VIDEO: Remembering the Eagles' Miraculous 4th and 26 Conversion in the 2004 Playoffs
The NFL Playoffs have recently featured many heartbreaking, last-second losses. There have been games decided on missed plays, bad calls and even miracles, but this is nothing new. Looking back to the 2004 NFC Divisional Round, we can see another comeback victory, one which took overtime to be decided.
The Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Green Bay Packers in this NFC Divisional Round bout. The game did not disappoint, with the deciding factor being two big plays from star quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Brett Favre.
Down by three with about a minute left, McNabb somehow converted on a 4th and 26, throwing a perfect pass to barely pick up the first down. This set up the game-tying field goal, forcing overtime.
In overtime, Favre and the Packers offense took the field with a chance to win the game. The Eagles brought the pressure from the right side of the offensive line, however, forcing Green Bay to forgo the play-action fake.
In classic Favre fashion, he did not take the sack or throw the ball away. He tossed up a pass into double coverage and Philadelphia managed to pick it off with ease.
The Eagles would kick the game-winning field goal on the next drive to clinch a berth in the NFC Championship Game.
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