Buffalo New England Playoff Game is First Of Its Kind
Now that the Sunday slate of NFL games is in the books and we know which eight teams made the NFL playoffs this year, The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots will do something they have never done before.
They will play against each other in a National Football League playoff game. That's right this Saturday's NFL playoff game will be the first time these two AFC East rivals will face off against each other in an NFL playoff game.
The last time these two teams played each other in the playoffs was back in 1963 when New England was still known as the Boston Patriots.
It was also before both Buffalo and Boston were part of the National Football League! Both the Bills and Patriots were part of the American Football League and ultimately joined the NFL after the NFL and AFL merged in 1966.
The game was played at the Old Rockpile, War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo and the Patriots would go on to win that game 26-8.
The Bills were led by two quarterbacks Daryle Lamonica and Jack Kemp who combines to throw for 301 yards and one touchdown. They also combined to throw four interceptions in the loss at home.
Bills Mafia is hoping for a different outcome in the first-ever NFL playoff game between these two teams. The Bills are 3-1 against the Patriots over the past two seasons and are hoping to win their first home playoff game since last season's win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The game is set for Saturday night and will air locally on WIVB Channel Four.