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Kent Hull's most memorable play

Here's an excerpt of an interview I did with Kent Hull in 2002. It's his recollection of the Comeback Game on Jan. 3, 1993. Bills 41, Houston Oilers 38 in overtime. The play came with about 10 minutes to go in the third quarter. The Oilers were leading, 35-3. The Bills had driven to the Houston 7 and faced a fourth-and-2 situation.

Said Hull: "I played in very few games I can remember. I’ve never watched a Super Bowl I played in. But I remember the Comeback Game. It seems I can remember every play. The one play I remember most. The fans have gone, they started to come back. We're still fighting. As bad as it was, there was still about 10 people on the team who were saying we were gonna win."

"The only way we could win in the second half, everything had to happen just like this. We had a fourth and 1, and I’ll never forget it. Frank (Reich) calls a dive play behind John Davis and I, and Ray Childress is lined up in the gap. I remember telling John, ‘John, don’t worry about the linebacker, we gotta get this 1 yard. He said, ‘Thank you, that’s all I want to hear.’ And he and I took Ray Childress about 6 yards down the field. I’ll never forget the feeling I got from that. We wound up knocking the linebacker down by accident and Kenny Davis got about 5 yards. Everything just fell perfect in that second half. Childress was a smart guy and knew the play. It didn’t take long to figure out that no-huddle. ‘Fifty-six’ was a run off right tackle. He heard it coming. John Davis was a helluva guard. We just blew them out of there. We went onto score.”

---Mark Gaughan




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