1972 AFC divsional playoffs.
One of the most famous games of all-time as well as NFL Films' greatest play of all time.
The Raiders lead the Steelers 7-6 late into the fourth quarter. Steeler QB Terry Bradshaw drops back on a 4th and 10 from his own 40, miraculously avoiding Raider defenders in the backfield.
He heaves the ball downfield toward FB John Fuqua, who at the time wasn't even looking for the ball. Fuqua is instantly leveled by Raider safety Jack Tatum.
The ball flies backwards and is seemingly caught by Steeler RB Franco Harris who scores the game-winning TD.
At first it is not ruled a TD, not until after a lengthy discussion where the officials phone Art Mcnally, current Supervisor of NFL officiating. They eventually all concur it was a TD.
There are a few issues with the play. First, Fuqua didn't even see the ball coming. Had Tatum just let him be it would have hit him and fallen incomplete.
Then there's the debate whether it bounced off of Tatum or Fuqua. Under the NFL rules of the time, had it bounced of Fuqua not Tatum it would have been incomplete whetherHariis caught it or not.
The next issue is whether or not Harris actually caught it as, in some views, he is out of camera shot and no cameras are low enough to determine whether it hit the ground.
The final issue has to do with the excessively "lengthy discussion" before finally ruling it a TD. Unconfirmable accounts claim the officials not only phoned Art McNally but also the Police Department asking if they would have protection from rabid Steeler fans.
Alledgedly after being informed there were few on duty deputys in the area, the refs ruled it a touchdown
Heres a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zsdF0ysP0