We have been talking about a lot of heartbreak on this list, so let’s shift to a season that ended with a championship.
The Bills won the 1965 AFL Championship with a 23-0 win over the San Diego Chargers to give the team its second straight title. Unfortunately, this was the final year before the AFL champion would head to the Super Bowl.
But the championship is still an important part of the franchise’s history. The Bills finished the regular season with a record of 10-3-1. Quarterback Jack Kemp had 10 touchdowns compared to 18 interceptions, but it didn’t matter as the Bills coasted to the championship game.
Interestingly enough, the Bills played the Chargers twice during the regular season but picked up a loss and a tie. That changed with the shutout on the day after Christmas in 1965.
This marked the end of Lou Saban‘s first tenure with the Bills, as he would return in 1972. However, this championship win marked his last postseason victory as Bills head coach.
This 1965 season remains notable as it is the last time the Bills have won a league championship. The league was much smaller when it was still just the AFL, but fans are still waiting for another season to end the way it did in 1965.