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Your team's 3 worst "gut punch" losses (in your mind.) (1 Viewer)

Evilgrin 72

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Spawned from a topic I was just listening to on Sirius' Mad Dog Radio..

What are the three losses your favorite NFL team has suffered that made you want to kick your dog/stick your head in the oven/chug a bottle of Wild Turkey the most? For me...

#3 - 2012 AFC Wildcard Game - Tebow to Thomas to win it 29-23 in OT. This one ranks third probably only because the Steelers had enjoyed so much success in the few years prior, but, ugh. Not only did I go into that game very confident that the Steelers would prevail, but the way they came back from such a big deficit and dominated the second half led me to believe they'd execute and pull it out in OT. Never dreamed the overtime would only last 1 f'n play. Not to mention, this was the first game in which the new OT rules were in effect, meaning one big play and a field goal wasn't going to win it for Denver, unlike....

#2 - 2003 AFC Divisional Playoff. Joe Nedney wins it 34-31 for Tennessee after such an improbable series of events surrounding FG attempts, it still boggles my mind. Last play of regulation, Nedney had a 48-yard try to win it and missed. After winning the toss in overtime and getting into Pittsburgh territory on an iffy pass interference call, the Titans had a chance to win it again. A chip shot 31-yarder went through the uprights, but Cowher had called TO prior to the kick, negating the winning FG. However, the stadium operator in Tennessee set off the fireworks display prematurely and the teams had to wait 5 minutes before the kick could be re-tried. This time, Nedney blew the kick, giving the Steelers life... for about 5 seconds. A controversial running-into-the-kicker penalty gave Nedney a third chance, this time from 26 yards. He nailed that attempt and the Titans moved on. All this on the heels of the Steelers' improbable comeback from 24-7 down in the third quarter and 33-21 down midway through the 4th the week before against Cleveland on maybe the best day of playoff football in NFL history. I wanted to throw up. But even that, I don't think, was QUITE as bad as..

#1 - 1995 AFC Championship Game. The favored Steelers blow a 13-3 third quarter lead (these ground and pound Steelers were virtually NEVER caught from behind in the 2nd half) by two Stan Humphries (for Christ's sake) 43-yard TD passes. With little time left, Pittsburgh drove from inside their own 20 to the San Diego 3 with one last chance to win it on 4th down, only to see Neil O' Donnell's pass to Barry Foster batted away in the end zone. Small consolation that San Diego went on to take one of the most one-sided Super Bowl defeats of all-time, as I lost a job that day for mouthing off to a customer, I was in such a foul mood. This one still stings almost 20 years later, as the Steelers were clearly the superior team. Not on this day, however.

Obviously, the Super Bowl losses to the Cowboys in '96 and the Packers in '11 were on a bigger stage, but these were more "gut punch" type of games, where one play at the end took the possibility of victory and snuffed it out like a stale Pall Mall.

What are yours?

 
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"They are who we thought they were!"

I really don't need to say any more.
I would think Roethlisberger to Holmes would have been even worse, and not saying that as a homer, that was one of the tougher SB losses to swallow as a fan (I would think) - up there with Norwood, Vinatieri, the Titans coming up a yard short against St. Louis, etc....

 
1) Montana to Taylor

2) Superbowl XV

3) 2006 playoff loss to the Steelers when Palmer and Henry were both injured on same play

 
As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.

 
Broncos:

3. 2012 Divisional Round loss to the Ravens - ### #### Rahim Moore. :no:

2. 1994 MNF vs. Chiefs - Elway leads a great Bronco comeback in the 4th quarter, giving them a 28-24 lead with less than two minutes left, only to see Montana lead the Chiefs down the field for the winning TD with seconds left.

1. 1996 Divisional Round loss to the Jaguars - This one was like a punch to the gut and the face at the same time. Just awful.

 
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Long list to choose from as a Boston fan, but I'd probably go

1) Buckner - Need I say more

2) 18-1 - Would be 1st by a country mile if the Patriots had never won one

3) 2003 ALCS - Driving home from my friend's house that night was the most dangerous thing I've ever done. Thousands of shellshocked, mildly drunk Red Sox fans with a look in their eyes that said, if I die tonight, oh well.

 
As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.
Was #3 that MNF game?

 
Long list to choose from as a Boston fan, but I'd probably go

1) Buckner - Need I say more

2) 18-1 - Would be 1st by a country mile if the Patriots had never won one

3) 2003 ALCS - Driving home from my friend's house that night was the most dangerous thing I've ever done. Thousands of shellshocked, mildly drunk Red Sox fans with a look in their eyes that said, if I die tonight, oh well.
If you're going outside of NFL - last night probably ends up in the top 10, no? In fact, that's what prompted the whole radio discussion to begin with.

 
Broncos:

3. 2012 Divisional Round loss to the Ravens - ### #### Rahim Moore. :no:

2. 1994 MNF vs. Chiefs - Elway leads a great Bronco comeback in the 4th quarter, giving them a 28-24 lead with less than two minutes left, only to see Montana lead the Chiefs down the field for the winning TD with seconds left.

1. 1996 Divisional Round loss to the Jaguars - This one was like a punch to the gut and the face at the same time. Just awful.
you beat me by a minute or two. Here's how I have it:

3. XXII. Broncos were up 10-0, heading into the 2nd quarter, end up being down 35-10 at halftime. Largely due to this game, Elway had an enduring reputation as a big game choke artist, despite the fact his defense allowed 35 points in a quarter, including TD's from 80 yards, 27 yards, 58 yards, 50 yards, and 8 yards.

2. 12/31/2006. Broncos had just lost to an inept SF 49er team, at home, in OT, to just miss the playoffs. That night, Darrent Williams was gunned down in front of Javon Walker, Brandon Marshall, Elvis Dumervil, and others. Walker was never the same after that, this is when his career took a nose-dive. I believe this was also the motivation that made Marshall hate Denver and eventually drove him off the team. further, you've gotta think that if the Broncos made the playoffs, Shanahan might not have been fired after 2008, which means McDaniels era would have never happened. Of course, we didn't know all that at the time, all I knew is that the Broncos missed the playoffs and a promising young player on the cusp of stardom was dead.

1A. Jacksonville loss, 1996. No way Broncos should have lost that. No way. Absolutely devastating.

1B. Ravens loss, 2013 - compounded by the fact I was at the game, in freezing weather.

 
-Loss of Jerome Brown due to stupidity

-Loss of Reggie White to Packers

-Losses in both Super Bowl appearances (Raiders, Patriots)

(in my mind)

 
Oh God...really!?!

Wide Right

Music City Miracle

Willie Parker

*edit: You have to squeeze the other 3 Super Bowls in there too, but I'm not sure where. I'd probably have to put all of them ahead of Willie Parker, maybe XXVIII ahead of Music City.

 
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Long list to choose from as a Boston fan, but I'd probably go

1) Buckner - Need I say more

2) 18-1 - Would be 1st by a country mile if the Patriots had never won one

3) 2003 ALCS - Driving home from my friend's house that night was the most dangerous thing I've ever done. Thousands of shellshocked, mildly drunk Red Sox fans with a look in their eyes that said, if I die tonight, oh well.
If you're going outside of NFL - last night probably ends up in the top 10, no? In fact, that's what prompted the whole radio discussion to begin with.
Top ten, maybe. Not top three whatsoever. Its hard to call anything post 2010 devastating, because all four of our teams have at least one title in the last decade.
 
Long list to choose from as a Boston fan, but I'd probably go

1) Buckner - Need I say more

2) 18-1 - Would be 1st by a country mile if the Patriots had never won one

3) 2003 ALCS - Driving home from my friend's house that night was the most dangerous thing I've ever done. Thousands of shellshocked, mildly drunk Red Sox fans with a look in their eyes that said, if I die tonight, oh well.
If you're going outside of NFL - last night probably ends up in the top 10, no? In fact, that's what prompted the whole radio discussion to begin with.
Top ten, maybe. Not top three whatsoever. Its hard to call anything post 2010 devastating, because all four of our teams have at least one title in the last decade.
Very true. Just the manner in which it happened was unreal, I was stunned. I don't think I've ever seen a team go from a near-cinch Game 7 to season over in 17 seconds before.

 
It's abolutely hilarious that this thread was started by a Steelers fan, by the way.
Why?
You guys don't know what it's like being a Buffalo fan. Just like we don't know what it's like to win 6 Super Bowls. They're selling t-shirts around here now that say "Just 1 before I die". And we're only talking about football here. The only other major sport Buffalo has is hockey. Sabres, Penguins. Just saying...

*edit: I know, I know "waaaahhhh, woe is me"

 
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As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.
Was #3 that MNF game?

It was. I'll never forget Michaels' call: "he did what"?
 
It's abolutely hilarious that this thread was started by a Steelers fan, by the way.
Why?
You guys don't know what it's like being a Buffalo fan. Just like we don't know what it's like to win 6 Super Bowls. They're selling t-shirts around here now that say "Just 1 before I die". And we're only talking about football here. The only other major sport Buffalo has is hockey. Sabres, Penguins. Just saying...
Oh, I see what you mean. That fact IS reflected in my top 3, though. #3 would probably be #1 if it wasn't for the fact that recent success softened the blow somewhat. I was 7 years old when the Steelers won their 4th SB, so my memories of that era are hazy (I only really remember the last 2 and I wasn't old enough to fully appreciate it yet.) By 2003, I had been a rabid, die-hard fan for about 20 years and had watched every game they'd played since the advent of Sunday Ticket with nothing but a lot of near-misses to show for that time, so those were even more lasting.

 
Jets:

Blow the 10-0 lead in Denver in 98 (we actually believed... then Byars fumbled and that was that)

Mud Bowl

Richard Todd gets picked in the end zone in AFC WC game

The two recent Championship game losses were nothing... I don't think any Jet fan really expected to win those. But the two championship games above... yea, they shoulda / coulda / woulda won those.

 
As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.
Was #3 that MNF game?

It was. I'll never forget Michaels' call: "he did what"?
I remember that game. So bizarre. It was just after I'd moved to SLC, UT; I left my friend's house after the game and it was snowing. But the weird thing was, the sky was a bright orange-reddish color. And I mean BRIGHT. I still to this day don't know what bizarre effect caused it, but it was so light out that you could have sat down outside with no artificial light and read a book, very very easily. This was at roughly 10 PM in winter. I'd never seen anything like it before and have never seen anything like it since. That was a weird, weird night.

 
Rosencopter is probably #1 for me with the Texans. Would have to give it some thought after that.

 
I was only 2 for the first SB, so don't know much about it, but everyone expected the Eagles to beat TB. People were cautiously optimistic about the Super Bowl. TB was a huge letdown.

I might even put the Panthers championship game ahead of the Pats' Super Bowl.

 
SD:

1- Marlon McCree playoff game vs NEpats. had em down by 8, 5 minutes to go, 4th down, PICKED OFF, fumble - Brady gets a free first down, SD loss

2 - The Deep freeze bowl, SD vs Cincy, superbowl on the line, SD played the greatest game in NFL history the week before vs Miami. got blown out in the cold

3 - Losing to Oakland with a brith to Superbowl XV on the line. UGH

 
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Long list to choose from as a Boston fan, but I'd probably go

1) Buckner - Need I say more

2) 18-1 - Would be 1st by a country mile if the Patriots had never won one

3) 2003 ALCS - Driving home from my friend's house that night was the most dangerous thing I've ever done. Thousands of shellshocked, mildly drunk Red Sox fans with a look in their eyes that said, if I die tonight, oh well.
If you're going outside of NFL - last night probably ends up in the top 10, no? In fact, that's what prompted the whole radio discussion to begin with.
Top ten, maybe. Not top three whatsoever. Its hard to call anything post 2010 devastating, because all four of our teams have at least one title in the last decade.
Very true. Just the manner in which it happened was unreal, I was stunned. I don't think I've ever seen a team go from a near-cinch Game 7 to season over in 17 seconds before.
It definitely wasn't good news.

FWIW, if I wanted to go football only, I'd probably round my list out with game one of the 2008 season when Brady got KOed for season, and the 2006 AFCCG when 3/4 of the Patriots secondary got knocked out of the game in the second half. Desmond Howard would probably appear on this list as well.

 
SD:

1- Marlon McCree playoff game vs NEpats. had em down by 8, 5 minutes to go, 4th down, PICKED OFF, fumble - Brady gets a free first down, SD loss

2 - The Deep freeze bowl, SD vs Cincy, superbowl on the line, SD played the greatest game in NFL history the week before vs Miami. got blown out in the cold

3 - Losing to Oakland with a brith to Superbowl XV on the line. UGH
That was Troy Brown who ripped that fumble away, and it launched his second career as a nickel corner. Crazy game.

 
-Loss of Jerome Brown due to stupidity

-Loss of Reggie White to Packers

-Losses in both Super Bowl appearances (Raiders, Patriots)

(in my mind)
Loss to TB in the NFCC was worse than either SB IMO.
Beat me to it. Easy call for me at number 1. Only Super Bowl I haven't watched because it was so painful.
The losses of Reggie and Jerome are indeed some of the darkiest for Eagles fans. But, as far as games go.....the loss to the Pats (McPuke), the back-to-back losses to the Cowboys a few years back, and the utter disgusting loss to the eventual SB Champion Bucs in the NFC CG will always haunt me.

 
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As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.
Was #3 that MNF game?

It was. I'll never forget Michaels' call: "he did what"?
Are you talking about that play where Freeman fell down and the DB deflects the ball on to Freemans hip who then catches the ball while still prone and then proceeds to stand up and run in the TD because the DB thinks the play is dead?

The way I look at it the law of averages must even out at some point. The Vikings have been defining new ways to fail for quite some time. Perhaps there are many more we still have not seen but that kind of play I surely hope I never see again.

 
Oh God...really!?!

Wide Right

Music City Miracle

Willie Parker

*edit: You have to squeeze the other 3 Super Bowls in there too, but I'm not sure where. I'd probably have to put all of them ahead of Willie Parker, maybe XXVIII ahead of Music City.
I'd get rid of the regular season game against the Steelers and put in the Flutie Fumble against the Dolphins. Buffalo was on such a roll, everything seemed to be heading towards an OT win and it was the ####### fish. That was the last playoff game the Bills have been in and it broke my heart just like all their other postseason runs.

 
SD:

1- Marlon McCree playoff game vs NEpats. had em down by 8, 5 minutes to go, 4th down, PICKED OFF, fumble - Brady gets a free first down, SD loss

2 - The Deep freeze bowl, SD vs Cincy, superbowl on the line, SD played the greatest game in NFL history the week before vs Miami. got blown out in the cold

3 - Losing to Oakland with a brith to Superbowl XV on the line. UGH
I remember those Fouts teams of 2 and 3 - really, really good. If it's not -60, they probably beat Cincy... and that Oakland team was just charmed. Plunkett off the scrap heap.

I think Fouts not winning a SB is sadder than Marino, because SD had some really great teams then. But always ran into someone hotter/luckier.

 
Redskins:

3. Body Bag game vs. Eagles. Player after player went down, ended up with Brian Mitchell at QB

2. Super Bowl vs. Raiders - infamous Rocket Screen game. Horrible game

1. Thanksgiving. 1974. Skins up by 20. Clint Longley in for Roger Staubach. The only thing Longley ever did in the NFL. 'Nuff said.

 
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KC

(playoffs) home loss to DEN when we had home field throughout playoffs-they go on to win SB, but let's not forget they cheated both years they won the SB (salary cap)...

(playoffs) home loss to Manning led Colts....

edit to add: not a KC loss, but since I have a passionate hatred for DEN.....MIN losing to ATL in the NFC championsip game at MIN....IMO I don't think DEN beats MIN that year, ATL was a much better matchup for them...I think even DEN fans will admit that....

 
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As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.
Have to disagree with #3. Sure it was ridiculous, but in the end it didn't really mean much as the Vikes still made the playoffs and went to the NFCCG. I'd replace it with either:

A) 1975 divisional playoffs vs Dallas. Drew Pearson's pushoff for the winning TD. This was probably the best team the Vikes ever had (until 98 anyway) and to lose at home in that fashion was devastating. This game was before my time, however, so I would vote for the obvious:

B) 2009 NFCCG. To go on the road and lose in OT while thoroughly outplaying an opponent that went on to win the superbowl and then find out they were playing dirty? Utterly sickening.

Man, being a Viking fan is some unforgiving ####.

 
First one that comes to mind is the nfcg loss to the Giants two seasons ago. That was brutal. Two fumbles after seemingly being in control throughout. I think what made it especially tough was coming off that great game against the Saints the game before.

 
As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.
Have to disagree with #3. Sure it was ridiculous, but in the end it didn't really mean much as the Vikes still made the playoffs and went to the NFCCG. I'd replace it with either:

A) 1975 divisional playoffs vs Dallas. Drew Pearson's pushoff for the winning TD. This was probably the best team the Vikes ever had (until 98 anyway) and to lose at home in that fashion was devastating. This game was before my time, however, so I would vote for the obvious:

B) 2009 NFCCG. To go on the road and lose in OT while thoroughly outplaying an opponent that went on to win the superbowl and then find out they were playing dirty? Utterly sickening.

Man, being a Viking fan is some unforgiving ####.
The Vike fans were great in NO before and after they lost that game, and by and large since. The Vikes deserved to lose that one, the horrible fact is that Favre blew that game just like he had blown a few others and they had a ton of TO's. Ironically the defensive line coach in 76-77 under Bud Grant was Buddy Ryan, the guy who taught Gregg Williams how to do it ("meet at the quarterback"), so really the Vikes profited from the same style of play though much more effectively (and last I checked the PPE's are HOF quality guys, not "dirty"). It cracks me up to hear these complaints today. - The Dallas loss in 75 was much different. The sad thing is the Vikes were such a great franchise outdoors in Bloomington, and since they have been so mediocre (and it may have been the only home playoff game the Vikes ever lost in Bloomington, they never should have left for the HHH dome). The Vikes went to the SB in 73, 74 and 76 and that 75 team was every bit as good; that has to go down as one of the worst calls in NFL history. I'd say for that reason that has to be the worst gut punch game in NFL history. Here's hoping the Vikes return to their former glory.

 
NYG:

In no paticular order since they were all devastating:

- The Miracle at the Meadowlands

- The Flipper Anderson TD run off the field playoff game

- Desean Jackson punt return to end the game

And the consolation 4th place loser:

- Niners playoff loss Tre Junkin bad snap game

Ouch

 
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Giants:

1. XXXV got stomped by Ravens

2. Jan. 5, 2003, Playoff game with the 49ers when the Giants gave away a 24-point lead and lost, 39-38

3. Jan. 2, 1994 Emmitt smith runs for 168 yds. helping the Cowboys win the division championship despite a severely separated shoulder. Giants had to settle for the wildcard.

(Sorry Eagles fans, the Desean return win doesn't make my top 3.)

 
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As a Vikings fan, there are hundreds to choose from. I will narrow it down.

#1: 1998 NFC Championship Game versus Atlanta

This is a lock for number one. I'd rather not talk about it.

#2: 2003 Week 17 versus Arizona

This was where Nathan Poole caught a miracle touchdown in the back corner to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. The Vikings were up by 10 late in the game, and the most improbable duo on earth (Josh McCown and Nathan Poole) conspired for brilliance.

#3: 2000 versus Green Bay

Chris Dishman nearly intercepted it, gave up on the play, and let Antonio Freeman waltz in to seal it. Just a disheartening loss that only the Vikings know how to pull off.
#3a - 1975 playoff game vs. the Cowboys - Drew Pearson pushes off

#3b - NFC Championship Game on January 17, 1988, at RFK Stadium. Trailing 17–10, the Vikings drove to the Redskins 6-yard line with a little over a minute left in the game but failed to get the ball into the end zone. Running back Darrin Nelson dropped a pass from Wade Wilson at the goal line to officially end the Vikings' hopes of a Super Bowl.

#3c - 2010 NFC Championship - Brett Farve does what Brett Favre does.

I hate being a Vikings fan.

 
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Giants:

1. XXXV got stomped by Ravens

2. Jan. 5, 2003, Playoff game with the 49ers when the Giants gave away a 24-point lead and lost, 39-38

3. Jan. 2, 1994 Emmitt smith runs for 168 yds. helping the Cowboys win the division championship despite a severely separated shoulder. Giants had to settle for the wildcard.

(Sorry Eagles fans, the Desean return win doesn't make my top 3.)
That was the other game the day the Steelers came back from down 33-21 in the 4th to beat Cleveland 36-33 that I mentioned earlier - the week prior to the bizarre FG-fest against Tennessee. I said it in the OP - I think that was the single best day of playoff football I've ever seen. Two high-scoring, come-from-WAY-behind, outcome in doubt until the last second games on the same day and featuring some marquee franchises to boot.

 
Packers:

SB32 loss

"4th and 26 game" against the Eagles.

"Jerry Rice fumbled" game against the 49ers in 1998 wildcard.

 
Seahawks superbowl loss, the Testaverde helmet TD and probably the game a few years ago in Minneapolis when my effort to travel there from the UK far exceeded the effort Holmgren and co put in on the day.

 

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