November 17, 1968: With its nationally televised game running late, NBC began to show the movie Heidi just moments after the Jets' Jim Turner kicked what appeared to be the game-winning field goal with 1:05 left. While millions of irate fans, missing the finale, jammed NBC's phone lines, the Raiders scored two touchdowns in eight seconds during the final minute to win 43-32.
AFC Divisional Playoff, December 23, 1972: With Pittsburgh trailing Oakland 7-6 and facing 4th-and-10 on their own 40-yard line with 22 seconds remaining in the game, Terry Bradshaw threw the ball toward halfback John 'Frenchy' Fuqua. However, the ball bounced into the air as Fuqua collided with Raiders safety Jack Tatum. It was then caught by Steelers fullback Franco Harris, who ran the rest of the way downfield to score a touchdown. The catch is controversial because it could not be determined whether the ball had been touched last by Fuqua, Tatum, or both.
Super Bowl VII, January 14, 1973: With 2:07 to go in the game, Dolphins placekicker Garo Yepremian's 42-yard field goal attempt was blocked. Instead of falling on the ball, he attempted a forward pass, but let go of the ball before any forward motion because his hands were too small. The ball was fumbled, and returned by Redskins cornerback Mike Bass for a touchdown,
AFC Divisional Playoff, December 21, 1974: With 24 seconds left in the game, Raiders RB Clarence Davis somehow caught the game-winning touchdown pass among 'the sea of hands' of three Dolphins defenders.
AFC Divisional Playoff, December 24, 1977: Raiders tight end Dave Casper caught a 42-yard reception, on a pass route headed towards the goal posts, to set up the Raiders' tying field goal near the end of regulation.
September 10, 1978: With 10 seconds left in the game, the Raiders had possession of the ball at the Chargers' 14-yard line, trailing 20-14. Quarterback Ken Stabler fumbled the ball and running back Pete Banaszak swatted it into the end zone where tight end Dave Casper fell on it for a touchdown. After this play, it was made illegal to move the ball forward by deliberately swatting or kicking it after a fumble.
November 19, 1978: Leading 17-12 with 31 seconds left in the game, Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik tried to hand off to running back Larry Csonka instead of simply kneeling with the ball to run out the clock. The exchange was fumbled and the Eagles' Herman Edwards picked up the loose ball and ran it in for the game-winning touchdown.
NFC Championship, January 10, 1982: With 58 seconds left and the 49ers down by 6, Joe Montana threw a high pass into the end zone. Dwight Clark leapt and completed a fingertip catch for a touchdown.
Superbowl XXV, January 27, 1991: With eight seconds left, Scott Norwood was called in to kick a 47-yard field goal on natural grass for the Bills, who were down 20–19 against the Giants. The kick had plenty of distance, but sailed wide right, beginning the Bills' streak of four consecutive Super Bowl losses.
AFC Wildcard Playoff, January 8, 2000: With 16 seconds left in the game, the Titans received a kickoff. Lorenzo Neal handed the ball to Frank Wycheck, who then lateraled the ball across the width of the field to his teammate, Kevin Dyson, who in turn ran the length of the field down the sideline for the game-winning touchdown. Controversy surrounded the play, hinging on whether Wycheck's pass to Dyson was an illegal forward pass, though the play was confirmed by instant replay review.
Super Bowl XXXIV, January 30, 2000: Trailing 23-16 with six seconds remaining in the game, the Titans, who had no timeouts left and possession of the ball on the Rams' 10-yard line, had one final chance to tie the game. Titans quarterback Steve McNair passed the ball to Kevin Dyson on a slant, but Rams linebacker Mike Jones came across the field and tackled Dyson perpendicular to the end zone. Dyson stretched out towards the goal line, but was only able to reach the one-yard line before being ruled down.
AFC Divisional Playoff, January 19, 2002: With less than two minutes to play in regulation, the Patriots trailed the Raiders, 13-10. Oakland defensive back Charles Woodson blitzed Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and sacked him, causing a fumble. The ball was recovered by the Raiders' Greg Biekert at the Oakland 42-yard-line. Upon review, referee Walt Coleman ruled the play an incomplete pass, explaining that Brady's hand was coming forward.
December 21, 2003: The Jaguars held a 20-13 lead with seven seconds left in regulation, and the Saints had possession on their own 25. Aaron Brooks passed to Donté Stallworth for 42 yards, who then lateraled to Michael Lewis for 7 yards. Lewis lateraled to Deuce McAllister for 5 yards, and McAllister lateraled to Jerome Pathon for 21 yards and a touchdown.
NFC Wildcard Playoff, January 8, 2011: Marshawn Lynch had a 67-yard touchdown run in which he broke nine tackles and with one arm threw Saints cornerback Tracy Porter to the ground.The home field crowd's reaction to the run was so strong that it was recorded as seismic activity at a monitoring station 100 yards from the stadium.
September 24, 2012: On the final play of the game, Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass into the endzone intended for Golden Tate. Both Tate and Packers defender M. D. Jennings got their hands on the ball. The two officials near the play initially gave separate rulings of touchdown and touchback, before ruling the players had simultaneous possession, resulting in a Seahawks game-winning touchdown. Prior to the catch, The controversial ending followed weeks of criticism regarding the quality of officiating by replacement officials employed by the NFL during the lockout.
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