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Dec. 13, 1987 - The Buffalo Bills actually had a "big" game on this day. You could excuse them if they weren't used to it, but it didn't bother them at all. The Bills played the Colts in Indianapolis, with both teams right in the middle of the playoff fight. What's more, the Bills won the game, 27-3, for their first-ever win in the Hossier Dome. As could be expected …

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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: 81. Since the end of the 20-game losing streak to the Dolphins in 1979, how many games over .500 are the Bills against the Dolphins in the 78 meetings starting in 1980? Scroll down ... A. Four. The…

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Dec. 12, 1982 – The temperature was 20 degrees in Rich Stadium on this day, and the wind chill made it feel like eight. It was too cold for the Steelers, but just right for the Bills. Buffalo put on one of the great defensive performances in its history, blanking the Steelers, 13-0. This was a good-sized AFC showdown at the time, and Buffalo was in command throughout. …

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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: 80. During the Bills' 20-game losing streak against the Miami Dolphins from 1970-79, how many times did the Bills lose by three or fewer points? Scroll down ... A. Three. The Lou Saban-coached Bill…

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Dec. 11, 1977 - The Buffalo Bills won a game on this date. This was a rather unusual event at the time. The Bills improved to 3-10 in a long, long season with a 14-10 victory over the Jets. New York wasn't exactly a Super Bowl contender either; that team fell to 3-10 as well. Joe Ferguson and Bob Chandler were the two stars of the game for Buffalo. They hooked up …

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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…