The last time the Buffalo Bills scored a touchdown in a game, it was a 31-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Jan. 14, 2007.
That game, which also featured the Bills winning the Super Bowl, was a season of highs and lows for the Bills.
Buffalo won its final nine games of the 2007 season, losing seven of them.
After Buffalo’s final victory in Atlanta on Jan.”14, the Bills decided to move the team to Philadelphia.
The move, announced Jan. 17, led to a massive exodus of players and coaches.
Bills owner Terry Pegula, who was fired by the team on Aug. 30, 2009, had hoped to keep the team in Buffalo and bring in a new head coach.
Bills quarterback Brian Hoyer was hired as the team’s quarterback in 2011, but the Bills haven’t won a playoff game since the 2011 season.
“We did have a couple of losses, but they weren’t catastrophic. “
That was a great season for the team,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said.
“We did have a couple of losses, but they weren’t catastrophic.
But the team was not great.
We needed to make some moves.
We didn’t want to do that.
We just weren’t ready.
We weren’t really ready to do it.”
That was a year of highs for the franchise, which finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
The Bills are 0-10 this season.
“This was a good year for the club and a great year for Buffalo,” Marrone added.
“And the guys that came here are some of the best in the league, the best coaches in the world.
I can’t even say enough good things about them.
But there’s no denying that it was an incredible year for us.”
The Bills have won four consecutive AFC East titles, including back-to-back division titles in 2010 and 2011.
“It was a tough year,” Marron said.
“(But) we’re a team that had a great opportunity to win a championship.
We came in here and did it.”
What they said: The Eagles’ defense had its worst game of the season against the Bills in Week 17, surrendering just 18 points.
Philadelphia went 3-3 and allowed an average of 38.7 points in the last three weeks of the regular season.
In fact, it allowed an NFL-high 35.7 per game in Week 12, including a 31.3 mark against the Jaguars in Week 14.
The Eagles have allowed the NFL’s fourth-fewest points per game (28.9) and sixth-fewstest rushing yards per game (-5.8) in the NFL.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns, while also running for 115 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.
He had three carries of 20 yards or longer.
The Bills had a season-high eight sacks, the most of any team in the playoffs.
They allowed just 10 sacks in the regular-season finale.
They gave up just two sacks in Week 15.
What’s next: The Bills open the season at Philadelphia on Sunday.
The winner advances to the Superdome for the Superbowl.