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This Day in Bills History, Nov. 19: The Price is still right

Nov. 19, 2006 – Peerless Price had something of an encore with the Bills when he returned to the team in 2006. This game provided one of the highlights of that season.

The veteran had joined the team before 2006 after leaving Buffalo for Atlanta and Dallas. His best year as a pro was 2002, when he caught 94 passes for the Bills – just before he left.

The Bills had quite a battle with the Houston Texans on this day. They couldn’t have asked for a better start. In the first quarter, J.P. Losman opened the scoring with an 83-yard strike to Lee Evans. Just to show it was no fluke, the two combined on another one, also 83 yards, later in the first quarter.

But the Texans fought back. They took the lead when Dunta Robinson returned an interception nine yards for a score. That 21-17 lead held up until the fourth quarter.

Dramatically, Losman hit Price with a 15-yard touchdown pass with only nine seconds left. It gave Buffalo the 24-21 win. It was a rare nice moment in a season in which the Bills never got above the .500 mark.

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.

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