Buffalo Bills Fall in First Playoff Game in Seventeen Years
The Bills lost 10-3 in an AFC Wild Card game to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday. It was an ugly game, but for many Buffalo fans, it was a victory even getting to the NFL postseason.
Let's just say it's been a while. Try seventeen years. Not only is that the longest playoff drought in the NFL, but the longest in all major sports.
Their last playoff game was a heartbreaking 22-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans, January 8, 2000. To think, Bill Clinton was still in office the last time Buffalo made it that far.
At 9-7, it was certainly an up and down 2017 season for the Bills. Heck, they barely even made it into the postseason. A last-minute miracle touchdown by the Cincinnati Bengals in the final week of the regular seasons eliminated the Baltimore Ravens, who were the other team seeking a Wild Card berth.
In spite of seventeen long seasons; full of many loses, high player and personnel turnover, plus some of the most miserable weather any sports fan would ever have to endure...Buffalo fans are some of the most dedicated in the league.
Many members of the "Bills Mafia" made the trip to Jacksonville to root for their team Sunday.
It's safe to say, some of their fans are a little crazy...