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Buffalo Bills haven’t won on Monday Night Football since 1999

Bill Clinton, folks.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills haven’t won on Monday Night Football in a really long time. Like 20 years. The last time the Bills were successful on Monday’s primetime game was when Y2K was still something we talked about as a society.

In Week 4 of 1999, Doug Flutie led the Bills to a win over the Miami Dolphins on ABC’s version of Monday Night Football. The commentators were Al Michaels and Boomer Esiason. Gabe Northern returned a fumble for the first touchdown, Flutie found Eric Moulds for a six-yard TD, and Steve Christie had three field goals to lift Buffalo to a 23-18 victory. Miami’s three turnovers proved costly as the Dolphins outgained the Bills.

That’s it. The last time the Bills won on Monday Night Football. Since then, Buffalo is 0-8 on the brightest stage in the NFL. They’ve been blown out (44-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in 2000), lost three games by a combined four points, and let victory slip through their hands including Leodis McKelvin fumbling a kickoff return and the Dallas Cowboys miraculously coming back to defeat the Bills in the final seconds.

There’s another common theme in the last 20 games on MNF: They haven’t scored more than 27 points since October of 1993.