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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…

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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…