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Thirty years ago today, September 30, 1990, the Bills scored 20 points  in 77 seconds against the Denver Broncos.

  Denver was ahead 20-9 and kicking a FG. It was blocked and cornelius Bennet ran it  back 80 yards for  a TD.Two plays after the kickoff, Leonard Smith intercepted a batted ball for a pick-six. The XP was blocked. After that kickoff,  Elway fumbled the ball at his own 4.Kenneth Davis scored on the next play.

 

I remember the date cause the next day, I was telling my father about the game while visiting him in the oncology ward at Mercy Hospital.  He died about 15 minutes later..

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I remember it because I took a date to the game who wasn’t really a football fan, and she looked at everyone like they were crazy as we were going nuts in the stands.

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Those were the days......ole Horsey face was mightly bummed about that turn of events.  The whole team played like CRAP that day but those TO's were key.  IIRC the Bills only actually had one offensive TD....the rest of the points were those TO's.....maybe a Norwide kick was in there too......damn it sux getting old!

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Was that the Elway fumbled snap?  There's a great shot of him in shotgun and his eyes just get wide as the ball is snapped before he is ready.  Can't remember if it was that game, though....but I'm pretty sure it was against the Bills.

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I remember it as well. We took our two  month old daughter out of the house for the first time and went to a local park for a picnic lunch. I listened to the game on  the national radio broadcast. That little baby is now thirty with a kid of her own and another on the way. Thanks for allowing me to remember a really great afternoon in the park. 

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I was sitting in the lower level, and the crowd was louder than a field of jet engines during the final 7 minutes of that game. Gary Kubiak came in for Elway, near the end of the contest. ...A 29-28 squeaker for the Bills!...

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I believe it was Nate Odoms with the FG block...

 

That was also the game where the officials kept stopping the game clock and play clock to ask the crowd to quiet down because Elway couldn’t hear...

 

Shockingly, it didn’t work.

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Good teams find ways to win games they shouldn't. 

 

Hmmmm........history repeating itself?

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For some reason I was unable to be at this game and watched in my basement.  I hurt myself, knocking an overhead light off the ceiling.

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3 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

I was in college watching that game. It says it was a Sunday but for some reason I thought it was a night game.

you might be thinking of a Sunday night game with Oakland that same year when the Bills had another great comeback.  

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LOL at 1:46:10 and the commentary on the FG block: "Again its on Rick Dennison, #55. He was cut 3 weeks ago and brought back"

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Damn were those years fun!

 

@NedFlanders - thanks for posting the video, it brought back a lot of memories.  Biscuit, Bruce, Talley, Kenneth Davis, Leonard Smith etc.  That team was loaded.  The reference to Rick Dennison was good for a laugh too.

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4 hours ago, Ned Flanders said:

 

Thank you for that lovely trip down memory lane!  I remember this game well.  I was a senior in high school, living down in Mobile, Alabama.  Needless to say we didn't get many Bills games down there that year, and we didn't get this one. But I remember the game I was watching, when they went to a game break, they showed the 3 touchdowns in 77 seconds, and I just remember whooping and hollering....

 

I still get goosebumps watching that....

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One of the most memorable games I attended as a kid.  Not sure I remember Rich Stadium ever being louder than during that 77 second stretch.  All of the fans just hugging and high fiving.  Great times.

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Not a good look when you have to appeal to the ref to help you out in calling a play--a true 12th man intervention that day! 

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4 hours ago, Ned Flanders said:

 

You see and hear who let Odoms get through for the blocked kick? Rick Dennison, underachieving since his playing days. 

56 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

LOL at 1:46:10 and the commentary on the FG block: "Again its on Rick Dennison, #55. He was cut 3 weeks ago and brought back"

:lol: I didn't even allow myself to get far enough down to read your comment before posting mine. 

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1 hour ago, chaccof said:

you might be thinking of a Sunday night game with Oakland that same year when the Bills had another great comeback.  

We scored 24 points in a row to end the game highlighted by a Steve Tasker blocked punt returned for a TD.

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