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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Reich leads Un-Bill-ievable comeback
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
Jan. 3, 1993
In college, as a quarterback for Maryland in 1984, Frank Reich had come off the bench to rally the Terrapins from a 31-0 halftime deficit to a 42-40 victory over defending national champion Miami. In today's AFC Wild Card Game, Reich goes a point better.
Reich is starting for the Buffalo Bills because Jim Kelly is injured.
Early in the third quarter, a Reich pass is intercepted and returned for a touchdown, extending the Houston Oilers' lead to 35-3. But showing he has the Reich stuff, he leads an un-Bill-ievable comeback. He throws four touchdown passes, the last three to Andre Reed, and Buffalo takes a 38-35 lead.
A 26-yard field goal by Houston's Al Del Greco with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter sends the game into overtime. Steve Christie's 32-yard field goal in the extra period gives the Bills the improbable 41-38 victory.
The comeback from 32 points is the greatest in any NFL game, regular or postseason.
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