Field Goal Fail (1965)
These days it’s almost impossible for referees to misidentify a field goal because of all the technology involved. They have access to video replays and other modes that make it easy for them to see. But they weren’t around in 1965 when the Colts suffered a controversial loss to the Packers in the Western Conference playoff final.
Don Chandler’s 22-yard field goal went wide-right but the referee didn’t think so as he confirmed the score. This justifiably enraged Don Shula but there was nothing that he could do about it. This leveled the game before the Packers proceeded to win (via Green Bay.com).