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Oct. 5, 1963 – It’s easy to pick the moment where Lou Saban and his Buffalo Bills started their roll toward becoming one of the best teams in the American Football League. The Bills had not had a great deal of success in their first three seasons. Then they opened Season Four with a 0-3-1 record. There couldn’t have been much optimism that good times were around t…

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: 17. Who scored the Bills' first regular-season touchdown in Rich Stadium? Scroll down ... A. Wallace Francis had a 101-yard kickoff return in a 27-26 win over the Eagles on Oct. 7, 1973. In the Bil…

Oct. 4, 1981 - No one has done an "all-underrated Bills' all-time team,” at least as of this writing. Of course, would it be proper to publicize such a team, or should they just quietly be ignored? In any case, sometimes it's easy to forget that Joe Cribbs was a pretty good running back for the Bills during the 1980s. He lost some popularity points locally when he …

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: 16. What was the largest listed seating capacity during the time the Bills played in War Memorial Stadium, their original home? Scroll down ... A. 46,206. That was the capacity for the team's f…

Oct. 3, 2010 – If you didn't have the idea that the 2010 season was going to be a long one by September, you certainly got that impression by the time the first game of October went by. The Bills were manhandled by the Jets, 38-14. That lowered Buffalo's record to an ugly 0-4 – the first time the Bills had reached that record since 2004. The Bills' major problem…

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: 15. Who is the only Bills quarterback to throw for more than 400 yards in a game twice? Scroll down ... A. Drew Bledsoe. He did it twice in the same season (all-time team record 463 yards vs. Vikin…

Oct. 2, 2016 – The Buffalo Bills haven’t beaten the New England Patriots very often in the 21st century. It’s fair to say they’ve enjoyed every one of their few victories. The one that came in 2016 was appreciated, even though there was a catch involved. Buffalo blanked New England, 16-0. Tyrod Taylor was sharp at quarterback for the Bills. He was 27 of 39 fo…

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: 14. What defensive back has played the most games for the Bills in team history? Scroll down ... A. Steve Freeman played 178 games for the Bills between 1975 and 1986. Freeman is now an NFL offici…

Oct. 1, 1985 – Kay Stephenson probably never had much of a chance to be a successful coach of the Buffalo Bills. Stephenson (real first name: George) had a hard act to follow. Chuck Knox had built the Bills into a playoff team, but left after the 1982 season after Buffalo had lost its final three games to miss the playoffs. There was talk of morale problems on that t…

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: 13. What was the longest touchdown pass completed against the Bills in 2016? Scroll down ... A. There were two of 66 yards. * Week One vs. Ravens, Joe Flacco to Mike Wallace; * Week Seven vs. Do…

Sept. 29, 1968 – The Bills entered the day with a 0-3 record on the year, already with a -62 point differential for the season—just 36 points for to 98 points allowed. They ranked last in football with 597 yards total offense and they were slated to play Joe Namath—who, to this point in the season, had a 96.1 passer rating, at a time when league average was just 63.7…

Sept. 30, 1973 – Most people associated the opening of Rich Stadium with the preseason game against the Washington Redskins on Aug. 17, 1973. But it's the regular season games that count in the standings and deserved to be noted, too. The Bills started the 1973 season on the road for the first two weeks, beating New England and losing in San Diego. Finally, they got …

Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you know the answer? 12. Counting the AFL years, what season did the Bills have their largest number of players in the All-Star Game/Pro Bowl? Scroll down ... A. 1965. That year, as the league champions, the entire Bills team was "picked" for the AFL All-Star …

Sept. 29, 1968 – It might be the single-most amazing result in the history of the Buffalo Bills, particularly in hindsight. Let's set the scene for this game. The Bills had already lost their first three games in the 1968 season, including a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals – an expansion team playing the third game in their history. Just to make it more interesti…

Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Think you know the answer? 11. The top three all-time points scorers in team history are kickers (Steve Christie, Rian Lindell, Scott Norwood). What two non-kickers are tied for fourth place for most career points scored? Scroll down ... A. Thurman Thomas and Andre…