Top Ten Sports miracles 03

Top Ten Sports miracles 03

3. The Immaculate Reception

It is hard to remember now, but before the Immaculate Reception in 1972, the Pittsburgh Steelers were football's loveable losers. "Futility" is too kind a word to describe season after season of Steelers football. Then, with seconds to go in a playoff game against the Oakland Raiders, Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a desperation pass down the middle of the field that tipped off another player and headed toward the ground. Out of nowhere came rookie running back Franco Harris, who scooped it up and ran for the game-winning touchdown. Though the team lost the next week, the Steelers would go on to win four Super Bowls in the next six years.


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