Tag: moments of heartbreak
he Bengals were founded in 1966 as the final team in the American Football League (AFL) before the AFL-NFL merger. They were actually founded by Paul Brown, who was Cleveland’s head coach up until 1963, when he was let go. After he was let go, he had interested in starting up his own franchise in Ohio. He ended up going with Cincinnati and worked out a deal for a new stadium. The Bengals were born.
The Buffalo Bills were founded in 1960 and were a member of the American Football League where they won back to back AFL championships in 1964 and 1965. The Bills joined the NFL in 1970 during the AFL-NFL merger. Since the merger, the Bills have made the playoffs 13 times and are the only team in the NFL to win four conference championships in a row, which is a great record. They are also the only team in the NFL to lose 4 Super Bowls in a row, not such a great record. The Bills have not made the playoffs in the 21st century. The 90s were by far the most successful decade for the Bills, with only 2 seasons without a playoff appearances (1994, 1997). Their last playoff appearance was in 1999, where they lost in the Wild Card round to the Tennessee Titans in a game that would come to be known as the Music City Miracle and this weeks topic of discussion.