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Jan. 3, 1993: The Reich stuff
By Larry Schwartz
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Frank Reich
Frank Reich threw four touchdown passes in the second half as the Bills rallied from 32 points down to beat Houston.
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 pass, 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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