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Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills are a National Football League team based in Buffalo, New York.
Founded: 1960 (charter member of the American Football League; joined NFL in 1970 merger)
Home stadium: 1960 - 1972: War Memorial Stadium; 1973 - Present: Ralph Wilson Stadium (formerly Rich Stadium)
Uniform colors: 1960 - 1961: Light blue and white; 1962 - Present: Red, white and blue
Helmet design: 1960 - 1961: Silver with blue side numerals; 1962 - 1964: White with red center stripe and red standing bison; 1965 - 1973: White with red and blue center stripes and red standing bison; 1975 - 1983: White with red and blue center stripes and blue charging bison with a red slanting stripe streaming from its horn; 1984 - Present: Red with blue center stripes and blue charging bison as before.
League Championships won: AFL 1964, 1965
AFC championships won: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Super Bowl victories: none

Franchise history

In the
American Football League, a predominantly offensive league, the Buffalo Bills were a great defensive team. With a linebacking corps of Harry Jacobs, Mike Stratton, and John Tracey; and defensive line stalwarts like Tom Day, Tom Sestak, Jim Dunaway, and Ron McDole, the Bills defense did not allow a rushing touchdown for seventeen straight games over a period of the 1964 and 1965 seasons.

The Bills won AFL championships in both of those seasons, were one of only three teams to appear in an AFL championship game for three consecutive years, and the only AFL team to play in the post-season for four straight years, 1963 through 1966. In addition to their defensive prowess, the Bills had offensive muscle as well, in stars such as fullback Cookie Gilchrist, quarterbacks Jack Kemp and Daryle Lamonica, and receivers Elbert Dubenion and Ernie Warlick.

Pro Football Hall of Famers:

Joe Delamielleure
Jim Kelly
Marv Levy
Billy Shaw
O. J. Simpson

Current stars:
Sam Adams
Drew Bledsoe
Lawyer Milloy
Eric Moulds
Travis Henry
Takeo Spikes
Retired numbers:

(No retired jersey numbers; players and contributors on the Bills' "Wall of Fame")

Joe Delamielleure
Elbert Dubenion
Joe Ferguson
Kent Hull
Robert James
Bob Kalsu
Jim Kelly
Jack Kemp
George Saimes
Tom Sestak
Billy Shaw
O. J. Simpson
Fred Smerlas
Mike Stratton
Darryl Talley
Eddie Abramowski (Trainer)
Patrick J. McGroder (Vice President)
Marv Levy (Head Coach)
Ralph C. Wilson Jr (Founder)
The 12th Man (Fans)

Not to be forgotten:

Cornelius Bennett
Butch Byrd
Wray Carlton
Tom Day
Jim Dunaway
Booker Edgerson
Cookie Gilchrist
Phil Hansen
Doug Flutie
Daryle Lamonica
Paul Maguire
Ron McDole
Andre Reed
Bruce Smith
Steve Tasker
Thurman Thomas
John Tracey
Ernie Warlick

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