Has it really been nearly a quarter century since the Buffalo Bills were the best team in the AFC and the laughingstock of the
Not to mention the fact that the Bills lost their final three Super Bowl games by a combined 65 points and it’s no wonder people don’t give this team much credit for their quartet of Super Bowl appearances.
As if losing four successive Super Bowls wasn’t enough negativity to be remembered for, the Bills were also victimized on the most freakish play in NFL playoff history since Franco Harris and his 1972 the Immaculate Reception.
During the 1999 NFL playoffs, the Bills were overcome by the Music City Miracle. Leading the Jan. 8, 2000 AFC Wildcard game 16-15 with 16 seconds to play, the Bills kicked off to the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee’s Frank Wycheck fired a cross-field lateral to Kevin Dyson, who rambled 75 yards for the winning touchdown in a 22-16 victory.
They haven’t been back there since, which doesn’t help to alter the narrative.
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The recent history of the Buffalo Bills is grim. The Bills haven’t won a playoff game since 1995. A 9-7 mark in 2014 was only the second winning season posted by the Bills in the past 16.
Buffalo hasn’t hit double digits in wins in a season since an 11-5 finish that earned them a wildcard playoff spot in 1999, and that’s the longest drought of any NFL team. The Bills are possessors of the longest playoff drought of any team in a major professional sport. They haven’t made the playoffs since 1999 and are the only NFL team yet to make a playoff appearance in the 21st century.
Buffalo Bills Game Schedule
THis is where you will find the Buffalo Bills game schedule, and here’s a quirk of Buffalo’s sked. The Bills play all of their home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Even though they are one of three NFL teams based in New York state, the Bills are the only team among the three to play their home games in the state of New York. Both the New York Giants and Buffalo’s AFC East rivals the New York Jets play their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
A freak snowstorm in Buffalo in 2014 forced the Bills out of their home and they played one of their home games that season, a date with the Jets, on a Tuesday night at Detroit’s Ford Field. The Bills won 38-3, their second win of the season in Detroit. They’d downed the Lions 17-14 there earlier in the year, making them the only team to win a home game and a road game in Detroit that season.
Buffalo Bills Standings Today
The Buffalo Bills standings are listed right here and one thing you can rest assured about the Bills is that they will always be in the running. Or is that they will always be running?
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
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The Bills led all NFL teams with an average of 152 yards rushng during the 2015 season, paced by LeSean McCoy’s 895 yards on the ground. Mike Gillislee (5.7), quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5.6), and Karlos Williams (5.5) all had over 40 carries last season and per-carry averages of better than five yards.
Through the air, things were nearly as promising for the Bills, who finished 28th in the NFL with a per-game passing yardage average of 208.9 yards, just one of five NFL teams to average less than 216 yards per game when throwing the ball.
One thing you can say about the Buffalo Bills’ defense – they were consistent during the 2015 NFL season. Not consistently good, mind you.
More like consistently mediocre, but consistent nonetheless. Buffalo finished 19th in the NFL in total defense (356.4 yards per game), 19th in the NFL in passing defense (248.2), 16th in the NFL in rushing defense (108.1), 18th overall in total points allowed (359) and 19th in points allowed per game (22.4).
Buffalo coach Rex Ryan is supposed to be a defensive guru and if the Bills are going to climb the ladder and move into playoff contention territory, this is the area of the team he must shore up for 2016.
The X-factor in the equation for the Buffalo Bills is quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Signed as a free agent from the Baltimore Ravens in 2015, Taylor won a three-way battle for the starting QB job from E.J.
Manuel and Matt Cassel and then proceeded to light the field on fire. He won his first NFL start 27-14 over the Indianapolis Colts and set the tone for what he’d bring to the table, as Taylor passed for 195 yards and ran for 44.
Double threat? No, make that triple threat In a Week 5 rally to beat Tennessee, Taylor became the fifth QB in NFL history to pass for 100 yards, run for 70 and catch a pass in the same game.
In a 33-14 win over Miami, Taylor completed a franchise-record 91.7 per cent of his passes. He also set another franchise record by tossing 222 consecutive passes without an interpcetion and became the first Buffalo quarterback to run for over 500 yards in a season.
Taylor also missed two games with a knee injury and without him, the 8-8 Bills were 0-2. Could a healthy, more experienced Taylor be the key tofinally push the Bills back into the playoffs?