1959 — Ralph C.
Wilson was awarded an American Football League franchise on
1960 — The Bills lost their first regular season game to the New
York Titans, 27-3 on September 11.
1962 — The Bills had their first winning season, finishing
1962 — Cookie Gilchrist ran for 1,096 yards, becoming the first
Bills player to run for 1,000 yards.
1963 — Buffalo made its first playoff appearance, losing 26-8 to
the Boston Patriots on December 28.
1964 — A 20-7 victory over
in the AFL Championship Game gave the Bills their first title.
1965 — The Bills again defeated San Diego to take the AFL
1969 — Buffalo made running back O.J. Simpson of USC the first
player chosen in the draft.
1973 — Simpson set an NFL record by rushing for 2,003 yards.
1986 — Mary Levy took over as head coach, replacing Hank
1991 — The Bills made their first Super Bowl appearance and lost
20-19 to the New York Giants when Scott Norwood's attempt at a
game-winning field goal from 47 yards was wide right.