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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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+ - 458 71
Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

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2
+ - 481 69
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Kelly Quarterback

3
+ - 364 67
Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Thurman Thomas Running back

4
+ - 376 110
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
O. J. Simpson Running back

5
+ - 339 73
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Andre Reed Wide receiver

6
+ - 200 69
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

7
+ - 208 64
Steve Tasker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Tasker Running back, Gunner, Wide receiver

8
+ - 139 44
Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe DeLamielleure Offensive Lineman, Guard

9
+ - 197 58
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Darryl Talley Linebacker

10
+ - 179 70
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

11
+ - 150 36
Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kent Hull Center

12
+ - 144 68
Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Moulds Wide receiver

13
+ - 124 55
Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Smerlas Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman

14
+ - 128 48
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

15
+ - 114 39
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Jackson Running back

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16
+ - 99 32
Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kyle Williams Defensive tackle

17
+ - 101 48
Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Billy Shaw Offensive Lineman

18
+ - 119 50
Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cookie Gilchrist Running back, Fullback

19
+ - 89 50
Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mark Kelso Safety

20
+ - 79 56
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

21
+ - 105 25
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marv Levy Running back

22
+ - 78 50
Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Will Wolford Tackle - 1964

23
+ - 97 43
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Christie Placekicker

24
+ - 84 41
Jim Ritcher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Ritcher Guard, Center

25
+ - 80 27
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
LeSean McCoy Running back

26
+ - 79 48
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

27
+ - 58 20
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Doug Flutie Quarterback

28
+ - 97 72
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Takeo Spikes Linebacker

29
+ - 67 27
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe Ferguson Quarterback

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30
+ - 77 55
Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pete Metzelaars Tight end - 1960

31
+ - 64 68
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bryce Paup Defensive end, Linebacker

32
+ - 49 15
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Frank Reich Quarterback

33
+ - 76 58
Ruben Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ruben Brown Guard

34
+ - 54 21
Reggie McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

35
+ - 78 54
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Lee Evans Wide receiver

36
+ - 71 26
Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

37
+ - 71 51
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

38
+ - 58 23
Phil Hansen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Phil Hansen Defensive tackle, Defensive end

39
+ - 49 20
Eric Wood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Wood Center

40
+ - 56 25
Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle

41
+ - 57 31
Sammy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

42
+ - 85 91
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

43
+ - 38 13
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe Cribbs Running back

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44
+ - 67 98
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

45
+ - 37 25
Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mike Stratton Linebacker

46
+ - 41 23
Henry Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Henry Jones Safety, Defensive back

47
+ - 37 15
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
London Fletcher Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

48
+ - 49 29
Bill Polian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bill Polian

49
+ - 55 58
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

50
+ - 58 52
Elbert Dubenion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
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