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This Day in Bills History, Oct. 23: No place like home, finally

Oct. 23, 1960 – The Bills still hadn't won a home game at this point in their first season, losing their first three starts at War Memorial Stadium. They changed that in a big way on this date.

Wray Carlton scored three touchdowns (all on pass receptions) in the first half alone as Buffalo jumped out to a 28-7 halftime lead, and coasted to a 38-9 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Johnny Green had another touchdown pass (Elbert Dubenion) to run his total to four for the game. Green scored the other Buffalo TD on a 2-yard run.

"Everything went right," Green said. "Wray caught a couple of passes out on the right side. The coverage wasn't there, so he came open and scored."

The win improved the Bills' record to 2-4 on the season. Too bad a crowd of only 8,876 was there for the game, as heavy rain kept the fans home.

Budd Bailey is a retired sports reporter and editor at The Buffalo News. He is also the author of "Today in Buffalo Sports History." Learn more about the book here.

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