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1993 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Marv Levy
Home Field Rich Stadium
Results
Record 12-4
Place 1st in AFC East
Playoff Finish W AFC Divisional
W AFC Championship
L Super Bowl XXVIII
Timeline
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1992 1994

The 1993 Buffalo Bills season was the 34th season for the Buffalo, New York team in the National Football League. The Buffalo Bills finished the National Football League's 1993 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, and finished first in the AFC East division.

Season summaryEdit

Despite the many jokes about the Bills having lost three straight Super Bowls—a fan pleaded with head coach Marv Levy for the team to not return to the Super Bowl: "I can't take it. I can't go to work on Monday if we don't win the game. It's tearing me up. I can't handle it"—Don Beebe recalled that "I've got to be honest with you. We thrived in it. We enjoyed it. We were going to go to four ... I think that comes a lot from the Winston Churchill poems and the speeches that we would get from Marv". Dan Patrick reported that "Buffalo players have been wearing t-shirts reading something along the lines of 'Let's Tick Them Off and Go for Four'".[1] The team qualified for another Super Bowl; they became the first franchise to win four consecutive conference championships, as well as the first to appear in four consecutive Super Bowls.

Defensive end Bruce Smith was named NEA Defensive Player of the Year, and tied for the league lead with 13.5 sacks. Smith, linebacker Darryl Talley and special teams gunner Steve Tasker were named to the 1993 All-Pro team. The Bills' 47 defensive takeaways in 1993 is the third-highest total of the 1990s.[2]

Running back Thurman Thomas led the AFC with 1,315 rushing yards.[3]

NFL DraftEdit

1993 Buffalo Bills draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 28 Thomas Smith CB North Carolina
2 55 John Parrella DT Nebraska
4 111 Russell Copeland WR Memphis
5 136 Mike Devlin C Iowa
5 139 Sebastian Savage CB NC State
5 167 Corbin Lacina OT Augustana
7 195 Willie Harris WR Mississippi State
8 223 Chris Leuneberg OT West Chester (PA)
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

StandingsEdit

1993 AFC East standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA Streak
(1) Buffalo Bills 12 4 0 .750 329 242 W4
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 349 351 L5
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 270 247 L3
New England Patriots 5 11 0 .313 238 286 W4
Indianapolis Colts 4 12 0 .250 189 378 L4

PersonnelEdit

Staff/CoachesEdit

1993 Buffalo Bills staff[4]
Front Office
  • President – Ralph Wilson
  • Vice President of Administration/General Manager – Bill Polian
  • Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel – Bob Ferguson
  • Director of Player Personnel – John Butler
  • Assistant Director/Collegiate Scouting – A. J. Smith
  • Summer Intern - Tom Telesco

Coaching Staff

  • Vice President for Football Operations/Head Coach – Marv Levy
  • Assistant Head Coach - Elijah Pitts
  • Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach – Chuck Lester

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Walt Corey
  • Defensive Line – Don Sekanovich
  • Defensive Backs – Dick Roach
  • Linebackers Coach - Walt Corey
  • Assistant Linebackers Coach – Chuck Lester

Special Teams

Strength & Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning Coordinator – Rusty Jones

RosterEdit

1993 Buffalo Bills roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

*Note: Rookies in italics

ReferencesEdit

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  2. Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1990 to 1999, in the regular season, sorted by descending Takeaways, behind the 1991 Eagles and 1991 Saints.
  3. Neft, David S.; Cohen, Richard M.; and Korch, Rich The Sports Encyclopedia: Pro Football, 12th Edition, p. 680, Martin's Press, August 1994, Template:ISBN
  4. 1993 -Buffalo Bills Media Guide. pp. 2–23. 

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