Helmet Catch (David Tyree)
Down 14-10, the heavy underdog team needed a last minute drive to defy all the odds and win. In the biggest and most memorable play of this league championship game – some call it the most spectacular play in football history – the lightly regarded wide receiver made a brilliant, leaping one-handed catch, pinning the football with his right hand to the crown of his helmet, while one of the home team defenders was ripping desperately at the ball to dislodge it and cause an incomplete pass. The resulting 32-yard gain was the pivotal play in the game winning touchdown drive, handing the favored team its first loss in the season’s last game.
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