game vs Miami they had 1 yard.

Re: Buffalo Bills Questions

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:10 am
by JoeZagorski
Thanks JDOTT!

Re: Buffalo Bills Questions

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:12 am
by Jay Z
Teo wrote:Something I just found about the 1973 BIlls is that they drafted in the 15th round LB Joe Rizzo, who played for the Denver Broncos in the mid to late 70s. Did Rizzo was cut or traded by the Bills?


Neither. Rizzo failed his physical in May.