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Dec. 26, 1964: Jack Kemp and Wray Carlton each scored a touchdown and Pete Gogolak booted two field goals to lead the Buffalo Bills to its first American Football League championship with a 20-7 win over the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter but then the Buffalo defense took over. The Bills shut out the Chargers the rest of the way. Gogolak kicked a 12-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7-3 in the first quarter. The Bills scored 10 points in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Carlton and a 17-yard field goal by Gogolak. Buffalo had a 13-3 lead at the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Kemp salted the game away for the Bills with a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Over 40,000 people at Buffalo's War Memorial Stadium were on hand to witness the Bills' first title.
Dec. 26, 1965: The Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers squared off in a rematch of the 1964 AFL title game. This time the game took place on San Diego's home turf, but the outcome was the same. Just like the previous year, the Bills used a stifling defense to completely shut down the Chargers. After a scoreless first quarter, Jack Kemp hit Ernie Warlick for an 18-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring and give Buffalo a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. The defense also helped the offense when Butch Byrd returned an interception for a touchdown. Buffalo held a 14-0 lead at halftime. The second half was the Pete Gogolak show as he kicked three field goals to account for the rest scoring. Buffalo went on to a 23-0 win and its second straight AFL title.
Jan. 12, 1991: It ended up being a lot closer than it should have, but in the end the Bills were closing in on their first-ever Super Bowl appearance. The Bills knocked off the Dolphins, 44-34, at snowy Rich Stadium. Jim Kelly threw two touchdown passes to Andre Reed and another to 34-year-old wonder James Lofton; Thurman Thomas had a pair of five-yard touchdown runs; and Scott Norwood kicked three field goals and five extra points to account for the Buffalo scoring. Kelly had missed the last two regular season games with an injured knee, but showed no ill effects in the playoffs. The Bills jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the first quarter and the rout looked as if it was on, but Dan Marino and the Dolphins came storming back. The Dolphins pulled to within 27-17 at the half. Miami closed to within 30-27 early in the fourth quarter, but the Bills responded with a 79-yard touchdown drive, culminating with a Thomas five-yard scoring run. On the ensuing kickoff, the Bills recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown to ice the game.
Jan. 20, 1991: AFC Championship
Sep. 6, 1992: Lofton breaks Largent's record
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