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01/01/2005

 


 
Greatest Comebacks in NFL History

Note: The games below represent the greatest comebacks in NFL history (most points overcome to win game). Both regular and postseason games are included.

Regular Season Games

From 28 points behind to win:
Dec. 7, 1980 at San Francisco

 
New Orleans 14 21 0 0 0 35
San Francisco 0 7 14 14 3 38

NO - Harris 33 pass from Manning (Ricardo kick)
NO - Childs 21 pass from Manning (Ricardo kick)
NO - Holmes 1 run (Ricardo kick)
SF - Solomon 57 punt return (Wersching kick)
NO - Holmes 1 run (Ricardo kick)
NO - Harris 41 pass from Manning (Ricardo kick)
SF - Montana 1 run (Wersching kick)
SF - Clark 71 pass from Montana (Wersching kick)
SF - Solomon 14 pass from Montana (Wersching kick)
SF - Elliott 7 run (Wersching kick)
SF - FG Wersching 36

 
Totals
N.O.
S.F.
First Downs
27
24
Total Yards
519
430
Yards Rushing
143
176
Yards Passing
376
254
Turnovers
3
0

From 26 points behind to win:
Sept. 21, 1997 at Buffalo

 
Indianapolis 14 12 0 9 35
Buffalo 0 10 6 21 37

Ind - Bailey 10 pass from Harbaugh (Blanchard kick)
Ind - Faulk 10 run (Blanchard kick)
Ind - FG Blanchard 39
Ind - FG Blanchard 36
Ind - FG Blanchard 49
Ind - FG Blanchard 22
Buff - Johnson 16 pass from Collins (Christie kick)
Buff - FG Christie 27
Buff - A. Smith 15 run (2-pt attempt failed)
Ind - FG Blanchard 25
Buff - Early 4 pass from Collins (Christie kick)
Buff - A. Smith 1 run (Christie kick)
Buff - A. Smith 54 run (Christie kick)
Ind - Harrison 2 pass from Justin (2-pt attempt failed)

 
Totals
IND
BUF
First Downs
17
25
Total Yards
322
393
Yards Rushing
124
163
Yards Passing
198
230
Turnovers
1
5

From 25 points behind to win:
Nov. 8, 1987 at St. Louis

 
Tampa Bay 7 7 14 0 28
St. Louis 0 3 0 28 31

TB - Carrier 5 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
TB - Carter 3 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
StL - FG Gallery 31
TB - Smith 34 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
TB - Smith 3 run (Igwebuike kick)
StL - Awalt 4 pass from Lomax (Gallery kick)
StL - Noga 23 fumble recovery (Gallery kick)
StL - J. Smith 11 pass from Lomax (Gallery kick)
StL - J. Smith 17 pass from Lomax (Gallery kick)

 
Totals
T.B.
ST. L
First Downs
26
26
Total Yards
377
415
Yards Rushing
83
137
Yards Passing
294
278
Turnovers
1
2

From 24 points behind to win:
Oct. 27, 1946 at Washington

Philadelphia 0 0 14 14 28
Washington 10 14 0 0 24

Wash - Rosato 2 run (Poillon kick)
Wash - FG Poillon 28
Wash - Rosato 4 run (Poillon kick)
Wash - Lapka recovered fumble in end zone
(Poillon kick)
Phil - Steele 1 run (Lio kick)
Phil - Pritchard 45 pass from Thompson (Lio kick)
Phil - Steinke 7 pass from Thompson (Lio kick)
Phil - Ferrante 30 pass from Thompson (Lio kick)

 
Totals
PHI
WAS
First Downs
14
8
Total Yards
262
127
Yards Rushing
34
66
Yards Passing
228
61
Turnovers
6
3

From 24 points behind to win:
Oct. 20, 1957 at Detroit

Baltimore 7 14 6 0 27
Detroit 0 3 7 21 31

Balt - Mutscheller 15 pass from Unitas (Rechichar kick)
Det - FG Martin 47
Balt - Moore 72 pass from Unitas (Rechichar kick)
Balt - Mutscheller 52 pass from Unitas (Rechichar kick)
Balt - Moore 4 pass from Unitas (kick failed)
Det - Junker 14 pass from Rote (Layne kick)
Det - Cassady 26 pass from Layne (Layne kick)
Det - Johnson 1 run (Layne kick)
Det - Cassady 29 pass from Layne (Layne kick)

 
Totals
BAL
DET
First Downs
15
20
Total Yards
322
369
Yards Rushing
117
178
Yards Passing
205
191
Turnovers
6
4

From 24 points behind to win:
Oct. 25, 1959 at Minneapolis

 
Philadelphia 0 0 21 7 28
CHI Cardinals 7 10 7 0 24

Cardinals - Crow 10 pass from Roach (Conrad kick)
Cardinals - J. Hill 77 blocked field goal return (Conrad kick)
Cardinals - FG Conrad 15
Cardinals - Lane 37 interception return (Conrad kick)
Phil - Barnes 1 run (Walston kick)
Phil - McDonald 29 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)
Phil - Barnes 2 run (Walston kick)
Phil - McDonald 22 pass from Van Brocklin (Walston kick)

 
Totals
PHI
CHI
First Downs
22
14
Total Yards
399
313
Yards Rushing
168
163
Yards Passing
231
150
Turnovers
2
6

From 24 points behind to win:
Oct. 23, 1960 at Denver

 
Boston 10 7 7 0 24
Denver 0 0 14 17 31

Bos - FG Cappelletti 12
Bos - Colclough 10 pass from Songin (Cappelletti kick)
Bos - Wells 6 pass from Songin (Cappelletti kick)
Bos - Miller 47 pass from Songin (Cappelletti kick)
Den - Carmichael 21 pass from Tripucka (Mingo kick)
Den - Jessup 19 pass from Tripucka (Mingo kick)
Den - Carmichael 35 lateral from Taylor, pass from Tripucka (Mingo kick)
Den - Taylor 8 pass from Tripucka (Mingo kick)
Den - FG Mingo 9

 
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