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This is a list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time. As one of the original AFL teams in the early '60s, the first few decades of Bills football was defined by solid players, yet they lacked the playoff results to be seriously considered one of the NFL's premier teams. Players like Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, and O.J. Simpson (we're talking about on the field accomplishments here) spearheaded those high flying Bills of the franchise's early years. With a combination of hitting the jackpot on high draft picks, shrewd trades and a seasoned head coach in Marv Levy, many of the greatest Bills in team history came from the team's most successful seasons during the 1990s. 

Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Andre Reed are considered by many to be the best Bills ever. These players were at the core of the Bills teams that went to the Super Bowl a league record four straight years from 1990-1993. Ultimately, these players never were able to capture that elusive Super Bowl title, The run of success that these BIlls players were a part of are looked back fondly by Bills fans. These Bills greats are still revered and popular in western New York. Despite the lack of a championship, it doesn't take away that they are considered some of the greatest Buffalo Bills in history. 

This list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time accounts for all players in its AFL and NFL history. If you notice that a player isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list so it accurately reflect who should be considered the greatest Bills players in team history
 

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Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Kelly Quarterback

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Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Thurman Thomas Running back

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Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Andre Reed Wide receiver

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O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
O. J. Simpson Running back

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Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

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Steve Tasker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Tasker Running back, Gunner, Wide receiver

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Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Darryl Talley Linebacker

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Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe DeLamielleure Offensive Lineman, Guard

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James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

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Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kent Hull Center

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Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Smerlas Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman

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Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Moulds Wide receiver

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Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kyle Williams Defensive tackle

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Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cookie Gilchrist Running back, Fullback

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Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Billy Shaw Offensive Lineman

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Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Jackson Running back

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Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mark Kelso Safety

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Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

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Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Will Wolford Tackle - 1964

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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marv Levy Running back

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Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Christie Placekicker

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Jim Ritcher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Ritcher Guard, Center

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Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

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Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pete Metzelaars Tight end - 1960

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LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
LeSean McCoy Running back

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Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe Ferguson Quarterback

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Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bryce Paup Defensive end, Linebacker

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Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

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Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Doug Flutie Quarterback

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Ruben Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ruben Brown Guard

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Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Lee Evans Wide receiver

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Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Frank Reich Quarterback

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Phil Hansen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Phil Hansen Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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Reggie McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Eric Wood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Wood Center

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Sammy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle

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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Henry Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Henry Jones Safety, Defensive back

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Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

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Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mike Stratton Linebacker

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London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
London Fletcher Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

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Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe Cribbs Running back

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Bill Polian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bill Polian

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Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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Elbert Dubenion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Elbert Dubenion Wide receiver - Elbert Dubenion (nicknamed "Duby" or "Golden Wheels") (born February 16, 1933 in Griffin, Georgia) was an American football wide receiver. He played college football for Bluffton College in northwest Ohio.As a ...