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Sept. 1 in Bills history: Bills pile up team-record 583 yards

Posted Sep 1, 2014

Buffalo set a team record for total offense (583 yards) and Jim Kelly set a regular-season career-high with 381 passing yards.


September 1, 1991 -- BILLS PILE UP TEAM RECORD 583 YARDS 
The Bills opened the season with an exciting 35-31 win over Miami, their ninth win over the Dolphins in the last ten meetings. Buffalo set a team record for total offense (583 yards), and Jim Kelly set a regular-season career-high with 381 passing yards. Thurman Thomas became the first Bill in history with 100 rushing and receiving yards in the same game.

September 1, 1975 -- BILLS WIN LABOR DAY SPECIAL
In a Labor Day special, the Bills ripped Cleveland at Municipal Stadium, 34-20, as Joe Ferguson reclaimed his position as the undisputed No. 1 quarterback with 174 passing yards.

September 1, 1971 – BILLS TALK WITH NEW YORK ABOUT MOVE TO YANKEE STADIUM
A Newsweek story reported the Bills had begun talking with New York Mayor John Lindsay about moving the Bills to Yankee Stadium because the Giants had announced their intentions to move to New Jersey in 1975. Speculation arose because of Buffalo's ongoing difficulties in building a new county stadium.

September 1, 1977 - MARANGI RETURNS TO BILLS
QB Gary Marangi failed his physical, so his trade to the Green Bay Packers was voided and he returned to camp at Niagara University.

September 1, 1980 - DELAMIELLEURE TRADED TO CLEVELAND
After trying to trade him for four months, Chuck Knox completed a deal for Joe DeLamielleure. The veteran guard was shipped to Cleveland for two draft choices.

September 1, 1992 -- SEALS TRADED TO EAGLES 
Leon Seals was traded to Philadelphia for a 1993 draft choice, meaning that Phil Hansen would be the starting left defensive end.