Top 20 Plays in Packers History (1965-Present) Part II

AND HERE IS THE TOP 10…………(if you missed plays 20-11, you can see them here)

10. Unlikely Pick-six by Raji

When: Jan. 23, 2011 – Soldier Field, Chicago

Who won: Green Bay 21, Chicago 14 in NFC Championship Game

Why significant: How often does a 300-plus defensive lineman score a touchdown on a pick-six? The second of three straight playoff contests in which a Packers defensive player notched a pick-six, this one by B.J. Raji may have been the biggest. Literally.

Video: Here are the highlights… remember and enjoy beating Da Bears for DA NFC title, all over again!

9. Favre Bomb to Sharpe does in Lions

When: Jan. 8, 1994 – Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich.

Who won: Green Bay 28, Detroit 24 (NFC wild-card playoff)

Why significant: An improbable Brett Favre-to-Sterling Sharpe, 40-yard touchdown pass with 55 seconds remaining will live forever whenever Green Bay fans gather to recall great moments in franchise annals. (Not to be overlooked is safety George Teague’s playoff-record 101-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the third quarter. See honorable mentions.)

You can check out the video HERE.

8. Rodgers Stuns Bears

When: Dec. 29, 2013

Who won: Green Bay 33, Chicago 28 – Soldier Field, Chicago

Why significant: Facing a fourth-and-8 with 48 seconds remaining, quarterback Aaron Rodgers escapes a hard-rushing Julius Peppers and finds WR Randall Cobb for a 48-yard touchdown. With Rodgers out with a collarbone injury much of the season, the win gives the Packers an unlikely third-straight NFC North title.

You can watch this play HERE.

7. 108 yards in Sparkling Debut

When: Sept. 9, 2011 – Lambeau Field, Green Bay

Who won: Green Bay 42, New Orleans 34

Why significant: In a record-setting kickoff return, Packers rookie WR and kick returner Randall Cobb looked like he was going to the turf. Instead, he regained his balance and scored a memorable TD.

Watch this play HERE.

6. Miracle in Motor City

When: Dec. 3, 2015 – Ford Field, Detroitmotor city miracle

Who won: Green Bay 27, Detroit 23

Why significant: Given one last chance on a Detroit facemask penalty, Aaron Rodgers scrambles and heaves an incredibly lofty pass toward the end zone. Packers TE Richard Rodgers catches the desperation pass. Lions’ players and fans alike are stunned.

Watch this play HERE.

5. The Immaculate Deflection

When: Nov. 6, 2000 – Lambeau Field, Green Bay

Who won: Green Bay 26, Minnesota 20 (overtime)

Why significant: How did Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman keep this ball from hitting the ground? Sixteen years later, Packers fans are still wondering … but not complaining.

You can see this play HERE.

4. Audible Gets Packers Going Early

When: Jan. 26, 1997 – Superdome, New Orleans

Who won: Green Bay 35, New England 21 in Super Bowl XXXI

Why significant: Packers’ QB Brett Favre checks to an audible and finds a streaking Andre Rison for a 54-yard score and an early Packers lead. It was the Packers’ first championship in 29 years.

Video: This one is long, but it’s worth making the time for…

3. Howard Ends Pats’
Hopes of Comeback

When: Jan. 26, 1997 – Superdome, New Orleans

Who won: Green Bay 35, New England 21 in Super Bowl XXXI

Why significant: Just as the resilient Patriots had narrowed their deficit to 27-21 on an 18-yard TD run by Curtis Martin, NE made the mistake of kicking to Packers star kick returner Desmond Howard. Ninety-nine yards later, Green Bay had the momentum back and didn’t relinquish it this time.

Video: This one is much shorter…

2. After Further Review …

When: Nov. 5, 1989 – Lambeau Field, Green Bay

Who won: Green Bay 14, Chicago 13

Why significant: Don Majkowski tossed a game-winning touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe with less than a minute left to play. Initially the play was called a touchdown, but line judge Jim Quirk had called a penalty on Majkowski for being beyond the line of scrimmage when he threw the pass. With a tense crowd at Lambeau Field, the call went up to the instant replay official, Bill Parkinson. Several minutes later the touchdown was awarded as recorded by instant replay. The Lambeau faithful and Packer players erupted with joy because it marked the first time since 1984 that the Packers had beaten their long-time rivals.

Video: (Be sure to keep watching)

????….. And Number One Play in Packers’ history is… what else but ….

1. The Ice Bowl Sneak

When: Dec. 31, 1967 – Lambeau Field, Green Baybart starr
Who won: Green Bay 21, Dallas 17
Why significant: Bitter cold. A field as hard as cement and slippery as a skating rink. Intense drama. One play, a 1-yard sneak by quarterback Bart Starr to decide a third-straight championship. One of the most iconic plays in NFL history.

Check out the video HERE.

Alright PackerNation, there you have it! The top 20 Plays in Packers history from 1965 to the present. What plays do you think should be added? Are there changes you would make? Let us know in the comments section below or back on the Facebook Fanpage.

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