As we say hello to the new decade, I thought it would be great to have a look at some of the last decade's most jaw dropping events as the excitement builds for the season opener on September 9.
Every year NFL fans look towards the coming season with excitement, anticipation, and hunger to watch their favorite teams battle it out for the chance to win the Super Bowl. Sometimes along the way we're lucky enough to witness jaw dropping moments by some of the best and brightest in the league.
Last year we saw Tom Brady throw five touchdown passes in a single quarter on a snowy day in Foxboro against the Tennessee Titans. We also saw the Carolina Panthers' two-headed monster of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart rush for over 1000 yards each.
Jaw-dropping moments don't just mean stats and games played. Last year we saw perennial losers, the New Orleans Saints, win the Super Bowl over arguably the decade's most dominant team, the Indianapolis Colts. The Saints came off a combined 15-17 record over the last two seasons to win 13 straight games and book their place in the playoffs for only the seventh time in their 42-year history.
The following ten moments from 2000-2009 are by no means in order from least jaw-dropping to most, but rather just a collection of 10 moments that rocked our socks off.
(It still shocks me that Barry Sanders left the game so abruptly. I guess you could say he was the inspiration for this piece.)