About Buffalo Bills
History of the Buffalo Bills
Since 1959 when the Buffalo Bills became the seventh team to enter the American Football League, the franchise has seen its share of championship-level success as well as the frustration of losing seasons. But year after year, one thing remains the same: the Buffalo Bills have some of the best fans in all of sports.
The AFL awarded a franchise to Ralph Wilson on October 28, 1959, and it did not take long for the Bills to see success. In 1963 the team tied for the AFL Eastern Division crown, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in team history. Although they lost to the Boston Patriots that year, they came back the following year better and ready to take on all comers. Winning their division straight out in both 1964 and 1965, the Buffalo Bills beat the San Diego Chargers in the AFL Championship game each season. Following the 1966 season, the team lost its championship swagger, winning only thirteen games over the next five seasons.
Over the next few decades, the Buffalo Bills were not able to recapture their winning ways. In 1986, the team hired Marv Levy as their new head coach, which began a new era in Buffalo Bills history. Within two seasons Levy transformed the team, helping them to make the playoffs in six consecutive seasons. Included in the run is a string of four straight Super Bowl appearances, the only franchise to ever accomplish that feat.
2017 Buffalo Bills Season
The 2017 Buffalo Bills season was their 58th season as a team and their 48th season in the NFL. It was also the first season under new head coach Sean McDermott, who had come from the Carolina Panthers as a defensive coordinator. The Bills finished the regular season 9-7, placing them in sixth place in the AFC division. Subsequently, the were able to make it to the postseason for the first time since 1999. The Bills faced the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card playoffs but unfortunately lost 10-3. Making it to the playoffs was a great improvement for the Bills, and they will continue to use this momentum in the 2018 season. The Bills will have to face division rivals New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets to fight for a place in the postseason. During the 2018 NFL Draft the Bills were able to acquire two first round picks including quarterback Josh Allen from University of Wyoming and outside linebacker Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech. With some notable draftees, the Bills have high hopes for this upcoming season. The Bills 2018 season will kick off on September 9th at M&T Bank Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens. TicketNetwork is your access for all Buffalo Bills tickets. The season will be here before you know it so make sure to grab your 2018 Buffalo Bills tickets today!