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This Day in Bills History, Nov. 11: Grounding the Cardinals

Nov. 11, 1990 - The Buffalo Bills were on a roll in the middle of the 1990 season. Ask the Phoenix Cardinals.

Buffalo left little doubt about this one in a 45-14 win in Rich Stadium. The Cardinals were hit by practically everyone on the Bills' offense over the course of 60 minutes.

Jim Kelly threw three touchdowns in the second quarter alone. Did Andre Reed or James Lofton get any of them? Nope, as Keith McKeller, Butch Rolle and Steve Tasker had possession of the ball in the end zone.

The Cardinals closed to within seven points in the third quarter. The Bills then came up with 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to establish dominance. Don Beebe scored on a touchdown pass from Kelly, while Jamie Mueller and Kenneth Davis ran in for scores.

Thurman Thomas ran for 112 yards, and eight different players caught passes as the Bills improved to 8-1.

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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