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20 years ago today: The last Bills playoff win

20 years ago today: The last Bills playoff win
Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 12:28:26-05

As 2015 is about to come and go, the Buffalo Bills will continue to have the longest playoff drought in the National Football League at 16 years. It wasn't since the Music City Miracle in the 1999 season that the Bills have tasted the postseason -- and that was a loss.

Their last playoff victory? It just so happens, it was 20 years to the day.

December 30, 1995, when the Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins 37-22 in Orchard Park, to advance in the AFC playoffs. The Bills survived a passing barrage from the Dolphins, a game that saw Dan Marino throw the ball 64 times — 33 of which for completions for 422 yards. Marino ended the game with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Thurman Thomas led the way for the Bills, gaining 158 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown to go along with it, while Jim Kelly didn’t need to do much to secure the victory, only completing 12-of-22 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions to go along with it.

The Bills led right from the start, taking a 27-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

As the Bills try to reverse the longest playoff drought in the NFL by just getting there, they'll also look to erase an even bigger demon -- winning in the postseason.

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