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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: A second act

     January 9, 1993 -- No Jim Kelly? No problem for the Buffalo Bills ... again.

     A week after Frank Reich led the Bills past the Houston Oilers in the greatest comeback in NFL playoff history, he took Buffalo past Pittsburgh, 24-3, to push the Bills to the AFC championship game.

     This wasn't a game for the memory books, as the Bills played efficient football in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. It moved Buffalo to the AFC Championship Game for the third straight year, and gave them a chance to become the second team in NFL history to play in three straight Super Bowls.

     "It feels great," nose tackle Jeff Wright said. "It doesn't matter who we play next week. We're there, and we've got another shot."

     The game marked Buffalo's first postseason win away from home since their triumph over the Jets in 1981. It also was the first time since 11989 that an AFC team won a playoff game on the road.

--- Budd Bailey

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