Greatest NFL comeback of ALL time – 27 years ago today

January 3, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

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??


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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