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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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1
652 117
Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

2
677 113
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Kelly Quarterback

3
507 103
Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Thurman Thomas Running back

4
561 164
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
O. J. Simpson Running back

5
462 99
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Andre Reed Wide receiver

6
278 103
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

7
195 64
Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe DeLamielleure Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
286 99
Steve Tasker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Tasker Running back, Gunner, Wide receiver

9
260 79
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Darryl Talley Linebacker

10
236 93
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

11
197 56
Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kent Hull Center

12
182 45
Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Kyle Williams Defensive tackle

13
197 91
Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Moulds Wide receiver

14
159 78
Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Smerlas Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman

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15
182 56
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
bigulcards added Fred Jackson Running back

16
190 35
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added LeSean McCoy Running back

17
171 72
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

18
158 68
Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cookie Gilchrist Running back, Fullback

19
166 39
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marv Levy Running back

20
135 66
Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Billy Shaw Offensive Lineman

21
128 69
Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mark Kelso Safety

The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

22
128 52
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Christie Placekicker

23
107 70
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

24
116 54
Jim Ritcher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Ritcher Guard, Center

25
111 57
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

26
103 64
Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Will Wolford Tackle - 1964

27
116 34
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Erik Freeland added Doug Flutie Quarterback

28
110 69
Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Pete Metzelaars Tight end - 1960

The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time

29
96 40
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Joe Ferguson Quarterback

30
138 88
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Takeo Spikes Linebacker

31
92 27
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ScottPolichette added Frank Reich Quarterback

32
105 58
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

33
103 71
Ruben Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ruben Brown Guard

34
116 67
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Lee Evans Wide receiver

35
95 36
Eric Wood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Wood Center

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36
93 34
Phil Hansen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Phil Hansen Defensive tackle, Defensive end

37
110 40
Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

38
87 88
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bryce Paup Defensive end, Linebacker

39
76 32
Reggie McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Reggie McKenzie Guard

40
76 25
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added London Fletcher Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

41
59 18
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Joe Cribbs Running back

42
64 21
Nate Odomes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Nate Odomes Cornerback

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43
110 126
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

44
99 60
Marshawn Lynch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added Marshawn Lynch Running back

45
77 40
Bill Polian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bill Polian

46
53 17
Jerry Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Jerry Butler Wide receiver

47
83 74
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Chris Spielman

48
120 117
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

49
73 35
Tyrod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Tyrod Taylor Quarterback

50
55 36
Mike Stratton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Mike Stratton Linebacker