16. Sea of Hands
The Oakland Raiders combined to put in a Spartan-like final assault against the Miami Dolphins in one of the most-famous game-winning plays forever remembered as the ‘Sea of Hands.’ Ken Stabler his team 60 yards down the field before calling the Raiders’ final timeout. With just two minutes left on the clock and trailing 26-21, time was running out for the Raiders to snatch a win.
However, not only did they win, they did so in style. Stabler had an ocean of Dolphins in front of him and struggled to find an open receiver. But just as it looked as though a Dolphins defender was about to sack him, he released the ball. Clarence Davis caught it and rode the challenge of three Miami players to score a brilliant touchdown. It was heartbreaking for Miami but sheer will and determination saw Oakland get through.