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It’s very impressive for any football team in the entire history of the Super Bowl to make it to four straight Super Bowls. Even if you lose all four of them which is what the Buffalo Bills did in the early 1990s. But if you look at all four of their Super Bowl losses, the Bills really only had the opportunity to win one of them. Which was the first one Super Bowl 25 against the New York Giants and a lot of that has to do with the quarterback who didn’t play for the Giants in that. Game Phil Simms, if Simms is the starting QB for the Giants in that game, I believe the Giants win by a couple touchdowns. Because the Giants would’ve been much more balanced in that game with more of a passing game especially vertically. Because whatever you think of Jeff Hostletter as a QB and he turned out to be a solid starting QB. But he was very inexperienced as a QB going into that Super Bowl and Simms was a Pro Bowl QB and one of the best QB’s in the NFL at this point. You put him in that game with a better Giants offense then they had in 1986 and the Giants I believe beat. The Bills by a couple of touchdowns even by more even though the 1990s Bills were much better then the 1986 Denver Broncos.
But it wasn’t Phil Simms who was the starting QB for the Giants in Super Bowl 25 because Simms was hurt with a bad ankle. And Jeff Hostletter was the starting QB instead but the Bills still lost this game because their defense couldn’t get the ball back for the most part. The Giants played keep way from them for most of the game with their bone crunching running game and. Possession passing game and big strong offensive line that simply beat up the Bills defense. Yet the Bills still had enough time to win the game and put together a game winning drive at the end of the game. And having to settle for a very makable field goal attempt at the end of the game. That Super Bowl caliber kickers would drill but the Bills had opportunities to either make forty-seven yard. Field goal attempt closer or drive for a touchdown and didn’t do that, didn’t manage the clock very well. Their defense putting them in a position where they only have one drive left to win the game.
Having said all of this the Bills still had a good opportunity to win this game at the end and didn’t get it done. And football like life is about choices, opportunities and execution and what you do with them. Do you make the right choices or not and do you take advantage of the opportunities in front of you or not. Do you execute and come through or not and the Bills had more than enough opportunities to win this game and stop the Giants from getting their last score and. The Bills simply didn’t execute and take advantage of the opportunities in front of them in Super Bowl 25 against the Bills.