6 Best Green Bay Packers Postseason Moments in Franchise History
The Green Bay Packers are one of the most storied franchises in the NFL and they have no lack of fantastic postseason moments. In fact, I think it would be safe to say that they have a plethora of incredible postseason moments.
From Super Bowl I to Super Bowl XLV, here are the six best Packers postseason moments in franchise history.
6. Brett Favre Loses as a Viking
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Even though the Green Bay Packers were directly involved with this postseason game, it was still one of the best moments in franchise history.
Against the New Orleans Saints, Favre had a pretty good game, but late turnovers cost the Vikings the game as they lost in overtime. It was a sweet moment for Packers fans everywhere to see Favre come so close, but fall short of a Super Bowl berth.
5. Al Harris Interception
After Matt Hasselbeck, the former backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, proclaimed that he wanted the ball and that he was going to score after winning the overtime toss, Al Harris performed one of the greatest moments in Packers postseason history.
Both teams had one failed possession in overtime before the Seattle Seahawks started driving into Packers territory. Hasselbeck dropped back and had his pass intercepted by Harris, who returned it for a 52-yard touchdown.
Who could forget Harris walking into the end zone and shoving Hasselbeck's words right back in his face.
4. Brett Favre Finally Wins a Super Bowl
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When Brett Favre first took over for the Green Bay Packers, you just knew that there was something special about this kid. He was exciting to watch and played a fearless brand of football.
It only took five years for Brett to make his mark in Packers franchise history as he led Green Bay to a win in Super Bowl XXXI. They easily beat the New England Patriots to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to its rightful home.
This victory made Favre one of the most beloved Packers of all time.
3. The Ice Bowl
Who could forget the legendary Ice Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys?
With the windchill temperature at -48 degrees during game time, I think it would be safe to say that is was a little chilly out on the football field. Still, these two teams battled their hearts out for a full 60 minutes.
With 16 seconds left on the clock, the ball at the two-foot line and the windchill now up (or down) to -70 degrees, Bart Starr called the a quarterback sneak and rushed up the gut for the game-winning touchdown.
The Packers won the game 21-17, and went on to win Super Bowl II.
2. Packers Make NFL History
In the first Super Bowl in NFL history, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.
The game wasn't even close as the Packers began their dominance over the newly merged NFL and AFL leagues. The final score was 35-10 with the MVP honors going to the one and only Bart Starr.
This game put Starr and coach Vince Lombardi on the public map and made them NFL legends.
1. The Return to Glory
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It took some time, but the Green Bay Packers finally returned to glory during the 2010-2011 NFL season. Thanks to the outstanding postseason play of Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Nick Collins and Clay Matthews, the Lombardi Trophy came back to Green Bay after winning Super Bowl XLV.
Their opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, put up a great fight pulling to within three points halfway through the fourth quarter. However, the Packers were too persistent, adding a field goal with two minutes left in the game to give them a 31-25 lead, which is the score they won the game with.
This postseason run put Green Bay back atop the NFL world, and they have not relinquished the spot since.