Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/13/12
I can tell you a story, but you may find it hard to “Bill-ieve.” The Buffalo Bills, two-time defending AFC Champions, opened up the playoffs at home and down by 32 points they found a way to come back and win. A shivering cold and windy day did nothing to Warren Moon and the Houston Oilers who came out on fire dismantling the Buffalo secondary and putting up 25 points by half-time. Buffalo was led by future Hall of Fame players Bruce Smith, Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly. Kelly was injured the previous week against the same Oilers team who now looked to knock the entire roster out. The loss of their leader was significant. In a 27-3 rout in Houston, Kelly would suffer stained ligaments in his knee. Leaving backup Frank Reich to start his first playoff game. Everything went wrong for the Buffalo Bills as their high-powered offense was left with only three points at the half while Warren Moon seemed unstoppable completing 19 of 22 passes for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns. If the Bills were to get back into the game they needed a spark, but instead an intended pass to Keith McKeller went [...]
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