GREEN BAY—Signature Snaps is back, our annual look at the top plays from the previous season, along with a poll allowing fans to vote for their favorites.
We'll continue our review of 2014 with the top five passing plays, as selected by packers.com. They are listed and described here in chronological order.
Be sure to watch the video and vote in the poll. The top vote-getter in each Signature Snaps category will qualify for the final posting in the series, Play of the Year.
Top 5 passing plays of 2014
Jordy Nelson, 80-yard TD vs. N.Y. Jets, Week 2
The Jets had just kicked a field goal late in the third quarter to tie the game at 24, but the Packers wasted no time re-taking the lead. On the first play of the next possession, QB Aaron Rodgers hooked up with Nelson on one of their patented deep shots, and the Packers went on to post their first win of the season. This also was the first of seven TD receptions by Nelson of 40 or more yards on the season.
Check out the top five passing plays of 2014. Photos by AP, Matt Becker, Jim Biever and Michael Biever.
Davante Adams, 12 yards at Miami, Week 6*
This will be forever known in Packers' lore as the fake-spike play, as Rodgers fired a quick strike to his right instead of stopping the clock as expected. Adams maneuvered his way up the sideline for 12 yards, going out of bounds at the 4-yard line with just six seconds left. Rodgers found TE Andrew Quarless for the game-winning TD on the next play, capping a 60-yard drive for the season's most dramatic win.
Randall Cobb, 18-yard TD vs. Chicago, Week 10
As Rodgers threw a record six touchdown passes in the first half against the Bears, the sixth might have been the most jaw-dropping. Cobb hauled it in with one arm, fully extended in the back of the end zone, to give Green Bay a 42-0 lead at halftime over Chicago.
Jordy Nelson, 45-yard TD vs. New England, Week 13
Hounded by star Patriots CB Darrelle Revis most of the first half, Nelson finally got away from him. After catching Rodgers' pass over the middle, Nelson cut to the left and took off for the pylon, diving for a touchdown to put the Packers ahead, 23-14, with just 14 seconds left in the half.
Richard Rodgers, 13-yard TD vs. Dallas, NFC divisional
Pushing the limits of his injured calf in the second half against Dallas, QB Aaron Rodgers danced to his left and rifled a pass between multiple Cowboys defenders to TE Richard Rodgers for a fourth-quarter touchdown, giving the Packers their first lead since early in this playoff showdown.