Buffalo Bills: Things We Know This Week
The Buffalo Bills have won the back to back AFC East titles in 2020 and 2021. Many are anticipating that streak continues with some consistency over the next decade.
The stand alone Buffalo 1980 division title was very memorable at the time as the Miami Dolphins almost regularly won the East.
The almost-a-dynasty team coached by Marv Levy were division champions four consecutive seasons from 1988-1991. It gets better. They grabbed the division title again in 1993 and 1995 accumulating six in eight years. Not too shabby.
Buffalo also reached the playoffs as a wildcard in 1974, 1981, 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2017 and 2019.
Had it not been for the great playoff drought for most of the 21st century, the Bills would represent Buffalo well with stretches of rebuilding. That being said, the drought was the only time that it may have seemed that there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
Before the great merger of the NFL and AFL, Buffalo rocked the AFL East winning three East titles in a row from 1964 through 1966. They won the AFL Championship back to back in 1964 and 1965. They went back to the “Big Show” in 1966 and fell short to the Kansas City Chiefs. This was a different time. The only snowflakes to deal with were the ones falling from the sky. I digress…
MID 1960s (Let us make like Austin Powers and return to the Shagadelic ‘60s.)
“Name? Austin Danger Powers. Sex? Yes please!” – Austin Powers
Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in for a full term as President of the United States.
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
A new, revised, color production of Cinderella airs on CBS.
“Well, there’s one thing: they can’t order me to stop dreaming.” – Cinderella
The Buffalo Bisons ice hockey team of the AHL tallied a 40-26-6 in 1965.
“A good man’s life is never quite ended; something of it always remains to touch and illuminate other lives.” – Ed White
The first skateboarding championship is held
Ed White becomes the first American to Spacewalk.
“Folks around here judge a man by what he is, not what he was.” – Hoss Cartwright
Bob Dylan‘s legendary single “Like a Rolling Stone” is released.
“Winning is like shaving – you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum.” – Jack Kemp
Lou Saban was the coach of the Buffalo Bills. Jack Kemp was the quarterback before he was a politician.
“How Does It Feel? How Does It feel? To be without a home?
Like a complete unknown? Like a rolling stone?” – Bob Dylan
Top Movies at the Box Office:
- The Sound of Music
- Who’s Afraid of Virgin Woolf
- My Fair Lady
- Mary Poppins
- A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles)
“Oh, no sir. I’m sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me. It would be too… humiliating.” – Maria Augusta Kutschera
Top TV Shows:
- Gilligan’s Island
- The Munsters
- The Addams Family
- Gomer Pile
- I Dream of Jeannie
“A good driver always observes the speed laws. It’s the best way to stay out of trouble.” –Batman
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
- Help – The Beatles
- Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
- I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
- House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
- Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
- Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
“Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop.” – Lovey Howell
Kleinhan’s Music Hall hosts Bob Dylan.
A group of scientists warned President Johnson about climate change.
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:
Five Reasons the Bills defense will, once again, contend for number one in the NFL:
1.) Buffalo’s number one defense a season ago simply improves when Tre’Davious White returns.
2.) Two words. Von Miller
3.) Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson both excelled in this defense last time in town. The fact they know the defense already and everything about the organization, facilities, and the WNY area should not be taken lightly. Leslie Frazier is jubilant getting these two back.
4.) AJ Epenesa, Greg Rousseau, and Boogie Basham all continue their progression at their respective positions.
5.) The Bills have nine of eleven starters returning, along with many of the same coaches.