Buffalo Bills This Day In History: January 23rd


Nov 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view of a Buffalo Bills helmet during the game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have not been in the post season for 15 years.  They also have not had many meaningful games when it comes to December, except this past year, which I must say was a nice change of pace.

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  • The Buffalo Bills did have somethings going on during the January time frame but it seems like it was a lifetime ago.  Today was one of those days, back way back when, to be exact it was the 1993 playoffs.  The Buffalo Bills were headed into the Conference Championship to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Prior to this game, the Buffalo Bills had beating the Los Angeles Raiders 29-23 on Saturday January 15th during the divisional round of the playoffs.

    This meeting against the Kansas City Chiefs was the second meeting within 3 years during the playoffs for both of these teams.  They met prior during the divisional round in the 1991 playoffs.

    The Buffalo Bills took an early lead in the 1st quarter on a Thurman Thomas 12 yard run to open the scoring and go up 7-0.  Nick Lowery, the Chiefs kicker added two field goals in the first as well to bring the score to 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.

    The 2nd quarter was all Buffalo as Thurman Thomas added another touchdown from 3 yards out and Steve Christie added 2 more field goals to take the Bills to 20-6 going into halftime.

    Marcus Allen was able to add a touchdown for the Chiefs in the only score in the 3rd quarter bringing the score to 20-13 Buffalo.

    The fourth quarter was again all Buffalo adding some padding to their 7 point lead with a Steve Christie field goal and another Thurman Thomas 3 yard run.  This finalized the scoring for the Bills and the Chiefs leaving the Bills on the winning side of the ball 30-13 and sending them to take on the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl, which would be their last Super Bowl appearance.

    Thurman Thomas finished with 33 touches and 186 yards in the game.  Jim Kelly, although left off the score sheet was able to complete 17 of 27 throws for 160 yards and no interceptions.

    The Buffalo Bills defense was solid again contributing 4 sacks and 2 interceptions on the day.

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