The tipped pass stands for what is most sublime about football.
The ball hangs in the air, spinning frantically. Regard its shape. For a moment, possession is unclear. The ball belongs to everyone and no one.
Players from both teams grab for it. The entire audience comes to its feet, holding out hands.
A singular moment, deflected, chaotic. Where it lands decides the fate of both teams.
During this weekend's game between Washington and Arizona, a tipped pass for an interception and a touchdown was the deciding factor in the game.
It's no surprise that a tipped pass has featured heavily in the outcome of the biggest and most exciting games in gridiron history. Here are twelve of the best (with video!).
Feel free to suggest more; I'll add them as they come along.