Originally written on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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The early 1990′s was a very impressionable time in my youth. In fact, the most memorable game of my life, excluding the Super Bowl victories, was the 1991 AFC Divisional Playoffs. The Denver Broncos needed a John Elway miracle to achieve victory over the Houston Oilers and was I not disappointed!

This play may rank higher on my list than someone less bias, but since I spent the time creating this list I get to decide how it plays out.  As a 13 year old boy, this fourth down conversion to set the Broncos up for victory was one of the most incredible sports moments of my life up until that point. There was no way it didn’t make my Top 5.

Situation: AFC Division Playoffs, final two minutes with the Broncos down 24-23.

The Play: A fourth down and ten play, where John Elway was flushed out of the pocket and threw one of the worst passes he’s ever thrown.  Nonetheless, it was caught by Vance Johnson and run all the way down into field goal range. What made this play even more remarkable was that it was the second straight fourth down conversion Elway engineered to pull out the miraculous victory.

However, the most pivotal moment came one the games final play, with Gary Kubiak taking a bad snap and somehow getting the ball in place just in time for David Treadwell to kick the game winning field goal.  Obviously, that play will be in my top 5 in the coming weeks as I cover the Special Teams side of the ball.

Though the Broncos would go on to lose a close game to the Buffalo Bills the following week, The Drive II has stuck with me over the last twenty years as one of the most amazing finished I’ve ever witnessed from our favorite team. When you find the time, I highly encourage watching the final drive below from about the 55 minute mark – or just watch the game in its entirety.

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