Written By: Stephanie Santa Maria
The title is perfect for what happened at the snowy scene at Foxboro Stadium in January 2002, an AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders. With the Patriots down by three, quarterback Tom Brady dropped back to pass.
He started his motion when he saw Charles Woodson coming for him. So he brought the ball down and touched it with his left hand—the infamous “tuck.” The tuck meant that when Woodson knocked the ball free, it was not to be ruled a fumble, but rather an incomplete pass.
New England built on that momentum to win the game and then Superbowl XXXVI.