- Super Bowl Championships: 0
- Last Super Bowl Appearance: Super Bowl 28 (Lost 30-13 to the Dallas Cowboys)
- Claim to Fame: The Bills are the only team to appear in four consecutive Super Bowls
- Claim to Shame: They lost all four, making them the only team to lose three or more consecutive Super Bowls
Success was a long time coming for the Buffalo Bills.
While they are a franchise that has been defined by their postseason performances, unfortunately for #BillsMafia, it’s not playoff successes. Four-straight Super Bowls and no championships in the early 90s. Then there was the devastating Music City Miracle in 1999.
That kicked off 17 straight seasons without a single playoff appearance, which was the longest playoff drought in all major North American sports.
Thanks to Tyrod Taylor and a very strong secondary, Buffalo was able to snap that skid last year.
While it didn’t end the way they wanted, losing 10-3 to the Jaguars in the Wild Card round, the Bills were one of two teams to make the playoffs with a new head coach. Buffalo finished 9-7, just their second winning season since 2005.
While their 20th-ranked offense (18.9 points per game) and 18th-ranked defense (22.4 points per game) were middle of the road, they were able to exceed expectations, going 9-6-1 against the spread. That was good for fifth-best in the league.
Not bad, Sean McDermott. Now what do you do for an encore?
That may prove to be a tall task. Buffalo jettisoned Tyrod Taylor this offseason, replacing him with AJ McCarron and Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL Draft.
They also picked up Tremaine Edmunds and Harrison Phillips in the draft to bolster the defense, while mixing in a couple of young receivers to a group that needed depth behind Kelvin Benjamin and the injured Zay Jones.
With young, unproven players on both sides of the ball, many are expecting the Bills to take a step back in 2018. There’s a chance, though, if they find their footing early, Buffalo could make some noise again in 2018.
But it’ll take one of their QBs seizing the opportunity and leading the offense.