My Green Bay Packers Top Four Overtime Games


Published: March 19, 2009


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While most people are upset that the game can end on one play, sometimes it works in your favor.

Most of the time it doesn't.

About 30 percent of the time, the team that wins the coin toss, wins the game.

Some say that's too much, I say it adds excitement to the game.

Which had me thinking I would do my own top four overtime games in Green Bay Packers history.

Game Four: San Francisco at Green Bay; Oct. 14, 1996

The Packers were down at halftime 17-6.

Chris Jacke had other plans though. He kicked a team record five field goals.

If you couple that in with Don Beebe's 200-yard receiving game, there was no way they could lose.

At the end of regulation the game was tied at 20-20, and the 49ers won the coin toss.

The 49ers were primed for the win, but couldn't muster up a first down and had to punt.

Green Bay drove 21 yards and set up Jacke for an overtime record 53-y...

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