Tuck Rule Game -- 10th Anniversary





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Uploaded on Jan 13, 2012

Ten years ago, a little-known rule may have altered the course of the NFL for the next decade. In the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoffs, the New England Patriots trailed the Oakland Raiders 13-10 with less than two minutes to play. After Raiders cornerback, Charles Woodson forced a fumble by sacking Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Oakland recovered the ball on the snow-covered field at Foxboro Stadium and thought it sealed the victory. But, the play was reviewed by referee Walt Coleman, and the fumble was overturned by what has become known as "The Tuck Rule." The Patriots kept the ball and then tied and later won the game with two dramatic field goals by Adam Vinatieri. Several key members from both teams reflect on this historic playoff game.

"Tom Brady should really be indebted to the Raiders forever, if not to the Raiders at least to Walt Coleman because, if not for that reversal, he goes into the offseason as a guy who fumbled the ball away to lose a home playoff game." -- Tim Brown, former Raiders WR

"It saved our playoff chances and you know what happened after that we went on to be world champions." -- Troy Brown, former Patriots WR

"We got the call. It was really a very fortunate call, and the Raiders fans still let me hear about that call. But, we took advantage of it and made the plays to win the game." -- Tom Brady, Patriots QB

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