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What happened to Bills teams that started 5-1

The Buffalo Bills are 5-1 or better for the 11th time in franchise history and the first since 2008. Here are how the other teams fared:

1964: AFL championship team started 9-0 and were 12-2 in regular season.

1965: Finished the regular season at 10-3-1 and won second AFL championship.

1974: Started 7-1 but lost four of last six to finish 9-5 and second in AFC East. Lost in divisional playoff at Steelers.

1980: Started 5-0 and lost two of next three. Went 11-5 before losing in divisional playoff at Chargers.

1988: Won next six before back-to-back losses and went 12-4 in the regular season. Lost in AFC championship game at Bengals.

1990: Won next four on way to 13-3 mark and Super Bowl appearance.

1991: Started 5-0 before a loss at Kansas City, then won five in a row. Finished 13-3 and reached Super Bowl.

1993: Got to 7-1 before losing two of next three. But closed regular season with three more wins to finish 12-4 on way to first in AFC East and Super Bowl appearance.

1995: Lost next two games before winning three in a row. Finished 10-6 and first in AFC East. Lost in divisional playoffs to Pittsburgh.

2008: Lost seven of next eight to finish 7-9 and third in AFC East.

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