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MemoraBillia: Bills-Titans blast from the past

By Tim Graham

Just for fun and with the season starting today, here's a throwback Buffalo Bills program cover from the late Niagara Falls cartoonist Kevin Weil.

The game was between the Bills and the New York Titans (who would become the Jets) at War Memorial Stadium on Sept. 22, 1962.

Buffalo lost, 17-6, even though New York ran for a paltry 84 yards and netted 151 passing yards. Buffalo's only points were a touchdown pass from Warren Rabb to Elbert Dubenion. Wayne Crow, Ernie Warlick and Cookie Gilchrist rushed for 174 yards.

The image is courtesy John Boutet of the Buffalo Sports Museum.



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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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