Hank Baskett’s Drop
The Saints played the Colts in Super Bowl XLV but fell behind before halftime. Head coach Sean Payton knew that he needed to take some risks to save the game. He called for an onside kick and the cheeky play caught Indy by surprise. It was also a horrible moment for Baskett because it tarnished his career (via Huff Post).
It was one of the worst Super Bowl mistakes ever because Baskett fumbled a simple catch. Then the Saints recovered the ball and this changed the momentum of the game. This wasn’t as eye-catching as a pick-six but it was a crucial moment that shifted the tide in New Orlean’s favor. In the end, they lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy on an emotional day.