Week 1, 1989

played in New Jersey, NJ

60 degrees, fair, 6 mph wind

Buffalo Bills31000-13
New Jersey Jets7670-20

Scoring Summary
1Q: 03:09 BUF - Darrell Durham 19 field goal
1Q: 01:56 NJY - Buster Rhymes 62 pass from Steve Young (Al Del Greco extra point)
2Q: 09:11 NJY - Steve Young 1 run (Al Del Greco extra point failed)
2Q: 05:15 BUF - Brent Jones 3 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
2Q: 00:43 BUF - Darrell Durham 36 field goal
3Q: 08:05 NJY - Thurman Thomas 1 run (Al Del Greco extra point)

Team StatisticsBUFNJY
Record0-11-0
First Downs1324
- by Rushing510
- by Passing812
- by Penalty02
Total Net Yards266399
- Offensive Plays6270
- Yards per Play4.295.70
Net Rushing Yards102143
- Rushing Attempts2135
- Yards per Rush4.864.09
Net Passing Yards164256
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt37 - 21 - 134 - 21 - 2
- Gross Passing Yards190259
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/261/3
- Yards per Pass Play4.007.31
Fumbles/Lost1/03/0
3rd Down Conversions8/178/13
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.25.2
4th Down Conversions0/10/0
Penalties/Yards10/706/35
Punt Returns/Yards1/223/18
Kick Returns/Yards0/00/0
Interception Ret./Yards2/391/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits32
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/22/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 31
Time of Possession26:3033:30

Drive Charts

Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:02OWN 1055Punt
18:115:10OWN 331165Field Goal
11:371:55OWN 25515Punt
29:033:54OWN 25875Touchdown
23:101:42OWN 35412Interception
21:080:33OPP 2738Field Goal
37:583:24OWN 25730Punt
33:041:51OWN 2531Punt
412:251:42OWN 363-6Punt
48:442:20OWN 28614Punt
42:091:17OWN 2077Downs
New Jersey Jets
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:583:47OWN 23951Missed FG
13:011:24OWN 25375Touchdown
214:425:39OWN 171383Touchdown
25:091:59OWN 2537Punt
21:280:2050213Interception
20:350:35OWN 2518Half
315:007:02OWN 251575Touchdown
34:341:30OWN 2037Punt
31:133:48OWN 3284Punt
410:431:59OWN 47422Interception
46:244:15OWN 20741Punt
40:520:52OPP 272-2Game

Game MVP: Buster Rhymes, New Jersey Jets

Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot15352.33800
RB Thomas Sanders34113.673310
QB Dave Krieg22412.001810
WR Dennis Gentry122.00200
New JerseyAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Thurman Thomas301193.971431
QB Steve Young5244.802011

Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg37211904/26134168.5
New JerseyAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Young34212591/3162270.6

Receiving Statistics

BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Brent Jones6108614.330341
WR Virgil Seay46143.50080
RB Thomas Sanders33134.3311100
WR Bruce Hill34258.333250
TE Eric Sievers233517.5019300
FB Robert Weathers1111.00010
WR Dennis Gentry1388.00080
RB Herman Fontenot1588.00480
TE Ozzie Newsome0100.00000
WR Wes Chandler0100.00000
New JerseyCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Buster Rhymes81415719.6399621
TE Ferrell Edmunds6106310.5017230
WR Robb Thomas3451.67550
FB John Williams1199.00090
TE Kevin Starks1188.00080
WR Bill Brooks1233.00330
RB Thurman Thomas121414.000140

Interception Statistics

BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
S Kerry Justin13939.000
S Rick Woods100.000
New JerseyIntsYardsAvgTD
S James Washington100.000

Fumble Statistics

BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
QB Dave Krieg1000
T Clay Miller0100
TE Ozzie Newsome0010
S Rick Woods0010
OLB Darrell Reed0010
New JerseyFumbRecovForceTD
RB Thurman Thomas2000
CB Marshall Hockenhull1000
G Tom Thayer0100
WR Bill Brooks0100
S Gary Hunt0100
DE Johnny Robinson0010

Punting Statistics

BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Tabor627145.238.8601
New JerseyPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ruben Rodriguez417042.532.0501

Kicking Statistics

BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham2/20/00/0361/1
New JerseyFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Al Del Greco0/10/10/002/3

Punt Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler12222.00
New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Marshall Hockenhull3186.00

Kick Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD

Defensive Statistics

BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Rick Woods1120.03335
OLB Scot Brantley710.03229
DE Jeff Stover411.03033
ILB Jackie Shipp410.03235
OLB Darrell Reed410.02528
S Stefon Adams400.02021
S Kerry Justin310.01714
CB Demetrious Johnson310.03535
CB Ricky Reynolds310.03535
DE Charles Benson210.02726
ILB E.J. Junior200.01519
DE Robert Thompson110.01811
DT Doug Smith110.0811
WR Dennis Gentry10---------
OLB Rich D'Amico100.038
DT Greg Kragen100.02724
CB Darryl Henley100.01812
New JerseyTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S James Washington700.02140
ILB Kevin Murphy630.02140
OLB Carl Banks610.02141
DE Johnny Robinson411.01825
S Bubba McDowell430.01429
CB Ray Crockett420.02141
OLB Mike Weingrad311.01927
DT Jeff Shaw301.0619
CB James Hasty310.02041
DE Rick Bryan211.01940
CB David Arnold210.01327
S Gary Hunt110.0914
WR Bill Brooks10---------
C Jerry Fontenot10---------
DT Wes Dove020.01522
ILB Bucky Choisser020.0611
OLB Casey Tidwell010.0214
DE Karl Wilson010.0516

Pass Rush Statistics

BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jeff Stover1.012133
DE Charles Benson0.002026
New JerseySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Jeff Shaw1.003119
DE Rick Bryan1.001140
DE Johnny Robinson1.001025
OLB Mike Weingrad1.001027
DE Karl Wilson0.002016

Pass Defense Statistics

BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Scot Brantley50029
S Rick Woods41135
S Stefon Adams40021
CB Demetrious Johnson32035
S Kerry Justin10114
ILB E.J. Junior10019
OLB Rich D'Amico1008
ILB Jackie Shipp10035
CB Ricky Reynolds10035
CB Darryl Henley01012
New JerseyCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Ray Crockett41041
S James Washington40140
CB James Hasty31041
ILB Kevin Murphy21040
CB David Arnold21027
DE Johnny Robinson20025
S Bubba McDowell20029
OLB Carl Banks12041
OLB Mike Weingrad11027

Blocking Statistics

BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Jeff Uhlenhake26021041
G Jeff WIska25021041
T Clay Miller23018137
T Kari Yli-Renko14021041
G Adam Schreiber11021241
T Eric Moran010314
FB Robert Weathers0105011
New JerseyKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Tom Thayer59035035
C Jerry Fontenot57035035
T Harvey Salem37035035
T Irv Eatman24035135
G Mike Simmonds04035035

Special Teams Tackles

BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Ozzie Newsome120
Ulysses Norris110
Clay Miller18
New JerseyTacklesSTPlays
John Williams119

Participation

BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Scot Brantley------32291980
CB Ricky Reynolds------3535272
CB Demetrious Johnson------3535171
C Jeff Uhlenhake2141------870
S Rick Woods------3335169
ILB Jackie Shipp------3235168
DE Jeff Stover------3033164
T Clay Miller1837------863
QB Dave Krieg2141---------62
G Jeff WIska2141---------62
T Kari Yli-Renko2141---------62
G Adam Schreiber2141---------62
TE Brent Jones1937---------56
WR Bruce Hill2032------456
S Stefon Adams------20211354
DE Charles Benson------2726---53
OLB Darrell Reed------2528---53
WR Dennis Gentry1735---------52
DT Greg Kragen------2724---51
RB Herman Fontenot1530---------45
WR Virgil Seay1524------443
ILB E.J. Junior------1519842
DE Robert Thompson------1811534
CB Darryl Henley------1812434
RB Thomas Sanders511------1632
S Kerry Justin------1714---31
FB Robert Weathers511------1430
WR Wes Chandler48------1426
CB Quintin Jones------771226
TE Ozzie Newsome04------2024
TE Eric Sievers513------624
DT Doug Smith------811524
OLB Rich D'Amico------38112
C Bill Lewis00------1212
WR Hart Lee Dykes00------1212
TE Ulysses Norris00------1010
C Mike McDonald00------88
P Scott Tabor00------88
G Tom Ricketts00------88
T Eric Moran34---------7
K Darrell Durham00------66
ILB John Rade------30---3
ILB Chris Duliban------02---2
QB Mike Pagel00---------0
RB Dalton Hilliard00---------0
DT Roy Hart------00---0
New JerseyRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Ferrell Edmunds3034------1276
G Tom Thayer3535---------70
T Irv Eatman3535---------70
T Harvey Salem3535---------70
WR Buster Rhymes3535---------70
QB Steve Young3535---------70
G Mike Simmonds3535---------70
RB Thurman Thomas3535---------70
C Jerry Fontenot3535---------70
OLB Carl Banks------2141264
CB Ray Crockett------2141264
ILB Kevin Murphy------2140263
CB James Hasty------2041263
S James Washington------2140263
DE Rick Bryan------1940261
WR Bill Brooks3325---------58
OLB Mike Weingrad------1927248
DE Johnny Robinson------1825245
S Bubba McDowell------1429---43
CB David Arnold------1327---40
S Gary Hunt------9141639
FB John Williams613------1938
DT Wes Dove------1522138
OLB Casey Tidwell------2141834
WR Robb Thomas1812------434
TE Kevin Starks58------1932
DT Jeff Shaw------619732
TE Joel Williams311------1327
DE Karl Wilson------516627
WR Nate Spadaford61------1522
ILB Bucky Choisser------611118
RB D.J. Dozier11------1315
CB Marshall Hockenhull------001414
ILB A.J. Jenkins------001010
T Ralph Norwood00------99
S Braxton George------0167
CB Camden Hickman------0066
C Karl Kramer00------55
K Al Del Greco00------55
C Joe Onosai00------55
P Ruben Rodriguez00------55
G Dave Cadigan00------55
WR Sammy Martin30---------3
ILB Dana Batisite------1113
DT Julio Ritchie------02---2
QB Joe Dufek00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left273.5
Middle13725.5
Right6233.8
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left8435.4
Middle20914.6
Right5112.2
None2-2-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg37214007821
New JerseyAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Young34213024412

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)1613744.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)63122.0
Long (19+ Yds)738612.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)11612010.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)10810310.3
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Brent Jones106086237
WR Virgil Seay64014024
RB Herman Fontenot5108030
WR Bruce Hill43025132
TE Eric Sievers32035113
WR Dennis Gentry3108035
RB Thomas Sanders33013011
TE Ozzie Newsome100004
WR Wes Chandler100008
FB Robert Weathers1101011
New JerseyTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Buster Rhymes1482157235
TE Ferrell Edmunds106063134
WR Robb Thomas4305012
WR Bill Brooks2103025
RB Thurman Thomas21014035
FB John Williams1109013
TE Kevin Starks110808

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot231.502.33
QB Dave Krieg166.0012.00
New JerseyAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Thurman Thomas3175.673.97
QB Steve Young111.004.80

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg33103.335.14
New JerseyAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Young2173.507.62

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Brent Jones22115.508.60
WR Virgil Seay11-1-1.002.33
New JerseyTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Buster Rhymes1177.0011.21
WR Bill Brooks1000.001.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

BuffaloRushesConversions
RB Herman Fontenot32
New JerseyRushesConversions
RB Thurman Thomas42
QB Steve Young11

Third Down Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg1386
New JerseyAttCompConversions
Steve Young855

Third Down Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargCatchConversions
TE Brent Jones533
WR Virgil Seay220
TE Ozzie Newsome100
WR Wes Chandler100
TE Eric Sievers111
WR Dennis Gentry111
RB Herman Fontenot100
WR Bruce Hill111
New JerseyTargCatchConversions
WR Buster Rhymes322
TE Ferrell Edmunds322
RB Thurman Thomas111
WR Robb Thomas100

SectionAttendance
Stadium79,700 (80,000 capacity)
Upper Deck24,700 (24,700)
End Zone17,700 (17,700)
Mezzanine10,200 (10,200)
Sideline Seats15,700 (15,700)
Club Seats8,000 (8,000)
Luxury Boxes3,400 (3,700)