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Sept. 12, 1993 – You’ve probably blocked out the details of the Bills’ massive Super Bowl loss to Dallas (52-17) earlier in that calendar year.  Luckily for the Bills, they hadn’t done so yet. They used the memory as motivation, as they downed the Cowboys, 13-10, in something of a rematch in Dallas’ Texas Stadium. It was a steamy 97 degrees for this one, a…

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It took almost two hours for Brian Goldsmith to get to New Era Field on Sunday. But he didn’t get stuck in traffic. Goldsmith, 31, ran 15 miles from his home in North Buffalo to the stadium, starting what he hopes will be an annual “Running of the Bills” tradition. Paul Szablicki, 43, joined Goldsmith in South Buffalo and ran with him for the final 7.5 miles, s…

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Sept. 11, 1960 – It’s said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The Bills’ first-ever game that counted in the standings was memorable for being dreary. The Bills lost to the Titans by a score of 27-3 in New York’s Polo Grounds – the home of baseball's New York Giants before that team moved to San Francisco. Buffalo took the lead firs…

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Seen and heard outside New Era Field before Bills vs. Jets … A new sport for tailgaters: There is a new – well, sort of new – backyard game threatening to challenge the supremacy of Cornhole and KanJam in Western New York, and it was on display Sunday morning outside New Era Field. Spikeball, a once-obscure game dating back to the 1980s that has gained newfound…

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Sept. 10, 1989 – Of all the moments that cemented the bond between Jim Kelly and the fans of the Buffalo Bills, this one might have been the one that provided the super glue. The Bills were trailing the Miami Dolphins, 24-13, with only four minutes and 17 seconds left when Kelly got possession. The first strike was a 26-yard pass from Kelly to Flip Johnson with 2:50 l…

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The Bills will celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Comeback at Sunday’s home opener. Many fans in the stands will be dressed for the occasion. Vintage apparel from the Bills’ glory days has become the trendy tailgating attire at New Era Field. Throwback jerseys, Zubaz pants and Marv Levy’s satin Starter jacket are seen as often as the current team gear, if no…

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If you’ve ever been to New Era Field in Orchard Park, you’ve seen the house. Just across the parking lot, it sits on a nearby side street with its backyard facing the stadium. Painted white with blue and red trim, the Buffalo Bills logo and the signature hashtag #BillsMafia, it’s hard to miss. “It’s owned by a guy named Shane Prouty,” said Breyon Harris. “…

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Sept. 9, 2007 – The phrase “it’s just a game” is thrown around at sporting events every so often. It was very true during this Opening Day game for the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. On the second-half kickoff, Buffalo’s coverage team raced downfield to make a tackle on Denver’s Domenik Hixon. It looked like a normal play until Kevin Everett of the Bills did…

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You won’t need an all-access pass to get a behind-the-scenes look before Bills games this season at New Era Field. Fans attending Sunday’s home opener will be able to experience the sights and sounds of being inside the Bills locker room and walking through the tunnel onto the field via a virtual reality application created by two RIT graduates through the universit…

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As of Friday morning, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Jets game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Starting cool, but very tranquil. Bright sun, light wind (nearly calm). Temperatures rise quickly from low 50s to near 65 by noon. Game temperature: 68 degrees. Warmer in the sunshine. Wind: Light NE, generally under 10 mph in the afternoo…

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About 10 months before they suited up in their Honolulu blue and silver Detroit Lions hand-me-downs, Buffalo’s American Football League franchise had to pick a name. They could follow the local baseball and hockey teams and go with the Bisons or they could look to their local football history and pluck a name familiar to the gridiron fans of the Queen City. Flash back…

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Sept. 8, 2013 – Tom Brady hasn’t spent his entire life beating the Buffalo Bills. It just seems like the New England Patriots’ quarterback has feasted on the Bills forever. This was another example of Brady’s greatness. New England was trailing, 21-20, late in the fourth quarter. That’s when Brady went to work. He guided the Pats 49 yards in 12 plays, includin…

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“Trust the process.” Whether you need a reminder (try sitting cross-legged on the ground and repeating the phrase over and over to yourself) or you want to shout it loud and proud, 26 Shirts has the answer. One of its newest T-shirt releases, simple and straightforward, touts those three words, encouraging Bills fans to “trust the process.” The blue cotton and p…

Sept. 7, 1980 – Ding dong, the witch is dead. The witch, in this case, was The Streak when it comes to Buffalo Bills football. The Bills had gone 0 for the 1970s against the Miami Dolphins, losing 20 straight games. No team had done it before, and no team has done it since. Don't hold your breath for a repeat. The Bills came into the 1980 season with hopes of impro…

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Sept. 6, 1992 – Sometimes good players just fall into your lap. Such was the case with James Lofton. The gifted wide receiver had played well in stays in Green Bay and Oakland, but the Raiders put him on waivers in 1989. The Bills were ready to scoop him up, and install him as a starting wide receiver. Lofton and Andre Reed became a dynamic combination. Lofton stil…