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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Blanked

   Sept. 24, 1967 -- If you were looking for a sign that the glory days of the Buffalo Bills in the 1960's were over, this was a good one.

   The Bills, who were coming off an appearance in the AFL championship game, dropped a 23-0 decision to the Patriots in War Memorial Stadium. The remarkable part of the story is that it marked the first time the Bills had ever been shut out.

   Tom Flores had a game to forget at quarterback for Buffalo. He was 11 for 30 with five interceptions. Jim Nance of the Patriots rumbled for 185 yards and a touchdown.

   The Bills were on their way to a 4-10 season. They wouldn't recover until 1973.

--- Budd Bailey

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