List of Buffalo Bills seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Buffalo Bills American football franchise. The list documents the season-by-season records of the Bills' franchise from 1960 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches. The Bills finished their most recent season (2016) with a record of seven wins and nine losses.

For complete team history, see History of the Buffalo Bills.

Key[edit]

  • The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only at the bottom of the list.

Seasons[edit]

AFL Champions (1960–1969) Super Bowl Champions (1970–present) Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth One-Game Playoff Berth
Franchise records according to Pro-Football Reference.com[1]
Season Team League Conference Division Regular Season Post Season Results Awards Head coaches
Finish Wins Losses Ties
1960 1960 AFL Eastern 3rd 5 8 1 Buster Ramsey
1961 1961 AFL Eastern 4th 6 8 0
1962 1962 AFL Eastern 3rd 7 6 1 Lou Saban
1963 1963 AFL Eastern 2nd 7 6 1 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 8–26
1964 1964 AFL Eastern 1st 12 2 0 Won AFL Championship (1) (Chargers) 20–7 Lou Saban (COY)
1965 1965 AFL Eastern 1st 10 3 1 Won AFL Championship (2) (at Chargers) 23–0 Lou Saban (COY)
1966 1966 AFL Eastern 1st 9 4 1 Lost AFL Championship (Chiefs) 7–31 Bobby Burnett (ROY) Joe Collier
1967 1967 AFL Eastern 3rd 4 10 0
1968 1968 AFL Eastern 5th 1 12 1 Joe Collier (0–2)
Harvey Johnson (1–10–1)
1969 1969 AFL Eastern 4th 4 10 0 John Rauch
1970 1970 NFL AFC East 4th 3 10 1 Dennis Shaw (OROY)(ROY)
1971 1971 NFL AFC East 5th 1 13 0 Harvey Johnson
1972 1972 NFL AFC East 4th 4 9 1 Lou Saban
1973 1973 NFL AFC East 2nd 9 5 0 O.J. Simpson (MVP)(OPOY)
1974 1974 NFL AFC East 2nd 9 5 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Steelers) 14–32
1975 1975 NFL AFC East 3rd 8 6 0
1976 1976 NFL AFC East 5th 2 12 0 Lou Saban (2–3)
Jim Ringo (0–9)
1977 1977 NFL AFC East 5th 3 11 0 Jim Ringo
1978 1978 NFL AFC East 4th 5 11 0 Chuck Knox
1979 1979 NFL AFC East 4th 7 9 0 Jim Haslett (DROY), Jerry Butler (ROY)
1980 1980 NFL AFC East 1st 11 5 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Chargers) 14–20 Joe Cribbs (ROY), Chuck Knox (COY)
1981 1981 NFL AFC East 3rd 10 6 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Jets) 31–27
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Bengals) 21–28
1982[2] 1982 NFL AFC 9th 4 5 0
1983 1983 NFL AFC East 3rd 8 8 0 Kay Stephenson
1984 1984 NFL AFC East 5th 2 14 0
1985 1985 NFL AFC East 5th 2 14 0 Kay Stephenson (0–4)
Hank Bullough (2–10)
1986 1986 NFL AFC East 4th 4 12 0 Hank Bullough (2–7)
Marv Levy (2–5)
1987 1987 NFL AFC East 4th 7 8 0 Shane Conlan (DROY)(ROY) Marv Levy
1988 1988 NFL AFC East 1st 12 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) 17–10
Lost Conference Championship (at Bengals) 10–21
Marv Levy (COY)
1989 1989 NFL AFC East 1st 9 7 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Browns) 30–34
1990 1990 NFL AFC East 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 44–34
Won Conference Championship (Raiders) 51–3
Lost Super Bowl XXV (vs. Giants) 19–20
Bruce Smith (DPOY)
1991 1991 NFL AFC East 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Chiefs) 37–14
Won Conference Championship (Broncos) 10–7
Lost Super Bowl XXVI (vs. Redskins) 24–37
Thurman Thomas (MVP)(OPOY)
1992 1992 NFL AFC East 2nd 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Oilers) 41–38 (OT)[3]
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Steelers) 24–3
Won Conference Championship (at Dolphins) 29–10
Lost Super Bowl XXVII (vs. Cowboys) 17–52
1993 1993 NFL AFC East 1st 12 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 29–23
Won Conference Championship (Chiefs) 30–13
Lost Super Bowl XXVIII (vs. Cowboys) 13–30
Marv Levy (COY)
1994 1994 NFL AFC East 4th 7 9 0
1995 1995 NFL AFC East 1st 10 6 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Dolphins) 37–22
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Steelers) 21–40
Bryce Paup (DPY)
1996 1996 NFL AFC East 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jaguars) 27–30 Bruce Smith (DPY)
1997 1997 NFL AFC East 4th 6 10 0
1998 1998 NFL AFC East 3rd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Dolphins) 17–24 Wade Phillips
1999 1999 NFL AFC East 2nd 11 5 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Titans) 16–22[4]
2000 2000 NFL AFC East 4th 8 8 0
2001 2001 NFL AFC East 4th 3 13 0 Gregg Williams
2002 2002 NFL AFC East 4th 8 8 0
2003 2003 NFL AFC East 3rd 6 10 0
2004 2004 NFL AFC East 3rd 9 7 0 Mike Mularkey
2005 2005 NFL AFC East 3rd 5 11 0
2006 2006 NFL AFC East 3rd 7 9 0 Dick Jauron
2007 2007 NFL AFC East 2nd 7 9 0
2008 2008 NFL AFC East 4th 7 9 0
2009 2009 NFL AFC East 4th 6 10 0 Dick Jauron (3–6)
Perry Fewell (3–4)
2010 2010 NFL AFC East 4th 4 12 0 Chan Gailey
2011 2011 NFL AFC East 4th 6 10 0
2012 2012 NFL AFC East 4th 6 10 0
2013 2013 NFL AFC East 4th 6 10 0 Kiko Alonso (PFWA DROY) Doug Marrone
2014 2014 NFL AFC East 2nd 9 7 0
2015 2015 NFL AFC East 3rd 8 8 0 Rex Ryan
2016 2016 NFL AFC East 3rd 7 9 0 Rex Ryan (7–8)
Anthony Lynn (0–1)
Totals 400 460 8 All-time regular season record (1960–2016)
14 15 0 All-time postseason record (1960–2016)
414 475 8 All-time regular & postseason record (1960–2016)

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2016 NFL season.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Buffalo Bills Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football Reference. 
  2. ^ 1982 was a strike-shortened season so the league was divided up into two conferences instead of its normal divisional alignment.
  3. ^ This game is also known as the Comeback
  4. ^ This game is also known as the Music City Miracle

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