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Bill Polian Selected for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
A 2012 inductee into the Bills Wall of Fame, Bill Polian will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

A 2012 inductee into the Bills Wall of Fame, Bill Polian will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Six members of the Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl teams from the early 1990s—quarterback Jim Kelly, running back Thurman Thomas, wide receivers Andre Reed and James Lofton, defensive end Bruce Smith and coach Marv Levy—have all been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Later this year, they will be joined in Canton by the man who helped bring them all together.

Bill Polian, who was the Bills’ pro personnel director from 1984-85 and their general manager from 1986-92, will be one of eight members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, which was announced Saturday. He is one of the first two Hall of Famers, along with former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf, to be inducted through the Hall of Fame’s new category for contributors who did not play or coach the game.

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20 Years Later, How Far Off are the 2013 Buffalo Bills from the 1993 AFC Champions?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

EJ Manuel is no Jim Kelly, but the 2013 Buffalo Bills may not be too far behind the 1993 team that won the AFC championship. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

Anniversaries are an occasion for reflection, an opportunity to take a look back at something and see how much you’ve grown or how far you’ve fallen. For the Buffalo Bills, the 20th anniversary of their last Super Bowl appearance seems to be a cause to reflect on the two decades of futility since that have seen only five winning seasons.

That said, when comparing the current team to the team that won its fourth consecutive AFC championship 20 years ago, it seems the current incarnation of the Bills might not be as far off from success as many believe.

Let’s look at the basic facts first. The 1993 Buffalo Bills finished the regular season 12-4. They beat the Los Angeles Raiders in the divisional playoff round and the Kansas City Chiefs in the conference championship game before falling 30-13 to the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl (which I was at, for the record, making it even more heart-breaking).

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