Heck, Bill Clinton was still president, and Bill Belichick was with the Jets when the Bills last made into serious January football.
The Bills got into the postseason thanks to a 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins and a stunning 31-27 victory by the Cincinnati Bengals over the Baltimore Ravens. The Tennessee Titans also made the playoffs with a 15-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Bills, Titans and Jaguars are all in the AFC playoff picture for the first time since that aforementioned 1999 season.
Of course we all know what happened the last time the Bills were in the playoffs ...
Here is how the playoff picture sets up.
1) Eagles (13-3) clinched number 1 seed and home field.
2) Vikings (13-3) Number 2 seed, with a shot at hosting Super Bowl.
3) Rams (11-5) Won NFC West, beat Saints for tiebreaker on 3 seed.
4) Saints (11-5) Won NFC South.
5) Panthers (11-5) Lost NFC South title to Saints due to head to head.
6) Falcons (10-6) last season's Super Bowl choker gets back after 22-10 win over Panthers in Week 17.
1) Patriots (13-3) clinched number 1 seed and home field.
2) Steelers (13-3) Number 2 seed after head-to-head loss to Patriots.
3) Jaguars (10-6) Won AFC South, own better conference record than Kansas City.
4) Chiefs (10-6) Won AFC West.
5) Titans (9-7) got wild card after victory over Jaguars in Week 17.
6) Bills (9-7) got wild card after win over Miami and Baltimore loss to Cincinnati.
Saturday January 6
Titans @ Chiefs 4:35 on ESPN
Falcons @ Rams 8:35 on NBC
Sunday January 7
Bills @ Jaguars 1:00 CBS
Panthers @ Saints 4:35 FOX
Divisional Round will be determined after wild card weekend. Patriots, Steelers, Eagles, and Vikings will host.