VIDEO: Remembering When Jim Kelly Recovered This Bad Snap to Throw a TD Pass on the Run
By Tristan Jung
Jim Kelly's Buffalo Bills career was remarkable, and he deserves to be remembered as an all-time great. His skills were on full display in the 1991 AFC Championship Game against the Oakland Raiders, when he made a spectacular play on a fumbled snap.
Kelly was at Oakland's 13-yard line when he bobbled the ball on a bad snap. It looked like the Bills were about to suffer a big loss, but Kelly quickly recovered. He avoided a few defenders before rolling out of the pocket. Luckily, he found James Lofton running across the field and threw a perfect pass for an easy score, putting the Bills up 7-0.
The Bills would go on to win the game 51-3, securing the first of their four straight Super Bowl appearances (and subsequent losses). Kelly threw for 300 yards on just 23 passing attempts with 2 touchdown passes.
Of course, this was the year where the Bills would infamously lose the Super Bowl to the New York Giants on Scott Norwood's "Wide Right" miss at the end of the game. Kelly's performances in Buffalo have made him a citywide legend ever since, and it's easy to see why after plays like this one. Kelly is by far the best quarterback in Bills history and went an astonishing 101-59 during his career in Buffalo.
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