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BDC 1/3: 20 years later: The Comeback Game

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 3, 2013 – 10:23 am


Greatest Comeback in NFL History
— Twenty years ago, the Buffalo Bills produced the ‘Greatest Comeback’ in NFL history, erasing a 35-3 deficit in the 1992 AFC Wild Card game against the Houston Oilers. Buffalo went on to defeat the Oilers 41-38 in overtime in Orchard Park. provides fans a trip down memory lane to re-live one of the team’s most storied games in franchise history:

20 years later: The Comeback Game | Photo Gallery | Videos | Fan Memories | Steve Christie’s shoe | Pro Football Hall of Fame History: Greatest Comebacks in NFL History

–Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker and Mark Kelso joined this morning’s WBEN radio programming to talk about the game: Steve Tasker on WBEN |  Mark Kelso on WBEN

— On tonight’s edition of the John Murphy Show, a number of comeback game memories will be shared from Van Miller, Darryl Talley, Frank Reich and more: Tonight’s line up on the John Murphy Show>>>


— has confirmed that Cardinals current defensive coordinator Ray Horton met with the Bills in Arizona.

— VIDEO: Governor Cuomo is presented with Bills helmet from Lt. Governor Duffy during a cabinet meeting earlier this week.

The John Murphy Show – WGR550 7-9PM
TBD – Van Miller and Marc Stout
7:20 pm – Darryl Talley
8:00 pm – Frank Reich


Bills Owner Ralph Wilson, Jr.:
“Over 40 years we’ve had many exciting games but I would imagine that our comeback victory over the then Houston Oilers in 1992, when we were behind 35-3 earlier in the second half, was probably the game I will remember the most.”


Comeback Game

Bills K Steve Christie kicked a 32-yard field goal in OT to complete the Greatest Comeback in NFL history.


The Bills came back from a 32-point deficit in the second half to win an AFC Wild Card game over the Houston Oilers in Orchard Park. Buffalo was down 28-3 at halftime and Houston scored a TD early in the second half to lead 35-3 before the Bills made their comeback and won the game 41-38 in overtime on Steve Christie’s 32-yard field goal.


Buffalo News-Bills interview Horton for head coach job; others on deck

Buffalo News-Bills’ immortal comeback was spurred by the moment

Buffalo News-Specter of loss to Bills still haunts Moon

Buffalo News-The day that fused our shared connection

Buffalo News-One play at a time, Reich wrote a fairy tale

Buffalo News-For fans, mass delirium took the place of high anxiety

Buffalo News-Van Miller called many games, none better than wild-card win

Buffalo News-Quarterly Report: Bills 41, Oilers 38

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills offense sputtered due to misuse of C.J. Spiller

Associated Press-Bills to interview Cards’ Horton for coaching job

Associated Press-Source: Bills to interview Oregon’s Chip Kelly

Associated Press-AP Pro32 comments about Bills

Niagara Gazette-Watch out for Kelly hype

Syracuse Post-Standard-The greatest comeback in football history started with Mark Maddox Bills interview Ken Whisenhunt Horton meets with Bills years later: The Comeback Game memories: The Comeback Game

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
20th Anniversary: Greatest Comeback Highlights
Top 10 Comebacks: #1 Bills stampede the Oilers
Doug Whaley on Evaluating the Team

WGR 550
Whisenhunt interviews with Bills
Bills’ Kyle Williams was hurt most of the year
Report: Bills to interview Ray Horton
1/2 Joe Buscaglia discusses the Bills coaching search
Aaron Schatz Describes Analytics in the NFL

What The Heck Is Football Analytics?
Take 2: Ross Tucker on Brandon, Nix, and Whisenhunt
USA Today: Oregon’s Chip Kelly to Interview with Bills

Brandon’s roots in Rochester

As Ralph Wilson Gives Up Control Of The Bills, The ‘Foolish Club’ Dwindles

Bills Front Office: Younger, But Will It Be Better?

Bills Interview Whisenhunt

Names fly as Bills pursue coach

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Report: Kelly to meet with Bills Friday“Comeback Game” marked tonight on John Murphy ShowReport: Chip Kelly to meet with BillsWednesday’s John Murphy ShowReport: Bills to interview McCoy on weekendC.J. helping Sandy Hook victimsByrd, McKelvin, Spiller make All-Pro PFF teamHorton says he’ll interview with BillsGilmore on Kiper’s All-Rookie teamNix: Our talent hasn’t been maximizedNew coach will have same top task as last

ESPN AFC East Blog
Report: Bills to interview Chip Kelly

Around the League (
Buffalo Bills interview Ken Whisenhunt, Ray Horton
Chip Kelly set to interview with Browns, Bills, Eagles
Buffalo Bills to start advanced analytics department

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Buffalo News commemorates 20th anniversary of The Comeback
Reports: Bills will interview Chip Kelly and Mike McCoy
Ray Horton: ‘I’m going to try to knock Buffalo’s socks off’
Three Bills selected to PFF’s All-Pro team
Ryan Fitzpatrick went 0-5 in fourth-quarter comeback chances
Audio: Reviewing and forecasting state of Bills with Fan 590

Pro Football Talk
Bills may have some degree of interest in Jim Haslett
Add the Eagles and Bills to Chip Kelly’s busy weekend plans
Bills have interviewed Ken Whisenhunt
Russ Brandon bringing “Moneyball” to Bills

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills Coaching Search: Does Previous Experience Matter?

Buffalo Sports Daily
Thoughts On Big Bills Changes

All Sports WNY
Brandon Earned the Job

Pro Football Weekly
Report: Kelly to interview with Browns, Eagles, Bills

AFC East Daily
Bills GM ‘not going to predict’ Fitzpatrick’s future

NFL Rapid Reports
Bills highlights, lowlights 2012

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