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Dec. 10, 1972 – War Memorial Stadium certainly saw more than its share of farewells during its years of use. One of the biggest came on this day. The Bills played the Detroit Lions in the facility at Jefferson and Best in Buffalo. The game ended in a 21-21 tie. O.J. Simpson piled up 116 yards on 27 carries for the Bills. The building had hosted every home game in 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: 79. Former Bills offensive coordinator Ted Marchibroda had two stints as coach of the Colts, from 1975-79 when they were in Baltimore and 1992-95 after he left the Bills and when they were in Indianapolis. What…

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Dec. 9, 1949 – Buffalo has a history of being on the outside looking in when it comes to a major league baseball franchise, at least since 1900. The trend continued in football, at least for a while. Buffalo was a member of the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949. The circuit was a rival to the National Football League. You can guess how that played out – …

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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: 78. The Bills have only played two tie games since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The first was against the Baltimore Colts on Nov. 15, 1970, a game that ended up 17-17. Who was the Bills' field goal kicker that t…

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Dec. 8, 1963 - If you are coming up with a list of the greatest days in history by a Bills' running back, this one belongs in the argument. Cookie Gilchrist had a game for the ages against the New York Jets in War Memorial Stadium on this date. He set an AFL record by rushing for 243 yards on 36 carries. The total was higher than anyone had ever compiled in the rival Na…

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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: 77. How many times did the Bills beat the Colts in the 11 times when Peyton Manning was their starting quarterback? Scroll down ... A. Four. The Bills were 4-7 against the Colts when Manning was th…

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Dec. 7, 1973 – You never know where a nickname will come from in sports, and whether it will catch on. This date marks the debut of one of the most popular nicknames in Bills history: “The Electric Company.” Credit for this one goes to Budd Thalman, the Bills’ public relations director at the time. O.J. Simpson was on his way to the first 2,000-yard rushing season in NF…

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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: 76. Sunday's game will be the 69th meeting between the Bills and Colts, with Buffalo holding a 36-31-1 edge. How many times have the Bills shut them out? Scroll down ... A. Three times. All of the …

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Dec. 6, 1981 - It was football as a tennis match. First San Diego scored. Then Buffalo. Then the Chargers. Then the Bills. Back and forth they went. Who would crack first? As it turned out, the Chargers' last two scores were "only" field goals. The Bills scored nothing but touchdowns. It added up to a 28-27 win. Cornerback Rufus Bess had his biggest moment as a pr…

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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: 75. For how many seasons were the Colts and Bills rivals in the AFC East? Scroll down ... A. 32 seasons (1970-2001). In the NFL-AFL merger agreement, the Colts were one of three former NFL teams th…

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Dec. 5, 1959 – You could say the first Buffalo Bill, modern version, came into existence on this date. The Bills signed their first player for the 1960 season. Joe Schaffer was a linebacker/lineman from Tennessee, and thus became something of a minor trivia question forever. Schaffer was drafted by the Bills in 1959, although the round wasn't revealed. Schaffer was the …

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Dec. 4, 1949 – The original Buffalo Bills were members of the All-American Football Conference, which was a rival to the National Football League in the years after World War II. The old Bills were a popular team, but couldn’t get past the Cleveland Browns – a powerhouse by any standard. This marks the anniversary of the Bills’ last game. Fittingly, it was against Cleve…

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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: 74. Who holds the Bills' rookie record for points scored in a season? Scroll down ... A. Pete Gogolak. The Bills' kicker had 102 points in the team's 1964 AFL Championship season. Click the "Bil…

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Dec. 3, 1978 – Buffalo has a reputation for cold weather around the National Football League. Yet, some of the coldest games in team history were played on the road. In this case, the setting was Kansas City. The Chiefs hosted the Bills on a 21-degree day that featured some snow. As you might expect, it wasn’t an offensive shootout in a game between two teams that had 4…

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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: 73. Where does LeSean McCoy rank on the Bills' all-time rushing list entering Sunday's game with the Patriots? Scroll down ... A. 11th. He has 2,920 yards with the Bills and needs just 13 to pass A…