Charles Woodson: The Raiders held a 13-10 lead with less than two minutes to go in the 2001 AFC divisional playoff game when Woodson came clean on a blitz and separated Patriots quarterback Tom Brady from the ball. Woodson, a brash fourth-year cornerback, believed he had just delivered the play that would send his team to the AFC title game and, at least initially, game officials agreed. The call was reversed via replay, however, taking with it Woodson's hero status.
"He pumped the ball, brought it back down. Maybe he wanted to bring it back up. Ball came out, game over," Woodson said that night. "It kind of took the air out of a lot of guys. We knew the game was over. We were celebrating."
Tom Brady: Playing in his first postseason game, Brady appeared to literally cough up New England's opportunity to advance to its first AFC Championship Game since 1996. The little-known "Tuck Rule" marked the first of many memorable moments in the quarterback's career.
"I knew I was throwing the ball," Brady said afterward. "I was trying to get rid of the ball. I'm glad they ruled it the way they did."
"When I got over to the replay monitor and looked at it, it was obvious that his arm was coming forward," Coleman said. "He was trying to tuck the ball and they just knocked it out of his hand."
Quite predictably, Coleman's decision was met with anger from the Raiders and their fan base. Coleman continues in his role with the NFL, but he has never worked another game involving the Silver and Black.
New England retained the ball with 1:43 left in regulation, and Vinatieri kicked a line-drive, 45-yard field goal through the snowflakes and the uprights to tie the score with 27 seconds left. It was the unlikeliest of kicks, given the game-time temperature of 25 degrees and three inches of snow coating the end zones.
"I kind of line-drived it, but when I looked up, I knew it was going to be straight enough," Vinatieri said. "I had to wait to see if it would be long enough. It was time to be happy after that."
Vinatieri, now with the Indianapolis Colts, generally is considered the greatest clutch kicker in NFL history, and it all started on Jan. 19, 2002.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.