GREEN BAY – Wild-card playoff weekend was a reminder of the value of crunch time – big plays in big moments, and how they impact final results.
The Packers’ 13-3 regular season was chock full of them as well, with more than enough games coming down to the wire and Green Bay making a key play at a key time to secure a win.
“This team has found a way to get it done in a different way, and that’s kind of been playing smart football in the fourth quarter and (getting) character wins at those times,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said last week. “So I feel good about what kind of team we have, and the kind of guys we have, and the ability to win in the fourth quarter.”
So with the NFC Divisional playoff showdown with Seattle fast approaching, here’s a review of the most clutch, fourth-quarter moments in each of the Packers’ 13 victories.
Week 1 at Chicago: Trailing 10-3 with just over two minutes left, Bears QB Mitch Trubisky tried to hit WR Allen Robinson in the back corner of the end zone on third-and-10 from the Green Bay 16-yard line.
Packers S Adrian Amos, playing his first game for his new team against his old team, was right there to snag the interception, and when the Green Bay offense wasn’t able to close the game out with a first down, the special teams came up with a clutch play of their own – JK Scott‘s 63-yard punt, which became a net of 69 yards with a Bears penalty on the return.