Biggest almost-comeback

Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby 7DnBrnc53 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:36 pm

1987 Week 2: The Cardinals had the ball on the five yard line and fourth down, but Earl Ferrell wasn't able to hold on to a Neil Lomax pass, and their comeback against the Chargers falls short:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fhUd9IsfdM
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby BD Sullivan » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:59 pm

Week 9, 1977: Steelers lead 35-10 over Browns in the fourth quarter, then hold on for a 35-31 win.

Week 1, 2014: Steelers lead 27-3 at the half against the Browns, who end up tying it at 27 late in the game. Steelers kick FG at the gun to win it.
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby Denis Crawford » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:22 am

7DnBrnc53 wrote:1987 Week 2: The Cardinals had the ball on the five yard line and fourth down, but Earl Ferrell wasn't able to hold on to a Neil Lomax pass, and their comeback against the Chargers falls short:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fhUd9IsfdM


That's okay...after the strike the Cardinals scored 28 fourth quarter points to erase a 28-3 deficit to defeat the Buccaneers 31-28.
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby Denis Crawford » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:28 am

My introduction to this topic came in 1988.

The Buccaneers trailed the Colts 35-10 entering the fourth quarter. Vinny Testaverde caught fire in the final stanza: nine of fifteen passing, 226 yards, and three touchdowns. The Bucs got the ball back with just under 2:00 to play and got to the Colts 43 with under a minute to play but Testaverde's pass to Bruce Hill on fourth and two fell incomplete.

This game hurt for awhile. The Colts were a playoff team at home in a loud dome and the Bucs and Vinny looked like they turned a corner. That turned out to be far from the truth. It would be yet another decade before Tampa Bay had a winning season.
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby ChrisBabcock » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:10 pm

Today! Bills take a 28-3 lead over the Rams. Rams score 29 unanswered to lead 32-28. Josh Allen leads a final drive to win it for Buffalo 35-32.
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby conace21 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:43 pm

Crazy Packers Fan wrote:Yesterday's huge comeback by the Cowboys got me thinking about the biggest in NFL history. 20 points down doesn't even make it on this list:

https://www.profootballhof.com/football ... l-history/

But what is the biggest "almost" comeback in NFL history? A comeback that came close to happening but came up just short. The 1992 Giants came back from down 34-0 against Dallas to make it 34-28, but the Cowboys ran out the clock. Are there any other examples of a team coming close to making a 4- or 5-touchdown comeback but falling just short?


You might have seen another game yesterday that featured a 25 point comeback
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby Wendell02 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:30 am

I ran across this while doing some fumble research and thought of this thread. The Chiefs nearly blew a 32-point lead against Denver on 11/1/1964. Headed for the go-ahead TD, the Broncos fumbled a few yards from the KC goal line. The Chiefs converted that turnover into the clinching TD. Too bad Hank Stram wasn't miked up for this game. Re Len Dawson, has a QB ever thrown 6 TD passes and lost? Couple of Google articles:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5 ... %2C1942169

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=O ... 6%2C399047
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby philadelphia97 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:05 pm

The Saints almost blew a 45-10 lead against the Lions on 10/15/2017. Detroit scored four straight touchdowns to make it a seven-point game, but Cam Jordan picked off Stafford in the end zone shortly after that to extend New Orleans' lead to 52-38.
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby BD Sullivan » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:19 pm

Today: The Browns led 41-14, Dallas got it down to 41-38 with less than five minutes left, but the Browns quickly scored for a 49-38 win.
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Re: Biggest almost-comeback

Postby Brian wolf » Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:55 pm

I remember both Marino and Brady leading comebacks overcoming 28-0 deficits before losing. Marino did it against the Warren Moon-led Vikings in the 1994 regular season and Brady did the same thing against the Kaepernick-led 49ers in the 2012 season. Incredible games ...
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