10 Things You Should Know – 1990 Buffalo Bills


  1. Buffalo’s 41 points in a half is still an NFL record (January 20th 1991 vs LA Raiders, AFCC)
  2. Bruce Smith had his best season statistically (19 Sacks (1st), 4 Forced Fumbles (2nd), 101 Tackles (2nd)) He was also named DPOY
  3. NFL Network named the 1990 Bills as one of the five greatest teams to never win a Super Bowl
  4. #1 Draft Pick James Williams was the first player in Bills history to wear number 31.  (The number was reserved for merchandising and reflected the spirit of the team)
  5. Jim Kelly had his career best QB Rating in 1990 (101.2)
  6. The best player selected by the Bills in the 1990 draft was 8th round pick Marvcus Patton. Patton never missed a game in his 12 year career.
  7. Thurman Thomas led the league in yards from scrimmage for his second consecutive year, his streak ended at 4. Still an NFL record.
  8. The Bills won 8 games in a row in 1990, their best streak in the NFL. (Won 9 in a row during the 64 AFL season.
  9. 1990 Was Paul Tagliabue’s first full season as NFL Commissioner. The play clock was reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  10. Emmitt Smith was selected one pick after the Bills drafted James Williams.