The National Football League (NFL) is a sport watched by hundreds of millions of people. There have been some truly unforgettable moments in its grand history, from last-minute winners and devastating tackles to incredible catches. In this guide, we’re going to look at 10 of the most memorable moments.
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Let’s dive right in and take a look at the top 10 jaw-dropping moments in NFL history – in no particular order.
In the Super Bowl between the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins, Garo Yepremian made history.
In the second quarter, Yepremian tried to run the ball. But he encountered trouble, decided to pass and was dispossessed. The Redskins ran off and scored their only touchdown of the game.
Detroit Lions’ infamous season
In 2007, the Detroit Lions enjoyed a fairly unremarkable season, going 7-9. They managed to top that in 2008.
For the first time in NFL history, the Lions finished the season 0-16. No other team had ever done that before. Over the course of the season, they scored just 268 points and conceded 517.
Michael Vick’s touchdown run
In a regular season game against the Vikings, Michael Vick scored one of the NFL’s most memorable touchdowns.
The quarterback had a great game, breaking the 30-year record for most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback.
But it was in overtime when Vick displayed his true talent. After a sharp roll to his left, he cut back to the middle and evaded two tackles to make his way into the end zone.
John Elway’s game changer
Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway changed the course of the game in Super Bowl 32. Against a steely Green Bay Packers defense, Elway managed to battle his way for a first down, only to be confronted by LeRoy Butler.
But Butler only sent him spiraling away. Elway took another hit but he kept his feet and the ball, and scored the first down after a memorable run.
Lights out at Super Bowl 47
Super Bowl 47 will forever be remembered for the amazingly close comeback by San Francisco against the Baltimore Ravens.
But people will also remember how that comeback began. The Ravens led 28-6 when the lights at the stadium went out.
Play was paused for 30 minutes and that seemed to breathe new life into them. In the second half, they battled back and almost secured a memorable comeback, with the game finishing 31-29 to the Ravens.
Lynn Swann’s catch
He leapt high into the air and seemed to hover there, well above the head of the Cowboys defender, who managed to do enough to force Swann to fumble. But he caught the rebound and landed to make the 53-yard completion.
Adam Vinatieri’s kick
In the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoffs, the Patriots faced the Raiders in a memorable game in the snow. The big moment came from a Tom Brady dispossession.
The Patriots ran down to the Raiders’ 30-yard line and gave the ball to Vinatieri. He took aim and picked out a 45-yard field goal to send the game into overtime.
In Super Bowl 34 between St Louis and Tennessee, it all came down to the final play. Wide receiver Kevin Dyson was just a few steps away from the end zone, desperate to tie the game.
St Louis linebacker Mike Jones had other ideas. He brought down Dyson, who landed just shy of the line. The final whistle went and St Louis won the Super Bowl.
Eli Manning’s pass
At Super Bowl 42, New York’s Eli Manning pitched a beautiful pass for the Giants and David Tyree made a leap for it. He caught the ball and held it, even after Rodney Harrison took him to the ground.
At Super Bowl 49, we saw the Seahawks just one yard away from the end zone. They came up with a play to outfox the Patriots, but Malcolm Butler saw it and stole in to intercept, to make the Patriots the champs.