2 Catches that Made NFL HistorySaturday, November 3, 2012 20:30
Which two catches do you consider the best in NFL history?
2 Catches that Made NFL History
Over the years there have been so many explosive game changing catches slammed straight into the history books and remaining in players’ and spectators’ minds for years after. The amazing aerial assaults that happen each week and the agile and astonishing grabs that make the NFL such an enjoyable spectator sport are executed from preseason to post, and with Brandon Marshall (then Denver Broncos, now Chicago Bears) being the only person in NFL history with 18 or more receptions in one game (2009), there is a high standard to beat.
I know that everyone will have their own take on the grabs that made history, but two of the most famous and jaw dropping airborne maneuvers are Joe Montana to Dwight Clarke (San Francisco 49ers) and David Tyree’s (New York Giants) catch. Blessed with the kind of winning luck that the online casino players at Lucky Nugget wish for everyday, they hit the jackpot and took the game with their retrievals.
The grab from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark has gained such renown that is known as “The Catch”, one of the most famous plays ever. This catch launched the 49ers dynasty and killed such for a long time for the Dallas Cowboys, as with only 51 seconds left on the clock Montana looked like he was throwing the ball away to give his team a final chance on 4th down. 6’4” Dwight Clark simply left the ground and made the catch that won the game, sending them on to win the Super Bowl XVI, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21.
Patriots’ fans were struck a double blow with one of the single greatest plays in NFL history when the Patriots took on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. With 1:15 remaining in the game the Patriots were leading 14-10 and, in an unexpected move, Eli Manning stymied the Patriot defenders, throwing the ball 32 yards down field to wide receiver David Tyree. Tyree did the impossible and pulled the ball down onto the top of his helmet as he was slammed to the ground. Manning shortly after connected with Plaxico Burress on a touchdown pass that saw the Giants triumph 17-14.
Fans will argue the semantics of many game changing catches, but itis hard to argue against these 2 catches being among the best ever.
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