Buffalo Bills: Looking at the greatest villain in team history

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The Buffalo Bills had some glorious stretches of football and one opposing coach during that time stands out as the biggest villain in team history.

It’s a fun holiday so naturally it is time to take look into some heartbreaking moments from Buffalo Bills past. Although for a younger generation of fans, it is nothing more than history.

The Buffalo Bills entered the 1991 season losers of two straight Super Bowls. The first came on an infamous field goal miss while the second was the result of simply being outplayed by the Washington Redskins.

Then came the next two games, when the Dallas Cowboys destroyed the Bills in back-to-back years to officially end the stretch of magical football in Buffalo.

This has landed Jimmy Johnson as the biggest villain in Bills history, according to a list on NFL Mocks.

From the article:

"Johnson was the architect of that grew Dallas Cowboys dynasty of the 1990s. The team that won three Super Bowls in four years, and it was the Bills who felt their wrath the most. In their two meetings in the big game in 1992 and 1993, the Cowboys humiliated Buffalo 52-17 and 30-13."

Johnson is an easy choice for this list. Bills fans had already experienced two painful Super Bowls, only for Johnson’s Cowboys to make things worse.

I will offer up one more suggestion for top villain, and that is Tom Brady. The difference is that Brady hasn’t done any damage to the Bills in the postseason. However, his play and presence could be seen as a factor as to why it took the Bills so long to return to the postseason. And also why the AFC East has been nearly a lock for the Patriots for so long.

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As Bills fans know, the final Super Bowl loss against the Cowboys was the last time the team made it to the big game. The team had a better chance to walk away with a victory before the showdowns with the Cowboys, but that doesn’t mean fans in Buffalo still like the sight of Johnson on NFL pregame shows each and every Sunday.