When you think about the Buffalo Bills, and the team’s history that dates back to 1960 and the original days of the American Football League, you can’t help but eventually wander into the 1990s.
Led by a bevy of Hall of Famers such as head coach Marv Levy, quarterback Jim Kelly, running back Thurman Thomas, defensive end Bruce Smith, and wide receiver Andre Reed (part of the 2014 class headed to Canton, Ohio), the franchise made an unprecedented four consecutive Super Bowl appearances from 1990–93.
The franchise was a contender for more than a decade. From 1988–99, Buffalo compiled a 124–68 regular-season record and reached the playoffs 10 times in those 12 seasons. They reached Super Bowls as both an AFC East champion as well as a Wild Card team. The team gave us the greatest comeback in NFL history, regular or postseason, and several other great performances over that span.
But these days, this same organization has been known to give its supporters its share of heartbreak and heartburn. And this is a hungry fan base that can handle its Buffalo wings.