The Greatest Snow Games Ever Played
In light of me being snowed in here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and watching the Saints get rocked by the Cowboys, I figured I would list some of the greatest football games ever to be played in the snow. These are in no order, for all these games were great. Also, this does include some college games. (As I finished this, the Saints lost. Goodbye perfection, though they deserve some mad respect.)
The Snowplow: December 12, 1982
Ice Bowl: 1967 NFL Championship
Freezer Bowl: January 10, 1982
Tuck Rule Game: January 19, 2002
This game, played on January 19 2002 between the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders, saw Tom Brady in his playoff debut. The heavy snow was just icing on the cake in this classic. The name "Tuck Rule game" originates from the controversial game-changing play. In the play, Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson sacked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which in turn caused a fumble that was eventually recovered by Raiders' linebacker Greg Biekert. Officials reviewed the play and determined that Brady's arm was moving forward, thus making it an incomplete pass. As a result, the original call was overturned, and the ball was given back to the Patriots, who moved the ball into field goal range. On the final play of regulation, Patriots' Adam Vinatieri kicked a 45-yard field goal to tie the game 13-13, which sent the game into overtime. In overtime, Vinatieri kicked a 23-yard field goal to win the game for the Patriots. The Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl on, you guessed it, a last second field goal by Mr. Vinatieri.