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Raiders nightmare anniversary

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December 23, 1972 - Pittsburgh touchdown, fourth quarter. Franco Harris, 32, bounce enroute to TD on pass that won game. (Lonnie Wlison / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)

December 23, 1972 – Pittsburgh touchdown, fourth quarter. Franco Harris, 32, bounce enroute to TD on pass that won game. (Lonnie Wilson / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)

Any Raiders fan of a certain age won’t soon forget what happened 44 years ago today.

In short, it was hell on earth for any Silver & Black fan. (I remember some little kid crying on the stairs inside his house for hours, but we won’t name names!)

On this day in 1972, Franco Harris grabbed a ball that caromed off of Jack Tatum’s shoulder pads and rambled in for a touchdown to beat the Raiders in perhaps the most stunning finish in NFL history.

Do you remember how you felt this day? If so, share your story below.

Oh, Merry Christmas Raiders fans! Just remember, this is just ancient history!

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Jon Becker

  • Raiderkoolaid

    G’day and Merry Christmas!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The RAIDERS need to make a statement in this game.. Crush the Colts!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Merry Christmas to the Land DownUnder!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The RAIDERS have better talent, coaching and 11-3 playoff team.. We should crush this team!! Playoff teams are making a statement in a lot of these morning games..

  • Raiderkoolaid

    A statement would be nice, but I will be happy with a victory of any margin!

  • Raiderkoolaid

    I am hoping for Tenn to win and crush Indy’s hopes, but so far the Titans are not holding up their end of the bargain.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Of course bro.. But this is the game to make that statement in..
    The RAIDERS are just better all around, and SHOULD have no problem with the Colts

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The Jags and all those high draft picks and spendy FAs are giving the Titans a good game..

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Matt Moore and Ajayi have that Fin offense looking dang good!! To go along with a beastly defense they seem to have..

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Win our game today and next week will be huge!!
    RAIDERS vs Donks, Pats vs Fins for the number 1 seed

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Dang, KC is still lurking for the AFCW

  • idahoraiderfan33

    NEW POST!!

  • r8dercain

    Merry Christmas bro