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 special teams 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 special teams plays of 2014
Jarrett Boykin, blocked punt (?) vs. Chicago, Week 10
The Packers were already comfortably ahead in the third quarter when things just got worse for the Bears. With Boykin bearing down on Chicago punter Pat O'Donnell, the ball was actually never kicked. The Packers got the ball on what was ruled a fumble, though it had all the looks of Green Bay's only blocked punt of the season.
Micah Hyde, 75-yard punt-return TD vs. Philadelphia, Week 11
Already off to a good start with a 10-point lead in the first quarter, the Packers turned the game into a blowout when Hyde caught Donnie Jones' 50-yard punt, got a handful of good blocks and was in the clear, taking it the distance for a 17-0 lead.
Micah Hyde, 55-yard punt-return TD vs. Detroit, Week 17
The Packers had just gotten stuffed at the goal line on their first offensive series of the game, but the defense held and forced the Lions to punt from their own end zone. Hyde took this one to the house for the first points of the game and his third career punt-return TD, tying the franchise career record also held by Desmond Howard and Will Blackmon.
Datone Jones, blocked FG vs. Dallas, NFC divisional
In what became a key turning point late in the first half of this playoff game, the Cowboys, leading 14-7, committed a false start in field-goal formation, which forced Dan Bailey's attempt to be backed up five yards. Jones then blocked the 50-yard try with just 29 seconds left in the half, and the Packers quickly drove into field-goal range the other way to get within four points at intermission.
Mason Crosby, 48-yard FG at Seattle, NFC Championship
The Packers had blown a 12-point lead late in the fourth quarter and suddenly trailed by three when they moved into position for Crosby. His fifth field goal of the day was good from 48 yards out with just 14 seconds left in regulation to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Crosby tied the NFL postseason record with five field goals in one game, accomplished eight times previously.