Important date in Bils history: Marv Levy hired as head coach

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Important Dates in Bills history presented by M&T Bank helps fans understand what's important.

November 3, 1986 BULLOUGH OUT, LEVY IN

Bills founding owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. fired head coach Hank Bullough and replaced him with Marv Levy, former coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Levy went on to guide the Bills through the greatest era in team history with four consecutive Super Bowls, 11 playoff appearances, and NFL Coach of the Year honors in 1988. His 154 overall wins ranked 10th in NFL annals at the time of his retirement. The Coe College graduate was a three-time AFC Coach of the Year (1988, 1993, 1995) and was named to the Bills Wall of Fame in 1996 before receiving enshrinment in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

November 3, 1962 BILLS & PATRIOTS BATTLE TO 28-28 TIE

War Memorial Stadium was filled by 33,247 fans as Buffalo tied Boston, 28-28.

November 3, 1968 TURNER SETS ONE AFL RECORD AND TIES ANOTHER IN BILLS LOSS

NY Jets' kicker Jim Turner set an AFL record by attempting eight field goals and tied the league record by making six of those kicks. The Bills lost the game to the Jets, 25-21, at Shea Stadium.

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