The Greatest Games of the Favre-Rodgers Era: #35-31

The countdown of the greatest games of the Favre-Rodgers era continues.

We’re continuing our countdown of the Greatest Games of the Favre-Rodgers era, and today we get our first couple playoff victories, as well as a couple regular season classics.

The march on toward number on continues. Here we go!

#35 to #31

35. Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, 2007-2008 Divisional Playoffs (GB 42, SEA 20)

Overall score: 6.80/10 (35/55)

Significance: 6.37/10 (28/55)

Entertainment value: 7.84/10 (26/55)

Intensity: 6.18/10 (45/55)

This game started out rough, with a couple Ryan Grant fumbles. But the Packers trusted in Grant, who came on in the second half of the 2007 season, and he rewarded them in a big way with a career day. As the snow came down in the second half, viewers got a storybook victory, with Brett Favre besting Mike Holmgren one last time and getting a final win in the green and gold at Lambeau Field.

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34. Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, 2010 (GB 31, MIN 3)

Overall score: 6.83/10 (34/55)

Significance: 6.49/10 (26/55)

Entertainment value: 7.67/10 (30/55)

Intensity: 6.33/10 (44/55)

The year before, Brett Favre made his return to Green Bay amid a very hostile atmosphere and pulled out a tough win over his former team. This year, though, the Favre magic ran out. The Packers utterly dominated the Vikings in a game remembered for the catharsis of finally moving past the former quarterback, as well as a Desmond Bishop interception return for a touchdown.

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33. Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers, 1994-95 Wild Card (GB 16, DET 12)

Overall score: 6.83/10 (33/55)

Significance: 6.65/10 (25/55)

Entertainment value: 6.89/10 (43/55)

Intensity: 6.96/10 (33/55)

In one of the greatest defensive performances in team history, the Packers held Barry Sanders and the Lions to -4 rushing yards total, as the Packers squeezed by the Lions for a second straight year in the wild card round. 

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32. Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers, 2022 (GB 31, DAL 28)

Overall score: 6.94/10 (32/55)

Significance: 5.56/10 (40/55)

Entertainment value: 7.76/10 (27/55)

Intensity: 7.51/10 (27/55)

Mike McCarthy’s return to Lambeau Field, and Aaron Rodgers’ final “Aaron Rodgers-like” performance of his career in Green Bay. The Cowboys came in as big favorites, but the Packers had a surprise: a breakout performance by Christian Watson to couple with a vintage Rodgers game. 

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31. Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, 2021 (GB 24, ARZ 21)

Overall score: 7.00 (31/55)

Significance: 5.42/10 (41/55)

Entertainment value: 7.98/10 (22/55)

Intensity: 7.60/10 (24/55)

The Packers were supposed to have no chance in this game. Traveling to undefeated Arizona on a short week without Davante Adams, the Packers were given a snowball’s chance in, well, Arizona to come out with a victory. But a gritty offensive performance, solid defense, and a game-sealing interception from former Cardinal castoff Rasul Douglas resulted in the Packers emerging with a huge victory and putting themselves firmly in the mix of contenders in the NFC.

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Honorable Mentions:

55. Denver at Green Bay, 2003

54. Seattle at Green Bay, 2012

53. Packers at Vikings, 1997

52. Packers at Broncos, 2007

51. Packers at Patriots, 1997


50. Detroit at Green Bay, 2011

49. Tennessee at Green Bay, 2020

48. Baltimore at Green Bay, 2001

47. Green Bay at Miami, 2014

46. Chicago at Green Bay, 2014

45. Atlanta at Green Bay, 1994

44. LA Raiders at Green Bay, 1993

43. Tampa Bay at Green Bay, 1999

42. Seattle at Green Bay, 2016

41. San Francisco at Green Bay, 2013-2014 Wild Card

40. Green Bay at Dallas, 2007

39. Minnesota at Green Bay, 1999

38. Green Bay at Chicago, 2021

37. New Orleans at Green Bay, 2011

36. Green Bay at Minnesota, 2019

35. Seattle at Green Bay, 2007 divisional playoffs

34. Minnesota at Green Bay, 2010

33. Detroit at Green Bay, 1994 wild card

32. Dallas at Green Bay, 2022

31. Green Bay at Arizona, 2021


  • Fans had the opportunity to submit games they loved into a Google form
  • The 55 most-mentioned games were chosen to be in this poll
  • Fans voted in the poll, giving a 1-10 rating for each game in three categories:
    • SIGNIFICANCE: How important or significant is the game to the franchise?
    • ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: How entertaining do you find the game?
    • INTENSITY: How intense was the action or atmosphere for the game?
  • With all votes in, I created averages in each of these categories for each games. Their overall ranking is the mean value of the averages for each of those categories using the formula: (SIG + ENT + INT)/3




Tim Backes is a lifelong Packer fan and a contributor to CheeseheadTV. Follow him on Twitter @timbackes for his Packer takes, random musings and Untappd beer check-ins.


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May 23, 2024 at 10:48 pm

The Packers win in the playoff game at Atlanta against the Falcons is imo one of the best Packer wins and the best performance ever by ARod—he was unstoppable that game. A close second is his performance in the SB.
Go Packers!!!

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May 29, 2024 at 06:43 am

You got me interested

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