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1966 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Joe Collier
Home Field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 9–4–1
Place 1st AFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Lost AFL Championship
Timeline
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1965 1967

The 1966 Buffalo Bills season was the team’s seventh season. It ended with a loss in the AFL Championship Game to the Kansas City Chiefs, ending the team's two-year reign as AFL Champions.

OffseasonEdit

AFL DraftEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
*Buffalo Bills 941.692358255
Boston Patriots 842.677315283
New York Jets 662.500322312
Houston Oilers 3110.214335396
Miami Dolphins 3110.214213362

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1966 at San Diego Chargers L 27–7
27,572
2 September 11, 1966 Kansas City Chiefs L 42–20
42,023
3 September 18, 1966 Miami Dolphins W 58–24
37,546
4 September 25, 1966 Houston Oilers W 27–20
42,256
5 October 2, 1966 at Kansas City Chiefs W 29–14
43,885
6 October 8, 1966 Boston Patriots L 20–10
45,542
7 October 16, 1966 San Diego Chargers T 17–17
45,169
8 Bye
9 October 30, 1966 at New York Jets W 33–23
61,552
10 November 6, 1966 at Miami Dolphins W 29–0
37,177
11 November 13, 1966 New York Jets W 14–3
45,738
12 November 20, 1966 at Houston Oilers W 42–20
27,312
13 November 24, 1966 at Oakland Raiders W 31–10
36,781
14 December 4, 1966 at Boston Patriots L 14–3
39,350
15 Bye
16 December 18, 1966 Denver Broncos W 38–21
40,583

RosterEdit

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Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

PostseasonEdit

AFL Championship GameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 7 10 0 14 31
Bills 7 0 0 0 7




Kansas City Chiefs 31, Buffalo Bills 7

January 1, 1967 at War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 42,080

The Bills went into the 1966 AFL Championship having already won the game the previous two years. Though the game was to be played in Buffalo, the visiting Kansas City Chiefs were three-point favorites, mainly because of their explosive and innovative offense led by Head Coach Hank Stram. The Bills were a more conventional team with a solid defensive line and a running mindset on offense.

Buffalo found no offensive rhythm in the second half, and the Chiefs closed the game out in the fourth quarter with Dawson found Chris Burford for a 45 yard gain, setting up a one foot touchdown run by rookie Mike Garrett. Garrett scored his second touchdown less than two minutes later following another Bills fumble.

Scoring

  • KC – Arbanas 29 pass from Dawson (Mercer kick)
  • BUF – Dubenion 69 pass from Kemp (Lusteg kick)
  • KC – Taylor 29 pass from Dawson (Mercer kick)
  • KC – Field goal Mercer 32
  • KC – Garrett 1 run (Mercer kick)
  • KC – Garrett 18 run (Mercer kick)

Awards and RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Denver
Buffalo Kansas City
Houston Oakland
Miami San Diego
New York Jets
1966 AFL Draft1966 AFL Championship Game1966 AFL All-Star gameSuper Bowl I
Related: 1966 NFL Season

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