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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Back again

   January 17, 1993 -- For a long while, it looked like the Bills would never make it to the Super Bowl. Then for a time, it looked like they'd never stop. They bought a ticket for their another Super Bowl with a 29-10 win over the Dolphins.

   This was a difficult path. The Bills had to win three games this time, and two of them were on the road. But Buffalo started packing for Pasadena after a 29-10 win over the Miami Dolphins at Joe Robbie Stadium.

   The Bills thus became the second team in NFL history to reach three straight Super Bowls. They also were the fourth team to make it as wild-card entry to the playoffs.

   "I've never been prouder in all the years I've coached than to be associated with the men on this team," head coach Marv Levy told Vic Carucci of The News. "It's been a long road and a hard road. There was a headline (in The Buffalo News) prior to the Houston (wild-card) playoff game that read, "Bills Begin Longest Road Today.' I've used that this entire postseason."

   Buffalo broke the game open with 20 straight points in the second quarter. Kenneth Davis and Thurman Thomas had touchdowns, while Steve Christie kicked five field goals. The Dolphins were held to 33 yards rushing.

--- Budd Bailey 


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.