Testaverde Week: The Monday Night Miracle
If this is the first you clicked on The Keystone Statement in awhile, lemme catch you up to speed: this past Monday was former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde's 54 birthday and since he's my favorite athlete of all time, in true psychopath form I decided to dedicate the whole week to his 20 years playing in the NFL with a "Vinny Moment" each and every day. Enjoy (or don't, that's cool too) as I try to work things out with my therapist.
We didn't get any fourth quarter comebacks as the Panthers thrashed the hell out of Miami during last night's Monday Night Football game, but if you rewind the time and the tapes back to October 23, 2000 fans were in store for a comeback of the ages (and also color commentary by Dennis Miller)
Miami actually showed up for this game as they put 30 points to the Jets' lone 7 as we ticked into the fourth quarter. The offensive likes of Jay Fielder, Oronde Gadsden and Thurman Thomas were riding high and the Zach Thomas-led defense was too because of Vinny & The Jets dismal play.
At this point, Vinny was having a stat-line comparable to his Tampa Bay Buccaneer years: 102 passing yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. However, once the fourth quarter hit, he was acing it like Joe Montana after he pointed out John Candy in the stands.
Perhaps he felt the power of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the booth earlier, who knows, but Vinny finished the game with 5 TDs & 3 INTs on 59 passing attempts with a passing yard total of 378 yards.
This game ended up being the second greatest fourth quarter comeback in NFL history and has been noted as the greatest Monday Night Football game of all time. Below are highlights, but if you truly have no life also below is the game in it's whole damn entirety.