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#1 Coach55

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

After another week where the Bills found a way to lose despite a valiant effort, it came to me to think - what is the single play from the history of this franchise defines this team.  Most people I think would think that the Scott Norwood missed FG may be the defining play in franchise history.  However, my thoughts is the below.  Helluva an effort, but as it was the end of the half...comes up 3 yards short - all he had to do is run right to the open space...



Any other suggestions?

#2 Gugny

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:04 PM



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:28 PM


Not even close Wide Left!

Edited by bisonbrigade, 06 December 2013 - 01:28 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:31 PM

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#5 May Day 10

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:34 PM

It is tough.

Its like 3 different teams.

You have the "class" of the AFL in the last years before the merger, and you have the Jim Kelly/Polian years

Other than that, this Franchise has won 1 playoff game in its history.


so Thigpen getting hit in head is my choice

#6 WotAGuy

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

I nominate whatever play preceded Lou Saban's famous rant "GOD ALMIGHTY!!  WHY DO WE DO THAT?!?!"

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:18 PM

This team just flat out stinks.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

View Postdistortions, on 06 December 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

This team just flat out stinks.
Excellent input!!!!

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

View PostRubes, on 06 December 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

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The ever mobile Chad Pennington on 4th down, ahhhh yes. :lol:

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

This franchise is known for losing 4 SBs in a row. All starts with wide right.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:28 PM

Jake Arians missing the extra point


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

Glass half full: Beebe running back and stripping the ball from Leon Lett.
Glass half empty: Any other play from that game.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

That McGee return is so painful to watch. He could have just pitched it back to any of the 5 guys standing right there too.

I watch the video now, and am like, "Just pitch it back, pitch it back."

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:36 PM

View Postbisonbrigade, on 06 December 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:


Not even close Wide Left!

...left?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:43 PM

View PostRubes, on 06 December 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

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That's a good one but the throwback has to be it

View PostCoach55, on 06 December 2013 - 01:00 PM, said:

After another week where the Bills found a way to lose despite a valiant effort, it came to me to think - what is the single play from the history of this franchise defines this team.  Most people I think would think that the Scott Norwood missed FG may be the defining play in franchise history.  However, my thoughts is the below.  Helluva an effort, but as it was the end of the half...comes up 3 yards short - all he had to do is run right to the open space...



Any other suggestions?

How quickly I forgot how terrible those uniforms were

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:01 PM

View PostMax997, on 06 December 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:

That's a good one but the throwback has to be it



How quickly I forgot how terrible those uniforms were
How quickly I forgot what an insane kick return that was.  Holy s***.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

http://www.sbnation....e-juggle-option

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:21 PM

Ernest Wilford FTW

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:36 PM

Giants converted FOUR 3rd downs on this drive.  This being the most gut wrenching one.  




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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

I will go for the play that should not have counted -- the illegal forward pass (not lateral) that was at the end the Tennessee Titan playoff game.  It signaled the end of Wade Phillips and sent the Bills in a further spiral down to depths.