Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo Bills
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 managerDoug Whaley
Head coachRex Ryan
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

The Buffalo Bills are a professional 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.

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. The term "buffalo" is often, though incorrectly, used as a synonym for "bison".

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