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NFL's Worst All-Time Coaching Decisions

8. Red Right 88

A few years before quarterback Brian Sipe jumped to the USFL, he was an NFL MVP for the old Cleveland Browns in 1980. That was the year the Brownies were the "Cardiac Kids"; seven of their games were decided late in the fourth quarter, mostly in their favor. As a result, the Browns won their first division title since 1971 and hosted the Raiders on a day where the wind-chill was minus-36. Down 14-12, Sam Rutigliano's squad had the game in the bag after Sipe drove them 72 yards to the Oakland 13 with 49 seconds remaining. But instead of running the ball and setting up what would have been a chip shot FG, Rutigliano called for "Red Right 88", a pass play that was intercepted in the end zone by the Raiders' Mike Davis. Browns fans will say that Rutigliano (left) was correct in going for the TD since their kicker, Don Cockroft, had missed two field goals (although he also made two that day), but there's no reason he couldn't have used a safer play. The Drive. The Fumble. The Catch (Willie Mays in '54, not Dwight Clark). Red Right 88. How many bad memory-nicknames can one franchise rack up? -- Joe Concha (AP Photo)

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