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Sept. 21, 1997 – When it comes to comebacks, everyone thinks of the Bills' historic win against the Houston Oilers in a 1993 playoff game at Rich Stadium. That facility hosted a rally almost as dramatic just a few years later. The Bills trailed the Indianapolis Colts, 26-0, with six minutes left in the second quarter. Buffalo's hopes for a victory that fall afternoon ag…

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In between segments of hot takes from ESPN sports talk radio personalities, corny commercials and the familiar "dadda dum, dadda dum" interlude, you'll hear Christine Lisi's crisp, clear voice. Since 2007, Lisi has been working full time as an update anchor for the "World Wide Leader" in sports. At times, she's had to temper her excitement whenever news about the Buffal…

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Sept. 20, 1992 – The Bills showed that they sure knew how to spoil a “welcome home” party. Ted Marchibroda had been the team’s offensive coordinator when he developed the Bills’ no-huddle offense that was the talk of the league for a while. When that happens, other teams usually come calling, big contracts in hand. It happened to Marchibroda, as the former St. Bonaventu…

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Sept. 19, 1971 – If there were such things as “moral victories” in professional sports, this game might have qualified. The Bills had gone through a coaching change before the start of the season, as Harvey Johnson took over from John Rauch. That’s never a good sign, but a new season always brings new hope – even when that season begins with the defending NFC champion, …

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Sept. 18, 1960 – The Bills hosted their first-ever regular-season game at War Memorial Stadium on this date. The area apparently wasn’t overwhelmed with the idea. A crowd of 15,229 turned out to see the Denver Broncos come to Buffalo. The visitors came away with a 27-21 victory. At least they saw a good game. Elbert Dubenion and Wray Carlton – two original Bills who wou…

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Here were Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s first-half passing numbers against the Carolina Panthers Sunday in Charlotte: https://twitter.com/ZachMaskavich/status/909482906938114048 Five for seven, for 15 yards and no touchdowns. Not exactly numbers in the same league as Bills archnemesis Tom Brady. Case in point: Brady had 300 yards and three touchdowns Sunda…

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Sept. 17, 1978 – The Buffalo Bills brought the Chicago Cardinals back to life, in a manner of speaking, with a loss on this date. The Cardinals had lost 17 straight games to the Green Bay Packers in the years from 1937 to 1946. That was an NFL record. Chicago came up because the Bills tied that record by losing to their 1970s nemesis, the Miami Dolphins. It was the 1…

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A cornerstone of the Elmwood Village since 1968, Mister Goodbar draws fans of live music, stand-up comedy, craft beer and the college party scene throughout the week. But Sundays are for football fans. Crowds of close to 100 people gather to watch Bills games on the 110-inch projection screen in the back room, according to bar manager Brad Thomas. “Our Sunday crew…

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Fans of football and day drinking will be crawling along Hertel Avenue on Sunday. Billed as “Bills and Booze. A love story,” the first Step Out Buffalo Game Day Bar Crawl is expected to draw 600-1,000 people to 10 participating bars on Hertel, according to Emily Kluckhohn, director of storytelling for Step Out Buffalo. About than 450 people have purchased $10 presale…

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When Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane shuffled off to Buffalo from the Carolinas, they went against a trend as old as the Bills’ playoff drought. Charlotte, N.C., has one of the largest populations of transplanted Western New Yorkers. According to the Charlotte Observer, Mecklenburg County is the No. 1 out-of-state destination for people leaving Erie County (and No. 2 f…

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Sept. 16, 1973 - The season opener of the NFL's 1973 season might have been come with a large sign that read, "O.J. Simpson is ready to rumble." Simpson was coming off the NFL rushing championship in 1972, but there was still a feeling that he hadn't quite lived up to his potential since arriving in the pro ranks in 1969 after a spectacular college career at Southern Ca…

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What's the national media saying? Here's a roundup of stories involving the Buffalo Bills. 1. Which fanbase dislikes the Patriots the most? Bills fans may feel like they have a hold on this title, but according to a SurveyMonkey Audience poll on fandom commissioned by the website FiveThirtyEight, fans of six teams hate the Patriots even more than Bills fans. The p…

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Four Super Bowl appearances, seven Pro Football Hall of Famers and 44 seasons. That’s the fairly impressive resume the logo of the Buffalo Bills can boast. That charging blue buffalo with a single red line to depict speed, having graced the side of the team helmet: white, red, and back to white again, throughout these past five decades. Their simple standing red …

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Sept. 15, 1968 – It didn’t take long to figure out that 1968 was going to be a long, long year for the Bills. In fact, Buffalo probably knew it before halftime of Week Two. The Bills drew the Raiders at home for their home opener. George Atkinson returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring. The margin was 21-0 at the end of the first quarter, and 31-0 a…

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There are no off days for professional football players, well, except Tuesdays. But there are no off days for true Bills fans. At the Buffalo Bills store, you can get a T-shirt that says as much. This is not a team motto like Bill Belichick's "Do Your Job, " and if you go to NFL Shop you can find this model for other teams and cities, too. The red polyester shirt …