Adam Vinatieri Autographed 20x16 Framed Photo ("Tuck Rule" / 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff)
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- Estimated Value
- $100 USD
- $160 USD to tb727dc73
- Number of Bids
- 17 - Bid History
A framed, autographed photo from the the famous 2001 AFC divisional playoff game, also known as the "Tuck Rule Game", "Snow Bowl", or the "Snow Job," was a playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders. It took place on January 19, 2002. The name "Tuck Rule Game" originates from the controversial game-changing play.
In the play, Raiders' cornerback CharleWoodson sacked Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady, which in turn, initially appeared to cause a fumble that was eventually recovered by Raiders' linebacker Greg Biekert, and, if it was a fumble, would have almost certainly sealed the game. Officials reviewed the play, and eventually determined that even though Brady had seemingly halted his passing motion and was attempting to 'tuck' the ball back into his body, it was an incomplete pass and not a fumble under the then-effective NFL rules. As a result, the original call was overturned, and the ball was given back to the Patriots, who subsequently moved the ball into field goal range.
With under a minute remaining in regulation, Patriots' placekicker Adam Vinatieri kicked a 45-yard field goal to tie the game at 13, which sent the game into overtime. In the subsequent overtime, Vinatieri kicked a 23-yard field goal to win the game for the Patriots. New England went on to win Super Bowl XXXVI.
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Item will not be shipped
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