Packers Fans, your votes have been counted.
You've selected the Top 10 games to be included in Green Bay's installment of Warner Home Video's DVD series, "NFL Greatest Games," and video production is underway. The DVD will feature the complete television broadcast, without commercials, of the games listed here.
"We're excited we could include the fans in this process, giving them the opportunity to vote and choose their favorites," said Kate Hogan, director of retail operations for the Packers. "It really makes this the fans' DVD."
Copies of the DVD, priced at $49.95, may be pre-ordered online and will be available by Aug. 20 in the Packers Pro Shop at Lambeau Field. Pre-order your copy now!
*Note: Super Bowl II was in the running as a top 10 selection, but after voting began, Warner Bros. was informed that the complete broadcast of that game is not available, and therefore can't be included in the DVD. For the same reason, other significant games, such as Super Bowl I and the Ice Bowl, were not included in the voting.
Special NFL Films productions featuring highlights of Super Bowls I and II (50 min.) and the Ice Bowl (73 min.) are available online through the Packers Pro Shop by clicking here.*
The Top 10 games, in order of votes received, are the following:
Super Bowl XXXI - Packers vs. Patriots
So many memories from this one, beginning with the 54-yard TD pass to Andre Rison on the Packers' second play from scrimmage. Favre added a then-Super Bowl record 81-yard TD pass to Freeman, finishing 14-of-27 for 246 yards and capping a three-game postseason during which he was remarkably consistent, with passer ratings of 107.4, 107.3 and 107.9. Reggie White posted a Super Bowl-record three sacks, and Howard earned MVP honors with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that provided the final points in the 35-21 victory, Green Bay's first league championship in 29 years.
Running back Ryan Grant recovered from two early fumbles that helped stake Seattle to a 14-0 lead and set a franchise playoff record with 201 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Packers pulled away to a 42-20 victory in near-whiteout conditions at Lambeau. With snow blanketing the field, Favre also had a stellar game, completing 18-of-23 passes for 173 yards and three TDs, two to Jennings.
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Some might call this the greatest performance of Favre's career. Just one day after the sudden death of his father Irv, Favre took the field on a Monday Night in Oakland and compiled a team-record and personal-best quarterback rating of 154.9 by completing 22-of-30 passes for 399 yards and four TDs, with no INTs. All four touchdowns, including two on acrobatic catches by Wesley Walls and Javon Walker, and 311 yards came in the first half to give Green Bay a 31-7 lead on its way to a 41-7 victory. The four TD passes moved him past Fran Tarkenton and into second place on the NFL's all-time list.
Favre comes off the bench and stuns Bengals
Favre's first meaningful appearance as a Packer came as a fill-in for Don Majkowski, who injured his ankle in the opening period. Down 20-10 midway through the fourth quarter, Favre leads the Packers back with an 88-yard drive, capped by a 5-yard TD pass to Sterling Sharpe. After a Bengals field goal makes it 23-17, Favre takes over on his own 8-yard line with just 1:07 left. A 42-yard pass to Sharpe sets up his dramatic 35-yard TD strike to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds left for a 24-23 victory. Favre completes 22 of 39 passes for 289 yards and the two TDs, and beginning the following week against Pittsburgh, no one else starts a game at quarterback for the Packers for the next 16 years.
NFC Wild Card Playoff - Packers vs. Seahawks - "...and we're gonna score."
Seattle quarterback and former Favre backup Matt Hasselbeck declared as the Seahawks won the overtime coin toss that, "We want the ball, and we're gonna score!" Only two possessions later, Hasselbeck was intercepted by Al Harris, who returned the ball 52 yards for the game-winning touchdown, the first overtime playoff game in league history decided by a defensive score.
NFC Championship Game - Packers vs. 49ers
Playing in their third straight NFC title game, the Packers smothered the 49ers 23-10 behind 114 rushing yards from Levens and 104 receiving yards from Freeman. Green Bay held San Francisco to just 33 rushing yards on 18 carries, keeping the 49ers out of the end zone until a kickoff return for a score with less than 3 minutes remaining, to advance to the Super Bowl for the second straight year.
Packers 48, Redskins 47. Highest scoring Monday Night Football game ever
Facing the defending Super Bowl champions - a team that included current Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy - Green Bay prevailed in a contest featuring 11 touchdowns, 11 extra points and six field goals. Jan Stenerud's 20-yard field goal with 54 seconds left gave the Packers the lead, and Washington's Mark Moseley missed a 39-yard try as time expired.
Packers vs. Bears - Favre throws for five TDs
With his playing status due to a severely sprained ankle uncertain until the morning of the game, Favre charges out of the Lambeau Field tunnel to a raucous ovation and proceeds to complete 25 of 33 passes for 336 yards and a franchise-record-tying five touchdowns, with no interceptions, in a 35-28 win over the Bears in the 150th meeting between the rivals. The win pulled the Packers into a tie with Chicago for the NFC Central lead.
Packers vs. 49ers - Favre throws 61 passes in overtime win
On Monday Night Football, Favre amassed 395 passing yards and led the Packers to two field goals in the fourth quarter and one in overtime - a 53-yarder by Chris Jacke - to complete the 23-20 win. Don Beebe's 59-yard touchdown reception, for which he dove to make the catch and scrambled to his feet before a defender could touch him, began the Packers' rally from a 17-6 halftime deficit.
NFC Championship - Packers vs. Panthers
Largely on the strength of Levens' 205 yards from scrimmage (88 rushing, 117 receiving), the Packers overcame two early deficits to post a 30-13 victory and advance to the Super Bowl. With temperatures at 3 degrees and minus-17 wind chill, the first title game in Green Bay since the "Ice Bowl" needed new sod just days before the game because of the previous week's contest. Levens' leaping 29-yard TD catch along the sideline tied the score early and Bennett's 4-yard TD run through a gaping hole sealed the conference championship in the fourth quarter.