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Bills not the most dysfunctional franchise, per PFT poll

Dysfunction is a word used frequently in discussing the Buffalo Bills. They haven't made the playoffs in 17 years and will enter 2017 with their third different coach in the last four seasons.

Team owner Terry Pegula made sure to mention in a recent interview that "there's no dysfunction" within the franchise, which the team happily promoted on social media, only to get slammed by fans in the comments.

But, at least according to a poll on Pro Football Talk, the Bills aren't the NFL's most dysfunctional franchise. That title belonged to the San Francisco 49ers, whose last two coaches were fired after their first year on the job.

The poll, while unscientific, was voted on more than 18,000 times as of Wednesday morning. The Bills ranked third with about 10 percent of the vote. Here are the full results, rounded to the nearest whole number:

1. 49ers: 43%
2. Browns: 32%
3. Bills 10%
4. Jets 6%
5. Rams 5%
6. Chargers 3%

For a sense of the dysfunction, here are the end-of-the-year columns from San Francisco, Cleveland and Buffalo.

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