Happy Birthday K-Gun Offense

Buffalo's explosive offense, known as the K-Gun, debuted on December 2, 1990.

The K-Gun offense turned 24 today.

Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills unveiled the K-Gun offense on December 2, 1990 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The K-Gun was named after tight end Keith McKeller, an athletic tight end on the Bills. The K-Gun offense revolved around Kelly calling his own plays without huddling the offense. The up-tempo pace made life difficult for defenses. Buffalo's opposition was unable to make personnel changes due to the pace of the Bills offense.

The K-Gun offense was extremely successful for the Bills because of their personnel. Players like Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, James Lofton, McKeller, Don Beebe and others ran wild and tired out their opponents.

In the K-Gun's debut, Kelly finished the first quarter going 8-for-8 for 229 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the game completing 19-of-32 passes for 334 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Lofton led all receivers with five receptions going for 174 yards and a touchdown. The Bills defeated the Eagles 30-23 and the NFL was never the same again. 


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