Earlier this month, the NFL announced plans to publish the three best games in every team's history on YouTube with fans voting on the selections. Now, after tallying the ballots, the league has revealed the winners, which include the Green Bay Packers' last two Super Bowl victories as well as Brett Favre's legendary performance against the Oakland Raiders following the passing of his father, Irvin.
Super Bowl XLV received 35 percent of the vote, making it the fans' No. 1 choice among the options listed for the Packers. That game, of course, allowed Aaron Rodgers to fully step out of the shadow of his predecessor after three seasons of harsh criticism. Coming in right behind it, Favre's unforgettable tribute to his father received 30 percent of the vote. On that night, Favre completed 22 of his 30 passes for 399 yards, four touchdowns and no turnovers, making it arguably the greatest single-game performance of his illustrious career. To round out the list at 17 percent, the fans chose Favre's first and most successful trip to the Super Bowl following the 1996 season. Though Favre returned the following year and made several other near returns later on, Super Bowl XXXI remains his only championship.
The selections shouldn't surprise many, as they include the two biggest Green Bay victories of the modern era as well as one of the most impressive, emotional games in the career of Favre or any other player. That the quarterback joins the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this year most likely enhanced the intrigue in his most important moments as a football player.
In addition to those three games, the Packers also appear in selections for several other teams:
2015 NFC Divisional Playoff - Packers vs. Cardinals
2014 NFC Championship Game - Packers vs. Seahawks
2012 Week 17 - Packers vs. Vikings
2009 NFC Wild Card - Packers vs. Cardinals
2008 Week 13 - Panthers vs. Packers
2007 NFC Championship Game - Giants vs. Packers
2003 NFC Divisional Playoff - Packers vs. Eagles
2002 NFC Wild Card - Falcons vs. Packers
1998 NFC Wild Card - Packers vs. 49ers
Super Bowl XXXII - Packers vs. Broncos