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Nov. 22, 1981 – Here’s another reminder to sports fans: Never leave a game early. Bills’ boosters had reason to be downhearted during this game. The lowly Patriots, sporting a 2-9 record, had just taken a 17-13 lead over the 6-5 Bills. Matt Cavanaugh threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Don Hasselback in the final moments. The game looked all but over, since the Bills…

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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: 63. The Bills have scored 50 or more points against the Kansas City Chiefs on two occasions. In which seasons did it happen? Scroll down ... A. 1976 and 2008. The Bills beat the Chiefs, 50-17, on O…

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Nov. 21, 1971 – The losses for the 1971 edition of the Buffalo Bills were adding up quickly by this point in the season. Buffalo dropped its 10th in a row, 20-7, to the New York Jets. That's not so good when you've played only 10 games. Dennis Shaw threw a first-quarter touchdown pass to Marlin Briscoe, and then the bottom fell out. Buffalo quarterbacks threw five…

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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: 62. Sunday's loss to the Chargers was the 10th time the Bills have allowed an opponent to score 50 or more points in a game. What was the only season they did it twice? Scroll down ... A. 2012. The…

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Nov. 20, 1988 – The Buffalo Bills hadn’t been in the playoffs since 1981. When they wrapped up a spot in the postseason, their fans were pretty happy about it. That’s what people remember about this game. The Bills took a 10-1 record into the contest at Rich Stadium. Buffalo was certain to win the AFC East title by that point; it was just a matter of time. A wi…

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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: 61. Entering Sunday's game, what is the most points the Bills have scored on the road against the Chargers? Scroll down ... A. 40. You have to go back to 1962, when the Bills beat the Chargers, 40-…

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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 ha…

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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: 60. Who scored the only offensive touchdown for the Bills in the 1965 AFL Championship Game on Dec. 26, 1965, which the Bills won, 23-0, against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego? Scroll down ... A.…

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Bills vs. Chargers: 34 games all-time. Bills record: 10-22-2 (.324). Playoffs: 2-1. The Bills won the AFL Championship 20-7 against the Chargers at home at War Memorial Stadium, on Dec. 26, 1964. Then, exactly one year later, they again won the title 23-0, despite being 6.5-point underdogs, against the Chargers on the road at Balboa Stadium in San Diego. And most …

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Nov. 18, 1984 – Bright spots for the Buffalo Bills were few and far between during the 1984 season. By this time, all hope of the year had gone away. An 0-11 start will do that. Still, the Dallas Cowboys were in town, and a big crowd was on hand to see the perennial NFL powerhouse play in Rich Stadium. Those who turned up were stunned by what they saw. Greg Bell s…

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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: 59. Bills Linebacker Mike Stratton, who put the iconic punishing hit on Keith Lincoln that knocked the Chargers running back out of the 1964 AFL Championship Game, played 11 seasons with the Bills (1962-72). Wi…

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Nov. 17, 2009 –Bills’ owner Ralph Wilson had something of an expensive meal on this date. He “ate” his head coach’s contract. Dick Jauron had been hired before the 2006 season to serve as the team’s coach. He led the Bills through a pair of 7-9 seasons, and then the team got off to a 5-1 start in 2008. That led the Bills to give Jauron a contract extension. …

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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: 58. Who scored the final touchdown for the Bills in their 20-7 AFL Championship game victory at War Memorial Stadium over the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 26, 1964? Scroll down ... A. Jack Kemp. His …

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Last month, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the early 1970s – one for each season – continuing what we began back in September that started with a piece on fun facts and oddities in the early 1960s and then the late 1960s. With little positive to draw on after the Saints’ 47-10 thrashing of the Bills, let’s pick up where we left off and…

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Nov. 16, 1969 – This looked like it was going to be just another meaningless game between two relatively bad teams finishing out the season. The Bills were 2-7 entering the game, while the Dolphins were 2-6-1. History had other plans to make this game a historical footnote, even though it took a decade to understand its significance. The Bills scored a touchdown in ev…