It's Been 20 Years Since The "Tuck Rule" Game At Foxboro Stadium

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It has been 20 years to the day since a controversial play call changed the course of Patriots football history on a snowy January night in Foxboro. The famous play — or rather, infamous for Raiders fans — happened with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Divisional playoff game against the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson hit Brady hard as he wound up to throw a pass, knocking the ball loose, and forcing what appeared to be a crucial fumble. But Walt Coleman, the NFL official on the field, ruled the play an incomplete pass because Tom Brady's hand was coming forward.

Greg Gumbel, who was announcing the game on CBS, could only respond with "Wow."

The Patriots went on to kick a field goal to tie the game at 13-13, and win it 16-13 in overtime. The game was the last played in the old Foxboro Stadium.

The play is regarded by many as one of the most pivotal in recent Patriots history — leading Brady and the franchise to their first Super Bowl win and kicking off a football dynasty.

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