Buffalo Bills, American expert field football establishment that plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL) and is situated in Buffalo. As an individual from the American Football League (AFL), the Bills won two association titles (1964 and 1965), and, while playing in the NFL (after the merger of the AFL and the NFL in1970), they showed up in a record four back to back Super Bowls (1991–94), losing on each event.
The Bills were one of the eight establishing individuals from the AFL (1960). They were one of the most noticeably awful groups in the alliance in their initial two seasons, however the expansion of quarterback Jack Kemp and rebuffing running back Cookie Gilchrist during the 1962 season helped pivot the establishment's fortunes. That year Gilchrist was named the AFL's Most Valuable Player, and the following he set a group record by scrambling for 243 yards in a game. In 1963, his first full season with the group, Kemp guided the Bills to a play-off appearance. The next year the Bills won 12 of their 14 amusements and completed with the AFL's most elevated positioned offense and resistance. To top off the season, Buffalo vanquished the San Diego Chargers to win its first title in just its fifth year of presence. The Bills rehashed their title-game triumph over the Chargers in 1965, and in 1966 they again came back to the AFL title game, just to lose to the Kansas City Chiefs and be denied passage into the debut AFL-NFL World Championship Game (presently called the Super Bowl).
Buffalo then went into a drawn out time of losing seasons, including a class most noticeably terrible 1–12–1 record in 1968 that gave the group the main determination in the 1969 NFL draft (the two associations held a joint draft for a long time before their merger in 1970), which it used to choose running back O.J. Simpson. Running behind a ground-breaking hostile line known as "The Electric Company" (since they "turned on the Juice"— a reference to Simpson's moniker), Simpson set various NFL surging records in his nine years with the Bills, including having the alliance's initial 2,000-yard hurrying season in 1973, yet the group progressed to the play-offs just once over that length. The Bills kept on battling for a couple of seasons after Simpson was exchanged to the San Francisco 49ers in 1978, yet in 1980 they made their first of two continuous postseason compartments.
The Bills drafted quarterback Jim Kelly in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft. Kelly rather marked to play in the upstart United States Football League (USFL), and Buffalo posted association most exceedingly awful 2–14 records in both 1984 and 1985. After the USFL collapsed in 1986, Kelly joined the Bills, who had held his NFL rights. Head mentor Marv Levy before long exploited his quarterback's range of abilities and initiated a no-group "K-Gun" offense (named after Kelly), which depended on a progression of quick paced passes and comes up short on the shotgun development. The Buffalo offense—which additionally highlighted future Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas and enduring Pro Bowl recipient Andre Reed—was a standout amongst the most productive in the association right now, and the group's safeguard was tied down by record-breaking incredible guarded end Bruce Smith and star linebacker Cornelius Bennett. Somewhere in the range of 1988 and 1993, the Bills showed up (winning five division titles), and the group had various outstanding postseason misuses over those years.
The Bills progressed to their first Super Bowl in 1991, which they lost to the New York Giants following a very late field objective endeavor by Buffalo's Scott Norwood missed wide right. The following year Buffalo came back to the Super Bowl, where it was vanquished by the Washington Redskins. In the 1992 postseason's Wild Card round, the Bills—playing without a harmed Kelly—trailed the Houston Oilers by a score of 35–3 right off the bat in the second from last quarter. Reinforcement quarterback Frank Reich encouraged the Bills to five unanswered touchdowns, and Buffalo beat the Oilers 41–38 in extra time. The Bills' accomplishment was the best point-differential rebound in NFL history, including both normal season and postseason amusements. The group's energy proceeded all through the AFC play-offs, and the Bills effectively won two street recreations to progress to a third Super Bowl. There, be that as it may, they were soundly crushed by the Dallas Cowboys 52–17. Buffalo made it to a record fourth sequential Super Bowl in 1994, however its rematch against the Cowboys finished in another baffling misfortune in the major event. The Bills showed up in the mid-1990s yet neglected to progress past the second round of the play-offs each time, and the key individuals from the group's 1990s tradition all before long resigned.
Quarterback Doug Flutie drove the Bills to brief postseason billets after both the 1998 and 1999 seasons, yet the establishment fell back to the center of the AFC standings during the 2000s. The monetarily battling group was hounded by bits of gossip about an approaching move to Toronto, which possibly expanded when the Bills consented to play a progression of "home" amusements (counting both preseason and normal season challenges) in the Canadian city somewhere in the range of 2008 and 2017. In any case, in October 2014 the Bills were sold to a nearby possession bunch that promised to keep the group in Buffalo, and the Toronto arrangement was dropped before long. In 2017 the Bills posted a 9–7 record and finished an establishment record 18-year postseason dry spell, however the group lost its opening make off appearance.