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Sept. 29, 1968 – It might be the single-most amazing result in the history of the Buffalo Bills, particularly in hindsight. Let's set the scene for this game. The Bills had already lost their first three games in the 1968 season, including a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals – an expansion team playing the third game in their history. Just to make it more interesti…

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Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you know the answer? 11. The top three all-time points scorers in team history are kickers (Steve Christie, Rian Lindell, Scott Norwood). What two non-kickers are tied for fourth place for most career points scored? Scroll down ... A. Thurman Thomas and Andre…

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Sept. 28, 1969 – O.J. Simpson was used to winning when he was a Heisman Trophy winner at Southern California. He had to wait a little while to get that winning feeling as a member of the Buffalo Bills. Simpson probably wasn't expecting immediate success, since he joined a team that went 1-12-1 in 1968. Still, he had to wait through two losses with the Bills during hi…

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When buying Bills gear, you can’t leave out the little ones. And if you’re a true Bills fan, you start training them at a young age. Whether you’re taking your baby to his or her first Bills game or you’re watching the big game at home, you need to show everyone that your home and family are Bills territory. The onesie is Bills blue with three little pictu…

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 Is the best food at New Era Field actually more like a drink?  SI.com’s Eats section ranked the best food at each NFL stadium and determined the Moonshine Mary to be the best food item at Bills games. Here is what SI.com had to say: “This beverage invites visitors to try a whole new kind of meal – and this one's in a glass. The stadium's moonshine-spiked, s…

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Check back each day for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you know the answer? Q: How many of the all-time Bills head coaches played for the team? Scroll down ... A. One. Kay Stephenson was a quarterback for the team in 1968. He coached the Bills from 1983-85 and had a 10-26 record. ••• Question 9: Q: In a …

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Sept. 27, 1970 – The American Football League and National Football League had fully merged by the time the 1970 season rolled in. That meant for the first time ever, the Buffalo Bills would get to play some NFL teams in games that counted. The schedule-maker didn't do the Bills any favors in their first AFL-NFL matchup. The Los Angeles Rams came to town. The Rams …

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Even though the Buffalo Bills lost to the Carolina Panthers in Week Two of the NFL season, something pretty cool happened. The tailgating lot before the game was overflowing with red, white and blue, as Bills fans managed to outnumber Panthers fans in their own pregame celebration. “There was anywhere from 15 to 20,000 Bills fans tailgating in the parking area before …

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Sept. 26, 1962 – Ralph Wilson spent $25,000 to buy an American Football League franchise, an investment that eventually was worth more than a billion dollars. Perhaps his second-best buy involved a quarterback. The San Diego Chargers had a quarterback on their roster who was suffering from a finger injury. Jack Kemp had been a key player for the Chargers in their hist…

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If you’re a true Bills fan, you show your colors off proudly. So when the Bills and the Falcons face off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Sunday, you might as well be wearing a New Era hat. No one will ever have to guess where your loyalty lies. Fanatics.com has the ultimate special event item to do so: a 59FIFTY Buffalo Bills heather gray fitted hat made by New Era, a B…

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Sept. 25, 1966 – The best type of football game from a fan’s perspective is one where a seemingly certain loss dramatically turns into a most unexpected win. Such was the case in War Memorial Stadium, where the Bills and Houston Oilers met. Let’s set up the last-minute thrill. Buffalo jumped out to a 20-6 lead at halftime. Bobby Burnett and Wray Carlton scored …

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Sept. 24, 1989 – If you like offense in your football, and that includes just about everyone, this was your kind of game. The Bills and Oilers had quite a shootout on this day. It ended in a very appropriate way – Jim Kelly threw a 28-yard pass to Andre Reed after 8:42 of overtime to give Buffalo a 47-41 victory in the Astrodome. The lead changed hands twice in …

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Frank Testa got his first bartending job at Coughlan’s Pub in Fredonia during the years the Bills held training camp nearby. “I got to know Darryl Talley and a couple of the other guys,” Testa said. “They’d come in to Coughlan’s all the time. It was the neighborhood bar.” Two decades later, Testa and his wife, Sara, opened their own neighborhood bar, Pu…

Sept. 23, 1960 – The Buffalo Bills had lost the first two games in their initial season of 1960. Then they figured out a football truism – it's tough to lose if the other team doesn't score. The Bills pitched a shutout on a Friday night in Boston, beating the Patriots by a score of 13-0. Carl Smith scored the first Buffalo touchdown, with it coming on a 58-yard scr…

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It started more than 20 years ago, when Depew native Mark Sarnowski would wear his Bills hat while managing Lodo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Denver. If another native Western New Yorker noticed it, he would invite them back on Sundays to watch the game. Soon, they had a group of six regulars cheering for the Bills on a single TV. They officially formed the Colorado …