5 Worst Games of All-Time: Historic Sports Collapses

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If you’re a diehard sports fan, you’ve probably seen your fair share of epic collapses, but have you seen the worst games of all time? Losing, in any kind of professional sport, is inevitable and players are often encouraged to push through these moments to be able to concentrate on the next game. However, in the history of sports, there have been several downfalls, so epic, so embarrassing, and so mind-blowing, that we have decided to remind you of them.

While we might giggle a little at reading the outcome of the following sporting events, the players who were on the losing side likely felt the agony of defeat to its fullest.

No. 5: New York Giants v. San Francisco 49ers, 2002


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The NFL playoffs have had their fair share of bad beats, but few losses have been as devastating as the one suffered by the Giants back in 2002, in their game against the 49ers. Halfway through the 3rd quarter, the Giants had a lead of 24 points over their opponents and victory seemed like a sure thing. The Niners were pretty much in the gutter, when Jeff Garcia and Terrell Owens decided to take control of the game and help their team turn things around.

By the end of the game, San Francisco had scored 25 more points, winning the game by only one point, but this pales in comparison to the strangest sports stories on record.

Think that was bad by the Giants? It gets worse; continue reading for the worst games of all time:

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