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Dec. 2, 1990 – The evolution of pro football sometimes takes years to take place. At other moments, though, a game-changing event arrives out of nowhere. Such was the case when the Bills began to use their “no huddle” or “K-Gun” offense for the first time. Buffalo faced the Philadelphia Eagles on this date, and the team’s coaching staff and players decided to start 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: 72. What is the most points the Bills have scored in a single game against the Patriots? Scroll down ... A. 45. It happened twice. The Bills won 45-10 at Harvard Stadium on Nov. 1, 1970. On Nov. 23…

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Dec. 1, 1991 – Division championships were few and far between for the Bills after they entered the American Football Conference of the NFL. Once they started winning them, they must have liked it. The Bills took their fourth straight division crown almost before December had even started. They defeated the New York Jets, 24-13. While clinching a playoff spot was nice, …

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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: 71. Who was the first Bills quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards against the Patriots? Scroll down ... A. Jack Kemp. On Oct. 26, 1963, in a 28-21 win at War Memorial Stadium, Kemp was 18 of…

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Nov. 30, 1969 – This was the type of day that probably made O.J. Simpson wish he had been drafted by a team in a warm-weather climate. The rookie wrapped up his home season on this day, and War Memorial Stadium offered a chilly finale. It was snowing, the temperature was 28 degrees, and the wind chill was 16, thanks to a 17-mph wind. Simpson ran the ball 13 times for…

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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: 70. In how many games has the Patriots' Tom Brady thrown for 300 or more yards against the Bills in his career? Scroll down ... A. 10 times. His best game was actually a 400-plus yard effort. On Se…

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Nov. 29, 1998 – An angry group of Buffalo Bills left the field after their game with the Patriots in New England on this day. They could have sworn they were headed home with a victory, only to leave with a defeat. A couple of controversial calls in the final minutes handed the Patriots a win that the Bills didn't think was deserved. That includes Buffalo owner Ralph 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: 69. Since Tom Brady took over as Patriots quarterback in 2001, the Patriots have won 28 of 32 games against the Bills. How many times have the Bills beaten the Patriots when Brady started the game in that stret…

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Nov. 28, 1971 – Perhaps the members of the 1971 Bills raise a glass on this particular day each year. After all, it’s the anniversary of that team’s only win. The Bills finally got their first victory of the season, a 27-20 decision over the New England Patriots.  Dennis Shaw threw two scoring passes to J.D. Hill, and O.J. Simpson ran over the goal line from a yard away…

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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: 68. The Bills will face the Patriots twice in the next four weeks. New England holds a 70-43-1 edge all-time thanks in large part to domination since Tom Brady has been New England's starting quarterback. How l…

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Nov. 27, 1960 – The Bills had their first look at Denver’s unusual weather when the teams met in the American Football League’s initial season. It was a memorable experience. The day was 45 degrees and sunny in the morning in Colorado. By the time the game started, a snowstorm had arrived. Still, the Bills adapted well at first. They jumped out to a 38-7 lead near th…

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Nov. 26, 2006 – If you were a little late to the Bills' game against Jacksonville on this day, it wasn't a problem … the ending made up for it. This game had a fabulous finish, with two scores coming in the final minute. The Bills had the last one, and it was good for a 27-24 win. The Jaguars marched 62 yards in the fourth quarter to score the tying touchdown. But a …

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Bills vs. Chiefs: 44 games all-time. Bills record: 23-20-1 (.534). Playoffs: 2-1. The Bills lost the AFL Championship to the Chiefs on Jan. 1, 1967, 31-7. They bested Kansas City in the Divisional Round game on Jan. 5, 1992, 37-14, and the AFC Championship game on Jan. 23, 1994, 30-13. First game: On Nov. 6, 1960, Buffalo lost to the Dallas Texans – who became 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: 67. Who scored two of the Bills' five touchdowns in their last win at Arrowhead Stadium, a 41-7 rout of the Chiefs on Sept. 11, 2011? Scroll down ... A. Scott Chandler. The tight end caught TD pass…

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Nov. 25, 1976 – The Buffalo Bills probably weren't in the mood to give thanks for much on this Thanksgiving Day. Having the chance to watch O.J. Simpson have his last great day as a member of the Bills was about it. Simpson ran for 273 yards on 29 carries on that day. It set the NFL record for rushing yardage in a single game; O.J. held the old one. In his fifth career …