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Jerry Ostroski spent nearly a decade on the offensive line of the Buffalo Bills, going from 10th-round draft pick in 1992 to a starter for 102 games. A knee injury late in the 2001 season would end his career. Ostroski returned to Tulsa after his playing days – he had started every game in his sophomore, junior and senior years for the University of Tulsa. He recently r…

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Bills in the Playoffs: 29 games all-time. Bills record: 14-15 (.483) First game: The Bills squared off against the Boston Patriots in the Divisional Round Game on Dec. 28, 1963. The Pats opened with 16 straight points, Buffalo answered in the third quarter, on a 93-yard pass from Daryle Lamonica to Elbert Dubenion, then converted the two-point conversion to draw with…

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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: 103. How many postseason games have the Bills won entering Sunday's game in Jacksonville? Scroll down ... A. 14. Counting the one-game playoff loss to decide the AFL East in 1963, the Bills are 14-…

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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: 102. The Bills and Jaguars have met one other time in the postseason, on Dec. 28, 1996 at Rich Stadium in an AFC Wild Card game. The Bills lost, 30-27. What was the other added significance of that game? Scr…

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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: 101. In 1989, the Bills needed to win their final game of the season against the Jets at the Meadowlands to clinch the AFC East and a playoff spot. The Bills won in a rout, 37-0, on Dec. 23. Four of the five to…

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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: 100. The Bills needed to beat the San Francisco 49ers on the final day of the 1980 regular season to make the playoffs and clinch the AFC East. They did by an 18-13 score. Who scored the two touchdowns for the …

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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: 99. On Dec. 18, 1966, the Bills clinched the AFL East on the last day of the regular season, their last in a run of three straight division titles. Who did they beat? Scroll down ... A. The Denver Bro…

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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: 98. The Bills clinched a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season Sunday with the win over Miami and Baltimore's loss to Cincinnati. When was the first time the Bills clinched a postseason spot o…

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Dec. 31, 1997 – Marv Levy sure knew how to spoil a New Year’s Eve party. Bills fans certainly didn’t feel like celebrating after the greatest coach in team history announced his retirement. Levy was the focus of an emotional, hourlong news conference in which the coach discussed the end of a 12-year tenure with the team. Levy won more games than any coach in Bills’ h…

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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: 97. Sunday is the 58th regular-season finale for the Bills. How many have they won of the previous 57? Scroll down ... A. 19. The Bills are 19-38 (.333) in season closers since their 1960 debut sea…

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Dec. 30, 1985 – The Bills were just about ready to leave the wilderness, thanks to a hiring made on this day. Buffalo was coming off consecutive 2-14 seasons at that point. That might have made it the worst franchise in the NFL at the time. It was no surprise, then, when Bills’ owner Ralph Wilson fired General Manager Terry Bledsoe and replaced him with Bill Polian. …

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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: 96. In the all-time series between the Bills and Dolphins, how many games have there been where neither team scored a touchdown? Scroll down ... A. Two. Both were won by the Bills by 9-6 scores. On…

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This season, we have been taking periodic looks at interesting Bills’ numbers, facts and oddities throughout the years, with a simple goal of uncovering one fun "did you know?" for each season throughout team history. We left off with 1979, when first overall draft pick Tom Cousineau spurned the Bills to play in Canada, a squandered draft pick that somehow turned into one …

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Dec. 29, 1996 – Bruce Smith no doubt was still disappointed a day after a playoff loss to Jacksonville. At least he received some news that must have brought a smile to his face. Smith was named the NFL’s defensive player of the year by the Associated Press. Smith’s total of 13.5 sacks, the most in the AFC, impressed the voters. Kevin Greene of Carolina finished second …