Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

History

The Buffalo Bills were founded in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) and joined the ranks of the NFL in 1970 following the NFL-AFL merger. They are the only NFL club that plays its home games in the state of New York. The franchise is owned by Terry and Kim Pegula who picked up the majority ownership tag following the death of the original owner Ralph Wilson back in 2014.

The franchise won two AFL championships back in 1964, 1965 and these chips stand as the only major professional sports championships from a team representing Buffalo. Chiefly, the Bills found heightened success between 1990 and 1993 where they appeared in a record-setting four straight Super Bowls. However, they would go on to lose all four games.

This unparalleled success was followed by a meaningful active playoff drought making them the last NFL franchise and the last in the four major leagues to qualify for a post-season in the 21st century. The club seems to have found its footing under Head Coach Sean McDermott however, the Bills still remain the only AFC East team to have never won a Super Bowl.

The 2020 campaign of the Buffalo Bills could very well change that as they are now placed 1st in the AFC East. The Bills are rounding up the season with a 12-3 record and have improved over their 10-6 2019 campaign. Not to mention, they qualified for the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1998 and 1998.

Logo

The current logo for the Bills is a blue leaping buffalo with a red beam running down the middle. This has been the franchise logo since 1974. Turning back the clock, the Bills original logo depicts two football players sunning alongside several buffaloes. This logo lasted from 1960-1961 and was subsequently changed in 1962.

The next logo depicts a brown football encompassing a Bills Player running beside a buffalo. The next change came in 1970 and led up all the way up to the modern iteration. The 1970-1973 logo saw the Bills adopt an all-red silhouette of a standing buffalo facing right.

Owner Achievements

Terrance Michael Pegula is an American billionaire businessman with a vested interest in entertainment, real estate, and natural gas development. Along with his wife Kim Pegula, he is the owner of Pegula Sports and Entertainment. The entity has stakes in the Buffalo Bills as well as the NFL’s Buffalo Sabres.

On September 14, 2014, news broke that Pegula had placed the winning bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills, a sale that went live following the death of the original owner and team founder Ralph Wilson. Once the Bills were purchased, Pegula and his wife Kim introduced One Buffalo, a marketing campaign that is now a brand used across all of their sports teams and products.

Sponsors

Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PS&E) along with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine unveiled a multi-year partnership to inspire a new generation of future medical, pharmacy, and dental students. What’s more, PS&E welcomed Skysports Equipment as the official Construction Equipment rental company for the Bills.

The deal provides solutions for a variety of construction projects and the sale and service of new and used equipment.  EnergyMark also has had a tie-up with the Buffalo Bills with the aim the supply natural gas, electricity, and risk management solutions for industrial customers.

Roster Foundation

Quarterbacks 17. Josh Allen

5. Matt Barkley

10. Jake Fromm

 

Running backs 86. Reggie Gilliam

25. Taiwan Jones

20. Zack Moss

26. Devin Singletary

 

Wide receivers 11. Cole Beasley

13. Gabriel Davis

14. Stefon Diggs

19. Isaiah McKenzie

18. Andre Roberts

 

Tight ends 88. Dawson Knox

81. Tyler Kroft

85. Lee Smith

 

Offensive linemen 71. Ryan Bates

65. Ike Boettger

73. Dion Dawkins

76. Jon Feliciano

60. Mitch Morse

77. Ty Nsekhe

75. Daryl Williams

66. Brian Winters

 

Defensive linemen 97. Mario Addison

94. Vernon Butler

57. A.J. Espensa

55. Jerry Hughes

90. Quinton Jefference

92. Darryl Johnson

93. Trent Murphy

91. Ed Oliver

99. Harrison Phillips

61. Justin Zimmer

 

 

Linebackers 53. Tyrel Dodson

49. Tremaine Edmunds

54. A.J Klein

44. Tyler Matakevich

58. Matt Milano

59. Andre Smith

 

Defensive backs 23. Micah Hyde

46. Jaquan Johnson

24. Taron Johnson

31. Dean Marlowe

33. Simran Neal

29. Joshua Norman

21. Jordan Poyer

39. Levi Wallace

27. Tre’Davious White

Special 2. Tyler Bass

69. Reid Ferguson

9. Corey Bojorque

Charity

The Buffalo Bills Foundation supports organizations is committed to improving the quality of life in our region. This is done through philanthropic investment in the community along with the supporting NFL and team charitable initiatives. Additionally, the ‘Huddle for Hunger’ food drive has been set to collect donated food items that will benefit FeedMore feeding programs.

Pre-pandemic, FeedMoreWNY’s came out to an estimated 155,420 people including 54, 690 children who did not have adequate access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life. By the end of 2020, this number is likely to grow and hence the Bills have ramped up the reach of their program.

History and Achievements

Founded 1959
Owner Terry and Kim Pegula
CEO Terry Pegula
Head Coach Sean McDermott
Stadium Bills Stadium
Location Orchard Park, New York
Sponsors BFLO Store, Skyworks Equipment Rental, EnergyMark, Nextiva, Lake Erie College of Osteopathy, Seneca Gaming Corp.
Championships League championships (2)

 

AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL-NFL merger( [2]

 

1964, 1965

 

Conference championships (4)

 

AFC: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

 

Division championships (11)

 

AFL Eastern: 1964, 1965, 1966

 

AFC East: 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2020

Official website Buffalo Bills- www.buffalobills.com