Sept. 23, 1960 -- The Buffalo Bills had lost the first two games in their initial season of 1960. Then they figured out a football truism -- it's tough to lose if the other team doesn't score.
The Bills pitched a shutout on a Friday night in Boston, beating the Patriots by a score of 13-0. Carl Smith scored the first Buffalo touchdown, with it coming on a 58-yard screen pass. The extra point was blocked, but Wray Carlton supplied some breathing room with a 2-yard run.
There was no scoring in the second half. Buffalo's defense recorded seven turnovers. When the game ended, the Bills did a little celebrating ... only to get a lecture from general manager Dick Gallagher. He thought the team should save the cheers for something bigger, like a championship.
--- Budd Bailey