Buffalo’s backup quarterback Frank Reich then took charge, throwing three touchdown passes in the third quarter to pull the Bills back to 35-31 heading into the fourth quarter. He threw another touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and the Bills wound up winning in overtime, 41-38.
Steve Tasker was drafted by the Houston Oilers and spent a season and a half there before being waived. He was claimed by Buffalo where coach Marv Levy, one of the NFL’s original special teams coaches, had a plan for Tasker.
At long last, former running back Cookie Gilchrist has his name where it belongs — on the Wall of Fame at Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium, with a ceremony honoring Gilchrist during Sunday’s Bills-Raiders game.
Four games into the season, we have an upset … and it’s in the unlikeliest of places. The AFC East. That’s a division that for years has been owned and operated by the New England Patriots. But not now … not with the Patriots’ defense leaking like the Andrea Doria and the defending Super Bowl …
With Marv Levy and Bruce DeHaven, Buffalo had something special in the early 1990s — a head coach devoted to the kicking game and a special-teams coach obsessed with teaching it. DeHaven passed away Tuesday at the age of 68.
It’s a tough decision, but one Hall-of-Fame quarterback Jim Kelly made last weekend. Asked which former player, coach, GM or owner he’d give a free pass into Canton he said it would be former teammate Kent Hull.