Nov. 21, 1971 – The losses for the 1971 edition of the Buffalo Bills were adding up quickly by this point in the season. Buffalo dropped its 10th in a row, 20-7, to the New York Jets. That's not so good when you've played only 10 games.
Dennis Shaw threw a first-quarter touchdown pass to Marlin Briscoe, and then the bottom fell out.
Buffalo quarterbacks threw five interceptions for the afternoon. Shaw had four of them, and James Harris threw a fifth. Shaw was 7 for 18 that day for 109 yards, while Harris was 6 for 15 for 41 yards.
New York broke the game open with 17 unanswered points in the second quarter. Don Maynard and George Nock both caught touchdown passes to give the Jets the lead for good.
Care to guess who the Jets' quarterback was that day? You're probably wrong. It was Bob Davis, as Joe Namath was hurt. Davis was only 6 for 14 for 81 yards.
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.