Good plays happen all of the time in the NFL, but great plays happen on occasion. A great play may come in a crucial moment of a game, or it may come when the game is already decided.
Some of them come with a great individual effort and some come with an amazing team effort.
Today, we will try and list 20 of the greatest plays in the 2000's. I will be dividing them up into five categories. Kick returners, Quarterbacks, Receivers, Running Backs and Defenders. I hope you enjoy.
Antonio Cromartie's 109 Yard Missed FG return TD: The kick was short, but the return was not.
Devin Hester Super Return: Is there a better way to start your first Super Bowl game?
Better than MTV Cribbs: Cribbs is taking it to the house!
Dante Hall: The Human Joystick was just playing games with Denver
Michael Vick's OT Scamper: Once the biggest star in the NFL, can you believe this is a QB making this play?
Donovan McNabb: Unbelievable effort against the Cowboys. Can you believe he's a Redskin now?
Vince Young: A great run to end the game and a great view of a nasty block towards the end. No better way to beat the team that didn't draft you.
Tony Romo: Why didn't he do this when he fumbled the extra point snap in the Playoffs?
Brian Westbrook: Big play at the right time for Westbrook.
Marion Barber: How bout 'dem Cowboys!
Maurice Jones-Drew: Some smooth running by MJD.
Reggie Bush: Will we ever see this Reggie every Sunday? I hope so.
Chris Johnson: His speed alone should be the highlight. That or the commentator.
David Tyree: This Highlight will forever be played in any all-time greatest plays lists ever.
Larry Fitzgerald: So many incredible catches to choose from.
Antonio Freeman: Monday Night in OT against a division rival. Does it get any better than that?
Sanantonio Holmes: What a great throw and catch in the Super Bowl. Is this one a better catch than Tyree's?
Marty Booker: Did he just do that? The Lions cannot catch a break, they even lose to gravity.
Carlos Dansby: In a game that was full of no defense and plenty of points, it was fitting that it ended in overtime with a defensive touchdown.
Mike Jones: Keep Mike Jones name out your mouth if you reside in Tennessee. He made the game-saving tackle for St. Louis in Super Bowl XXXIV.
Shaun Rogers: Ed Reed needs to get better, or Shaun Rogers will be the next "prime time" player on defense.
Ed Reed: Speaking of Ed, nobody reads the quarterback like he does. 108 yards later, Reed closes the book on the game.
Troy Polamalu: I always have the hardest time trying to figure out if I like the catch better, or the hair.
There were plenty of great plays in the 2000s. What plays do you think I should have added that would have made your list?
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