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Ghost to the post
Published: 2014/12/26
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'Ghost to the Post' Colts vs. Raiders | 1977 AFC Divisional Round Playoffs | NFL Classic Highlights
Published: 2015/03/30
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NFL Today - December 26, 1977 (divisional playoffs) "Ghost to the Post"
NFL Today - December 26, 1977 (divisional playoffs) "Ghost to the Post"
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Martin Caidin
Ghost to the Post
Ghost to the Post
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: ProFootballHOF
Answer ALS + NFL Game-Changing Moment: The Ghost to the Post (Dave Casper) :15
Answer ALS + NFL Game-Changing Moment: The Ghost to the Post (Dave Casper) :15
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Answer ALS
Madden 17 Glitch - Ghost to the Post!
Madden 17 Glitch - Ghost to the Post!
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: Justin Arbogast
Ghost to the post
Ghost to the post
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: Lafayette Cathey
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ESPN's Sick Joke of Showing 'Ghost to the Post' While Talking about Ken Stabler's Death
Published: 2015/07/12
Channel: Zachary K Hubbard
Ghost figure appeared and moves toward cabin. GHOST at forest check post?
Ghost figure appeared and moves toward cabin. GHOST at forest check post?
Published: 2014/10/25
Channel: GhostWorldTV
Jason Becker - Ghost to the Post
Jason Becker - Ghost to the Post
Published: 2010/07/01
Channel: Cee Cee
Post Malone - White Iverson
Post Malone - White Iverson
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: Post Malone
Ghost - From The Pinnacle To The Pit (Official Music Video)
Ghost - From The Pinnacle To The Pit (Official Music Video)
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: GhostBCVEVO
Ghost Interview 2016 - New EP Revealed, Post GRAMMY Partying, Burning Bodies on TV | MetalSucks
Ghost Interview 2016 - New EP Revealed, Post GRAMMY Partying, Burning Bodies on TV | MetalSucks
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: MetalSucks
Ghost in the post
Ghost in the post
Published: 2013/05/29
Channel: ajaja201
Madden 07 Ghost to the Post
Madden 07 Ghost to the Post
Published: 2013/05/24
Channel: Mark Gibson
The Ghost Post Month 2 | Unboxing, Demo & Full Walk Through | Disney
The Ghost Post Month 2 | Unboxing, Demo & Full Walk Through | Disney's Subscription Box
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: TheTimTracker
Ghost Recon Wildlands Post Launch and Season Pass Trailer
Ghost Recon Wildlands Post Launch and Season Pass Trailer
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: CrustyManMeat
THE GHOST TO THE POST
THE GHOST TO THE POST
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Bay Ballerz Fantasy
Haunted Mansion Ghost Post (PART 2): interactive adventure at Disneyland
Haunted Mansion Ghost Post (PART 2): interactive adventure at Disneyland
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Inside the Magic
Ghost to the post
Ghost to the post
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: xIzox81
Ella Henderson - Ghost
Ella Henderson - Ghost
Published: 2014/04/22
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Jason Becker - Ghost To The Post
Jason Becker - Ghost To The Post
Published: 2012/03/21
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Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler's Death & ESPN's Sick Joke of Looping "Ghost to the Post"
Published: 2015/09/05
Channel: Free To Find Truth
Rod Woodson 3 Interceptions in 1 Game (Part 1) Rav
Rod Woodson 3 Interceptions in 1 Game (Part 1) Rav
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: 1spidersymbiotepool
Disney
Disney's Haunted Mansion Subscription Box Unboxing | The Ghost Post | Month 3
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: TheTimTracker
Giving Up the Ghost: Confronting American Cultural Genocide in the post-Civil War Era
Giving Up the Ghost: Confronting American Cultural Genocide in the post-Civil War Era
Published: 2011/04/07
Channel: GRCCtv
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/24/17)
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/24/17)
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: Hardcore Challenge LIVE Studio Webcasts
The Ghost Post | Unboxing, Demo & Review | Disney
The Ghost Post | Unboxing, Demo & Review | Disney's 3 Month Haunted Mansion Themed Subscription Box!
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: TheTimTracker
Tesa - G - (2016 Ghost) Post Rock / Post Metal Instrumental
Tesa - G - (2016 Ghost) Post Rock / Post Metal Instrumental
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: Bandcamp Post-Rock
Monte Johnson - Oakland Raiders
Monte Johnson - Oakland Raiders
Published: 2012/10/05
Channel: DtchMastr
Inside The Play Kenny Stabler Tribute
Inside The Play Kenny Stabler Tribute
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Kyle Morris
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Trailer: Post-Launch & Season Pass (DLC) [US]
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Trailer: Post-Launch & Season Pass (DLC) [US]
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Ubisoft US
Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko - Post To Be (Official Video)
Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko - Post To Be (Official Video)
Published: 2015/02/18
Channel: omarionmmg
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 4 -26-17)
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 4 -26-17)
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Hardcore Challenge LIVE Studio Webcasts
H3 Podcast #7 - Post Malone & Joji
H3 Podcast #7 - Post Malone & Joji
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: H3 Podcast
Ghost Posting Albums to FaceBook for Multi Events/LuLaRoe Consultants Only!
Ghost Posting Albums to FaceBook for Multi Events/LuLaRoe Consultants Only!
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: LULAROE KristenManuel
Inside The Play Kenny Stabler Tribute
Inside The Play Kenny Stabler Tribute
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Kyle Morris
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/31/17)
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/31/17)
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Hardcore Challenge LIVE Studio Webcasts
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RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 4-20-17)
Published: 2017/04/25
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RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 6/14/17)
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 6/14/17)
Published: 2017/06/23
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Adam Lambert - "Ghost Town" [Official Music Video]
Adam Lambert - "Ghost Town" [Official Music Video]
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: Adam Lambert
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/18/17)
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/18/17)
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Hardcore Challenge LIVE Studio Webcasts
Answer ALS + NFL Game Changing Moments v2
Answer ALS + NFL Game Changing Moments v2
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: Answer ALS
FinalBossTV #122 | post-BlizzCon 2016 | Preach, Ghost & Nobbel
FinalBossTV #122 | post-BlizzCon 2016 | Preach, Ghost & Nobbel
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: FinalBossTV
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/29/17)
RAIDER ReACTION (Aired 5/29/17)
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Hardcore Challenge LIVE Studio Webcasts
Answer ALS + NFL Game-Changing Moments :60
Answer ALS + NFL Game-Changing Moments :60
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Answer ALS
GEHEIMNISVOLLE POST ERHALTEN - ♠ GHOST RECON WILDLANDS UNBOXING ♠ - Dhalucard
GEHEIMNISVOLLE POST ERHALTEN - ♠ GHOST RECON WILDLANDS UNBOXING ♠ - Dhalucard
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: Dhalucard
A Lizard Friend, BBQ & More FreshBakedDisney Ghost Post Updates!!!
A Lizard Friend, BBQ & More FreshBakedDisney Ghost Post Updates!!!
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: TheTimTracker
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Published: 2017/04/19
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The Most Famous Plays in NFL History
The Most Famous Plays in NFL History
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Savage Brick Sports
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Ghost to the Post
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
OAK 7 0 14 10 0 6 37
BAL 0 10 7 14 0 0 31
Date December 24, 1977
Stadium Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Referee Dick Jorgensen
Attendance 59,925
TV in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Curt Gowdy and John Brodie

Ghost to the Post is a significant play in NFL history. It refers specifically to a 42-yard pass from Ken Stabler to Dave Casper, nicknamed "The Ghost" after Casper the Friendly Ghost, that set up a game-tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation in a double-overtime playoff game played between Casper's Oakland Raiders and the then-Baltimore Colts on December 24, 1977. Casper also caught the last pass of the game, a 10-yard touchdown pass.[1] The game is currently the fifth-longest in NFL history, and has become synonymous with the play that made it famous.[2]

Game synopsis[edit]

The first half was mostly a defensive struggle. Oakland scored first on a 30-yard run by Clarence Davis. Baltimore returned with two second quarter scores, a 62-yard Bruce Laird interception return for a touchdown and a 36-yard field goal by Toni Linhart. The halftime score was 10-7 in favor of Baltimore.

The second half began with a scoring flurry. Dave Casper scored on an 8-yard touchdown reception on Oakland's first drive of the half. Marshall Johnson of the Colts then returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a matching touchdown. Ted Hendricks blocked a third-quarter Baltimore punt, setting up a 10-yard Stabler-to-Casper touchdown pass, which made the score 21-17 in favor of the Raiders.

The fourth quarter saw impressive comebacks by both teams. Ron Lee scored on a 1-yard fourth down plunge for Baltimore, making the score 24-21 in favor of Baltimore. Oakland returned with a long drive culminating in a 1-yard Pete Banaszak run for a touchdown, making the score 28-24 in favor of Oakland. Baltimore returned with a 13-yard Lee run that left them with a 31-28 lead with just under 8 minutes to go, setting up the memorable play for Casper.

On third and long, with less than one minute on the clock, Raider head coach John Madden called for a time out. As Madden excitedly went over the next play on the sidelines with his quarterback, Stabler calmly looked at the frenzied Baltimore crowd and remarked "the fans are sure getting their money's worth today."[3] Offensive coordinator Tom Flores called for a pass designed to go to one of the two wide receivers running "in" patterns, but told Stabler to "take a peek at the Ghost to the post", referring to a deep pattern by Casper down the field and then angling to the goal post. On NFL's Greatest Games, Madden explained Casper's job on the play was normally to draw away the opposing team's safeties so the receivers could make a catch, but Flores had noticed the safeties had been playing closer to the line of scrimmage than usual, which is what prompted Flores to tell Stabler to look for Casper downfield. Casper himself claimed that although it was one of the team's most effective plays, he didn't recall ever catching a pass on it all season.

In what football fans now refer to as "The Ghost to the Post", Casper ran a deep post pattern, and Stabler threw a high, arching pass that looked well over thrown and behind Casper. It was Casper's memorable change of direction, chase, and athletic over-the-head catch that became the signature moment for the game. Casper went down at the 14-yard line, setting up an Errol Mann field goal that tied the game and sent the game to overtime.

Just 43 seconds into the second overtime, Stabler hit Casper on another 10-yard touchdown pass that ended what was then the third-longest game in NFL history 37-31.

Officials[edit]

  • Referee: Dick Jorgensen (#60)
  • Umpire: Al Conway (#27)
  • Head Linesman: Walt Peters (#44)
  • Line Judge: Jack Fette (#39)
  • Back Judge: Pat Knight (#73)
  • Field Judge: Bill O'Brien (#83)

Significance of the game[edit]

To this date, the game is still the fifth-longest in pro football history.[2] The game marked the last playoff appearance for the Baltimore-based Colts. The Raiders would go on to lose the AFC Championship Game that year to the Broncos 20-17.[4] NFL Films has released a film of the game as one of the most memorable in NFL history.[5] Hall of Fame coach John Madden has called the moment one of the most memorable of his coaching career.[6] Dave Casper has been named one of the best Tight Ends in NFL History and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and this catch is cited as the most memorable in his career.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Casper Bio www.profootballhof.com. Retrieved November 24, 2006.
  2. ^ a b The NFL's Longest Game profootballhof.com. Retrieved November 23, 2006
  3. ^ John Madden and Dave Anderson, Hey Wait a Minute (I Wrote a Book), 1984 Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  4. ^ 1977 Playoff Results Football @ JT-SW.com. Retrieved November 24, 2006
  5. ^ NFL Films video of the game Retrieved November 24, 2006
  6. ^ Madden brought out Raiders' greatness Oakland Tribune, August 6, 2006. Retrieved November 24, 2006

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