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The Bills enter the bye week in a three-way tie with the Jets and Patriots for first place, but will come out of it trailing by a half-game, as New York will host New England on Sunday — the winner will take the division lead. With no game to prepare for this weekend and no historical stats to uncover for the Buffalo Bills’ upcoming matchup, let’s instead take a look at…

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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: 26. The Bills are one of two original AFL teams to keep the exact same name (city and nickname) through their entire AFL/NFL history. What is the other team that can say that? Scroll down ... A. The D…

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Oct. 13, 2013 – The Buffalo Bills went through quite a few quarterbacks in certain years of their history, including the 2013 season. EJ Manuel was one of them, but injuries kept him out of the lineup at times. That gave an opportunity to a little-known backup by the name of Thad Lewis. And he almost took full advantage of it. Lewis took the field as the starter when…

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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: 25. Counting 2017, the Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have met 11 times in the regular season. How many of those games have been in Buffalo? Scroll down ... A. Only two. Other than this season…

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Oct. 12, 1975 – Buffalo entered the day with a 3-0 record on the year. Things were looking up as they were leading the National Football League in scoring with 110 points for, and were second in total offense, 66 yards in trail of the Pittsburgh Steelers, with 1,231 total yards. They had won each of their first three games easily with a 42-14 victory over the New York J…

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In September, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the 1960s – one for each season – that one will not just find on the back of a Topps football card, doing so in two parts: 1960-65, highlighted by Billy Atkins’ 1961 season in which he had double-digit interceptions and managed a 39-yard field goal and a 56-yard rushing touchdown. And from 1966-69, emphas…

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Oct. 12, 1986 – When Dan Marino and Jim Kelly were the opposing quarterbacks in a game, you knew it was going to feature some good passing. This day was the first time that it happened. The setting was the Orange Bowl. Marino was an established star in the NFL at this point, while Kelly had just moved over to Buffalo after a stint in the United States Football League. T…

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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: 24. When was the last time the Bills were shut out in a regular-season game? Scroll down ... A. It was the last game of the 2008 season. New England beat the Bills, 13-0, at Ralph Wilson Stadium o…

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Oct. 11, 1969 – Preston Ridlehuber isn't exactly a common name in football circles. Yet he was involved in a couple of good-sized moments in his brief career. The first came in 1968. You might have heard of the "Heidi" game, in which NBC left a broadcast of the Jets-Raiders game in the final minutes to switch to a showing of "Heidi." The Raiders scored two touchdowns in…

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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: 23. What opposing running back rushed for the most yards in a single game against the Bills in franchise history? Scroll down ... A. It happened just last season. The Steelers' Le'Veon Bell rushed …

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Oct. 10, 1994 – Miami Week was always an event for the Buffalo Bills in the 1990s, as the Dolphins were the Bills’ biggest rival at that time. Coach Marv Levy, like any coach, was trying to come up with new ways to inspire his team. However, Levy – unlike any coach – had a completely different tactic up his sleeve this time. He told the team that he would write a 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: 22. During his first run for Congress in 1970 after he retired, some bumper stickers appeared tying in Jack Kemp's athletic career and politics. What did they say? Scroll down ... A. Someone in the ca…

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Oct. 9, 1983 – Seventeen years is a long time to go between drinks, or at least Gatorade showers. That's how long the Bills went between wins in the Orange Bowl, then the home of the Miami Dolphins. When Buffalo beat the Fish in 1966, who would have thought that the team would have to wait until 1983 to get another win there? That victory finally came on this date. I…

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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: 21. While quarterbacking the Bills in the 1960s, in how many seasons did Jack Kemp throw more touchdown passes than interceptions? Scroll down ... A. None. Kemp played for the Bills from 1962-69, t…

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Oct. 8, 1972 – Call it the Last Hurrah. The Bills recorded their final victory at War Memorial Stadium history on this date, a 38-14 win over the New England Patriots. Buffalo scored 28 unanswered points in the second quarter, including a touchdown run by O.J. Simpson and two short TD bursts by Jim Braxton, to break the game open. Trivia buffs might be interested in …