Before you look to place your bets for the next NFL game, we wanted to dive into some of those NFL season specials that we can’t – and don’t want to – forget!
The NFL has been around for a really long time, and we’ve had some big moments in that time that have truly made history. Some are moments that will be remembered for the rest of time. We want to pay homage to some of those moments, highlighting them so that you can remember them fondly today! Without further ado, then, here are 8 NFL moments that we just can’t forget!
- Super Bowl XXV
This game was exhilarating from start to finish, mainly because it was hard to know until almost the final moments who would be the decisive winner. The Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants were neck and neck for nearly the entire game, until the Giants eventually won with a ridiculously close 20-19 victory. It wasn’t until the last moment where the game was decided, where a stray kick from the Bills cost them the game. It almost looked like it may have been a tie, which makes this game so memorable for many fans.
- The First One
We’ve had many Super Bowl games throughout the years, but there are none that we remember quite as much as the first one. It was a perfect way to start one of the most cherished traditions in American history, the pinnacle of sporting excellence. While we would get more exciting and major moments throughout the later years, it’s definitely best not to discount the value in this game. If you’re interested, look for the 1967 game online to get your fix of the iconic beginning to the Super Bowl as we know it today.
- A Major Tackle
In the Super Bowl XXXIC in the year 2000, a game was taking place between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. This would be the beginning of a relatively small moment that would go down in the history books. An excellent tackle was executed by the quarterback for the Titans in the final moments, Steve McNair. It barrelled towards the 10-yard line and the ball was a mere yard short of the goal. It was certainly a moment to remember.
- The Coin Flip
A coin flip on Thanksgiving? Yes – in 1998, a coin was flipped ahead of overtime. The Steelers got the Tails for the coin flip – allegedly. It turns out that this was incorrect and Detroit was given the winning coin toss. They got the ball and won the game, and a big drama ensued. It certainly changed how the coin flip was done in the future.
- 1972 Miami Dolphins
In 1972 The Dolphins had the perfect season. An entire year passed by without a single defeat. They’ve gone down in history for this monumental feat. It’s only happened once – will it happen again in future years? Only time will tell.
- 2017 Patriots vs Giants
The Dolphins are the only ones to hold the record mentioned above, but the Patriots had a pretty impressive season in 2007 too. Unfortunately, an almost perfect season was ruined by one 17 point victory from the Giants. So close, yet so far…
- The Fumble
Many fans of the New York Giants will be familiar with something known as The Fumble. This happened in 1978 during a game where the Giants were going head to head with the Philadelphia Eagles. The game was going quite well for them, as they were winning with 17-12 initially. In the final minute of the game, it almost looked like they may win, before a devastating moment occurred. A pass went front between Joe Pisarcik and Larry Csonka, causing a devastating fumble where the ball went to the cornerback of the Eagles who then scored a touchdown. A pretty embarrassing issue to happen for the Giants!
- The Wrong Direction
We all make mistakes, but this one from Jim Marshall was probably one of the most devastating. After picking up a fumble from the 49ers, you would think that the Vikings were a shoe-in for victory after picking up the ball. Unfortunately not – Marshall apparently lost his sense of direction and threw the ball off bounds. Marshall would soon go on to be a fantastic player for the Vikings, but he’s lucky that this huge blunder didn’t end his career.