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1982 Buffalo Bills season

1982 Buffalo Bills season
Head coach Chuck Knox
Owner Ralph Wilson
Home field Rich Stadium
Results
Record 4–5
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1981      1983 >

The 1982 Buffalo Bills season was the 23rd season for the club and its 13th in the National Football League. Due to the 1982 NFL strike, the season was shortened to only nine games; the Bills' 4-5 record left them in the 9th spot in the AFC, thereby eliminating the Bills from the playoffs in the 16-team tournament format.

The Bills led the league in rushing in 1982, with 1,371 yards (152.3 per game) on the ground.[1]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1982 NFL Draft

Linebacker Eugene Marve played linebacker for Buffalo for six seasons. Placekicker Gary Anderson went on to become the second-leading scorer in NFL history, although he did so with five other NFL teams,[2] as he never played a regular season game for Buffalo.

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 19 Perry Tuttle Wide receiver Clemson
2 48 Matt Kofler Quarterback San Diego State
3 59 Eugene Marve Linebacker Saginaw Valley State
4 93 Van Williams Running back Carson-Newman
6 160 DeWayne Chivers Tight end South Carolina
7 171 Gary Anderson Kicker Syracuse
8 218 Luc Tousignant Quarterback Fairmont State
9 245 Dennis Edwards Defensive end USC
10 272 Vic James Defensive back Colorado
11 298 Frank Kalil Guard Arizona
12 329 Tony Suber Defensive tackle Gardner-Webb

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Bills points Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sept. 12 Kansas City Chiefs Win 14 9 1–0
76,383
2 Sept. 16 Minnesota Vikings Win 23 22 2–0
77,753
3 Nov. 21 Miami Dolphins Loss 7 9 2–1
52,945
4 Nov. 28 Baltimore Colts Win 20 0 3–1
33,985
5 Dec. 5 at Green Bay Packers (at Milwaukee) Loss 21 33 3–2
46,655
6 Dec. 12 Pittsburgh Steelers Win 13 0 4–2
58,391
7 Dec. 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 23 24 4–3
42,510
8 Dec. 27 at Miami Dolphins Loss 10 27 4–4
73,924
9 Jan. 2 at New England Patriots Loss 19 30 4–5
36,218
[3]

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Chiefs 3 303 9
Bills 7 700 14

[4]



Week 2

1 234Total
Vikings 2 1730 22
• Bills 0 7610 23

[5]


Standings

AFC
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Raiders 8 1 0 .889 260 200
Miami Dolphins 7 2 0 .778 198 131
Cincinnati Bengals 7 2 0 .778 232 177
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 3 0 .667 204 146
San Diego Chargers 6 3 0 .667 288 221
New York Jets 6 3 0 .667 245 166
New England Patriots 5 4 0 .556 143 157
Cleveland Browns 4 5 0 .444 140 182
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236
[6]
Qualified for playoffs

Roster

Awards and honors

All-Pros

First Team

Second Team

References

  • Bills on Pro Football Reference
  • Bills on jt-sw.com
  • Bills Stats on jt-sw.com


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