Super Bowl: XXVI
Matchup: Bills vs. Redskins
If you're the star player on your team, it's probably a good idea to keep your helmet with you at all times just in case you want to, you know, go into the game. In a bizarre chain of pregame events, however, Buffalo Bills' future Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas managed to lose his helmet before his team's first series of Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins. He ended up missing the first two offensive plays of the game and had a miserable day overall, gaining just 13 yards on 10 carries as the Bills lost 37-24.