Team Facts

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
October 28, 1959

First Season:
1960

Stadium:
New Era Field

Founder:
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

AFL Championships:
1964, 1965

AFL Eastern Division Championships:
1964, 1965, 1966

AFC Championships:
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

AFC Eastern Division Championships:
1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995

All-Time Record:
(At the Start of 2017 Season)
414-475-8

AFL Record:
67-71-6

NFL Record:
347-404-2

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#12 Jim Kelly
#78 Bruce Smith

 

  • First Regular-Season Game: A 27-3 loss to the New York Titans, 9/11/60.
  • First Regular-Season Points: 35-yard field goal by Darrell Harper vs. New York Titans, 9/11/60
  • First Regular-Season Touchdown: One-yard run by Wray Carlton vs. the Denver Broncos, 9/18/60.
  • First Regular-Season Win: A 13-0 victory over the Boston Patriots, 9/23/60.
  • First Winning Season: 1962 (7-6-1)
  • First Playoff Appearance: A 26-8 loss to the Boston Patriots in an AFL Eastern Division playoff game, 12/28/63.
  • First Championship: A 20-7 victory over the San Diego Chargers for the 1964 AFL Championship.
  • First Super Bowl Appearance: A 20-19 loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV, 1/27/91.
  • First to Rush 100 Yards In A Game: Art Baker, 117 yards vs. the San Diego Chargers, 12/9/61.
  • First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Cookie Gilchrist, 1,096 yards (1962).
  • First To Pass 400 Yards In A Game: Joe Ferguson, 419 yards vs. the Miami Dolphins, 10/9/83.
  • Most Career Rushing Yards: Thurman Thomas, 11,938 yards (1988-1999).
  • Most Career Passing Yards: Jim Kelly, 35,467 yards (1986-1996).
  • Most Career Receptions: Andre Reed, 941 receptions (1985-1999).
  • Leading Scorer: Steve Christie, 1,011 points (1992-2000).
  • First Bill Elected to the Hall of Fame: RB O. J. Simpson, 1985.
  • Original Team Colors: Royal blue and silver.



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