Buffalo Bills

National Football League franchise in Orchard Park, New York

The Buffalo Bills are an American football team in Buffalo, New York. They are members of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Bills started playing in 1960 as an original member of the American Football League and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger.

Buffalo Bills
Current season
Established 1959
Play in Orchard Park, New York
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960-1969)

  • Eastern Division (1960-1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsRoyal Blue, Scarlet Red, White (2011 through present) Dark Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Nickel, White (2002 through 2010)
Royal Blue, Scarlet Red, White (1963 through 2001)
Royal Blue, Nickel, White (1960 through 1961)
MascotBilly Buffalo
Owner(s)Ralph Wilson (1959-2014) Terry Pegula (2014-present)
General managerBrandon Beane
Head coachSean McDermott
Team history
  • Buffalo Bills (1960–present)
League championships (2)
Conference championships (4)
  • AFC: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Division championships (10)
  • AFL East: 1964, 1965, 1966
  • AFC East: 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2020
Home fields
  • War Memorial Stadium (1960-1972)
  • Highmark Stadium (1973–present)
    • a.k.a. Rich Stadium (1973–1997)
    • a.k.a. Ralph Wilson Stadium (1998–2015)
    • a.k.a. New Era Field (2016–2019)
    • a.k.a. Bills Stadium (2020)
  • Rogers Centre (2008-2012) (1 game/year)

The Bills won two American Football League titles in 1964 and 1965, but the team has not won a league championship since the merger. Buffalo is also the only team to win four consecutive AFC Championships (1990-93), though they did not win any of the four following Super Bowls.

Ralph Wilson, the longtime owner who had established the Bills in 1959, died on March 25, 2014. On September 9, 2014, Wilson's family announced that it had sold the team to Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim. The Pegulas also own the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL.

The Bills team name is based on the famous "wild west show" star known as Buffalo Bill. The American bison is the team symbol. This large mammal is commonly known in North America as the "buffalo", although it is only distantly related to other large mammals known as such.

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