When Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers took a 17-14 lead late in the fourth quarter, things looked dim for Eagles fans. But a miracle happened. A sack, a penalty and an incompletion put the Eagles in a 4th-and-26 situation with just 1:12 remaining and no timeouts. With Philly's season hanging in the balance, quarterback Donovan McNabb dropped back and fired a strike to wide receiver Freddie Mitchell down the middle of the field. Mitchell made a leaping grab just ahead of the first-down marker, extending the Eagles' drive, which ended in a field goal to force overtime. The Eagles won in the extra period, prompting "4th & 26" to become a trademark phrase in Philly sports history.
Text: Abe Schwadron, SI.com
Photo: Bob Rosato/SI