Originally Posted by Spott
We were down by 14 points in the second half of that game when Montana got hurt and the defense wasn't playing worth a crap. We weren't winning that game with or without Joe.
The other thing here to consider, and this is one thing I really like about Marv Levy.
He didn't go into prevent mode unless the game was well in hand.
If his Bills were up by 14 with only half the 4th qtr remining, he continued to attack, both on offense and defense.
And the fact is, all the great QBs that have earned a reputation as masters of comebacks did so against teams that played to protect leads, including Montana and Elway.
I'd bet that 30 to 35% of Elway's comebacks came against Marty.