1947 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) season

The 1947 Buffalo Bills season was their second in the All-America Football Conference. The team improved on their previous output of 3-10-1, winning eight games.[1] Despite the improvement, they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

1947 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) season
Head coachRed Dawson
Home fieldCivic Stadium
Results
Record8–4–2
Division place2nd AAFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The team's statistical leaders included George Ratterman with 1,840 passing yards, Chet Mutryn with 868 rushing yards and 73 points scored, and Al Baldwin with 468 receiving yards.[2]

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 31 at New York Yankees W 28–24 1–0 Civic Stadium Recap
2 September 5 at Cleveland Browns L 14–30 1–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium Recap
3 September 14 Chicago Rockets W 28–20 2–1 Civic Stadium Recap
4 September 19 at Chicago Rockets W 31–14 3–1 Soldier Field Recap
5 September 28 San Francisco 49ers L 24–41 3–2 Civic Stadium Recap
6 October 5 at Los Angeles Dons W 27–25 4–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
7 October 12 Baltimore Colts W 20–15 5–2 Civic Stadium Recap
8 October 17 at Brooklyn Dodgers T 14–14 5–2–1 Ebbets Field Recap
9 October 26 Brooklyn Dodgers W 35–7 6–2–1 Civic Stadium Recap
10 November 2 Cleveland Browns L 7–28 6–3–1 Civic Stadium Recap
11 November 9 Los Angeles Dons W 25–0 7–3–1 Civic Stadium Recap
12 Bye
13 November 23 at Baltimore Colts W 33–14 8–3–1 Municipal Stadium Recap
14 November 30 at New York Yankees L 13–35 8–4–1 Yankee Stadium Recap
15 December 7 at San Francisco 49ers T 21–21 8–4–2 Kezar Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text

Division standingsEdit

AAFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Yankees 11 2 1 .846 378 239 W-2
Buffalo Bills 8 4 2 .667 320 288 T-1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 10 1 .231 181 340 L-3
Baltimore Colts 2 11 1 .154 167 377 L-1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1947 Buffalo Bills
  2. ^ "1947 Buffalo Bills Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2020.