Since everyone has mentioned the 2002 wildcard game, allow me to illustrate why you have every reason to feel good about the controversial ending (as the Giants fans feel sooooooooooo ROBBED by it)
I have studied it quite a bit and come to these conclusions:
1. The bad snap in that situation pretty much left the best option to just fall on it and redo the kick (I don't remember if the Giants had a timeout left).
2. The scramble by the holder and the desperate throw -- unbelievable luck to even get that thing off downfield as far as it did AND without getting sacked
Now here's the kicker:
3. The throw NEVER made it to the end zone, which was huge. The big deal was that the Giants wanted a pass interference call.....but the interesting thing is, had we NOT interfered, and the offensive LINEMAN caught it (what are the chances a lineman makes that catch??), he would have been taken down immediately at the 3 yard line....and TIME WOULD HAVE RUN OUT!! Of course, you have to ask, what are the chances he catches and scores?? LOLOLOLOL!!!
Their ONLY OUT in that situation was a miraculous pass interference call and they basically were a referee mistake from getting one. It's also interesting to note that had the Giants lined up for a standard hail mary, they most likely would not have scored or gotten a pass interference call.
So to sum up, line up and run that play 100 times, and 99 times that play ends in a sack, incomplete pass, interception, a catch that ends up in bounds with clock expiring, etc. Maybe 1 out of 100 you get a sideline pass and step out of bounds before time expires. How many touchdowns do you think are possible? 1 out of 300???
Excluding the fact that blowing a 24 point lead means you DESERVE TO LOSE, the Giants would have been EXTREMELY f***n lucky to get that break if they did.
And then Tampa Bay the week after? Really.....they were gonna beat them????
The Packers fans don't even b***h about the Rice fumble as much as these Giants fans do over that game......crazy.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Mar 25, 2012 at 13:37:51 ]