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It’s Been A While – but in light of the Chargers coming back to OP – let’s see

The LA/SD Chargers have owned the Bills ever since 1960. Their head to head record is 12-24-2

The Chargers have a 3-7 advantage in the last 10 games. The two teams did not face each other from 1986 through 1998.

The last Bills home win was a decade ago – October 19, 2008. This was the infamous “Balloon” game. I was in my sports bar in Vista, CA surrounded by the San Diego Faithful (not as many as you might think – Raiders fans are strong there). Then the game powered out. CBS was at a complete loss. Just recently, I had a conversation with the lead electrician from that day – and he just explained the situation as the complete sequence of everything that could go wrong – DID.

Despite the SOCAL brethren being upset – this was the Bills last win:

Trent Edwards was 25/30 – 8.7 YPT and 1 TD

Marshawn Lynch was 19 for 70 (3.68) and one TD

Lee Evans was 8 for 89 and one TD

Ryan Lindell contributed 3 FG

The Chargers were largely ineffectual but Philip Rivers will be in the HOF one day – Jim Kelly never won a Super Bowl either.

Some fun facts from Bills/Chargers history

November 20, 1960: The Bills pick off five Jack Kemp passes and cruise to a 32-3 win

November 11, 1962: The Bills go to 4-0-1 and a 37-0 halftime lead as Jack Kemp sat on the Bills bench.

December 26, 1964: Chargers ran an 80 yard opening driving and only 99 for the rest of the game. Bills win the AFC Championship Game 20-7. Mike Stratton made the Bills’ most famous hit ever on Keith Lincoln.  Each Buffalo player’s winning share was $2,668.

December 26, 1995: The Bills win their second AFL Championship game – 23-0 – the Chargers never get past the Bills 24.

October 5, 1980: Both teams were undefeated – The Bills won 26-24. Jim Hasslet intercepted a Dan Fouts pass and Joe Cribbs scored the winning TD.

December 6, 1981: The Bills win a defensive struggle 28-27 as they throttle Dan Fouts and Chuck Munice. Steve Freeman and Rufus Bess co-op on a fumble and then Charlie Romes and Mario Clark sealed the deal.

October 15, 2000: The Bills win 27-24 in OT – the 0-6 Chargers lose on their way to 1-15 season but in the next draft the Chargers draft LaDamian Tomilson and Drew Brees

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Thanks Bob, will you be there Sunday? 

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You left out one of the best, but most painful, games in the history of the rivalry.  January 4, 1981.  AFC Playoff game.  Chargers score long TD with 2 minutes to play to beat the Bills 20-14.  This is the game when Joe Ferguson gutted it on on one ankle and the Bills were in control until the fateful Fouts pass to Smith.  I was a kid at the time, but remember seeing the play and feeling like I just got punched in the gut.  Little did I know that I would experience that same feeling so many times in the 35+ years to follow.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1981/01/04/fouts-50-yard-pass-to-smith-ousts-buffalo-20-14-in-afc/432bf4c0-4062-402c-9b8d-ea9bfcd23b1f/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b1c02bcdcee8

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Holy **** I just had a flashback to like 1997. 

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7 minutes ago, msw2112 said:

You left out one of the best, but most painful, games in the history of the rivalry.  January 4, 1981.  AFC Playoff game.  Chargers score long TD with 2 minutes to play to beat the Bills 20-14.  This is the game when Joe Ferguson gutted it on on one ankle and the Bills were in control until the fateful Fouts pass to Smith.  I was a kid at the time, but remember seeing the play and feeling like I just got punched in the gut.  Little did I know that I would experience that same feeling so many times in the 35+ years to follow.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1981/01/04/fouts-50-yard-pass-to-smith-ousts-buffalo-20-14-in-afc/432bf4c0-4062-402c-9b8d-ea9bfcd23b1f/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b1c02bcdcee8

I remember this game myself.  I was also a little kid.

 

This is one of the earliest games I have specific memories of.  And that defeat really hurt at the time!

 

 

 

 

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What, no Flutie-Johnson in that list if memories!?

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18 hours ago, TPS said:

What, no Flutie-Johnson in that list if memories!?

 

If you want to scratch that ITCH - I suggest some Benadryl cream

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22 hours ago, msw2112 said:

You left out one of the best, but most painful, games in the history of the rivalry.  January 4, 1981.  AFC Playoff game.  Chargers score long TD with 2 minutes to play to beat the Bills 20-14.  This is the game when Joe Ferguson gutted it on on one ankle and the Bills were in control until the fateful Fouts pass to Smith.  I was a kid at the time, but remember seeing the play and feeling like I just got punched in the gut.  Little did I know that I would experience that same feeling so many times in the 35+ years to follow.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1981/01/04/fouts-50-yard-pass-to-smith-ousts-buffalo-20-14-in-afc/432bf4c0-4062-402c-9b8d-ea9bfcd23b1f/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b1c02bcdcee8

 

Ron Smith. Ugh.

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I feel like a teenager again. Yowza

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On 9/13/2018 at 6:47 PM, Bob Lamb said:

It’s Been A While – but in light of the Chargers coming back to OP – let’s see

The LA/SD Chargers have owned the Bills ever since 1960. Their head to head record is 12-24-2

The Chargers have a 3-7 advantage in the last 10 games. The two teams did not face each other from 1986 through 1998.

The last Bills home win was a decade ago – October 19, 2008. This was the infamous “Balloon” game. I was in my sports bar in Vista, CA surrounded by the San Diego Faithful (not as many as you might think – Raiders fans are strong there). Then the game powered out. CBS was at a complete loss. Just recently, I had a conversation with the lead electrician from that day – and he just explained the situation as the complete sequence of everything that could go wrong – DID.

Despite the SOCAL brethren being upset – this was the Bills last win:

Trent Edwards was 25/30 – 8.7 YPT and 1 TD

Marshawn Lynch was 19 for 70 (3.68) and one TD

Lee Evans was 8 for 89 and one TD

Ryan Lindell contributed 3 FG

The Chargers were largely ineffectual but Philip Rivers will be in the HOF one day – Jim Kelly never won a Super Bowl either.

Some fun facts from Bills/Chargers history

November 20, 1960: The Bills pick off five Jack Kemp passes and cruise to a 32-3 win

November 11, 1962: The Bills go to 4-0-1 and a 37-0 halftime lead as Jack Kemp sat on the Bills bench.

December 26, 1964: Chargers ran an 80 yard opening driving and only 99 for the rest of the game. Bills win the AFC Championship Game 20-7. Mike Stratton made the Bills’ most famous hit ever on Keith Lincoln.  Each Buffalo player’s winning share was $2,668.

December 26, 1995: The Bills win their second AFL Championship game – 23-0 – the Chargers never get past the Bills 24.

October 5, 1980: Both teams were undefeated – The Bills won 26-24. Jim Hasslet intercepted a Dan Fouts pass and Joe Cribbs scored the winning TD.

December 6, 1981: The Bills win a defensive struggle 28-27 as they throttle Dan Fouts and Chuck Munice. Steve Freeman and Rufus Bess co-op on a fumble and then Charlie Romes and Mario Clark sealed the deal.

October 15, 2000: The Bills win 27-24 in OT – the 0-6 Chargers lose on their way to 1-15 season but in the next draft the Chargers draft LaDamian Tomilson and Drew Brees

Thanks, Bob, and welcome back! We will be at the usual spot on Sunday, if you want to stop by!

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Bob, Look forward to seeing you Sunday. 

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13 minutes ago, LittleJoeCartwright said:

Bob,

 

Where have you been?  I remember you went to San Diego but then left.  Where are you now?

He moved back to Buffalo last year. 

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