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47NFLThe Immaculate Reception

Date / Dec 23, 1972

Location / Three Rivers Stadium | Pittsburgh, Pa.

Moment / The Steelers were losing in the waning moments of their 1972 AFC Divisional playoff game against the Raiders, facing a 4th-and-10. Quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass, which was deflected by an Oakland defender. Game over? Hardly. Running back Franco Harris caught the deflection and ran it in for a touchdown, giving the Steelers a 13-7 victory.

Impact / The play was the beginning of the end of a futile period in Pittsburgh, as the Steelers went on to win four Super Bowls in six years through the ‘70s. Though they lost their next game against the Miami Dolphins, the play is regarded as one of the greatest in NFL history.