Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills


6 - 5
record
1590
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Won't stay at #3
The Bills will rise in their division.
AFC
NFL #9/16
IronRank #7/16
AFC East
NFL #3/4
IronRank #2/4

Bills Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Baltimore Ravens at Ravens LOSS 13-7 LOSS
Week 2
Thursday, Sep 15
New York Jets vs Jets WIN 31-37 LOSS
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Arizona Cardinals vs Cardinals LOSS 33-18 WIN
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
New England Patriots at Patriots LOSS 0-16 WIN
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
Los Angeles Rams at Rams WIN 19-30 WIN
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 16
San Francisco 49ers vs 49ers WIN 45-16 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
Miami Dolphins at Dolphins WIN 28-25 LOSS
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 30
New England Patriots vs Patriots WIN 25-41 LOSS
Week 9
Monday, Nov 7
Seattle Seahawks at Seahawks LOSS 31-25 LOSS
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 20
Cincinnati Bengals at Bengals LOSS 12-16 WIN
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Jaguars WIN 28-21 WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
Oakland Raiders at Raiders LOSS
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Steelers WIN
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Cleveland Browns vs Browns WIN
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
Miami Dolphins vs Dolphins WIN
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
New York Jets at Jets WIN

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#2
div. rank
#7
conf. rank
10-6-0
record

Bills OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Bills compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#17 Bills
4.3
AFC
6.4
Great passing by the Bills:
263 yds Nov 7, 2016 at Seahawks
244 yds Oct 2, 2016 at Patriots
225 yds Nov 23, 2015 at Patriots

rushing

#1 Bills
10.0
AFC
6.5
Great rushing by the Bills:
236 yds Dec 27, 2015 vs Cowboys
152 yds Dec 13, 2015 at Eagles
129 yds Nov 29, 2015 at Chiefs

red zone performance

#6 Bills
7.5
AFC
6.6
Great red zone performance by the Bills:
100% Nov 27, 2016 vs Jaguars
100% Oct 16, 2016 vs 49ers
50% Jan 3, 2016 vs Jets

scoring points

#4 Bills
8.3
AFC
7.0
High points scored by the Bills:
25 pts Oct 30, 2016 vs Patriots
33 pts Sep 25, 2016 vs Cardinals
22 pts Nov 29, 2015 at Chiefs

Bills Stats

How the Bills compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
183
yds/game
#34
of 32
Rushing Offense
157
yds/game
#1
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
67
%
#5
of 32
Fumbles Caused
20
fum
#4
of 32
Interceptions
8
int
#18
of 32
Sacks
33
sacks
#3
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The Buffalo Bills began play in 1960 as an expansion franchise in the American Football League. Ralph Wilson was the original team owner in 1960. The club became a charter member of the National Football League’s American Football Conference in 1970 when the AFL and NFL merged with one another.

The team got its name from a fan write-in contest. The name Buffalo Bills was a play on the famous western showman Buffalo Bill, and was also named in honor of a former Buffalo Bills team that played in the defunct All-America Football Conference. That franchise was completely independent from the current Bills team and had earlier merged with the Cleveland Browns.

The Bills played their home games in Buffalo’s War Memorial Stadium from 1960 until 1972 before moving into Rich Stadium (now known as Ralph Wilson stadium) located in Orchard Park, which is a suburb of Buffalo. The new stadium was needed because the NFL required all teams to play in stadiums that had capacities of at least 50,000. However, it took threats of moving the franchise by owner Ralph Wilson to finally get a new stadium built in the 1970’s.

The Bills have played their home games in Rich Stadium since 1972, though in 2008 they began playing one home game each season in Toronto’s Rogers Stadium. This gives the club the distinction of being the only NFL team to play a regular season home game in Canada.

The Bills won two consecutive AFL Championships in 1964 and 1965 and became the only team in NFL history to reach four straight Super Bowls between 1990 and 1993. Unfortunately, they are also well known for having come out on the losing end on all four occasions. For these Super Bowl appearances, the Bills were led by star players such as QB Jim Kelly, RB Thurman Thomas, and DE Bruce Smith who is one of the NFL’s all time leaders in QB sacks. Another player of note in Bills history is RB OJ Simpson who played with the club during the mid 1970’s and is the only player in NFL history to gain 2,000 rushing yards in a 14 game season.

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