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Packers Authored 19th-Worst Collapse in History

This is according to ESPN, which put together a list of the worst collapses in sports history. Some are seasons, some are series and some are games. The Green Bay Packers’ most epic collapse came in at No. 19.

You know the one.

The NFC Championship loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

How that happened, we do not need to discuss again. You know how it happened. I know how it happened.

I do like how ESPN led off the Packers’ section of this list with this line.

Some Green Bay fans might have been booking flights to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX as the clock ticked down.

Yeah, I was doing that.

Of course I’m biased, but No. 19 seems low for that debacle.

Here’s the real question, though.

What is the most painful defeat in Green Bay Packers’ history?

I’ve got three great candidates for you.

  • 2014 NFC Championship loss to Seattle
  • 2011 NFC Championship loss to the Giants
  • Super Bowl XXXII loss to Denver

Marinate on that for a while.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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10 Comments

  1. Tucson Packer July 12, 2016

    Those two NFC Championship games were both two weeks away from the SB in PHX. Anytime the Super Bowl is gonna be in PHX I think I am gonna call that a bad sign from now on. I couldn’t help but think about those two games as we blew it in Seattle.

    The loss to Denver also hurt a lot, duh, but I feel like the Broncos were much more of a respectable team. Far more so than the Seafucks and the always getting lucky Giants.

    1. Packers fan July 12, 2016

      I felt the way Packers fans felt after Seattle when OKC blew their 3-1 series lead to the Golden State Warriors (Overrated State Warriors). The OKC Thunder-Warriors series reminded me of the Packers NFC Championship against Seattle. Do you agree Tucson Packer?

  2. Packers fan July 12, 2016

    I agree with this list but in my opinion, I think the “2016 Warriors collapse in NBA Finals” and “2015 Clippers collapse against the Rockets”” should be added on that list espn made and here are the reasons why, but first I will give reasons why the Warriors should make that list:
    # They had 73 wins
    # They became the 11th team to blow a 3-1 series lead and did what NO NBA TEAM HAS EVER DONE in the NBA Finals (blow a 3-1 series lead)
    # They had the best record to not win the NBA titles
    And by the way, I hate the Warriors. Yes the Thunder blew a 3-1 series lead against them but on the positive note however, they lost by less (OKC lost Game 5 by 9, Game 6 by 7, and game 7 by 8. They actually lead games 6 and 7 at halftime but in game 7, they collapsed after that but got back in the game in the 4th quarter and lost by 8. KD struggled and he was why the Thunder lost Game 6 ). OKC had a small choke, not a big one. And I am a OKC fan.

    As for the Clippers, I think they should make that list because of these 2 reasons:
    1. They blew a 3-1 lead the year before the Thunder and Warriors did.
    2. In game 6, they blew a 19 point lead and that’s without James Harden. You can see this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=J-9vIaMhm90) since it talks about how the Clippers choked that game.
    Hope you guys agree! Go Pack Go!

  3. Cheese July 12, 2016

    Packers didn’t play in the 2011 NFC championship bro. That was the Giants and San Fran. Packers lost in the divisional round. Way to know your facts. So that only leaves SB32 as the only other option, which was still shitty but nowhere near the level of epic meltdown that happened in Seattle. Complete embarrassment.

  4. Draymond Green July 12, 2016

    WHY WONT THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, THE WARRIORS RIVAL, MAKE THIS LIST? THAT’S WHY GREEN BAY IS CALLED THE GREEN BAY PRETENDERS THEY CHOKE JUST LIKE THE WARRIORS RIVAL, THE CLIPPERS. I AM THE REAL NBA DRAYMOND GREEN AND THE WARRIORS GOT 73 WINS WE WOULD BEAT THE GREEN BAY PRETENDERS. FROM, ME, DURANT, AND THE SPLASH BROS. GO WARRIORS.

  5. Howard July 12, 2016

    Surprised the 2014 NFCC game is not higher. Also surprised the 2014 super bowl loss by the Seahawks is not on the list. 10 up in the middle of the 4th and lose a Super Bowl is pretty big even without factoring in the last minute of the game by Seattle.

  6. JG July 13, 2016

    4th and 26 vs Eagles in 03/04 was tough
    Packers/Giants OT NFC Championship in ’08 was pretty brutal as well

  7. Shawn July 13, 2016

    The Packers didn’t “collapse” to lose any of those other games. They just flat got beat.
    It isn’t even close. The loss to Seattle is by miles the greatest collapse in Packer history and should be way higher on the list than 19th.
    The Packers were ahead by 12 with 3:48 left. Seattle was down to 1 TO and hadn’t scored an offensive point in the game. TD, onside kick, TD was literally the only chance Seattle had. When you consider it was the NFC Championship Game, I don’t know how you achieve a more epic collapse than that.

    1. Draymond Green July 13, 2016

      THE GREEN BAY PRETENDERS ARE CHOKE ARTISTS!

    2. JG July 14, 2016

      Hey Shawn,
      Agreed, just he asked what are the most painful defeats, so I threw ones that still stick in my mind. For sure the Seattle game was the biggest collapse!