16. Don Chandler’s Missed Kick
Let’s be real, the Packers were lucky to win the Super Bowl in 1965. However, they benefited from a horrific piece of officiating that would never occur in the modern game. Video replays and microchip technology instantly confirm if a field goal was successful. However, in the old days, players had to trust the judgment of an official. When Don Chandler missed his game-tying kick against the Colts, his shoulders slumped.
But then to his disbelief, Jim Tunney signaled for a successful score. “I didn’t hit the ball real square on the field-goal kick and I was surprised it was called good,” Chandler told the Baltimore Sun in 1999. It was definitely outside the post when I picked up the flight. Bart Starr, the holder, always said it was inside and then curved away, but it was higher than the pipe.” The Packers took down Baltimore in overtime.