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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: 24. When was the last time the Bills were shut out in a regular-season game? Scroll down ... A. It was the last game of the 2008 season. New England beat the Bills, 13-0, at Ralph Wilson Stadium o…

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Oct. 11, 1969 – Preston Ridlehuber isn't exactly a common name in football circles. Yet he was involved in a couple of good-sized moments in his brief career. The first came in 1968. You might have heard of the "Heidi" game, in which NBC left a broadcast of the Jets-Raiders game in the final minutes to switch to a showing of "Heidi." The Raiders scored two touchdowns …

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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: 23. What opposing running back rushed for the most yards in a single game against the Bills in franchise history? Scroll down ... A. It happened just last season. The Steelers' Le'Veon Bell rushed …

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Oct. 10, 1994 – Miami Week was always an event for the Buffalo Bills in the 1990s, as the Dolphins were the Bills’ biggest rival at that time. Coach Marv Levy, like any coach, was trying to come up with new ways to inspire his team. However, Levy – unlike any coach – had a completely different tactic up his sleeve this time. He told the team that he would write …

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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: 22. During his first run for Congress in 1970 after he retired, some bumper stickers appeared tying in Jack Kemp's athletic career and politics. What did they say? Scroll down ... A. Someone in the ca…

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Oct. 9, 1983 – Seventeen years is a long time to go between drinks, or at least Gatorade showers. That's how long the Bills went between wins in the Orange Bowl, then the home of the Miami Dolphins. When Buffalo beat the Fish in 1966, who would have thought that the team would have to wait until 1983 to get another win there? That victory finally came on this date. …

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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: 21. While quarterbacking the Bills in the 1960s, in how many seasons did Jack Kemp throw more touchdown passes than interceptions? Scroll down ... A. None. Kemp played for the Bills from 1962-69, t…

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Oct. 8, 1972 – Call it the Last Hurrah. The Bills recorded their final victory at War Memorial Stadium history on this date, a 38-14 win over the New England Patriots. Buffalo scored 28 unanswered points in the second quarter, including a touchdown run by O.J. Simpson and two short TD bursts by Jim Braxton, to break the game open. Trivia buffs might be interested i…

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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: 20. Dick Jauron's final game coaching the Bills came against which team? Scroll down ... A. The Bills lost to the Tennessee Titans, 41-17, on Nov. 15, 2009 in Nashville. He was fired two days later…

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Oct. 7, 1990 - The Bills were known for their quick-strike scoring ability at this point in their history. On this particular night, they might have outdone themselves. The Bills put on a memorable burst in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Raiders, 38-24, before 80,076. They scored 24 points in six minutes and three seconds to turn a possible defeat into a sur…

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Bills vs. Bengals: 28 games all-time. Bills record: 16-12 (.571). First game: On Sept. 22, 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals bested the Bills in their first ever head-to-head matchup, 34-23. Their defense was much better than 34 points allowed might indicate, as they allowed just 201 yards of total offense —nearly 40 percent of which came on an 80-yard touchdown run …

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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: 19. In the 2001 season, the first under Gregg Williams, what quarterback led the team in passing? Scroll down ... A. Alex Van Pelt. He threw for 2,056 yards with 12 TDs and 11 INTs. Click the "B…

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Oct. 6, 2002 – From history's standpoint, the Buffalo Bills' game with the Oakland Raiders was memorable because quarterback Drew Bledsoe set a team record. He had thrown 175 straight passes without an interception until he was picked off in this game. The old record of 172 was set by Jim Kelly in 1995. But only the history majors in Ralph Wilson Stadium cared about …

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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: What is the Bills' longest regular season losing streak? Scroll down ... A. 15. It stretched over two seasons. They lost their last five games in 1970 and their first 10 games in 1971. Click the…

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Oct. 5, 1975 – The Bills entered the day with a 2-0 record on the year. They were second in football in scoring with 72 points, second in total offense with 795 yards – just one fewer than the leading Pittsburgh Steelers – and led the NFL with 619 rushing yards and just one giveaway. Buffalo was coming off consecutive 300-yard rushing games, becoming the first te…