Bottom line: Known as "The Comeback," the Buffalo Bills overcame a 35-3 deficit in an AFC wild-card game to prevail over the Houston Oilers and advance to the divisional round. These teams had just played one week earlier in Week 17, in which Houston won 27-3 and Jim Kelly got injured, forcing him to miss the rematch.
But Bills backup Frank Reich had experience with this kind of game because he was also part of a 31-point comeback in college at the University of Maryland, which was college football’s biggest comeback at the time. With the Bills in the second half, Reich led five touchdown drives, and Buffalo also was helped by recovering an onside kick, a botched Houston field-goal attempt and three Oilers turnovers.
The Bills won 41-38 in overtime and ended up going to the Super Bowl where they lost. Again.
The 32-point comeback remains the largest in NFL history, postseason or regular season. The next biggest comeback is 28 points.