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It’s hard to lose four Super Bowls, but it’s even harder to accomplish this feat in four straight appearances.
The Buffalo Bills have done all of the above, and their star running back Thurman Thomas was the goat in two of their four Super Bowl losses.
In Super Bowl XXVI, the Bills started the first possession of the game without their starting running back on the field, as Thomas did the unthinkable for a football player; he misplaced his helmet on the sidelines. The Bills were no match for the Washington Redskins in a 37-24 defeat, and Thomas had quiet (13 yards on 10 carries) evening.
In Super Bowl XXVII, it looked like the Bills were finally going to win a championship. They held a 13-6 halftime lead against the Cowboys, and then the roof caved in on them. In their first drive of the second half, Thomas fumbled (his second of the night) the ball and Cowboys DB James Washington returned it for a touchdown. The Cowboys went on to win 30-13 and captured their second consecutive Super Bowl.