It seems like yesterday but it was actually 1993!
Yep. On this day – January 3, 1993, the Buffalo Bills put together the greatest comeback in NFL history. Trailing Houston 35-3 early in the second half of an AFC Wild Card Game, the Bills and quarterback Frank Reich rallied – throwing for four second-half touchdowns – absolutely stunning the Oilers, sending the game to overtime at 38-all and eventually winning 41-38 with a field goal.
It was the AFC first-round playoff game. What makes this game more amazing is that Reich was Buffalo’s backup quarterback. He was playing only because starter Jim Kelly injured his knee a week earlier. Get this… when he was a backup at the University of Maryland, Reich came off the bench with his team losing to the University of Miami 31-0. But Maryland and Reich rallied to win the game 42-40.
I often think about how many people left the game and missed the comeback! Were you there??
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