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Dec. 23, 1972: The Immaculate Reception

Updated: December 15, 2000, 12:39 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

When Oakland's Ken Stabler snakes down the sideline with 73 seconds left to give the Raiders a 7-6 lead, it almost looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers need a miracle to pull out the AFC semifinal playoff game.

With seconds to go, they get it. They are on their own 40 when quarterback Terry Bradshaw fires downfield to a secondary receiver, halfback Frenchy Fuqua. Raiders safety Jack Tatum clobbers Fuqua, and the ball bounces seven yards back, where running back Franco Harris just happens ...

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