This Sunday: Bills and Dolphins Battle in 1960s Uniforms

A throwback showdown this weekend in the NFL as both the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins throw it back to the late-1960s/early-1970s for their game Sunday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Both clubs are doing back-to-back games wearing their classic outfits, Buffalo trotted theirs out last weekend for a 24-21 victory at home over the Jacksonville Jaguars while Miami will go to the back of the closet once more next week against New England.

Bills at Dolphins, 1972

It also hasn’t been all that long since we saw these two face off in the throwback uniforms, in fact, it was in the most recent game these two played, on New Year’s Eve in 2017, with the Bills prevailing 22-16. You’d have to go all the way back to 1972 for their last meeting while they were their regular uniforms.

“They should be our normal [uniforms],” Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James said in the Palm Beach Post. “We just work here, though. I like the numbers. That green is a deeper green. The striping. The orange sticks out. They’re very comfortable, too.”

Bills at Dolphins, 2017

James wasn’t the only Dolphins player who felt that way, check out the article in the Palm Beach Post for a full set of quotes.

Buffalo originally wore this set from 1964, their fifth season in the old American Football League, through to the end of the 1973 season a few years after the Bills joined the NFL. Miami’s (with this version of the logo on the helmet) began with the franchise in 1966 and continued, like the Bills, until 1973.