The 1990 Buffalo Bills season was the 21st for the franchise in the National Football League (NFL), and its 31st overall. The team finished the year with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and first in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division. They were 8�0 at home for the second time in their franchise history. On the road, the Bills were 5�3. Buffalo qualified for their first Super Bowl appearance.
The Bills’ offense was one of the best in the league; their 428 points (26.75 points per game) scored was first in the league, and since they only gave up 263 points (6th in the league), their point differential was 165 points (10.3 per game), which was the best in the NFL in 1990, as well as the best point-differential in franchise history. Buffalo’s 48 offensive touchdowns (28 passing, 20 rushing) also led the league.
Defensive end Bruce Smith was named Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year for 1990, recording 101 tackles, four forced fumbles, and a career-high 19 sacks.
The season was chronicled on October 2, 2008 for America’s Game: The Missing Rings, as one of the five greatest NFL teams to never win the Super Bowl.