Have you ever looked at the Monday Night Football Lines and wondered what game was the best Monday Night game of all time?
ABC decided a few years ago to ask fans what game was the best and fans decided upon the game in 2000 between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins.
Those fans looking at Monday Night Football Lines could not possibly have foreseen what was coming on that Monday Night in 2000. Those fans that had the Jets on the Monday Night Football Lines were done in the third quarter as the Jets trailed 30-7. Remember that both of those teams were 4-1 at the time so it was expected to be a competitive game on the Monday Night Football Line. In the third quarter Vinny Testaverde had been picked off three times and the Jets defense was a sieve and those fans that had the Jets on Monday Night Football Lines were done.
Lamar Smith scored with 12 seconds left in the third quarter to give the Dolphins a 30-7 lead and fans that bet Miami on the Monday Night Football Lines looked good. Something that gamblers know never to do then happened. Miami quarterback Jay Fiedler walked over to Jason Taylor and told him the game was over. Taylor was being miked by Monday Night Football so everyone, including those people that bet Monday Night Football Lines knew what he said.
Early in the fourth quarter things started to change for those fans that had the Jets on the Monday Night Football Line. Vinny Testaverde hit Laveranues Coles with a 30-yard touchdown early in the fourth to give Monday Night Football Lines fans hope. Those looking at Monday Night Football Lines saw that four minutes later, he connected with Jermaine Wiggins on a 1-yard TD and suddenly the Miami lead was only 10 points. Those looking at Monday Night Football Lines know that the Jets got a field goal with 5:43 to go cut it to 30-23, and some fans started coming back into the Meadowlands.
Monday Night Football Lines know that Testeraverde hit Wayne Chrebet with a 24-yard touchdown with 3:55 to go to tie the game. Two plays later Jay Fiedler found Leslie Shepherd for a 46-yard touchdown to put Miami on top again. Testaverde went back to work and on a fourth and one from the Miami 4 yard line hit Richie Anderson for two yards and the first own. They got the tying TD two plays later with 42 second left. Those looking at Monday Night Football Lines know that in overtime the Dolphins had a chance but Fiedler threw and interception and John Hall kicked the winning 40-yard field goal. Fans that consider Monday Night Football Lines still consider that game the “Miracle at the Meadowlands.”