The 1990 Buffalo Bills season was the 31st for the franchise in Professional Football and its 21st in the National Football League. The team finished the year with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and first in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division. They were 8–0 at home for the second time in their franchise history. On the road, the Bills were 5–3. Buffalo qualified for their first Super Bowl appearance. Defensive end Bruce Smith was named Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year for 1990, recording 101 tackles, four forced fumbles, and a career-high 19 sacks.

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  • The 1990 Buffalo Bills season was the 31st for the franchise in Professional Football and its 21st in the National Football League. The team finished the year with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and first in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division. They were 8–0 at home for the second time in their franchise history. On the road, the Bills were 5–3. Buffalo qualified for their first Super Bowl appearance. The Bills' offense was one of the best in the league; their 428 points (26.75 points per game) scored was first in the league, and since they only gave up 263 points (6th in the league), their point differential was 165 points (10.3 per game), which was the best in the NFL in 1990, as well as the best point-differential in franchise history. Buffalo's 48 offensive touchdowns (28 passing, 20 rushing) also led the league. Defensive end Bruce Smith was named Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year for 1990, recording 101 tackles, four forced fumbles, and a career-high 19 sacks. The season was chronicled on October 2, 2008 for America's Game: The Missing Rings, as one of the five greatest NFL teams to never win the Super Bowl. (en)
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  • Kirby Jackson
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  • Nate Odomes
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  • * Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Walt Corey * Defensive Line – Chuck Dickerson * Defensive Backs – Dick Roach * Defensive Quality Control – Chuck Lester
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  • Andre Reed 56 yard pass from Jim Kelly
  • Bennett 80 yard blocked field goal return
  • Brad Baxter 1-yard run
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  • Davis 2 yard run
  • Fred Barnett 95 yard pass from Randall Cunningham
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  • James Lofton 63 yard pass from Jim Kelly
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  • Keith Jackson 18 yard pass from Randall Cunningham
  • Keith McKeller 6-yard pass from Jim Kelly
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  • Norwood 37 yard field goal
  • Roger Ruzek 32 yard field goal
  • Scott Norwood 21 yard field goal
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  • Scott Norwood 43 yard field goal
  • Scott Norwood 45 yard field goal
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  • * President – Ralph Wilson * Vice President of Administration/General Manager – Bill Polian * Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel – Bob Ferguson * Director of Player Personnel – John Butler * Assistant Director/Collegiate Scouting – A. J. Smith * Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach – Chuck Lester
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  • Will Wolford
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  • yes
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  • Jeff Wright
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  • * Offensive Coordinator – Ted Marchibroda * Running Backs – Elijah Pitts * Receivers – Nick Nicolau * Offensive Quality Control/Tight Ends – Don Lawrence * Offensive Line – Tom Bresnahan
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  • Won Divisional Playoffs
  • Lost Super Bowl XXV
  • Won Conference Championship
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  • ;First Quarter *BUF – James Lofton 13-yard pass from Jim Kelly *LA – Jeff Jaeger 41-yard field goal *BUF – Thurman Thomas 12-yard run *BUF – Darryl Talley 27-yard interception return ;Second Quarter *BUF – Kenneth Davis 1-yard run *BUF – Kenneth Davis 3-yard run *BUF – James Lofton 8-yard pass from Jim Kelly ;Fourth Quarter *BUF – Kenneth Davis 1-yard run *BUF – Scott Norwood 39-yard field goal
  • ;First Quarter *NYG – Matt Bahr 28-yard field goal *BUF – Scott Norwood 23-yard field goal ;Second Quarter *BUF – Don Smith 1-yard run *BUF – Safety, Bruce Smith tackled Jeff Hostetler in end zone *NYG – Stephen Baker 14-yard pass from Jeff Hostetler ;Third Quarter *NYG – Ottis Anderson 1-yard run ;Fourth Quarter *BUF – Thurman Thomas 31-yard run *NYG – Matt Bahr 21-yard field goal
  • ;First Quarter *BUF – Andre Reed 40-yard pass from Jim Kelly *MIA – Pete Stoyanovich 29-yard field goal *BUF – Scott Norwood 24-yard field goal *BUF – Scott Norwood 22-yard field goal ;Second Quarter *BUF – Thurman Thomas 5-yard run *MIA – Mark Duper 64-yard pass from Dan Marino *BUF – James Lofton 13-yard pass from Jim Kelly *MIA – Dan Marino 2-yard run ;Third Quarter *MIA – Pete Stoyanovich 22-yard field goal *BUF – Scott Norwood 28-yard field goal ;Fourth Quarter *MIA – Roy Foster 2-yard pass from Dan Marino *BUF – Thurman Thomas 5-yard run *BUF – Andre Reed 26-yard pass from Jim Kelly *MIA – Tony Martin 8-yard pass from Dan Marino
  • ;First Quarter *BUF – Scott Norwood 24-yard field goal *IND – Dean Biasucci 24-yard field goal ;Second Quarter *BUF – Butch Rolle 3-yard pass from Jim Kelly *BUF – Scott Norwood 31-yard field goal *BUF – Scott Norwood 37-yard field goal ;Third Quarter *IND – Stanley Morgan 25-yard pass from Jeff George ;Fourth Quarter *BUF – Scott Norwood 47-yard field goal *BUF – Thurman Thomas 6-yard run
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  • * Special Teams – Bruce DeHaven
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  • ;Passing *IND – Jeff George 13/24, 160 yards, TD *BUF – Jim Kelly 28/37, 283 yards, TD ;Rushing *IND – Albert Bentley 15 att, 50 yards *BUF – Thurman Thomas 20 att, 84 yards, TD ;Receiving *IND – Stanley Morgan 2 rec, 47 yards, TD *BUF – Keith McKeller 7 rec, 78 yards
  • ;Passing *LA – Jay Schroeder 13/31, 150 yards, 5 INT *BUF – Jim Kelly 17/23, 300 yards, 2 TD, INT ;Rushing *LA – Greg Bell 5 att, 36 yards *BUF – Thurman Thomas 25 att, 138 yards, TD ;Receiving *LA – Mervyn Fernandez 4 rec, 57 yards *BUF – James Lofton 5 rec, 113 yards, 2 TD
  • ;Passing *BUF – Jim Kelly 18/30, 212 yards *NYG – Jeff Hostetler 20/32, 222 yards, TD ;Rushing *BUF – Thurman Thomas 15 att, 135 yards, TD *NYG – Ottis Anderson 21 att, 102 yards, TD ;Receiving *BUF – Andre Reed 8 rec, 62 yards *NYG – Mark Ingram 5 rec, 74 yards
  • ;Passing *MIA – Dan Marino 23/49, 323 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT *BUF – Jim Kelly 19/29, 339 yards, 3 TD, INT ;Rushing *MIA – Sammie Smith 21 att, 99 yards *BUF – Thurman Thomas 32 att, 117 yards, 2 TD ;Receiving *MIA – Mark Duper 3 rec, 113 yards, TD *BUF – James Lofton 7 rec, 149 yards, TD
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  • * Strength and Conditioning Coordinator – Rusty Jones
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  • Marv Albert and Paul Maguire
  • Verne Lundquist and Dan Fouts
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  • The 1990 Buffalo Bills season was the 31st for the franchise in Professional Football and its 21st in the National Football League. The team finished the year with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and first in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division. They were 8–0 at home for the second time in their franchise history. On the road, the Bills were 5–3. Buffalo qualified for their first Super Bowl appearance. Defensive end Bruce Smith was named Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year for 1990, recording 101 tackles, four forced fumbles, and a career-high 19 sacks. (en)
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  • 1990 Buffalo Bills season (en)
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