No. 7: ‘The Catch’ is the greatest play in NFL history
Yes, there are plenty of legendary moments in the history of the game, and a lot of them have to do with catching the football.
It might be “The Immaculate Reception” between the Steelers and Raiders, or it’s possible that crazy Super Bowl “Helmet Catch,” when the Patriots lost to the New York Giants, standing out as No. 1.
That’s what NFL Films thought, at least of the latter play. But pushing late-great wide receiver Dwight Clark’s “The Catch” to No. 2 on the all-time list of great catches? C’mon, man.
Seriously, Clark’s more-than memorable play in the 1982 NFC Championship game between the 49ers and hated Dallas Cowboys is actually called “The Catch.”
Every other play has to have some sort of adjective to describe it further. Not Clark’s catch.