The Kansas City Star
The Chiefs’ 45-44 loss to the Colts on Saturday in the opening round of the AFC playoffs was the second-worst playoff collapse in NFL history and the worst in 21 years — since the Houston Oilers blew a 32-point lead in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The Colts trailed by 28 points with 13 minutes, 44 seconds left in the third quarter and took the lead with 4:29 left in the fourth — a span of 24 minutes, 15 seconds.
Most points overcome to win a NFL playoff game
|Points||Teams||Season, round||Biggest lead||Final score|
|32||Houston at Buffalo||1992 AFC first round||Oilers 35-3||Bills 41-38, OT|
|28||Chiefs at Indianapolis||2013 AFC first round||Chiefs 38-10||Colts 45-44|
|24||N.Y. Giants at San Francisco||2002 NFC first round||Giants 38-14||49ers 39-38|
|20||Detroit at San Francisco||1957 NFL semifinal||49ers 27-7||Lions 31-27|