Buffalo Bills in History

Events in Sport

  • 1948-12-19 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
  • 1959-10-28 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
  • 1960-11-27 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • 1961-08-08 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1964-11-01 Houston Oilers quarterback George Blanda attempts an AFL record 68 passes (37 completions) in 24-10 loss v Buffalo Bills at War Memorial Stadium
  • 1964-12-26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
  • 1965-12-26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game
  • 1967-01-01 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game

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1969-01-28 1969 NFL Draft: O.J. Simpson from USC first pick by Buffalo Bills

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1972-02-01 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1973-11-04 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • 1979-05-03 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1985-04-30 NFL Draft: Virginia Tech defensive end Bruce Smith first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1986-08-18 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
  • 1989-01-08 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10
  • 1990-11-26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • 1991-01-20 Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
  • 1991-01-20 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
  • 1991-01-27 Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right"
  • 1991-07-28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

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1992-01-12 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1992-01-26 Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • 1993-01-03 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
  • 1993-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • 1993-01-31 Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • 1994-01-23 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13

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1994-01-30 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1997-12-31 Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
  • 2000-01-08 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown

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2004-10-03 New England Patriots win their 18th consecutive NFL game, beating Buffalo Bills, 31-17 at Ralph Wilson Stadium; Tom Brady 17-for-30 for 298 yards & 2 TDs

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1952-04-12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1960-02-14 Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1960-07-17 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
  • 1960-11-02 Adam Lingner, American football NFL center (Buffalo Bills), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1961-01-13 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1961-04-01 Jim Jeffcoat, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
  • 1962-04-10 Steve Tasker, American wide receiver (Buffalo Bills) and broadcaster (CBS Sports), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • 1963-06-18 Bruce Smith, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1963-12-27 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964-01-29 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964-04-06 Bill Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1964-09-10 Karl Wilson, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1965-04-13 Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1965-08-25 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965-10-11 Chris Spielman, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1966-04-22 Glenn Parker, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966-05-11 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966-05-16 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966-11-27 Carwell Gardner, NFL fullback (Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1967-11-13 Steve Christie, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1967-12-29 Henry Jones, American football Safety (Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1968-02-26 Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968-02-29 Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968-03-23 Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968-04-13 Ted Washington, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968-05-20 Phil Hansen, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968-11-19 Matt Darby, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968-12-12 Kurt Schulz, safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968-12-28 Kurt Schulz, US NFL player (Buffalo Bills), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • 1969-03-11 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1969-09-18 Robert Coons, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1969-11-16 Mike Devlin, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
  • 1970-01-05 James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970-02-13 Ruben Brown, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1970-02-27 David White, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970-03-27 Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1970-04-13 Monty Brown, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970-05-01 Alex Van Pelt, NFL quarterback and coach (Buffalo Bills), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-05-30 Sam Rogers, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970-07-12 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970-11-02 Corbin Lacina, American football NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Mankato, Minnesota
  • 1970-12-05 Thomas Smith, American NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills), born in Gates, North Carolina
  • 1970-12-15 Damon Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills), born in Clovis, California
  • 1970-12-24 Filmel Johnson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971-02-14 Lonnie Johnson, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971-04-15 Tim Tindale, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971-04-20 Yonel Jourdain, American NFL running back and kick returner (Buffalo Bills), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971-05-01 Ethan Albright, NFL long snapper (Pro Bowl 2007), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1971-06-08 Tom Nutten, CFL/NFL centers (Hamilton Tiger Cats, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971-06-28 Greg Evans, NFL/WLAF safety (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971-09-14 Mario Henry, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-10-10 Corey Louchiey, American NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1971-11-04 Russell Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971-11-05 Todd Collins, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971-11-24 Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-01-28 Carey Bender, American former NFL running back (Buffalo Bills), born in Marion, Iowa
  • 1972-03-14 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-04-16 Jim Ballard, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Scottish Claymores, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-05-07 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-05-23 Rene Ingoglia, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-06-07 Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-07-11 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-08-14 Ross Schulte, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972-08-25 Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-10-24 Pat Williams, defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972-12-04 Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973-01-01 Justin Armour, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973-02-02 Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973-02-17 Raymond Jackson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973-03-18 Marlon Kerner, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973-05-17 Jay Riemersma, tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973-06-05 Sean Moran, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973-06-08 Michael Sheldon, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974-01-17 Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974-06-08 Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974-08-27 Sean Woodson, safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974-11-30 Marcellus Wiley, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1975-06-03 Jamie Nails, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

Weddings in Sport

  • 1996-05-18 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo