Game history

Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills Game History – Clarksville Online

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills rivalry brings together two of the original teams of the American Football League, founded by two of the visionaries who helped set in motion one of the most important eras in football history .

It was in 1960 that KS “Bud” Adams, Jr.’s Houston Oilers and Ralph Wilson, Jr.’s Bills became two of the eight teams that began play in the newly formed league.

Adams, Wilson and the other original owners of the AFL were dubbed the “Foolish Club” for their choice to take on the seemingly impossible task of competing with the National Football League. Ten seasons later, the fledgling league’s success was more than apparent, as the AFL and NFL completed a historic merger.




In the regular season and playoffs, the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills have met a total of 49 times. The Titans hold a 30-19 advantage in the series, dating back to the AFL’s inaugural season.

The series’ momentum swung back and forth. From 1967 to 1978, the Oilers enjoyed a 10-game winning streak against the Bills, the longest streak in the series. From 1983 to 1994, Buffalo controlled most of the results, going 8-3. Tennessee went on to win eight of nine games, including five consecutive games from 2003 to 2012, before the Bills won the next three games.

The Titans have won the last two meetings at Nissan Stadium. On October 13, 2020, they won 42-16 in a game played on a Tuesday night after a postponement due to the Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak. Then on October 18, 2021, the Tennessee Titans hosted the Buffalo Bills on a Monday night and won 34-31. The last time the Titans and Bills met at Highmark Stadium was October 7, 2018. Stephen Hauschka’s 46-yard field goal as time expired capped the Titans’ third straight one-point game. clubs.

The franchises have met three times in the playoffs, with Buffalo holding a 2-1 advantage. The last playoff game between the two teams was in 1999, when the Titans beat the Bills 22-16 in an AFC wild card game.

In a play known as ‘Music City Miracle’, Kevin Dyson fired a Frank Wycheck full-back on a 75-yard kickoff for a touchdown with just 16 seconds left in the game, giving Tennessee the win. . The Titans then beat Indianapolis and Jacksonville before falling to St. Louis in Super Bowl XXXIV.

In a 1992 wild card game, the Bills scored an equally miraculous victory. Trailing 35-3 in the third quarter, the Bills rallied to score 35 straight points and ultimately won 41-38 in overtime.

On January 1, 1989, the Bills hosted the Oilers in a wild card game and won 17-10.


Most recent matches

2018 Week 5 • October 7, 2018 • Titans 12 to BILLS 13

Stephen Hauschka’s 46-yard field goal as time expired gave the Bills the win. The Titans take a 12-10 lead with 4:43 left on a 50-yard field goal from Ryan Succop, but allow Josh Allen and the Bills to drive the winning score.

The Titans turned the ball over three times – two lost fumbles and one interception. Succop scores four field goals to score all of Tennessee’s points. LeSean McCoy has 85 of Buffalo’s 144 rushing yards on 43 total carries.

2019 Week 5 • October 6, 2019 • BILLS 14 to Titans 7

Bills quarterback Josh Allen throws two touchdown passes, including a seven-yard one to Duke Williams in the fourth quarter that turns out to be the game-winning score. Derrick Henry scores the Titans’ lone touchdown on a one-yard run.

Cairo Santos misses all four Titans field goal attempts. Marcus Mariota is sacked five times by Bills defensemen, including three sacks by defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, while the Titans record four sacks from Allen.


2020 Week 5 • October 13, 2020 • Bills 16 to TITANS 42

After a 16-day gap between games due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the Tennessee Titans are playing Tuesday’s second NFL game since 1946 and first since 2010. The Titans are scoring 21 points on three turnovers from Bills, triggered by cornerback Malcolm Butler. two interceptions from Josh Allen and 97 total return yards.

Ryan Tannehill completes three touchdown passes, including two to Jonnu Smith, and also rushes to score. Derrick Henry adds two touchdown points. In the first Titans game of 2020 which is open to fans on a limited basis, the reported attendance is 8,403.

2021 Week 6 • October 18, 2021 • Bills 31 to TITANS 34

In the final minute of Monday night’s game, Bills quarterback Josh Allen is stopped by Jeffery Simmons on a fourth and a stealth quarterback at the Tennessee three-yard line. Derrick Henry rushes for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries, including a 76-yard touchdown.

Ryan Tannehill rushes for the Titans’ other touchdown and completes all nine passes in the fourth quarter to help the Titans score the final 10 points of a game that featured seven lead changes. Harold Landry III records two sacks and Kevin Byard sets up a touchdown with an interception. Allen passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns for the Bills.