Top Five Wildest NFL Wild Card Moments
NFL fans often overlook the NFL Wild Card playoff round as nothing more than a series of games between mismatched teams. Wild Card rounds generally feature at least one if not more teams that barely made the NFL post season. However some of the most exciting NFL playoff moments over the last two decades have come from this opening round of postseason play.
It is ironic when you look back at the last couple of decades of Wild Card games and notice the plethora of exciting NFL moments. Often times you have one team that overlooks an opponent who takes them by surprise. Other times you have teams with nothing to lose who take that same attitude onto the football field. Either way there is plenty of wild action in the Wild Card round and with that said let’s take a look back at the Top Five Wildest Moments in NFL Wild Card History.
Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans January 08, 2000. The Music City Miracle! We have all seen losing NFL teams try the lateral as time ends to try and pull off a last second score. It usually ends in chaos that looks like something out of circus. That was until the Music City Miracle. The Buffalo Bills had just pulled off the unlikely comeback kicking a field goal to go ahead with only 0:16 left. On the ensuing kickoff Lorenzo Neal took the ball, handed the ball to Frank Wycheck who then threw a lateral across the field to Kevin Dyson who scored a 75-yard touchdown with no time left.
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Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks January 06, 2007. The Cowboys set up for a game winning field goal, Tony Romo fumbles the snap with 1:19 left, and the Seahawks win the game. If you are an anti-Cowboys fan like me, this is probably top of the list. Romo and the Cowboys rolled into the playoffs and were picked by some to win the Super Bowl. The Cowboys set up for an easy 19 yard field goal which would have put them ahead and theoretically won the game. That was until Romo lost the snap, Jordan Babineaux from Seattle recovers the ball, and the Cowboys lose the game. NFL blogs still have fun with this one.