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Today, we're commemorating a few of our preferred arbitrary plays and also odd minutes in NFL background-- those that WE will certainly always remember, also if others have. Invite to "That Keeps in mind?" Week at SB Country NFL.

Andy Reid has actually never ever hesitated to place the pedal to the steel throughout video games, however in his 4th year with the Eagles, that aggression traditionally backfired-- versus Philly's largest opponent, no much less.

In Week 6 of the 2003 period, Reid attempted to capture the Cowboys off-guard by calling an onside kick on the opening first in Dallas. Drawing an onside kick out on the initial play of the video game is a massive threat-- if the opposing group recuperates it, they're beginning the video game with remarkable area setting.

Philly obtained struck with a dual whammy on the play. Not just did the Cowboys recuperate the onside kick, yet they returned it for a goal.


After David Akers kicked the sphere, Cowboys receiver Randal Williams captured the round in mid-air as well as brought it back for a goal. The play took simply 3 secs of video game pause the clock, making it the fastest goal in NFL background with 14:57 left in the very first quarter -- a document that stays today.

The Cowboys took place to win the video game, 23-21, which indicates they required all those 6 factors in 3 secs to assist them win the video game.

Dallas was greater than all set for the onside kick

After the video game, Cowboys running back Troy Hambrick stated they were planned for the onside kick. Previous ESPN press reporter Len Pasquarelli kept in mind the Cowboys' unique groups train informed the return group to keep an eye out for an onside kick:

"Equally as the Cowboys damaged the huddle, unique groups train Bruce DeHaven warned Williams regarding the possibility for an onside kick, as well as alerted him concerning peeling off back prematurely to obstruct for a return. So when David Akers knuckle-balled the opening first to his left, Williams tipped a little ahead as opposed to backwards, and also won a jump-ball with Eagles unique group gamers Roderick Hood and also Correll Buckhalter.

Caught flat-footed by Williams' countermove, the Eagles can just chase after the Cowboys backup pass receiver throughout area. His 37-yard goal in a blinding 3 secs currently rates as the quickest rating first of any type of video game, given that the NFL started making use of the scoreboard clock as the main watch in 1970."

This had not been the very first time Reid required an onside kick versus Dallas on the initial play of the video game. In the 2000 period opener, Philly implemented an onside kick that sparked a 41-14 triumph for the Eagles.

The Cowboys had actually been awaiting that chance for 3 periods, as well as their prep work for the play appeared as Williams ran right into completion area. Reid's forward-thinking becomes part of the factor he's still an instructor today, yet that time, the just one he drew a rapid one on was himself.

It's all OK, however. The Eagles won the department that year as well as obtained their retribution on Dallas, winning, 36-10, in Week 14. As well as it's not such as Reid's misery has actually followed him throughout his training job or anything.