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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: A chiller of a game

     January 15, 1994 -- Bills' fans probably are still thawing out from this game at Rich Stadium. Buffalo defeated the Raiders (of Los Angeles) in what is still the coldest game in team history -- 0 degrees. The wind chill was minus-32.

     The Bills were set to play in their fifth AFC Championship game in six years, an impressive achievement.

     "We're 13-4, and a lot of people never felt that we would be there," running back Kenneth Davis said. "We had to believe in ourselves, and that was a big factor today."

     The Bills trailed twice in the game before Jim Kelly led a dynamic comeback. The winning points came on a 22-yard touchdown pass to Bill Brooks early in the fourth quarter.

     "We have a lot of experience in the playoffs, but most of all, we have a lot of character," Davis said. "And character is what's carried us more than anything."

     Next up - the Kansas City Chiefs, for a chance at yet another Super Bowl.

--- Budd Bailey

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