If you haven’t been to the NFL.com recently to vote for the “Greatest Play of All Time.” you should. In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the NFL’s version of bracketology is available here and includes most of the best plays with which we are familiar.
There are some great ones here, no doubt, but whoever put this list together must have been a Steelers fan. Pittsburgh is represented with seven total entries, the New York Giants with five, the Raiders with five, the 49ers with four, the Bears with four, the Eagles with four, the Cowboys with three, the Saints with three, the Vikings with three, the Falcons with three, and the Lions with two.
And while the Green Bay Packers are represented with Antonio Freeman’s overtime miracle catch in the rain on a Monday Night versus Minnesota, in my opinion, the brackets are missing at least a couple of plays related to the Packers.
I understand that they had to limit the number of plays to 64 to make them fit the brackets, but missing are Bart Starr’s goal line sneak and Jerry Kramer‘s block in the Ice Bowl and the last second game-winning touchdown Brett Favre threw to Kittrick Taylor in his first game back in 1992.
While Starr’s play was a one-yard plunge, it was a play that won one of the top five greatest games in NFL history and was an audible. Favre’s play speaks for itself. Brett Favre is represented on the list, but it’s the pass he made as a Viking when he completed the game-winner against the 49ers in 2009.
But who am I. There are others out there smarter than I in determining the best plays.
Anyway, the deadline for voting for the winners of the first round is today, March 22. Take a few moments and vote.
Here are a few to consider:
Is it Freeman’s Monday Night Miracle? Yes, I just came up with that name because it doesn’t have an official moniker.
Is it the Immaculate Reception?
Is it Eric Allen’ 94-yard interception return for a touchdown against the New York Jets?
Is it Garrison Hearst’s 96-yard run for a touchdown against the New York Jets?
Is it the Music City Miracle?