25th Anniversary of Bills’ Epic Comeback vs. Oilers
The Buffalo Bills' playoff drought is over and while you'd be hard pressed to find an NFL expert who's picking the Bills to go all the way, just making it to the postseason is plenty to celebrate in Orchard Park.
The Bills' last playoff appearance came 18 years ago, a game you'll remember as the the heartbreaking 'Music City Miracle'. Tennessee - the first year in which they went by the nickname 'Titans', after moving from Houston three years prior- went on to win the AFC but lost in the Super Bowl to the Rams.
But if you dig a little deeper, the two franchises met in a playoff game that stands to this day as the largest comeback win in NFL postseason history.
It was again a Wild Card Weekend, and Warren Moon threw four first-half touchdowns passes helping the Houston Oilers build a 28-3 lead at the break. A pick-six to start the third quarter helped the Oilers grow that lead to 35-3 before Buffalo would mount its comeback, rallying for a 41-38 win in overtime.
Here are some highlights:
What you may have forgotten: Buffalo's historic comeback was led by backup quarterback Frank Reich, who was filling in for the injured Jim Kelly.
Reich would quarterback the Bills the following week, defeating the Steelers 24-3. Kelly re-took the reigns in the AFC title game, trouncing the Dolphins 29-10. But, as we all know that's were the storybook ended there as the Bills would go on to lose their third of four consecutive Super Bowls, falling to the Cowboys 52-17.