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 start our review of 2014 with the top five running 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 five running plays of 2014
Check out the top five running plays of 2014. Photos by AP, Jim Biever, and Michael Biever.
Eddie Lacy, 10-yard TD vs. Minnesota, Week 5*
The Packers had this game well in hand, leading 35-0 in the third quarter, but this was one of Lacy's most memorable power runs of the season. As he approached the goal line, he lowered the boom on Vikings safety Robert Blanton and knocked Blanton's helmet off as Lacy scored his second TD of the game and went over 100 yards for the first time on the season.
James Starks, 13-yard TD vs. Carolina, Week 7
Late in a dominant first quarter by the Packers, Starks took a handoff to the right, cut it all the way back to the left and got some great blocks from receivers downfield as he plowed into the end zone, putting Green Bay up, 21-0.
Eddie Lacy, 1-yard TD at Minnesota, Week 12
It's not often a 230-pound running back goes airborne, but Lacy did here, leaping over the pile at the goal line to give the Packers an early 7-0 lead at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
James Starks, 41 yards vs. Atlanta, Week 14
With the Packers clinging to a 43-37 lead in the final two minutes and trying to close out a Monday night win, Starks burst through a hole on the left side and scampered all the way down the sideline and inside the Falcons' 10-yard line. The run tied for the longest of Starks' career.
Eddie Lacy, 44-yard TD at Tampa Bay, Week 16
Late in a scoreless first quarter, Lacy took a handoff to the left, broke one tackle at the line of scrimmage and was off to the races to give the Packers the early lead against the Buccaneers. This became the longest touchdown run of Lacy's career.
Be sure to watch the video and vote for your favorite play in the poll.