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Early last week, Maggie Gray was debating just how much Buffalo Bills swag she should wear to the Thursday night football game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The host of "SI Now" for SI.com and "The Moose and Maggie Show" for CBS Radio hadn’t been to a Bills game as a regular fan in over four years. She was excited. But she was also super anxious. â…

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Nov. 8, 1986 – Newspapers often run a list of the day’s transactions in small print. Every so often, there’s a listing that seems minor but turns out to be major. That was the case for the Bills on this day. Steve Tasker turned into one of the great acquisitions in team history. Jack Kemp's acquisition might have been a better midseason addition, but this one paid…

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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: 50. History shows that when the Bills win their season-opening game the chances are better they make the postseason than when they lose the opener. How many times have the Bills made the playoffs when dropping …

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After the shellacking the Bills took against the Jets last Thursday, the team and its fans are regrouping and re-evaluating this most topsy-turvy NFL season. And on Election Day — because no one will actually be out voting — it seems like a good time to look at the progress of our local leaders and representatives.  COACHING Freshman Sen. Sean McDermott and new Gov.…

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Nov. 7, 1965 – The Buffalo Bills and Boston Patriots had staged some memorable games in the previous two years, usually with meaning in the division race. Those days were over in 1965. The Bills set the tone in the season opener, clubbing the Patriots by a score of 24-7 in War Memorial Stadium. Boston had hopes of returning the favor back in its home of Fenway Park. T…

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Brian Masterson is a diehard Bills fan who hasn't missed a game in seven years. When the Bills signed Micah Hyde, he decided to get Hyde's jersey. He had to wait for two months, but the jersey arrived the night before the Oakland game. Of course, he wore it to the game. We will let Masterson tell you the rest in his own words: I picked Hyde’s jersey becaus…

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Nov. 6, 1960 – It’s tough to win a football game when you have seven turnovers. It’s true now, and it was true in 1960. The Dallas Texans came to town for a game with the Bills at War Memorial Stadium, and they wasted no time at all in setting the tone. Quarterback Johnny Green of Buffalo tried a lateral to running back Wray Carlton, but it was intercepted by Dave…

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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: 49. The Bills and New Orleans Saints will play for just the 11th time in the regular season this Sunday. The Bills have hosted four of the previous 10 games. How many of those have they won? Scroll down ... …

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Well, that was embarrassing. The Buffalo Bills, in their beautiful all whites, got gang-greened on national television in the NFL Thursday Night color rush game. The Bills were on a kimmelweck roll after consecutive impressive victories. The pregame got fans nervous, like relative few games have this century. The Bills, coming off a Halloween Week thrashing of the spook…

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Nov. 5, 2000 – The Bills have had some good kickers over the years, but Steve Christie might be their best ever at the position. He did some of his best work in 2000, and one of the highlights came against the Patriots in Foxboro, Mass. Christie kicked a 48-yard field goal at the end of regulation time to tie the Bills’ game with the New England Patriots. Then in ov…

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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: 48. The NFL first went to a bye week for teams in the 1990 season. Who did the Bills play the week following the bye that season? Scroll down ... A. The New York Jets. The Bills had a bye in Week S…

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Nov. 4, 1984 – The game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns didn’t receive a great deal of pregame attention from the rest of the nation. After all, the Browns came into the game with a dreary 1-8 record. Marty Schottenheimer had been picked as Cleveland’s coach after Sam Rutigliano had gotten the team off to a 1-7 start. That still sounded pretty g…

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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: 47. The Bills lost 34-21 on the road to the New York Jets Thursday. What is the Bills' biggest margin of defeat in any of the Titans/Jets four homes (Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium, Giants Stadium, MetLife Stadium)…

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Nov. 3, 1986 – Coaching changes were nothing new in the 1980s for the Bills. After Chuck Knox left after the 1982 season, Kay Stephenson and Hank Bullough tried their luck at turning around the franchise. They didn’t have much success. The Bills tried again on this date, and this time they got it right with Marv Levy. Levy wasn’t an unknown, but he wasn’t a c…

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Maybe all of that early criticism of Zay Jones was a bit premature. The Bills’ rookie wide receiver, chosen in the second round out of East Carolina, had gotten off to a slow start that included key drops and miscues. Fans began to wonder if Jones would turn out to be another poor draft pick for the Bills. But Jones showed signs of life in Sunday’s game agains…