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10 Greatest Buffalo Bills Teams of All Time

10 Greatest Buffalo Bills Teams of All Time

10 Greatest Buffalo Bills Teams of All Time

The Buffalo Bills made the AFC Championship Game for the first time in 27 years this season, coming up short against the Kansas City Chiefs. For a franchise that has years of greats runs, including back-to-back AFL championships and four straight Super Bowl appearances, Buffalo also has experienced long playoff droughts.

For that reason, this 2020 squad is one of the best in franchise history. Where does it rank? Let’s take a look.

10. 1995

Finished: Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers 40-21 in the Divisional Round

Regular Season Record: 10-6

Buffalo won the AFC East and beat the Miami Dolphins 37-22 in Don Shula's final game, but came up short against the Super Bowl-bound Steelers the next week. This Bills team was the last to win its division and make it past the Wild Card Round until 2020.

9. 1966

Finished: Lost to Kansas City Chiefs 31-7 in the AFL Championship

Regular Season Record: 9-4-1

The Bills won the AFL Eastern division by one game to make their third straight AFL Championship. In losing to Kansas City, Buffalo missed out on a three-peat and a berth in Super Bowl I.

8. 1988

Finished: Lost to Cincinnati Bengals 21-10 in the AFC Championship Game

Regular Season Record: 12-4

In Marv Levy's second full season as head coach, the Bills started the season 11-1 and made the AFC Championship Game for the first time in history. There, the Bengals stymied Buffalo's offense and held the ball for nearly 40 minutes. That being said, this season helped set the stage for a run of four straight Super Bowl appearances.

7. 2020

Finished: Lost to Kansas City Chiefs 38-24 in the AFC Championship Game

Regular Season Record: 13-3

This team won nine of its last 10 regular-season games to clinch the AFC East and tie the franchise record for most wins before the playoffs. Josh Allen and a tenacious defense led the Bills to wins over the Colts and Ravens to advance to the AFC Championship Game, where they lost to defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs.

6. 1992

Finished: Lost to Dallas Cowboys 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII

Regular Season Record: 11-5

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After two straight Super Bowl appearances, the Bills finished 11-5 and runner-up to the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East. However, Buffalo shocked the Houston Oilers and the football world, coming back from a 35-3 deficit to win 41-38 in overtime in the largest comeback in NFL history. The Bills then beat No. 1 Pittsburgh and No. 2 Miami on the road to advance to Super Bowl XXVII. There, they were beaten 52-17 by the Cowboys in one of the biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history.

5. 1965

Finished: Beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in the AFL Championship

Regular Season Record: 10-3-1

The defending AFL champion was not as dominant as it was the season before, but easily won the league's Eastern division by five games. In the title game, Buffalo held San Diego scoreless to record the only shutout in the history of the AFL Championship.

4. 1993

Finished: Lost to Dallas Cowboys 30-13 in Super Bowl XXXVIII

Regular Season Record: 12-4

In their fourth straight Super Bowl appearance, the Bills led the Cowboys 13-6 at halftime, and it seemed that Buffalo had a shot at winning a Lombardi Trophy. Then Dallas scored 24 unanswered points in the second half and the franchise's unprecedented run came to an end.

3. 1964

Finished: Beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in the AFL Championship

Regular Season Record: 12-2

The Bills led the AFL in total defense and offense en route to winning their first title. Their 65.5 rushing yards allowed per game is an AFL record for the fewest.

2. 1991

Finished: Lost to Washington Redskins 37-24 in Super Bowl XXVI

Regular Season Record: 13-3

Buffalo once again dominated the AFC and scored a franchise-record 458 points. Unfortunately, Washington fielded one of the best teams in NFL history and the Bills came up short for a second Super Bowl in a row.

1. 1990

Finished: Lost to New York Giants 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV

Regular Season Record: 13-3

The Bills' no-huddle offense and nasty defense dominated the AFC and cruised to the franchise's first Super Bowl. A ball-control offensive attack and ingenious scheme by Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick kept Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and company off the field for more than 40 minutes in Super Bowl XXV. In the end, the game came down to a field goal attempt by Buffalo kicker Scott Norwood that sailed wide right. This team remains one of the best to never win a Super Bowl.

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports' Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.