Buffalo Bills History

The Buffalo Bills were a professional football team from 1946 until 1949, playing their final season in Buffalo, New York.

Buffalo Bills by the Decades


The Buffalo Bills' inaugural season was 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons. During the decade, the Bisons had a record of 23-26-5 during the regular season and 1-2 in the playoffs. They won zero division titles. The Bisons ranked 5th in the East division with a win percentage of 46%. In 1947, the Bisons changed their name from the Buffalo Bisons to the Buffalo Bills.

Buffalo Bills Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Clem Crowe 1949 5-5-2 50.0% 0-1
Red Dawson 1946-1949 23-26-5 47.2% 1-2

Franchise history

Franchise history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship