Buffalo Bills: Top 5 head coaches in franchise history

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The Buffalo Bills have had some great head coaches pass through the organization since its inception in 1960. We rank the five best of all time.

Since being established in 1960, the Buffalo Bills have had 20 head coaches come and go, some of them leaving on good terms and most of them leaving on bad terms.

Some say being the head coach of the Buffalo Bills and succeeding is a very difficult task as only seven coaches have taken this historic franchise to the postseason, finishing with a surprisingly average postseason record of 14-16 despite the success in the 1990’s.

Throughout the Bill’s 58 years as a franchise, there’s been many of highs and certainly a lot of lows. The highlights consisted of making four straight Super Bowls, coming back from a 32-point deficit against the Houston Oilers, to complete the greatest comeback in NFL history and being division champions six times from 1988-1995.

But obviously there’s been plenty of lows. This is a franchise who at one point had nine straight losing seasons and of course, not making the playoffs for 17 straight years.

As we enter Sean McDermott‘s second season with the club there are plenty of expectations. Ultimately, McDermott snapped the longest playoff drought in all four of the major sports this past season.

Out of all 20 head coaches who have led this team, to Super Bowls, AFL championships and winning records, one question remains: Who are the top five Buffalo Bills coaches in franchise history?

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