The NFL has been gracious enough to allow each team to have three full games available for streaming on YouTube. This goes against their usual Naziesque approach to immediately removing any sort of NFL game content on YouTube, so it’s good to see those stuffy pricks loosening up a bit.
Which Green Bay Packers games will be available?
A couple Super Bowl wins and that Brett Favre miracle game.
You know the one. Favre goes off on the Oakland Raiders right after his father dies.
Which games will appear on YouTube were voted on by fans. Here’s how that shook out.
- Super Bowl XLV — Packers vs Steelers (35%)
- 2003 Week 16 — Packers vs Raiders (30%)
- Super Bowl XXXI — Packers vs Patriots (17%)
And while this is swell, you’re going to have to be careful not to trip over any Packers’ lowlights while you’re there.
Nine other teams get 10 other games involving the Packers and you surely know how those contests turned out.
Here’s a rundown.
2015 NFC Divisional Playoff — Packers vs. Cardinals — This should be fresh in your mind, since it ended last year’s excruciating campaign. Jeff Janis’ heroics weren’t enough because the defense couldn’t cover Larry Fitzgerald in overtime.
2014 NFC Championship Game — Packers vs. Seahawks — Fuck you, Seattle. The meltdown of all meltdowns right here. The Packers blow leads of 16-0 and 19-7 with one boneheaded play after another. Seahawks win in overtime.
2012 Week 17 — Packers vs. Vikings — It’s funny that Vikings fans chose this game, since it was really totally inconsequential. But that’s what you get if you’re a Vikings fan. The Vikings had to win to get into the playoffs. They did, 37-34. They’d go to Green Bay and lose to the Packers the next week. Also, Adrian Peterson was held nine yards short of the all-time single-season rushing record.
2009 NFC Wild Card — Packers vs. Cardinals — A fantastic duel between Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Warner that featured more than 1,000 yards of combined offense and 96 total points. Unfortunately for the Packers, the Cardinals won in overtime on a Karlos Dansby fumble return for a touchdown. Rodgers fumbled after a blatant facemask that went uncalled. Horseshit!
2008 Week 13 — Panthers vs. Packers — Rodgers leads the Packers back from a 21-10 halftime deficit and Green Bay led 31-28 with 1:57 left. After a defensive letdown followed a special teams letdown, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams scored to provide the final 35-31 margin.
2007 NFC Championship Game — Giants vs. Packers — Fittingly, in the final game Brett Favre played for the Packers, he threw away his team’s Super Bowl hopes. Giants corner Corey Webster picked Favre in overtime. The Giants quickly drove for a field goal and a 23-20 win.
2003 NFC Divisional Playoff — Packers vs. Eagles — If you don’t remember this one, these words will bring this painful memory right back: 4th and 26. That’s right. Here’s the game that piece of shit Nick Barnett handed to the Eagles. All you had to do was play deep middle and not let anyone get behind you, you fuck.
2002 NFC Wild Card — Falcons vs. Packers — Here’s the game that put the Lambeau Field mystique in the crapper. The Packers were unbeaten at home during the regular season, but got dominated by Michael Vick in this one. The Pack didn’t get on the board until the fourth quarter in a 27-7 loss.
1998 NFC Wild Card — Packers vs. 49ers — Let’s continue the greatest hits of Packers’ playoff losses! Steve Young hits Terrell Owens from 25 yards out with 8 seconds remaining for a 30-27 win in what would be Mike Holmgren’s final game at the helm of the Green and Gold. Earlier on that drive, Jerry Rice fumbled and the Packers recovered, but he was ruled down. There was no replay at the time, so the good guys got screwed.
Super Bowl XXXII — Packers vs. Broncos — Maybe the biggest downer on the list, primarily because the Packers went into this game heavily favored. This was to be coronation of the Holmgren dynasty. Too bad no could stop Terrell Davis. Davis ran 30 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns. Favre had a chance late, but threw incomplete on 4th-and-6 from the Denver 31 with 32 seconds remaining. Denver wins 31-24. No dynasty.