Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Ranking NFC North Super Bowl moments
By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton offered his top 10 Super Bowl plays of all time here. One came from an NFC North team, but I’ll make you read the piece to find out. (That’s how I roll.)
So as we wade through the down time between now and the true start of Super Bowl hype week, now is a good time to come up with a list of all-time NFC North Super Bowl moments. We’ve had teams involved in 10 of the 43 Super Bowls, so I propose we cap our list at five plays.
I’ll start it off with three that come to mind. You fill in the other two in the comments section below, and we’ll meet back here Thursday to finalize things.
1. Play: Green Bay receiver Max McGee’s one-handed, 37-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of Super Bowl I.
Comment: As the story goes, McGee didn’t expect to play in the game and missed curfew while spending the evening on the town. He was, uh, not at full capacity at kickoff.
2. Play: Green Bay kick returner Desmond Howard’s 99-yard kickoff return in Super Bowl XXXI.
Comment: The final score of the game sealed the Packers’ victory.
3. Play: Devin Hester’s 92-yard return of the opening kickoff in Super Bowl XLI.
Comment: You can’t start a game better than that.