Do you know the most memorable NFL plays?


By: Gavin Thagard

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These are the plays that we tell stories about. They are ingrained in our brains and, like a movie, they play over and over. Take this quiz and see how many memorable plays from the NFL you remember!

Who did Bo Jackson run over to score a touchdown in a game against the Seattle Seahawks?

Despite trash talk from Brian Bosworth, Bo Jackson rushed for 221 yards against the Seattle Seahawks. Jackson's night was topped off by a powerful run where he scored on a toss play after running over Bosworth.


Who is known for the Butt Fumble?

The Butt Fumble gave the Patriots a 21-0 lead over the New York Jets. The Patriots would win the game 49-19.


How many yards did Desmond Howard return the kickoff in Super Bowl XXXI?

At the time, the 99-yard return was a Super Bowl record. The return helped the Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl over the New England Patriots.


Who intercepted Russell Wilson on the one-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX?

This was considered one of the worse calls in NFL history. Critics believe Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawk's running back, should have received the ball.


Whose kick is credited for the extension of the goal posts in 1966?

Due to a controversial kick in a game between the Packers and the Colts, the NFL extended the goal posts to 20 feet in 1966. The Packers would go on to win the Super Bowl that next year.


Which team won a playoff game with the Immaculate Reception?

Franco Harris took a deflected pass into the end zone, which gave the Steelers a 13-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders. However, Pittsburgh was defeated the next week by the undefeated Miami Dolphins.


Which team is known for losing a Super Bowl on a wide right kick?

The 1991 Super Bowl was the first of four consecutive Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills. However, they would lose all four.


Where was the Miracle at the Met?

The Vikings were able to score 19 points in the fourth quarter to accomplish a comeback victory against the Cleveland Browns. The victory helped the team secure a spot in the playoffs.


What did Dan Marino do instead of spiking the ball against the Jets in a 1994 game?

Many people consider Dan Marino the best quarterback to never win a Super Bowl. This was largely attributed to the Dolphins' lack of a defense while Marino played there.


Who used their helmet to catch a ball when the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII?

Eli Manning is the only quarterback to beat the Tom Brady-led Patriots in the Super Bowl. He accomplished it twice. In this case, Manning desperately tossed the ball to Tyree with just over a minute left in the game, gaining 32 yards when Tyree pinned the ball between hand and helmet.


How did the Packers win the 1967 NFL Championship?

On the final play of regulation, Vince Lombardi decided to go for the win instead of settling for overtime. His decision paid off when Bart Starr scored on a one-yard sneak.


Who had the game-winning catch in Super Bowl XLIII for the Steelers?

Holmes spent four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the Super Bowl MVP the year he won with the Steelers.


Who is known for the Helicopter Run?

John Elway and the Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers in 1998 to win the Super Bowl. This would be Elway's first of two Super Bowl victories.


Who is known for running the ball 66 yards the wrong way for a touch back?

After recovering a fumble, Jim Marshall ran the ball to the wrong team's end zone. Despite the mishap, the Vikings still won the game.


Which team was one yard short of winning Super Bowl XXXIV?

Kurt Warner won Super Bowl MVP after the conclusion of the St. Louis Rams' 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Two years later, the Rams returned to the Super Bowl but lost to the New England Patriots.


Whose defense did Marshawn Lynch run over in the 2011 Wild Card game?

Marshawn Lynch broke nine tackles on his way to a touchdown against the Saints in the 2011 playoffs. The score helped secure Seattle's victory.


Who caught Tim Tebow's pass, to beat Pittsburg in the 2012 playoffs?

Tim Tebow connected on an 80-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime. The play gave the Broncos the victory.


Which team did Rich Gannon throw an interception against in Super Bowl XXXVII?

Rich Gannon, who played for the Raiders, was the NFL MVP in 2002. However, his interception against the Buccaneers was one of the reasons they lost the Super Bowl.


Which quarterback was part of the Tuck Rule game?

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2002. They would go on to win four more, giving the franchise a total of five Super Bowls as of February 2017.


What penalty should have been called in the final seconds of a 2012 game between the Packers and the Seahawks?

This call was controversial at the time because of replacement referees that were on the field. The criticism put pressure on the NFL to strike a deal with the Referees Association.


Who made a catch in the play known as the Sea of Hands?

Miami came into this playoff game as back-to-back Super Bowl Champions. Thanks to this catch by Davis, the Raiders secured a 28-26 victory over the Dolphins.


Who was the Head Coach of the Patriots during the Snowplow Game?

The Patriots won the game 3-0 against the Miami Dolphins. After the game, snowplows were banned from being used.


Who is known for throwing the first Hail Mary pass?

With little time left, Roger Staubach threw a Hail Mary pass for a touchdown, to defeat the Vikings in an NFC Divisional Playoff game. This type of play had never been called a Hail Mary before.


Which 49ers' quarterback is known for the Catch?

Joe Montana won his first Super Bowl in 1982. He would win three more by the end of the decade.


What team did Herman Edwards play for when he was part of the Miracle at the Meadowlands?

The Miracle at the Meadowlands helped the Eagles secure a Wild Card spot in the Playoffs. However, they lost the WIld Card game to the Atlanta Falcons.


Who caught the touchdown pass from John Elway on the offensive series known as the Drive?

The Drive sent the Denver Broncos into overtime against the Cleveland Browns. Denver would win the game 23-20 in overtime and advance to the Super Bowl.


Where did the Music City Miracle take place?

In the 1999-2000 NFL Playoffs, the Tennessee Titans beat the Buffalo Bills in a Wild Card game. The Titans would go on to play in the Super Bowl that year.


Who threw the Miracle at Motown?

The Hail Mary by Aaron Rodgers was set up after a face mask call the play before. The pass went 61 yards and gave the Packers a 27-23 victory.


Who was part of the play called the Ghost to the Post?

This battle between the Oakland Raiders and the Baltimore Colts went into double overtime. The Raiders scored in the second overtime to come away with the victory. The play is so named because Dave Casper caught the ball.


Which team kicked an onside kick against the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV?

The Saints went into halftime down 10-6. Instead of giving Peyton Manning the ball, the Saints went with an onside kick and recovered it.


Which Eagles player had a walk off punt return touchdown against the Giants?

The Eagles scored four touchdowns in the fourth quarter to win the game against the Giants. The final score was 38-19.


Who caught a tipped pass in Super Bowl LI to help set up a Patriots score?

Julian Edelman played quarterback in college. When he was drafted into the NFL, he switched over to wide receiver.


Against which former team did Deion Sanders return an interception for a touchdown?

Deion Sanders made his return debut to Atlanta in a game that heightened his famed career. Nearing halftime, Sanders picked off a pass from Jeff George and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown.


Who did William "Refrigerator" Perry score against in Super Bowl XX?

The Bears crushed the Patriots to come away with a Super Bowl victory. The final score of the game was 46-10.


Which 49ers' receiver caught the pass to win Super Bowl XXIII?

This was Bill Walsh's final game as an NFL head coach. He left the league with three Super Bowl titles.


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