It is a moment that will never be forgotten by any Philadelphia Eagles fan, and it has now been voted the best play in NFL history on NFL.com.
Picture it: a game against the hated New York Giants, on their home turf, and the Birds were being beaten. Badly. On that December day in 2010, with 8 minutes in the game remaining, the Eagles trailed the Giants by a score of 31-10. Stick a fork in ‘em—these Birds were done. Even the most die-hard fans knew the game couldn’t be salvaged and were waiting for the misery to end.
But then everything changed. Fans who a moment before had been squinting at the game in pain were treated to what has become known as a miracle. It was another Miracle at the Meadowlands.
The final moment that capped off that miracle—a stunning 65-yard punt return by none other than DeSean Jackson with 14 seconds left in the game–has now been voted the greatest play in NFL history. With that moment, the Eagles completed a 28-point comeback that enabled them to beat Big Blue 38-31.
Voting was based on 64 plays based on NFL.com’s own version of March Madness until a winner was proclaimed.
Like any vote, the winning play was met with controversy but the fans have spoken.
I’m sure it’s a moment Giants fans won’t soon forget, either. Thanks so much for that little gift, Matt Dodge.
Let’s face it—there is no way you can hear that play referenced without wanting to watch it. So watch it again and again below.