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Jim Kelly

James Edward Kelly

Position: QB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 217 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: East Brady
College: Miami (FL)   (school history)    (Kelly college stats)
Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 103 (92nd overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2002

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Jim Kelly's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar. Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II - Part III) for full details.

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22 fourth quarter comebacks, 29 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1987 2 1987-09-20 27-218 BUF HOU W 34-30 26 43 60.47% 293 3 2 84.7 6.81 6.12 3 10 3.33 0 4QC / GWD
2 1987 6 1987-10-25 27-253 BUF @ MIA W 34-31 29 39 74.36% 359 2 0 119.5 9.21 10.23 4 21 5.25 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
3 1988 2 1988-09-11 28-210 BUF MIA W 9-6 15 24 62.50% 231 0 1 76.9 9.63 7.75 4 16 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
4 1988 3 1988-09-18 28-217 BUF @ NWE W 16-14 21 33 63.64% 170 1 2 61.4 5.15 3.03 4 18 4.50 0 4QC / GWD
5 1988 6 1988-10-09 28-238 BUF IND W 34-23 21 39 53.85% 315 3 1 95.6 8.08 8.46 4 14 3.50 0 4QC / GWD
6 1988 8 1988-10-23 28-252 BUF NWE W 23-20 12 18 66.67% 165 1 1 91.2 9.17 7.78 3 27 9.00 0 GWD
7 1988 12 1988-11-20 28-280 BUF NYJ W 9-6 8 18 44.44% 115 0 1 42.6 6.39 3.89 1 17 17.00 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
8 1989 1 1989-09-10 29-208 BUF @ MIA W 27-24 25 40 62.50% 265 1 0 90.1 6.63 7.13 1 2 2.00 1 4QC / GWD
9 1989 3 1989-09-24 29-222 BUF @ HOU W 47-41 17 29 58.62% 363 5 1 128.2 12.52 14.41 3 43 14.33 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
10 1990 6 1990-10-21 30-249 BUF NYJ W 30-27 19 32 59.38% 297 4 1 116.8 9.28 10.38 3 21 7.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
11 1991 1 1991-09-01 31-199 BUF MIA W 35-31 29 39 74.36% 381 2 1 111.2 9.77 9.64 2 4 2.00 0 4QC / GWD
12 1991 3 1991-09-15 31-213 BUF @ NYJ W 23-20 27 37 72.97% 275 2 1 100.6 7.43 7.30 2 -3 -1.50 0 4QC / GWD
13 1991 4 1991-09-22 31-220 BUF @ TAM W 17-10 20 35 57.14% 322 1 1 85.7 9.20 8.49 0 0 0 GWD
14 1991 14 1991-12-08 31-297 BUF @ RAI W 30-27 33 52 63.46% 347 2 1 87.6 6.67 6.58 1 10 10.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
15 1992 2 1992-09-13 32-212 BUF @ SFO W 34-31 22 33 66.67% 403 3 1 126.2 12.21 12.67 7 8 1.14 0 4QC / GWD
16 1992 7 1992-10-26 32-255 BUF @ NYJ W 24-20 15 29 51.72% 226 2 1 86.3 7.79 7.62 1 4 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
17 1992 15 1992-12-20 32-310 BUF @ NOR W 20-16 13 28 46.43% 135 0 1 46.0 4.82 3.21 2 4 2.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
18 1993 2 1993-09-12 33-210 BUF @ DAL W 13-10 16 27 59.26% 155 1 1 72.3 5.74 4.81 3 -1 -0.33 0 GWD
19 1993 4 1993-10-03 33-231 BUF NYG W 17-14 14 25 56.00% 142 1 1 69.1 5.68 4.68 3 -3 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
20 1993 8 1993-11-07 33-266 BUF @ NWE W 13-10 29 46 63.04% 317 1 0 90.6 6.89 7.33 4 17 4.25 0 4QC / GWD
21 1993 15 1993-12-26 33-315 BUF NYJ W 16-14 20 31 64.52% 256 0 2 63.4 8.26 5.35 3 3 1.00 0 4QC / GWD
22 1993 17 1994-01-15 33-335 BUF RAI W 29-23 27 37 72.97% 287 2 0 113.2 7.76 8.84 5 -5 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
23 1994 2 1994-09-11 34-209 BUF @ NWE W 38-35 25 41 60.98% 328 4 3 88.3 8.00 6.66 4 11 2.75 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
24 1995 4 1995-10-02 35-230 BUF @ CLE W 22-19 27 34 79.41% 256 2 1 105.4 7.53 7.38 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
25 1995 15 1995-12-17 35-306 BUF MIA W 23-20 16 28 57.14% 139 1 1 67.4 4.96 4.07 4 -2 -0.50 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
26 1996 1 1996-09-01 36-200 BUF @ NYG W 23-20 24 41 58.54% 313 1 1 80.6 7.63 7.02 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
27 1996 2 1996-09-08 36-207 BUF NWE W 17-10 14 27 51.85% 173 1 3 44.8 6.41 2.15 1 -1 -1.00 0 GWD
28 1996 7 1996-10-20 36-249 BUF @ NYJ W 25-22 19 36 52.78% 221 0 0 71.6 6.14 6.14 3 27 9.00 0 4QC / GWD
29 1996 16 1996-12-22 36-312 BUF KAN W 20-9 20 29 68.97% 279 2 1 108.3 9.62 9.45 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD

2 other games of note

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1990 4 1990-09-30 30-228 BUF DEN W 29-28 18 34 52.94% 167 0 1 54.4 4.91 3.59 5 6 1.20 0 QB deserves no credit
2 1990 5 1990-10-07 30-235 BUF RAI W 38-24 13 21 61.90% 182 3 2 89.8 8.67 7.24 2 6 3.00 0 QB deserves little credit