The safety is the rarest of scoring plays. When it occurs, it is usually a good thing for the defense and looked upon as a negative play for the offense.
But not the safety taken by Ravens Pro Bowl punter Sam Koch on Sunday. Arguably the most famous safety in Super Bowl history helped seal the game for the Baltimore Ravens.
With 12 seconds left and a Super Bowl title on the line, the Ravens were backed up to punt inside their own end zone leading by five points. The Ravens snapped the ball to Koch, who proceeded to dance and prance his way into the corner of the end zone. By the time the 49ers realized what had happened and made a run at him, 8 valuable seconds had come off the clock.
After the game, Koch spoke with ThePostGame.com about the strategy involved on the fourth-down play in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLVII.