In a 1992 divisional playoff game, the Buffalo Bills started the third quarter trailing the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) 28-3 and without their star running back Thurman Thomas. During the first possession of the second half, backup quarterback Frank Reich (in for Jim Kelly) threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. The home team was now down 35-3. It looked like the two-time defending AFC Champions were going down to defeat. With their season on the brink, Reich rallied the Bills and for the rest of the contest they outscore the Oilers 35 to 3. The three points the Oilers put on the board was a field goal that sent the game into overtime. In OT, an interception gave the Bills great field position and they used it to launch a drive that ended in a game-winning 32-yard field goal. Now known as “The Comeback,” the Bills’ rally is the largest comeback in NFL history. The Bills rode that victory to their third of four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.
The Bills are an AFC team that plays in the East Division with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and New York Jets. The franchise entered the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL merger. The Bills were a charter member of the American Football League and began play in 1960. Buffalo plays their home games at Orchard Park, and despite the league having two clubs with New York in their name, the Bills are the only team in the National Football League that actually plays in New York State.