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By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Bills are searching in the dark without a flashlight at backup quarterback, with Tuesday’s release of Thad Lewis and the signing of Jordan Palmer. When have the Bills been great at backup QB? Not that often, with a few notable exceptions. Here are the five best Bills backup QBs. (And we’re not counting Doug... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Team Seasons Year of last win 1. Cincinnati Bengals 22 1990 2. Detroit Lions 21 1991 3. Kansas City Chiefs 19 1993 4. Buffalo Bills 17 1995 5. Cleveland Browns 15 1994 6. Miami Dolphins 12 2000 7. Oakland Raiders 10 2002 8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 2002 9. Tennessee Titans 9 2003 10. St. Louis... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Team Drought  (Years) 1. Chi/St. Louis Cardinals 25 (1949-1973) 1. Washington Redskins 25 (1946-1970) 3. Pittsburgh Steelers 24 (1948-1971) 4. New Orleans Saints 20 (1967-1986) 5. New York Giants 17 (1964-1980) 5. Philadelphia Eagles 17 (1961-1977) 5. Denver Broncos 17 (1960-1976) 5. Detroit Lions... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Bill Belichick, coach, New England. 2. Jimmy Johnson, coach, Dallas. 3. Tom Brady, QB, New England. 4. Don Shula, coach, Miami. 5. Bryan Cox, LB, Dolphins/Bears/Jets 6. Nick Buoniconti, LB, Patriots/Dolphins. 7. Bill Parcells, coach, Giants/Patriots/Jets. 8. Larry Csonka, RB, Dolphins/Giants. 9.... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Derrick Dockery, G, Redskins, 2007 2. Langston Walker, T, Raiders, 2007. 3. Larry Tripplett, DT, Colts, 2006. 4. Peerless Price, WR, Cowboys, 2006. 5. Cornell Green, T, Raiders,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Elbert Dubenion, WR, Bluffton College, 1960. 2. Ted Washington, NT, Broncos, 1995. 3. Cookie Gilchrist, RB, CFL, 1962. 4. Robert James, CB, Fisk University, 1969. 5. Bryce Paup, LB, Packers,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

QB: Daryle Lamonica. (Underrated with the Bills.) RB: Fred Jackson. FB: Jim Braxton. WR: J.D. Hill, Bill Brooks. OT: Dave Foley, Ken Jones. OG: Glenn Parker, John Davis. C: Will Grant. TE: Paul Seymour. K: Scott Norwood. DE: Tom Day, Sherman White. DT: Pat Williams, Tom Keating. OLB: Lucius... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

QB: Jack Kemp. RB: Cookie Gilchrist. FB: Jim Braxton. WR: Elbert Dubenion, Jerry Butler. OT: Stew Barber, Howard Ballard. OG: Jim Ritcher, Ruben Brown. C: Al Bemiller. TE: Ernie Warlick. K: Rian Lindell. DE: Phil Hansen, Aaron Schobel. DT: Ted Washington, Jim Dunaway. OLB: Mike Stratton,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

QB: Jim Kelly. RB: O.J. Simpson, Thurman Thomas. WR: Andre Reed, Eric Moulds. OT: Will Wolford, Joe Devlin. OG: Billy Shaw, Joe DeLamielleure. C: Kent Hull. TE: Pete Metzelaars. K: Steve Christie. DE: Bruce Smith, Ron McDole. DT: Tom Sestak, Fred Smerlas. OLB: Darryl Talley, Cornelius... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Walt Patulski, DE, 1972. No. 1 overall. Pro football was an anticlimax for the Notre Damer. He did little in four seasons and was out of the league after five. 2. Mike Williams, OT, 2002. No. 4 overall. The 370-pounder from Texas didn’t love the game enough to be great. Started 3-1/2 seasons for the Bills and was... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Jim Kelly. 1983. No. 13 overall. His arrival lifted franchise to its Golden Era. 2. Thurman Thomas. 1988. No. 40 overall. The Bills took a chance on his repaired knee and hit a home run. There were seven running backs taken before Thomas. 3. Andre Reed. 1985. No. 86 overall. The Bills badly needed receiver help... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. 1967. Daryle Lamonica and Glenn Bass to the Raiders for Tom Flores and Art Powell. A year later, Lamonica took the Raiders to the Super Bowl; the injury-prone Flores played two seasons for Buffalo, while Powell lasted only one. 2. 1971. Ron McDole to the Redskins for third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks used for... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. 1982. Tom Cousineau, who never played for Buffalo, to Cleveland for a first-round draft pick in 1983, which the Bills used to select Jim Kelly. 2. 1987. Greg Bell, two first-round draft picks and a second-rounder to the Colts for Cornelius Bennett. 3. 1977. Paul Seymour to the Steelers for Frank Lewis, who set a... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Wide Right. Jan. 27, 1991. Scott Norwood’s missed 47-yard field-goal attempt with four seconds left, preserving the Giants’ 20-19 victory in Super Bowl XXV in Tampa Stadium. 2. Hit Heard ‘Round the World. Dec. 26, 1964. Mike Stratton knocking San Diego’s Keith Lincoln out of the ‘64 AFL Championship Game at... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Cowboys 52, Bills 17. Super Bowl XXVII. Jan. 31, 1993. Rose Bowl. Humiliation. 2. Redskins 37, Bills 24. Super Bowl XXVI. Jan. 26, 1992. Metrodome. Embarrassment. 3. Giants 20, Bills 19. Super Bowl XXV. Jan. 27, 1991. Tampa Stadium. Great game, but Bills should have won. 4. Cowboys 30, Bills 13. Super Bowl... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Bills 41, Oilers 38 (OT). Wild-card playoff. Jan. 3, 1993. Rich Stadium. Greatest comeback in NFL history. 2. Bills 51, Raiders 3. 1990 AFC Championship. Jan. 20, 1991. Rich Stadium. Kelly & Co. roll into Super Bowl. 3. Bills 23, Chargers 0. 1965 AFL Championship Game. Dec. 26, 1965. Balboa Stadium. Defense... Read More

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