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Western New Yorkers were pleasantly surprised when Terry Pegula emerged to purchase the Buffalo Sabres in 2011, which led to his subsequent acquisition of the Buffalo Bills and downtown redevelopment projects. On Sunday, Pegula had another surprise for a lifelong Bills and Sabres fan when he presented retired United States Marine Corps Master Sgt. James Kozma with a servi…

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Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you can match wits with our staff? Here's today's question: 56. The Bills have met the Chargers three times in the postseason, twice in the AFL Championship Game in 1964 and 1965 (the Bills won both) and once in a 1980 divisional playoff game in San Diego, which the Cha…

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Nov. 14, 1965 - The Bills cut it mighty close on this day. Buffalo was playing the Raiders in Oakland, the second game of four straight on the road. The Bills gave up an early 41-yard scoring run to Clem Daniels, one of the AFL's best runners, but they tied the game in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Billy Joe. Early in the fourth quarter, Daniels scored again.…

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Nov. 13, 1983 – Shea Stadium in New York was designed to be a multipurpose facility, good for more than one sport. In practice, it worked much better for baseball than it did for football. The Mets used the field until late September, and the ground was often grassless and cold when the Jets played games on it. That doesn’t account for the winds, which not even Joe Namath …

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Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you can match wits with our staff? Here's today's question: 55. The Bills allowed the New Orleans Saints 6.2 yards per carry in rushing for 298 yards on 48 carries in Sunday's loss, a record for their time in the NFL. But how many yards per carry did the Dallas Texans h…

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Joe Laurendi feels your pain, Bills fans, because he is one of you. Laurendi felt so frustrated during Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints that he posted a video on Twitter to express his thoughts that he labeled an "Emergency State of the Union." A Buffalo native, Laurendi is a senior majoring in journalism at DePaul in Chicago. And, well, he's not happy. …

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Nov. 12, 1995 - Sometimes the big victories in life aren't posted on a scoreboard. Yes, the Bills defeated the Atlanta Falcons on this date to grab the AFC East lead. But more importantly, it was the first game back for coach Marv Levy, who had been out for three weeks because of surgery for prostate cancer. Levy was feeling particularly fortunate to be coaching on that…

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Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you can match wits with our staff? Here's today's question: 54. Who scored the first-ever points in the first-ever game for the Bills on Sept. 11, 1960? Scroll down ... A. Darrell Harper. He kicked a 35-yard field goal, the Bills' only points of the game, i…

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Nov. 11, 1990 - The Buffalo Bills were on a roll in the middle of the 1990 season. Ask the Phoenix Cardinals. Buffalo left little doubt about this one in a 45-14 win in Rich Stadium. The Cardinals were hit by practically everyone on the Bills' offense over the course of 60 minutes. Jim Kelly threw three touchdowns in the second quarter alone. Did Andre Reed or James …

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Bills center Eric Wood will host a party for teammates and fans — and likely show off his singing voice — at his annual Flights and Bites fundraiser Monday night at Big Ditch Brewing Co. in downtown Buffalo. “We’re trying to raise some money for families that have sick children and Western New York and make an impact,” Wood said Friday. “This is the third one we’ve had.…

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Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you can match wits with our staff? Here's today's question: 53. The Bills played their first game in the newly-merged National Football League on Sept. 20, 1970, against the Denver Broncos. Who scored the Bills' first touchdown as a member of the NFL? Scroll down ...…

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New Orleans Saints fans were descending on Buffalo as early as Thursday and one thing you are sure to hear is "Who Dat?" Saints fans have their own language that was captured in the Who Dat Dictionary by the New Orleans Times Picayune. Some examples: Adieu Dat n. a Who Dat leaving the scene of the victory. Dat in the Hat n. a Saints fan wearing headgear. Fau…

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Nov. 10, 1968 – The Buffalo Bills had a 17-0 lead over the Miami Dolphins at halftime on this day. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, as it turned out. After all, it was 1968, a bleak year in team history. The Bills looked poised to pick up their second win of the season after playing a solid opening half. Bob Cappadona ran 33 yards for one score and caught a pass …

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Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you can match wits with our staff? Here's today's question: 52. In the 31-13 win over the Patriots in Foxborough on Sept. 16, 1973, where O.J. Simpson ran for a then-record 250 yards, how many passes did the Bills complete? Scroll down ... A. Nine. Dennis S…

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Holy throwback, Thurman. 26 Shirts is bringing back an old Bills design, approved by Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas himself. The black shirt features a cartoon, digitized Thurman on the football field, with the words "Thurman Thomas Hall of Fame Edition." Not only will this "Nes Thurman" shirt bring back good memories, but in true 26 Shirts fashion, some of the mone…