Oct. 23, 1960 – The Bills still hadn't won a home game at this point in their first season, losing their first three starts at War Memorial Stadium. They changed that in a big way on this date.
Wray Carlton scored three touchdowns (all on pass receptions) in the first half alone as Buffalo jumped out to a 28-7 halftime lead, and coasted to a 38-9 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Johnny Green had another touchdown pass (Elbert Dubenion) to run his total to four for the game. Green scored the other Buffalo TD on a 2-yard run.
"Everything went right," Green said. "Wray caught a couple of passes out on the right side. The coverage wasn't there, so he came open and scored."
The win improved the Bills' record to 2-4 on the season. Too bad a crowd of only 8,876 was there for the game, as heavy rain kept the fans home.
Budd Bailey is a retired sports reporter and editor at The Buffalo News. He is also the author of "Today in Buffalo Sports History." Learn more about the book here.