Buffalo Bills Information
The Buffalo Bills are members of the East Division of the AFC. The team was established in 1959 and currently plays their home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park, New York. Since the AFL and NFL merger occurred, the Buffalo Bills have never won an NFL championship. This is despite the fact that they advanced to the Super Bowl in four consecutive seasons, from 1990-1993. The Bills dominated the AFC, but couldn't manage to win in the final big game. The time period was widely known as the "Levy-Kelly" era, after head coach Marv Levy and quarterback Jim Kelly. To their credit, they did face some fierce competition in each of the Super Bowls that included two losses to the Dallas Cowboys, whom many feel were the team of the decade led by Hall of Famer Troy Aikman. The Bills have made seventeen playoff appearances, hold ten division championships and four conference championships.
Last season (2011) was the Bill's twelfth consecutive season missing the playoffs. This is the longest standing playoff drought in the NFL. The team finished with a record of 6-10 and were placed fourth in the AFC East. This year they hope to break the drought with key players such as defensive end Mario Williams, cornerback Drayton Florence, line backer Shawne Merriman, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards and defensive end Chris Kelsay.