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51-3... I mean after all we were all wide eyed and optimistic at that point before reality set in year after year

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Attended all those games except the 65 championship in San Diego. I have a cassette of the play by play of that game.

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Houston   38

Buffalo      41       F / OT

 

If you were there (and didn't leave early) you'd agree.

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OP nailed it with the 1964 AFL Championship game. It was the greatest Bills game ever played, in terms of both its impact on the franchise and on the history of the NFL.

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1 hour ago, plenzmd1 said:

 

@JohnC does as well...but he is getting on and  in years and hates to stay with the times or make changes when clearly changes are needed

when did Simms get hurt? 

Get off my lawn you young rascals! :)

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14 hours ago, GreggTX said:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=1964+AFL+Championship+Game&view=detail&mid=8AC8C7F06B70A76D4CAB8AC8C7F06B70A76D4CAB&FORM=VIRE

 

The Chargers opened the scoring at Buffalo's War Memorial Stadium with a TD pass from John Hadl, but shortly thereafter (5:52) was the "shot heard 'round the world" which broke a few ribs on the Chargers HOF RB Keith Lincoln and the momentum switched to Buffalo for good as the Bills went on to win their 1st championship 20-7 for HC Lou Saban.

 

The following year, the Bills would travel to San Diego's Balboa Stadium and defeat the Chargers again (23-0) for their 2nd consecutive AFL Championship.

 

Argue all you want, but to me, no accomplishments since can rival these back to back championships. There's just something about being the last team standing when all the dust settles that the Bills have never experienced since the mid 60's.

Thank you! 

Indeed, the Very Best Bills game ever!

3 hours ago, oldmanfan said:

1.  Being at the Rockpile for the first AFL championship game- one of life's highlights

2.  Opening game 1980 when we finally beat the Fish, and helped carry the goalposts to Ralph.

3.  Monday night opening game in '74 when we beat the Raiders.  Sat right in the corner of the end zone where Rashad caught the pass

 

 

 

I didn’t witness the ‘64 Title game, but was there for ending the Dolphin streak and in the end zone where Rashad caught his TDs!

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12 hours ago, row_33 said:

 

December 15, 1990 at the Meadowlands, Kelly got hurt and they still beat the full strength Giants

 

from that moment until that missed FG the Bills were the best team in the NFL. 

 

Never happened before, probably will never happen again.

 

Was that the game where Odomes(I think) just ripped the ball out of a WR's hands? I tried bing, but couldn't find anything that matches my recollection of that Monday Night play.

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11 hours ago, klos63 said:

Lucky enough to attend both games. Oilers game was insane. 49er's just big play after big play. I think Steve Young has 500+ total yards, Kelly about 400.

As I recall, that game was in SF.  Did you get a lot of harassment from 49er fans?  I've heard they're pretty bad.

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My best memory was Cookie Gilchrist breaking Jim Brown's pro football single game rushing record against the Jets  36 carries, 243 yards, 5 TD's Bills won 45-14 on a field in the rockpile that today would have been considered unplayable.

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, SDS said:

Found the last person still using Bing. 

 

 

...prolly Bill Gates' nephew............

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4 hours ago, justnzane said:

51-3... I mean after all we were all wide eyed and optimistic at that point before reality set in year after year

Agree.  I always say every Bills fan needs to watch that game in full if they weren’t alive or old enough to remember it.  It represents the best/most optimistic of times with everybody healthy 

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The comeback game for the following reasons:

-We got demolished by Houston the week before.

-Kelly and Thurman were injured. 

-Enthusiasm for that team was not high going into the game as it wasn't even sold out.

-The pick 6 at the start of the 2nd half seemed to seal our fate and we weren't going back to our 3rd Superbowl.

-Warren Moon was picking our defense apart.

-I hugged at least five strangers when Christie won it in Overtime.

 

The first AFC Championship game is a close second, but it didn't have the unexpected element like that game had.

 

By the way, I could care less about the AFL days.  Wow, we were better than seven teams that year.

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Buftex said:

For me, (age 54) I am a little too young to remember the AFL years...my earliest Bills memories start in 1972.  For me, it was a different Bills/Chargers game that may be the greatest Bills game I ever saw...it was 1980.  For the first time in my young Bills life, it felt like the Bills had a legit elite team...they went into San Diego and beat a heavily favored Chargers team...I knew, right then, the Bills were winning the Supoer Bowl that year....I love the 1980 Bills...favorite season, for my favorite team....              

 

 

 

Holy Cow... I'm delighted that someone posted the video to this game. By the time it was over, the Bills were the only undefeated team in the NFL. The 1980 season was an awesome time to be alive... for many Sundays, at least.

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8 hours ago, LSHMEAB said:

Was that the game where Odomes(I think) just ripped the ball out of a WR's hands? I tried bing, but couldn't find anything that matches my recollection of that Monday Night play.

You probably couldn't find it because if I recall correctly it was against the Bears. Ripped it out of Willie Gault's hands and ran it back for the pick 6. I remember my dad turning to me asking " can he do that"? I responded, apparently so Dad.

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4 minutes ago, billsbackto81 said:

You probably couldn't find it because if I recall correctly it was against the Bears. Ripped it out of Willie Gault's hands and ran it back for the pick 6. I remember my dad turning to me asking " can he do that"? I responded, apparently so Dad.

I feel like that may be the one. It was the Raiders though as Gault had gone to Oakland by 90. Appreciate it.

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For us Bills fans who respect the history of the franchise.......................

 

How can it NOT be winning the AFC Championship in Miami in 93, basically slapping the 0-20 streak in the 70's against them right in the face.

 

Of course, 51-3 is right there too.

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6 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

I feel like that may be the one. It was the Raiders though as Gault had gone to Oakland by 90. Appreciate it.

Good call. Now I recall it was the Raiders.

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9 minutes ago, njbuff said:

For us Bills fans who respect the history of the franchise.......................

 

How can it NOT be winning the AFC Championship in Miami in 93, basically slapping the 0-20 streak in the 70's against them right in the face.

 

Of course, 51-3 is right there too.

For us who have lived the entire history, the best Fish win has to be ending their streak opening day 1980.

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9 hours ago, Talley56 said:

As I recall, that game was in SF.  Did you get a lot of harassment from 49er fans?  I've heard they're pretty bad.

The ones we tailgated near were real nice. Don't recall any issues really. Remember, they were still the model franchise with some recent championships. They were pretty happy fans overall.

 

What was funny was listening to the post game radio shows. Trade Young, Montana would have pulled it out. Fans are stupid all over.

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1 hour ago, RJ (not THAT RJ) said:

 

 

Holy Cow... I'm delighted that someone posted the video to this game. By the time it was over, the Bills were the only undefeated team in the NFL. The 1980 season was an awesome time to be alive... for many Sundays, at least.

 

But can you imagine TSW picking apart that team and that game?   :lol:

 

"Fergy can't hit anything, need to draft a QB!"

"OL is a disaster, McKenzie is done!"

"Hope they plan to get 6 turnovers every week!" 

"Why do they keep giving the ball to Brown?"

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2 hours ago, RJ (not THAT RJ) said:

 

 

Holy Cow... I'm delighted that someone posted the video to this game. By the time it was over, the Bills were the only undefeated team in the NFL. The 1980 season was an awesome time to be alive... for many Sundays, at least.

I remember., 1980 was the first time i had season tickets.  The first 4 weeks were so fantastic, my brother rented a projection screen, and we watched the game outside, in the yard, with a bunch of other season ticket holders/friends, and tried to make it as if we were at the game in San Diego (even though it was a cool day in Kenmore)....I was 15 at the time,  and it was the first time I ever experienced that feeling of being totally engrossed in a football game, on tv.  We hung on every play....up til that point in my "Bills-life", taking my cues from the adults around me, there was never a feeling that the Bills were going to win anything...but that season was different...that game in particular made it all seem real.

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3 hours ago, njbuff said:

For us Bills fans who respect the history of the franchise.......................

 

How can it NOT be winning the AFC Championship in Miami in 93, basically slapping the 0-20 streak in the 70's against them right in the face.

 

Of course, 51-3 is right there too.

that was a great butt kicking on the road.

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14 hours ago, justnzane said:

51-3... I mean after all we were all wide eyed and optimistic at that point before reality set in year after year

Bills were a big fish in a small pond. The NFC was a different beast back then. Had the Bills played in the NFC, there's very little chance they go to four straight SB's.

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4 hours ago, LSHMEAB said:

I feel like that may be the one. It was the Raiders though as Gault had gone to Oakland by 90. Appreciate it.

and it was Sunday night, not Monday if I recall correctly. We also had a blocked punt we returned for a TD. Great game.

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