Dec. 26 in Bills history: AFL Championships, Thurman's final start

On Saturday, December 26, 1964, the Bills beat the San Diego Chargers to win the AFL Championship. On the same lucky date in 1965 - this time a Sunday - the Bills repeated as AFL Champions after again beating the Chargers.

December 26, 1964 -- WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Buffalo won the 1964 AFL Championship with a 20-7 triumph over San Diego before a standing-room only crowd of 40,242 at War Memorial Stadium.

December 26, 1965 -- BILLS REPEAT AS AFL CHAMPS

The visiting Bills blanked San Diego, 23-0, for their second consecutive AFL crown. It was the first title game shutout in AFL history.

December 26, 1993 -- BILLS WIN IN MINUS-28 TEMPS

In the coldest game in which the Bills had ever played to that point, 70,817 fans showed at snowbound Rich Stadium and saw Buffalo clinch the AFC East for fifth time in six years with a 16-14 win over the N.Y. Jets. The non-sellout was the first for Buffalo in 25 games, but the temperature was nine degrees and the wind chill was minus-28. The coldest game in Bills history occured just weeks later on January 15, 1994.

December 26, 1999 -- THURMAN THOMAS MAKES HIS LAST START

RB Thurman Thomas made his last start for Buffalo against the New England Patriots. He gained 84 yards on 15 carries in 13-10 overtime win.

December 26, 2004 – SCORING SURGE CONTINUES IN SAN FRAN

The Bills set a new franchise record by scoring 30 or more points in their sixth consecutive game, a 41-7 rout of the 49ers in San Francisco. The game was also the Bills' sixth straight win, their longest streak since winning eight in a row in 1990.

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