1. Patriots 16, Raiders 13 (OT)AFC Divisional, January 19, 2002
Because it was a beautiful sendoff for Foxboro Stadium. Because it was a football game played in a snow globe. Because the Tuck Rule was the correct interpretation of a silly rule. Because East Boston's Jermaine Wiggins caught 10 passes in the snow, as if he'd played in the stuff his entire childhood. Because J.R. Redmond was everything Kevin Faulk would eventually be, Tom Brady earned his first postseason pelt, and Adam Vinatieri was good, so good, from 45 to tie and 23 to win. Because it's when a decade of greatness officially began.