Talk:The Comeback (American football)

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Broadcast Blackout[edit]

Ironically, IIRC this game wasn't even broadcast in Buffalo since attendance at Rich Stadium was too low for broadcasting the game in the local market. This game became one of the most bootlegged Bills games (if not THE most) ever. (unsigned)

It wasn't broadcast locally, that is correct. I don't know about the "most bootlegged" bit, because truth be told, the excitement was watching it as it happened, but that's beside the point -- I think the article should mention the blackout, fwiw, as a point of interest. -- (talk) 03:51, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Out of Bounds?[edit]

I recall that Beebe stepped out of bounds before his TD reception, resulting in what should have been illegal touching penalty that was missed by the referees. Don't know whether this merits mention in the article.

I think so. WAVY 10 17:41, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

I just went back and reviewed the video, and on that play, Jerry Gray (No. 21) clearly pushed Beebe on the right shoulder before he went out of bounds. Beebe came back in bounds, reestablished himself on the field of play, and caught the touchdown pass. Good call by the officials. However, on that same drive 3 play earlier, Beebe had a reception where he held up the ball to the ref and dropped it without ever being touched down that easily could have been ruled a fumble. Very similar to the Victor Cruz play from the Giants-Cardinals game earlier this year (2011). Of course, the game might never have even gone to overtime if not for the Oilers catching a huge break on that questionable roughing the passer call on Bruce Smith that negated an interception by Carlton Bailey. The bottom line is that it was a horrible coaching job by the Houston coaches, Gilbride calling way too many passing plays in the beginning of the second half, and the defense sitting back and not making any adjustments while the Bills kept marching down the field on them. Andre Reed was an absolute horse in this game, too. Carried the team, particularly that touchdown catch on 4th down that really got them back into the game. He burned Steve Jackson like a piece of toast, all second half. Oh, and third-string NBC announcing team Charlie Jones and Todd Christensen were absolutely terrible, too. As late as the middle of the fourth quarter, they were still singing the praises of the Oilers, even when it was obvious what was happening all around them. The only reason Jones and Christensen were even working this game was because Dick Enberg and Bob Trumpy had just worked a college bowl game the day before and were unavailable. Ejgreen77 (talk) 00:19, 21 October 2011 (UTC)


Memorable for some, forgetable for Oilers fans. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:25, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

In reality as a former Houston Oilers fan I have to say the Oilers did what they were known for back in the 90s, the uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. However , in this it's is in my opion worth footnoting that yes in fact the reciver did in fact go out of bounds in what has to former Oiler fans become known as "the blown call of the century". Bebe was so far out of bounds he nearly knocked a gatorade jug off a bills sideline table. no bitterness in this though actually as, the next day every Bills fan I ran into had the class to give it up , and as I hated the Cowboys I was kinda sorry to see them lose the super that season.

I added the out of bounds statement. WAVY 10 Fan (talk) 16:24, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


I don't think the name is long enough yet. We need to add "National Football League" to the title. - BillCJ (talk) 04:53, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

I think The Comeback (National Football League) would probably be best. 'American Football' is to broad of a statement.MilkStraw532 (talk) 00:22, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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It needs pictures. Fléêťflämẽ U-T-C 04:53, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

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