WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1996 Green Bay Packers against the 1990 Buffalo Bills 1,000 times. The 1996 Green Bay Packers win 87% of the time by an average score of 30-7. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1990 Buffalo Bills  at  1996 Green Bay Packers
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1990 Buffalo Bills 0 0 7 0 7
1996 Green Bay Packers 0 14 7 9 30
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter
GRE12:44TDAntonio Freeman 33 yd. pass from Favre (Jacke kick)0-7
GRE6:11TDWilliam Henderson 39 yd. pass from Favre (Jacke kick)0-14
3rd Quarter
BUF5:48TDJamie Mueller 3 yd. run (Norwood kick)7-14
GRE2:01TDKeith Jackson 44 yd. pass from Favre (Jacke kick)7-21
4th Quarter
GRE9:48FGChris Jacke 43 yds. 7-24
GRE3:11TDKeith Jackson 13 yd. pass from Favre (Jacke missed extra point)7-30
 
Team Statistics
 1990 Buffalo Bills1996 Green Bay Packers
First Downs 15 17
- Rushing 6 5
- Passing 9 11
- Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Eff 4/14 4/12
4th Down Eff 0/2 0/0
Rushes-Yards 34-122 31-87
Avg Rush 3.6 2.8
Comp-Att-Int 15-28-0 19-28-0
Passing Yards 136 255
Sacks-Yards 1-7 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Punts-Avg 8-40.0 5-42.6
KR-Avg 6-19.8 2-19.5
PR-Avg 5-8.0 8-12.3
Penalties-Yard 6-40 2-15
Time of Possession 27:30 32:30

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1990 Buffalo Bills Individual Stats   1996 Green Bay Packers Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'90 Thurman Thomas 18 80 1 29 0
'90 Kenneth Davis 5 20 0 19 0
'90 Jamie Mueller 5 9 0 4 1
'90 Don Beebe 1 7 0 7 0
'90 Jim Kelly 3 6 0 4 0
'90 Don Smith 2 0 0 0 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'96 Edgar Bennett 14 46 0 15 0
'96 Dorsey Levens 9 23 0 6 0
'96 William Henderson 3 19 0 11 0
'96 Brett Favre 5 -1 0 1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'90 Andre Reed 6 54 0 0 14 0
'90 James Lofton 3 37 1 0 28 0
'90 Keith McKeller 2 30 0 0 18 0
'90 Thurman Thomas 4 22 0 0 7 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'96 Keith Jackson 4 84 2 1 44 2
'96 Antonio Freeman 4 78 2 0 33 1
'96 William Henderson 2 46 1 0 39 1
'96 Mark Chmura 3 28 0 0 11 0
'96 Edgar Bennett 3 13 0 0 6 0
'96 Dorsey Levens 2 3 0 0 2 0
'96 Robert Brooks 1 3 0 0 3 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'90 Jim Kelly 15 28 143 0 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'96 Brett Favre 19 28 255 4 0
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'96 Chris Jacke 43 -

Player of the Game:
'96 Brett Favre (1996 Green Bay Packers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) catch the ball at the BUF 4 and return it to the BUF 20.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 14:54
14:541/10own 200 - 0221 Thomas picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
14:132/9own 210 - 0212 Thomas gains 1 yard up the middle.
13:323/8own 220 - 0131 Kelly hits McKeller who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 18 yd gain.
12:501/10own 400 - 0221 Thomas carries, but is tackled for no gain.
PENALTY on BUF: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the BUF 40 - NO PLAY.
12:471/20own 300 - 0221 Thomas picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
12:132/18own 320 - 0212 Mueller picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
11:343/15own 350 - 0140 Kelly scrambles for 4 yards.
10:504/11own 390 - 0P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 30.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 10:38
10:381/10own 300 - 0131 PENALTY on BUF: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 30 - NO PLAY.
10:381/5own 350 - 0212 Favre scrambles to the sideline for 1 yard, and runs out of bounds.
9:582/4own 360 - 0140 Bennett picks up 15 yards off tackle left.
9:171/10490 - 0131 Bennett rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
8:422/12own 490 - 0212 Favre overthrows Jackson and the pass is incomplete.
8:363/12own 490 - 0131 Favre's pass is just out of reach of Jackson. Incomplete pass.
8:304/12own 490 - 0P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) return it to the BUF 17.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 8:18
8:181/10own 170 - 0221 Kelly hits Reed who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 14 yd gain.
7:331/10own 310 - 0221 Thomas picks his way for 1 yard.
6:542/9own 320 - 0212 Thomas gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
6:203/7own 340 - 0041 Kelly scrambles for 1 yard.
5:394/6own 350 - 0P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 35.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 5:27
5:271/10own 350 - 0131 Bennett rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
4:482/7own 380 - 0131 Levens is stopped at the line.
4:093/7own 380 - 0140 Favre's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
4:024/7own 380 - 0P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) return it to the BUF 27.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 3:53
3:531/10own 270 - 0221 PENALTY on GRE: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the BUF 27 - NO PLAY.
3:531/5own 320 - 0131 Beebe picks up 7 yards on the end around.
3:151/10own 390 - 0131 Davis pounds ahead for 1 yard.
2:372/9own 400 - 0131 Davis is stopped at the line.
2:003/9own 400 - 0131 Kelly overthrows Reed and the pass is incomplete.
1:544/9own 400 - 0P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 30.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:44
1:441/10own 300 - 0221 Levens rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
1:082/5own 350 - 0131 Favre's short pass is to Bennett who makes the catch and falls forward for a 5 yd gain.
0:231/10own 400 - 0131 Bennett picks up 13 yards on a draw play.
0:001/10470 - 0221Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1990 Buffalo: 0 1996 Green Bay: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:001/10470 - 0131 Favre's short pass is to Freeman who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 10 yd gain.
14:171/10370 - 0221 Levens gains 2 yards up the middle.
13:372/8350 - 0221 Favre zips the short pass to Levens who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 2 yd gain.
12:543/6330 - 0221 Favre's short pass is to Freeman who holds on to the the ball, makes a few guys miss and runs into the endzone.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
12:44PAT 0 - 6FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 70 yds, 4:16
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 12:44
12:44Kickoffown 300 - 7K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) catch the ball at the BUF 6 and return it to the BUF 25.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 12:37
12:371/10own 250 - 7221 Thomas gains 3 yards up the middle.
11:552/7own 280 - 7131 Kelly's long pass is to Lofton. Catch is good and Lofton gets some yardage for a 28 yd gain.
11:091/10440 - 7131Kelly is sacked by Santana Dotson for 7 yards.
10:272/17own 490 - 7212 Kelly's pass is just out of the reach of Thomas.
10:213/17own 490 - 7140 Kelly's long pass is just out of reach of Beebe. Incomplete pass.
10:114/17own 490 - 7P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 24.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 10:00
10:001/10own 240 - 7221 Levens carries, but is tackled for no gain.
9:212/10own 240 - 7212 Favre zips the short pass to Chmura who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 7 yd gain.
8:373/3own 310 - 7230 Favre throws to Freeman but he can't hold on to the ball.
8:324/3own 310 - 7P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
Blocked Punt! 1990 Buffalo (BUF) recover at the GRE 21.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 8:26
8:261/10210 - 7221 Thomas gains 3 yards up the middle before losing the ball.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) recovers the ball and runs to the GRE 25.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 8:19
8:191/10own 250 - 7131 Favre's pass is to Bennett. Tackled immediately for a 6 yd gain.
7:412/4own 310 - 7140 PENALTY on BUF: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 31 - NO PLAY.
7:411/10own 360 - 7131 Favre hits Jackson who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 21 yd gain.
7:011/10430 - 7221 Bennett rushes for 4 yards off tackle right.
6:202/6390 - 7131 Favre tosses the ball out to Henderson. Catch is good and Henderson speeds down field and into the endzone.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
6:11PAT 0 - 13FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 70 yds, 2:08
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 6:11
6:11Kickoffown 300 - 14K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) catch the ball at the BUF 9 and return it to the BUF 31.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 6:03
6:031/10own 310 - 14221 Thomas picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
5:242/8own 330 - 14212 Thomas picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
4:443/4own 370 - 14230 Davis picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
4:004/3own 380 - 14P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 33.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 3:50
3:501/10own 330 - 14221 Bennett gets back to the line of scrimmage.
3:102/10own 330 - 14212 PENALTY on BUF: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 33 - NO PLAY.
3:102/5own 380 - 14140 Bennett picks his way for 3 yards.
2:343/2own 410 - 14212 Levens rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
2:001/10own 460 - 14221*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/10own 460 - 14221 Favre completes the pass to Henderson who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 7 yd gain.
1:562/3470 - 14221 Bennett gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
1:523/2460 - 14221*** 1996 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:523/2460 - 14122 Favre scrambles for 1 yard.
1:124/1450 - 14P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) return it to the BUF 10.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 1:01
1:011/10own 100 - 14131 Kelly completes the pass to Reed who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 11 yd gain.
PENALTY on GRE: Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
0:551/10own 210 - 14221 Kelly overthrows Reed and the pass is incomplete.
0:492/10own 210 - 14221 Kelly hits McKeller who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 12 yd gain.
0:411/10own 330 - 14221*** 1990 Buffalo (BUF) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:411/10own 330 - 14221 Kelly overthrows Lofton and the pass is incomplete.
0:342/10own 330 - 14212 Thomas picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
0:303/8own 350 - 14140 Kelly tosses the ball out to Reed. Tackled for a loss of 3 yds.
0:254/11own 320 - 14140*** 1996 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:254/11own 320 - 14P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 45.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:13
0:131/10own 450 - 14221 Favre's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
0:072/10own 450 - 14140 Favre's underthrows Freeman in the endzone. Incomplete pass.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1990 Buffalo: 0 1996 Green Bay: 14

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 14K1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares to kickoff.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 4 and return it to the GRE 31.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:51
14:511/10own 310 - 14221 Levens pounds ahead for 4 yards.
14:092/6own 350 - 14131 Bennett carries, but is tackled for no gain.
13:263/6own 350 - 14221 Bennett pounds ahead for 2 yards.
12:464/4own 370 - 14P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) return it to the BUF 31.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 12:37
12:371/10own 310 - 14221 Kelly overthrows Lofton and the pass is incomplete.
12:302/10own 310 - 14131 Kelly soft pass is to Reed who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
11:473/4own 370 - 14230 Thomas rushes for 13 yards off tackle right.
11:061/10500 - 14221 Thomas pounds ahead for 1 yard.
10:272/9490 - 14131 Davis rushes for 19 yards off tackle right.
9:411/10300 - 14221 Mueller gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:032/10300 - 14221 Kelly's pass is to Lofton who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 12 yd gain.
8:261/10180 - 14221 Mueller gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
7:482/6140 - 14221 Thomas rushes for 13 yards off tackle right.
7:071/Goal10 - 14131 Davis rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
6:252/Goal20 - 14131 Mueller is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
5:513/Goal30 - 14131 Mueller picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
1990 Buffalo scores a touchdown!
5:48PAT 6 - 14FG1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 12 plays, 69 yds, 6:49
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 5:48
5:48Kickoffown 307 - 14K1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares to kickoff.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 6 and return it to the GRE 18.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 5:42
5:421/10own 187 - 14221 Favre overthrows Bennett and the pass is incomplete.
5:352/10own 187 - 14212 Favre completes the pass to Chmura who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
4:511/10own 287 - 14221 Favre's pass is to Freeman who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 13 yd gain.
4:061/10own 417 - 14221 Bennett gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
3:292/6own 457 - 14131 Henderson pounds ahead for 11 yards.
2:471/10447 - 14131 Levens gets back to the line of scrimmage.
2:102/10447 - 14131 Favre's deep pass is to Jackson who catches the ball and walks into the endzone.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
2:01PAT 7 - 20FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 82 yds, 3:41
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 2:01
2:01Kickoffown 307 - 21K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) catch the ball at the BUF -1 and return it to the BUF 22.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 1:53
1:531/10own 227 - 21131 Thomas rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
1:112/12own 207 - 21221 Kelly's pass is to Thomas who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 7 yd gain.
0:273/5own 277 - 21221 Smith gets back to the line of scrimmage.
0:004/5own 277 - 21PTime Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1990 Buffalo: 7 1996 Green Bay: 21

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:004/5own 277 - 21P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 43.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:49
14:491/10own 437 - 21221 Bennett carries, but is tackled for no gain.
14:132/10own 437 - 21212 Favre's short pass is to Jackson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
13:273/4own 497 - 21230 Favre's pass is to Freeman who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 22 yd gain.
12:381/10297 - 21131 Favre's short pass is to Brooks who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
11:592/7267 - 21212 Bennett rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
11:253/5247 - 21131 Henderson picks up 7 yards off tackle left.
10:461/10177 - 21221 Favre's short pass is to Levens who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
PENALTY on GRE: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the BUF 17 - NO PLAY.
10:411/20277 - 21221 Favre tosses the ball out to Levens who makes the catch and falls forward for a 1 yd gain.
10:042/19267 - 21221 Favre's pass is just out of the reach of Beebe.
9:593/19267 - 21140 Favre's long pass is just out of reach of Mickens. Incomplete pass.
9:524/19267 - 21FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Jacke's 43 yd. field goal slips just inside the upright!
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 41 yds, 4:52
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 9:48
9:48Kickoffown 307 - 24K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) catch the ball at the BUF 5 and return it to the BUF 28.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 9:40
9:401/10own 287 - 24221 Thomas gains 2 yards on a sweep left before running out of bounds.
9:252/8own 307 - 24221 Thomas rushes for 29 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
9:021/10417 - 24221 Smith carries, but is tackled for no gain.
8:472/10417 - 24131 Kelly's long pass is just out of reach of McKeller. Incomplete pass.
8:393/10417 - 24131 Kelly tosses the ball out to Lofton. Tackled for a loss of 3 yds.
8:194/13447 - 24P1990 Buffalo (BUF) prepares for a punt.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 22.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 8:09
8:091/10own 227 - 24221 Bennett picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
7:312/9own 237 - 24212 Favre's short pass is to Chmura who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 11 yd gain.
6:461/10own 347 - 24221 Favre's short pass is to Bennett who makes the catch and falls forward for a 2 yd gain.
6:062/8own 367 - 24221 Levens picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
5:233/7own 377 - 24212 Levens pounds ahead for 6 yards.
4:434/1own 437 - 24P1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) return it to the BUF 20.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 4:32
4:321/10own 207 - 24221 Kelly's pass is to Reed who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 14 yd gain.
4:251/10own 347 - 24131 Kelly overthrows McKeller and the pass is incomplete.
4:202/10own 347 - 24131 Kelly overthrows McKeller and the pass is incomplete.
PENALTY on BUF: Intentional Grounding, 10 yards enforced on the BUF 34.
4:153/20own 247 - 24041 PENALTY on BUF: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the BUF 24 - NO PLAY.
4:153/25own 197 - 24041 Kelly overthrows Beebe and the pass is incomplete.
4:084/25own 197 - 24140 Kelly's long pass is just out of reach of Beebe. Incomplete pass.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 4:01
4:011/10197 - 24131 Henderson gains 1 yard up the middle before losing the ball.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) recovers the ball on the BUF 13.
3:172/4137 - 24221 Favre's pass is to Jackson who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting into the endzone.
1996 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
3:11PAT 7 - 30FG1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is no good.
Drive Summary: 2 plays, 14 yds, 0:50
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 3:11
3:11Kickoffown 307 - 30K1996 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) catch the ball at the BUF 8 and return it to the BUF 24.
1990 Buffalo (BUF) at 3:08
3:081/10own 247 - 30221 Kelly scrambles to the sideline for 1 yard, and runs out of bounds.
3:022/9own 257 - 30212 Kelly hits Reed who makes the catch and falls forward for a 12 yd gain.
2:551/10own 377 - 30212*** 1990 Buffalo (BUF) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:551/10own 377 - 30221 Thomas rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
2:392/7own 407 - 30221 Kelly's pass is just out of reach of Beebe. Incomplete pass.
2:313/7own 407 - 30140 Kelly hits Thomas who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
2:151/10own 477 - 30221 Kelly zips the short pass to Thomas who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 7 yd gain.
2:012/3467 - 30131 Kelly's pass is to Lofton and dropped.
1:573/3467 - 30221*** 2 Minute Warning ***
1:573/3467 - 30221 Thomas is stopped at the line.
1:414/3467 - 30221 Kelly's short pass is to Thomas. Thomas falls out of bounds, but holds on to the ball for a 1 yd gain.
1996 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:37
1:371/10own 457 - 30212Favre takes a knee.
0:552/11own 447 - 30212Favre takes a knee.
0:133/12own 437 - 30212Favre takes a knee.
0:004/13own 427 - 30PTime Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1990 Buffalo: 7 1996 Green Bay: 30

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