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BUFFALO STANDS FOR THE BILLS
Edwin Shrake
October 05, 1964
Even the standing-room tickets were sold out in War Memorial Stadium as a record Buffalo crowd of 40,167 saw the Bills win their third straight game by mauling the Chargers, last year's AFL champions
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October 05, 1964

Buffalo Stands For The Bills

Even the standing-room tickets were sold out in War Memorial Stadium as a record Buffalo crowd of 40,167 saw the Bills win their third straight game by mauling the Chargers, last year's AFL champions

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Twice the Buffalo fans have expressed their displeasure with the team by a shower of beer cans, some of which had not been emptied. Saturday night the only sad faces belonged to the Chargers and to 200 Charger boosters who flew in from San Diego for the game and had to sit at a corner of the end zone. "Here we travel 3,000 miles and don't even get to see the game," one of them said. "But the way it turned out, maybe it's just as well."

For the Chargers there was a consoling fact. Their next two games—against the Jets in New York and the Patriots in Boston—also may be sellouts. The Chargers, despite winning three Western Division and one league championship in four seasons, have never managed to fill their own home stadium and are considering moving to Anaheim, Calif. with the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.

The Bills—now tied with the Boston Patriots—are easily the best team in the AFL's eastern division at this stage. Next week Buffalo will play at home for the fourth consecutive week, this time against Oakland. In 1965 there will be 7,800 seats added to War Memorial Stadium. The Bills need them now.

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