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Encyclopedia > The Monday Night Miracle

The term Monday Night Miracle has been adopted in reference to at least two sporting contests. One was a 1986 St. Louis Blues playoff victory in the NHL and the other was a 2000 New York Jets victory in the NFL. NHL redirects here. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from...

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On May 12, 1986 playoff run the Calgary Flames were leading the St. Louis Blues three games to two heading into game six of the conference final. The Blues were playing at home but found themselves trailing 5-2 with 12 minutes remaining in the third period before rallying to win 6-5 in overtime on the late Doug Wickenheiser's goal. It is considered to be one of the most memorable [1] victories in Blues history. The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The St. ... Doug Wickenheiser (March 30, 1961 - January 12, 1999) was a Canadian hockey player. ...


NFL

In the NFL, The Monday Night Miracle most often refers to a Monday night game between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins played at The Meadowlands on October 23, 2000. The game is notable for having the second-largest fourth quarter comeback in NFL history and the largest comeback in Jets history. It was also voted the greatest game televised on ABC's Monday Night Football[2]. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins, The Fish Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ...


The most miraculous play which occurred in this contest, was the way the New York Jets scored the final touchdown of the fourth quarter, which tied the game at 37 and propelled the Jets into overtime. The Jets used a play they worked on in practice, but one that few expected would be called in a game situation, let alone one as critical as this: a pass to tackle eligible Jumbo Elliott. His diving, bobbling catch completed this historical Monday Night Football miracle. City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... Events March 18 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius will and proclaims Caligula Roman Emperor. ... See also: Jet (disambiguation) A jet is a stream of fluid produced by discharge through an orifice into free space. ... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ... In American football, the tackle-eligible play is one in which coaches will attempt to create mismatches against a defense by inserting an offensive tackle (who is not normally allowed more than five yards down field), into an offensive formation as an eligible receiver, usually as a tight end or... John Jumbo Elliott (born April 1, 1965) is a former NFL football player with the New York Giants and New York Jets. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ...


Scoring Summary

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Dolphins 17 6 7 7 0 37
Jets 0 7 0 30 3 40
  • 1st Quarter
    • MIA - FG Mare 28
    • MIA - Shepherd 42 pass from Fiedler (Mare kick)
    • MIA - L. Smith 68 run (Mare kick)
  • 2nd Quarter
  • 3rd Quarter
    • MIA - L. Smith 3 run (Mare kick)
  • 4th Quarter
    • NYJ - Coles 30 pass from Testaverde (pass failed)
    • NYJ - Wiggins 1 pass from Testaverde (Hall kick)
    • NYJ - FG Hall 34
    • NYJ - Chrebet 24 pass from Testaverde (Hall kick)
    • MIA - Shepherd 46 pass from Fiedler (Mare kick)
    • NYJ - Jumbo Elliott 3 pass from Testaverde (Hall kick)
  • Overtime
    • NYJ - FG Hall 40

Olindo Mare is the longtime placekicker for the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... Jay Brian Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) is a American football quarterback for the NFLs Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending several seasons as starter for the Miami Dolphins. ... Lamar Hunter Smith (born November 29, 1970, Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American Football running back. ... Wayne Chrebet (born August 14, 1973, Garfield, New Jersey) was an American Football player who played wide receiver for the New York Jets of the NFL from 1995 to 2005. ... Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... John Hall (born March 17, 1974 in Port Charlotte, Florida) is an American football player, who currently is a placekicker for the Washington Redskins. ... Laveranues Coles (born December 29, 1977 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a receiver who was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft out of Florida State University. ...

Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Monday Night Miracle can also refer to the game played on October 16, 2006 between the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals. The Bears were down 20-0 at halftime in a shocking upset in the making. The third quarter went by with each team kicking a field goal. Then with 2 seconds left in the 3rd quarter rookie defensive end Mark Anderson sacked Matt Leinart and forced a fumble which SS Mike Brown picked up and returned for a touchdown. Next, with 5 minutes left in regulation MLB Brian Urlacher stripped the ball from RB Edgerrin James which was picked up and returned for a touchdown by CB Charles "Peanut" Tillman, the score was now 23-17 Arizona. Two minutes later the "Windy City Flyer", Devin Hester returned a punt 83 yards to give the Bears a one point lead. Finally, to cap it all of with :53 seconds to go the most accurate kicker from last year, Arizona's Neil Rackers stepped up for a game winning field goal, but missed the 41 yarder making the Bears 6-0 on the season.

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American Football: Monday Night Football* | The Monday Night Miracle* | Saturday Night Football
Auto Racing: NASCAR
Baseball: Monday Night Baseball* | Baseball Night in America* | Major League Baseball on ABC*
Basketball: NBA on ABC | List of National Basketball Association games televised by ABC | NBA Countdown | NBA Inside Stuff | NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad
Hockey: The NHL on ABC* | Miracle on Ice
Horse Racing: Triple Crown Productions*
Other programming: ABC's Wide World of Sports* | Superstars*
See also: United States sports broadcasting lists
Asterisk (*) indicates that the program aired only during the ABC Sports era (in other words, the program ended prior to August 2006), not during the ESPN on ABC era.

 
 

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