Acme Packing Company’s countdown of the top plays of the Green Bay Packers’ 2018 season is complete, as we made our way through our top ten over the past two weeks. 11 APC contributors voted on these plays, and to recap the list we have all ten plays (and the honorable mentions) compiled together for you here.
Here are all of the plays in reverse order.
(First-place votes are shown in parentheses.)
These plays just barely missed the cut. Kevin King’s interception to set up the winning field goal against the 49ers, go-ahead scores by Aaron Rodgers against the Jets and Marquez Valdes-Scantling against the Rams, and a big pick-six by Bashaud Breeland were just on the outside looking in.
In week six against San Francisco, the Packers got another comeback win at home in prime time. This play was just an absurd catch and a great adjustment from the rookie receiver who looks primed for a breakout in 2019.
While MVS had some nice plays early, it was another rookie who made the game-clinching play. St. Brown’s perfect adjustment on a back-shoulder fade set up the Packers in field goal range to beat the 49ers.
Jones only got one play on this year’s countdown, but it was his longest run of the year — a massive 67-yarder that underscored how he destroyed Miami’s defense all day long.
The Packers’ only special teams touchdown of the year came in week two against the Vikings, as Allison’s block landed perfectly in Jackson’s hands for the first points of the game.
Allison was only active for a few games last season due to injury, but when he played he was one of the team’s best wideouts. Here, he took advantage of what appeared to be a mix-up between a safety and one of the league’s best corners and coasted in for a big touchdown.
The top defensive play of the year comes from the Packers’ rookie cornerback, who made a statement that he’s a tough, tenacious player despite his somewhat smaller stature. Alexander blew up this screen play, leading to one of the most memorable highlights of the entire season.
The Packers were out of the playoff hunt by all accounts in week 16, but Aaron Rodgers and his favorite receiver would not be denied a victory against the Jets and rookie Sam Darnold. After Rodgers tied the game with two one-yard touchdown runs in the fourth quarter (plus running in a two-point conversion), he found Adams for the winning score in overtime.
Rodgers famously said that he thought he was throwing the football to Jimmy Graham on this play. Instead, it was a perfect bomb to Robert Tonyan, who made the biggest catch of his rookie season.
Down 20-3 and with Aaron Rodgers hobbling in week one, the quarterback put the football on a dime in the corner of the end zone and Allison made a marvelous catch to get the Packers in the end zone for the first time all year and to officially get the comeback underway.
#1: Randall Cobb finishes the Packers’ comeback with a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown (7)
What Allison started, Cobb finished; the longest touchdown of his career could not have come at a better time in week one as the Packers took the lead and held on for a thrilling victory over the Chicago Bears.