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NFL's Worst All-Time Coaching Decisions

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3. Dennis Green Gets Waaaay Too Conservative

The Falcons and Vikings were tied at 27 in the all-dome matchup of the '99 NFC championship with 30 seconds left. The Vikings had two timeouts left, and also had the most prolific offense to date in the history of the NFL. No wind to worry about. No snow. Forty yards would have been enough to get Gary Andersen (perfect in the regular season) into field-goal range. But Green left the fate of his entire season to the overtime coin flip by having QB Randall Cunningham take a knee. Atlanta won the toss, showed they are who Green THOUGHT they were, and promptly won the game without the Vikes ever seeing the ball again. Most humiliating for Green (pictured below, being consoled by Falcons coach Dan Reeves)? Being replaced by draft-day guru Mike Tice three years later. -- Joe Concha (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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