Packers: Top 5 most entertaining games from 2020 season
#2 – Packers vs. Buccaneers (NFCCG)
Yes I know, I know. The most heartbreaking game since 2014 is the second-most entertaining game of the year?
Well you’ve got to hear me out.
I am not someone who shows a great amount of physical emotion when watching a football game but oh boy, I was jumping, screaming and shouting for this one.
This game had it all, even fans in the stands. The deep shot 50-yard TD to MVS felt like a huge weight off our shoulders after falling to an early 7-0 deficit.
After the crushing Scotty Miller TD at the end of the first half, it felt like almost all hope was lost. That was until the unlikeliest of heroes (in playoff games at least), the Packers defense stepped up.
The D-Train, who seemingly never rack up large interception numbers, grabbed three straight picks on Tom Brady, and gave us all a glimmer of hope. Were we about to witness the next in the long line of unforgettable Packers victories?
This game undoubtedly would’ve gotten the top spot if the Packers offense capitalized on those interceptions. The offense stalling out with two straight three-and-outs was excruciating to watch, but the defense had still done enough to leave one last chance.
I’m not here to argue for or against Matt LaFleur’s decision to kick a field goal instead of going for it on fourth down. However, when looking at it from an “entertainment perspective” which is what we’re doing here, going for it would’ve been the best option. Whether it was converted or not, taking that all-or-nothing approach is what the entertainment aspect of football is all about.
Alas, the Packers did not go for it, and ultimately the culmination of this epic battle was more so spread out over a prolonged final Buccaneers drive instead of being decided on one monumental fourth-down play. It’s a shame yes, but still, this game was an absolute classic.