The 50th anniversary of the infamous piece “Immaculate Reception”
December’s road trip to Heinz Field should be special for the Las Vegas Raiders.
This season marks the 50and anniversary of the infamous “Immaculate Reception Play” where the Pittsburgh Steelers won the 1972 AFC Divisional Playoff game in what is now considered one of the most famous games in American football history.
Playing at Three Rivers Stadium, then home of the Steelers, Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass to John Fuqua. The ball bounced off Raiders safety Jack Tatum’s helmet or Fuqua’s hands. Either way, Steelers guard Franco Harris caught the deflected ball and headed it into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.
There is no doubt that one of the most famous plays in American football history will be celebrated ahead of the Christmas Eve game between the two men at Heinz Field.
NFL Network will air the Christmas Eve special during prime time.
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Kickoff is scheduled for 5:15 PM PST / 8:15 PM PST.
Lately, the Silver and Black have had success against the Steelers as the Raiders have beaten Pittsburgh four of the last five times.
Who knows? Another infamous game may occur in this year’s game.
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