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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed (83), right, and teammate Keith McKeller celebrate Reed's third touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Houston Oilers Sunday Jan. 4, 1992.
The Buffalo Bills began the 2017 NFL season by honoring the players responsible for the greatest comeback in NFL history.
Members of the 1992 Bills team that came back from a 32-point deficit against the Houston Oilers in the AFC Wild Card Game on Jan. 3, 1993 were honored during a halftime ceremony of the Bills season opener against the New York Jets.
Hall-of-Fame members Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed were among the approximately 25 members of that Bills team along with key contributors in the win wide receiver Don Beebe and kicker Steve Christie whose 32-yard field goal in overtime secured the 41-38 victory.
"It's an honor to be back here with these great teammates and I'm honored to be part of this family," Christie said. "In life, some things don't always go your way but I think we've all drawn back on this game to know how not only this team but Buffalo itself is so resilient."
Quarterback Frank Reich, who started that game in place of the injured Kelly, led the comeback and is currently the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, was unable to attend because of the Eagles game against Washington, spoke in a recorded message to the fans.
"Of course it all started with the great Marv Levy and Bill Polian; the two guys who were the architect and leaders of that team," Reich said. "The resiliency that they had, the toughness that they had, I really think instilled to all of our team which enabled us to kind of do something like that together. But then the relationship amongst us as players was something special; a very special bond."