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Buffalo Bills make history, finishing first undefeated preseason in team history

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THEY DID IT!

Everyone knows the Buffalo Bills, like most NFL teams, rested the majority of their starters during Week 4 of the NFL’s tedious preseason slate of games. It took a late drive from third-string QB Tyree Jackson, but the Bills pulled out the win against the Minnesota Vikings.

The 2019 Bills (4-0) completed the preseason with a perfect record. It’s the first time in franchise history a Bills team accomplished the feat.

After earning wins over the Indianapolis Colts (24-16), Carolina Panthers (27-14), and Detroit Lions (24-20), the Bills started off with three straight preseason wins for the first time in 53 years.

The last time Buffalo was victorious in its first three preseason games: 1966, when the Bills knocked off the Boston Patriots, Denver Broncos, and Houston Oilers before falling to the Joe Namath-less New York Jets in the preseason finale.

That season’s squad finished the regular season with a 9-4-1 record before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs 31-7 in the AFL championship, therefore missing out on the chance to play in the first-ever Super Bowl.

Undefeated preseasons aren’t necessarily a good thing. Recent history suggests teams that win in the preseason aren’t fated for a great regular-season record.