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The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in Buffalo, New York. They are currently members of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). They play their home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium in the suburb of Orchard Park, and since 2008 have played one regular season home game per season in Toronto. The Bills began competitive play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.No_BkgrdLF1.png

The Bills won two consecutive American Football League titles in 1964 and 1965. Buffalo is also the only team to ever win four consecutive American Football Conference Championships, the only team in either conference to play in four consecutive Super Bowl games, and the only team to lose four consecutive Super Bowls.

The Bills were named as the result of the winning entry in a local contest, which named the team after the AAFC Buffalo Bills, a previous football franchise from the All-America Football Conference that merged with the Cleveland Browns in 1950. That team was named after the historic Buffalo Bill. The Bills' cheerleaders are known as the Buffalo Jills. The official mascot is Billy Buffalo; Cody is not used in the team's iconography at all.

The Bills are the only NFL team to play their home games within New York state. Both the New York Jets and the New York Giants play in East Rutherford, New Jersey, nine miles from New York City. With the inception of the five-year Bills Toronto Series deal in 2008 that is good through 2012, they are the only NFL team to play a home game in Canada. The Bills conduct summer training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester, NY.