This Day in NFL History

December 23rd  1972

“The Immaculate Reception”

Pittsburgh beats Oakland 13-7 in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game on Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception.” Jack Tatum hit the intended receiver, “Frenchy” Fuqua, and knocked the ball back to Harris who caught it and ran into the end zone. It was also the first playoff victory in franchise history.

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