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In September 1978, the Raiders beat the Chargers at San Diego Stadium on one of the most controversial plays in NFL history. Oakland lined up on the Chargers' 14-yard line, trailing by six with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter when Raiders' quarterback Ken Stabler intentionally fumbled the ball forward to avoid a sack. In the ensuing chaos, multiple Raiders players batted the ball toward the end zone until Oakland tight end Dave Casper kicked the ball into the end zone and landed on top of it. The Raiders were awarded a touchdown and won the game 21-20 on the extra point. The play forced the NFL to institute rules about intentional fumbles by the offense with less than two minutes to play.

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