Nov. 4, 1962

Ties have always been an unpopular end to any game, in any sport, at any level. Players and coaches growl, fans sigh, bettors bark at a push.

But when Babe Parilli led the Boston Patriots on two scoring drives starting near the end of the third quarter, a 28-28 standoff with the Buffalo Bills was much better than a loss. It kept the Pats atop the American Football League Eastern Division at 5-2-1; a loss would have left them tied with 4-3 Houston.

Parilli hit 20 of 33 passes for 287 yards, at that time pretty gaudy numbers for a QB.

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