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December 28, 1963 -- Is this the anniversary of the first playoff game in the history of the Buffalo Bills ? It depends on how you care to define your terms.
The Bills finished with a 7-6-1 record in the 1963 season. That was good enough to tie the Boston Patriots for first place in the AFL East, and it set up a matchup game for the right to play for the AFL championship. So it was a postseason game, but perhaps not a classically defined playoff game.
Whatever you call it, it also was called a Bills' loss. The Patriots recorded a 26-8 win over the Bills in War Memorial Stadium. Boston had plenty of heroes. Gino Cappelletti had four field goals and two extra points, while Larry Garron caught two touchdown passes from Babe Parilli.
The Bills' only happy moment came when Darryl Lamonica threw a 93-yard touchdown pass to Elbert Dubenion. Here's a key statistic: Buffalo ran the ball 12 times for seven yards. Here's another: Boston had four interceptions.
What's the phrase? Right, "Wait until next year." And how.
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Here’s the Bills injury report for this week’s game against the Patriots.
Did not practice
WR/QB Brad Smith – hamstring
OL Demetrius Bell – knee
OL Kraig Urbik – knee
Limited in practice
WR Ruvell Martin – hamstring
RB Johnny White – concussion
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