Buffalo Bills: This Day In History – January 17th


Sep 7, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A detailed view of the Buffalo Bills helmet during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills may be out of the playoffs for the current year, but their history is jam packed full of playoff games and post season play.

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  • Back on this day; January 17th, in 1992, the Buffalo Bills were playing in their most prolific post season in history.  They had gone on to beat the Houston Oilers in the greatest comeback game, still in history, winning 41-38 two weeks prior to this date during the wildcard game.

    The next week then went on to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Division Championship 24-3.

    After the Division win against the Steelers we get up to January 17th of 1992 where the Bills faced off against their Division rivals, the Miami Dolphins in the Conference Championship.  Winner goes on to the Super Bowl.

    The game was played at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.  Steve Christine lead the scoring for the Bills with the first field goal of the game to put the Bills up 3-0.

    Pete Stoyanovich was able to tie the game for the Dolphins with a 51 yard kick in the first quarter.

    The Bills took the lead in the 2nd quarter with a Jim Kelly pass to Thurman Thomas and Steve Christie adding another field goal for the Bills to go up 13-3.

    In the 3rd quarter, the Buffalo Bills added another touchdown on the ground by Kenneth Davis and a 3rd field goal bu Steve Christie to take a commanding lead 23-3 heading into the 4th quarter.

    The Buffalo Bills didn’t take their foot off the gas adding 2 more field goals by Steve Christine, a total of 5 on the day, putting up 29 points.  The Dolphins did add to their score with a Dan Marino pass to Mark Duper to increase their score to 10.

    The game ended with the Buffalo Bills on top 29-10 and heading to their second straight Super Bowl appearance.  This was the first against the Dallas Cowboys.

    The Bills finished the game with 48 carries for 182 yards and 1 touchdown.  Jim Kelly went 17-24 for 177 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.

    The Buffalo Bills defense came away with 4 sacks, 2 interceptions and 4 fumble recoveries for the game.

    The Buffalo Bills were the underdog in the game with a Vegas line of -2.5.

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