Buffalo Bills This Day In History: Jan 30th


Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A view of the Heads Up Football logo on a Buffalo Bills players helmet before a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Super Bowl is literally just a couple of days away.  Today, the Buffalo Bills were facing off in their own battle on Super Bowl Sunday as well.

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On this date, 21 years ago, had the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys facing off against each other in their second meeting, a back to back meeting in the Super Bowl.  The Dallas Cowboys took the first meeting a year prior to this, would this be the Buffalo Bills years?

During the 1993 playoffs the Buffalo Bills had two other games that they were the victors of.  The faced off in the divisional championship game against the Los Angeles Raiders on January 15th with a 29-23 victory.  They then went on to the Conference Championship where they met the Kansas City Chiefs on January 23rd and were able to put up a 30-13 score.

Both teams came into the game having a 12-4 regular season record.  The game was played in the Georgia Dome and the Dallas Cowboys were a -10.5 on the Vegas line.

Dallas was the favorite for most of the game, except when the Buffalo Bills had a lead in the 1st half heading into halftime 13-6.

Here is the breakdown of the scoring for the game.

Eddie Murray lead off the scoring for both teams and got the Cowboys on the board first with a 41 yard field goal.

Steve Christie answered him with a 54 yard field goal.  Eddie Murray added another field goal to end the first quarter that was 24 yards out for the Cowboys to be up 6-3 at the end of the first.

Thurman Thomas added a 4 yard touch down run in the second quarter to put the Bills up 10-6.  A Steve Christie field goal, 28 yards out gave the Bills their biggest lead of the game and their last score as well putting them up 13-6 heading into halftime.

James Washington recovered a fumble by Thurman Thomas in the 3rd quarter and returned in 48 yards for a touchdown.  Emmitt Smith also added a 15 yard run in the 3rd to give the Cowboys a 20-13 lead.

In the 4th quarter, Emmitt Smith added a 1 yard touchdown run and Eddie Murray added a 20 yard field goal in the fourth to finalize the scoring and take the Cowboys to their 2nd straight Super Bowl win, as well as against the Buffalo Bills.

Thurman Thomas had 16 carries for a total of 37 yards and 1 touchdown.  Jim Kelly finished the day with 31 of 50 for 260 yards and an interception.

The defensive unit for the Bills finished with 2 sacks and 1 interception on the day.

This was the last time that the Buffalo Bills had made the Super Bowl.