I know this probably isn't even on anyone's top ten list, but it's my all-time favorite game to watch. The 1995 AFC Championship game featuring the Cardiac Colts vs. Pittsburgh. Colts were such a fun team to watch that year. Harbaugh was winning games in dramatic fashion left and right. Truly a great game.
Colts were without Marshall Faulk and had to use Zack Crockett and LaMont Warren. Wideouts for Indy were Sean Dawkins, Floyd Turner and Aaron Bailey. Colts boasted a very underrated defense that featured Ashley Ambrose, Ray Buchanan, Tony Siragusa and Quentin Coryatt.
Steelers had Bam Morris running the ball and Neil O'Donnell throwing to Ernie Mills, Andre Hastings and Yancey Thigpen. Some guy named Kordell Stewart was there, too! Steeler defense was great that year with Greg Lloyd and Kevin Greene leading the way.
Colts beat San Diego and Kansas City on the road to get there. Nobody in their right mind saw the Colts getting past the Chargers, let alone the Chiefs. But, somehow the Colts got there and almost pulled off the most improbable run ever in playoff history.
Anyways, it was a seesaw battle going back and forth all game. Steelers were ahead 20-16 with less than a minute to go, Harbaugh has no timeouts and has to get 80 yards to score the game winner. Colts drive to about mid-field with just a few seconds remaining on the clock. Colts go four-wide with Dawkins, Turner, Brian Stablein and Aaron Bailey. Ball is snapped and Harbaugh chucks a prayer into the end zone. Ball is tipped twice and lands on Colt WR Aaron Bailey's chest.
As the ball lands there, Bailey rolls over and the ball just touches the ground, although the television angle never showed it and the Colts started celebrating like the prayer was answered. Fans lose their minds for a second but the ref waves it off. Even Paul Maguire and Dick Enberg thought he caught the ball for the game winning Hail Mary touchdown. For a split-second I thought the Colts were doing the unthinkable. It was amazing.
An announcer mentioned it was the best game he ever watched. I agree. I never got the chance to see some of the games previously mentioned, but I saw this one and it was the greatest game I ever watched. So much emotion was involved. There were countless people crying in the stands and on the field. I remember Bill Cowher crying when the camera panned to him. Both Dawkins and Bailey were crying in the end zone and were being consoled by officials. I actually cried, too. It was that emotional.