NFL 25 Dream Teams that ended up being failures: 15. 1994 Buffalo Bills
Nobody in the history of the NFL has gone to back-to-back-to-back-to-back Super Bowls except for the Buffalo Bills. Somehow, the Bills lost each and every one of those Super Bowls. Eventually, they would have to win one. Maybe fifth times the charm. Well, what happened was fifth’s time is when everything falls apart.
The NFL did not help the Bills out with a bevy of rule changes. They added free agency to the mix in 1993 and then right before 1994, the Bills had to figure out the salary cap. They were forced to move on from three offensive linemen, you know, the guys in charge of keeping Jim Kelly upright.
The season started with a rough loss to the Jets. The Bills only scored three points at home to a division rival. They bounced back, winning four of their next five. And they would stay in playoff contention for most of the season. Then, they got to Week 15. They were 7-6, and the team knew if they got in they were a threat to make another run. However, they didn’t get in.
The Bills would lose the next three games in a row, and they would miss the postseason after making four straight Super Bowls. It’s not a huge surprise when looking at all the facts. Teams tend to break down after playing so many extra games. They had to move money around due to the salary cap. However, it was still a massive surprise at the time they didn’t even make the playoffs.