On January 3, 1993, the Buffalo Bills beat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in the most incredible comeback in NFL history. The Bills were down 32 points and came back to win the wild card playoff game in overtime.
Warren Moon threw for 220 years and four touchdowns in a dominating first half of football. Walt Corey, the Bills Defensive coordinator, went off on his team at half time to motivate them. Unfortunately, Frank Reich threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown on their Bills first possession of the 2d half, which made the score 35-3.
That’s when the Bills comeback began. They scored 21 points in 10 minutes and eventually took the lead 38-35 before an Oilers field goal brought the game to overtime, where the Bills intercepted Warren Moon and won the game 41-38 on a Steve Christie Field Goal.
Here are some of the games key players, their statistics, and one of their key cards you can add to your collection.
Moon threw for 371 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in the loss.
Al Del Greco
Al Del Greco made five extra points for the Oilers and kicked the field goal that took the game to overtime.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas had to leave the game with a hip injury and only had 26 rushing yards. Kenneth Davis replaced him and had 68 rushing and 25 receiving yards.
Christie made five extra points and kicked-in two field goals, including the 32-yard game-winner.
Levy coached the Bills to the greatest comeback in NFL history.
Reich threw for 289 yards with four touchdown passes leading the Bills to victory.
Jeffires caught two touchdown passes for the Oilers in their loss.
The Bills Hall of Fame QB didn’t play in this game. He was out with strained ligaments in his knee.
Reed absolutely dominated the second half of this game, catching three touchdowns and pulling in 136 receiving yards.
The Bills marched on in the playoffs, eventually losing the Super Bowl to the Dallas Cowboys, but their second half performance is considered to be the greatest comeback in NFL history.