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On final play, Raiders had 10 men on the field

Raiders wide receiver Schilens is congratulated by teammate McFadden after scoring a touchdown against the Texans in Houston

Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff is on the bottom of the pile as he is congratulated by temmates after intercepting a Houston Texans pass in the final seconds of their NFL football game in Houston October 9, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Carson ( UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


The day after Raiders owner Al Davis died, his team clinched a victory over the Texans by thwarting the Texans from the doorstep of the end zone on the final play of the game, as safety Michael Huff intercepted Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in the end zone.

In what was a fitting, albeit surely unintentional, missing-man formation tribute to Mr. Davis, the Raiders managed to keep the Texans from scoring with only 10 players on the field.

A reader tipped us off to the intriguing glitch earlier today, and we’ve pulled up the video of the game from the excellent Game Rewind service at It’s true -- the Raiders had only 10 men on the field.

And so just when it looked like a moment couldn’t have gotten any more perfect, it has.