The 10 Most Costly Turnovers in NFL Postseason History

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The 10 Most Costly Turnovers in NFL Postseason History

Turnovers are the worst thing in the world in the playoffs. Do it twice in a game, and you'll probably lose. Do it in the fourth quarter of a one-score game, and it will come back to haunt you at the end.

Over history, many close playoff games have been decided by that huge defensive play—an interception or fumble recovery in the final few minutes of play.

This is a list that won't even include some of the most memorable turnovers in NFL history. Al Harris' interception touchdown in overtime to beat the Seattle Seahawks in the 2003 wild card round won't make it. Neither will Karlos Dansby's fumble recovery touchdown to beat the Packers in this past year's wild card round. Red Right 88, from the 1980 AFC divisional round, just missed the list, and so did Ty Law's interception touchdown in Super Bowl XXXVI.

What is included, however, is five moments from the Super Bowl and five from conference championship games, as well as a "What if?" reversal question from one of the top playoff games of the past decade.

You'd be surprised at some of the names on this list. Six of the names below are either in the Hall of Fame or will be upon retirement. One was a former Comeback Player of the Year, and the other four have all been selected to the Pro Bowl. You won't find many no-name players on this list.

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