Two Buffalo Bills teams have made USA Today Sports' list of the Top 100 NFL teams of all time, selected to mark the league's 100th anniversary season.
All 53 Super Bowl champions are on the list, but many championships teams from the pre-Super Bowl era were not selected. According to USA Today, "metrics like titles won, victories, point differentials and such — which cut across generations with some level of equality — were taken into account, though there was also plenty of room for opinion and art in the final analysis."
The 1964 AFL champion Bills made the final rankings at No. 54 and the 1990 Bills that lost Super Bowl XXV checked in at No. 78.
The No. 1 team was the 1985 Chicago Bears, followed by the 1984 San Francisco 49ers, the 1962 Green Bay Packers, the 1989 Niners and the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins.
Here is what USA Today had to say about the two Bills teams:
54. 1964 Bills (won AFL title): Yes, Buffalo actually owns championships, its '64 team on the front end of back-to-back AFL crowns. QB Jack Kemp and FB Cookie Gilchrist were among the headliners.
78. 1990 Bills (lost Super Bowl XXV): Probably the best of the Buffalo teams that won four consecutive AFC titles, these "K-Gun" Bills also came closest to Super Bowl glory. But K Scott Norwood was just wide right on his team's final play in a 20-19 defeat.