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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: 59. Bills Linebacker Mike Stratton, who put the iconic punishing hit on Keith Lincoln that knocked the Chargers running back out of the 1964 AFL Championship Game, played 11 seasons with the Bills (1962-72). Wi…

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Nov. 17, 2009 –Bills’ owner Ralph Wilson had something of an expensive meal on this date. He “ate” his head coach’s contract. Dick Jauron had been hired before the 2006 season to serve as the team’s coach. He led the Bills through a pair of 7-9 seasons, and then the team got off to a 5-1 start in 2008. That led the Bills to give Jauron a contract extension. …

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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: 58. Who scored the final touchdown for the Bills in their 20-7 AFL Championship game victory at War Memorial Stadium over the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 26, 1964? Scroll down ... A. Jack Kemp. His …

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Last month, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the early 1970s – one for each season – continuing what we began back in September that started with a piece on fun facts and oddities in the early 1960s and then the late 1960s. With little positive to draw on after the Saints’ 47-10 thrashing of the Bills, let’s pick up where we left off and…

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Nov. 16, 1969 – This looked like it was going to be just another meaningless game between two relatively bad teams finishing out the season. The Bills were 2-7 entering the game, while the Dolphins were 2-6-1. History had other plans to make this game a historical footnote, even though it took a decade to understand its significance. The Bills scored a touchdown in ev…

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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: 57. Who was the lead play-by-play television announcer for the Bills' AFL Championship games in 1964 and 1965 against the San Diego Chargers? Scroll down ... A. Curt Gowdy. The legendary AFL/NFL/ML…

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Nov. 15, 1976 – Backers of the Bills no doubt crowded around their television sets on this Monday night, even though they weren’t too hopeful of a good outcome. The Bills took a 2-7 record into the game, while their opponent – the mighty Dallas Cowboys – were sailing along with an 8-1 ledger. And the game was in Texas Stadium. They got what they expected, althou…

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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: 56. The Bills have met the Chargers three times in the postseason, twice in the AFL Championship Game in 1964 and 1965 (the Bills won both) and once in a 1980 divisional playoff game in San Diego, which the Cha…

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Nov. 14, 1965 - The Bills cut it mighty close on this day. Buffalo was playing the Raiders in Oakland, the second game of four straight on the road. The Bills gave up an early 41-yard scoring run to Clem Daniels, one of the AFL's best runners, but they tied the game in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Billy Joe. Early in the fourth quarter, Daniels scored again.…

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Nov. 13, 1983 – Shea Stadium in New York was designed to be a multipurpose facility, good for more than one sport. In practice, it worked much better for baseball than it did for football. The Mets used the field until late September, and the ground was often grassless and cold when the Jets played games on it. That doesn’t account for the winds, which not even Joe Nam…

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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: 55. The Bills allowed the New Orleans Saints 6.2 yards per carry in rushing for 298 yards on 48 carries in Sunday's loss, a record for their time in the NFL. But how many yards per carry did the Dallas Texans h…

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Nov. 12, 1995 - Sometimes the big victories in life aren't posted on a scoreboard. Yes, the Bills defeated the Atlanta Falcons on this date to grab the AFC East lead. But more importantly, it was the first game back for coach Marv Levy, who had been out for three weeks because of surgery for prostate cancer. Levy was feeling particularly fortunate to be coaching on that…

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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: 54. Who scored the first-ever points in the first-ever game for the Bills on Sept. 11, 1960? Scroll down ... A. Darrell Harper. He kicked a 35-yard field goal, the Bills' only points of the game, i…

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Nov. 11, 1990 - The Buffalo Bills were on a roll in the middle of the 1990 season. Ask the Phoenix Cardinals. Buffalo left little doubt about this one in a 45-14 win in Rich Stadium. The Cardinals were hit by practically everyone on the Bills' offense over the course of 60 minutes. Jim Kelly threw three touchdowns in the second quarter alone. Did Andre Reed or James …

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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: 53. The Bills played their first game in the newly-merged National Football League on Sept. 20, 1970, against the Denver Broncos. Who scored the Bills' first touchdown as a member of the NFL? Scroll down ...…