22. The Williams Fumble
Poor Kyle Williams. It’s not so bad when plays go drastically wrong in the regular season because so many teams are playing that memory of the bad plays passes quickly. But don’t mess up a Championship game because it will tarnish your legacy for the rest of your life. It ended up exactly the situation for Williams, as he was responsible for the 49ers’ loss to the New York Giants in 2012.
Williams wasn’t San Francisco’s regular punt returner but ended up in that role anyway. He was responsible for the game going to overtime in the first place and then fumbled when the game effectively reached sudden death. It was a horrifying series of events for the young man. Just a few plays later the Giants were NFC champions and on their way to the Super Bowl.