1986 Buffalo Bills schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
4-12-0 0-0 5017 3363 1654 39 291 5523 3802 1721 18 334
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The Buffalo Bills' twenty-seventh season was in 1986, playing their home games at Rich Stadium. During the offseason they hired Hank Bullough to lead the team. Bullough previously was the interim head coach/assistant head coach/defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills and had twelve years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 4-12-0, 3-5-0 at home and 1-7-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 New York Jets 24-28
Week 2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 33-36
Week 3 St. Louis Cardinals 17-10
Week 4 Kansas City Chiefs 17-20
Week 5 @ New York Jets 13-14
Week 6 @ Miami Dolphins 14-27
Week 7 Indianapolis Colts 24-13
Week 8 New England Patriots 3-23
Week 9 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-34
Week 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 16-12
Week 11 Miami Dolphins 24-34
Week 12 @ New England Patriots 19-22
Week 13 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17-14
Week 14 Cleveland Browns 17-21
Week 15 @ Indianapolis Colts 14-24
Week 16 @ Houston Oilers 7-16


Head Coach: Hank Bullough Interim Head Coach: Marv Levy Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo Defensive Coordinator: Herb Paterra Wide Receivers Coach: Joe Daniels Offensive Line Coach: Jim Ringo Running Backs Coach: Elijah Pitts Tight Ends Coach: Joe Faragalli Line Coach: Dick Comar Defensive Line Coach: Ted Cottrell Outside Linebackers Coach: Ardell Wiegandt Inside Linebackers Coach: Herb Paterra Defensive Backs Coach: Dick Moseley Special Teams Coach: Elijah Pitts Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Rusty Jones