Moment 9 Overtime Overtures

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January 04, 2004

For the first time in league history, an NFL postseason overtime game is decided by a defensive touchdown on cornerback Al Harris’ 52-yard interception return to beat Seattle, 33-27.

Former Packers backup QB Matt Hasselbeck, starting for the Seahawks, famously told the official upon winning the overtime coin toss, “We want the ball and we’re going to score.” He threw the interception on Seattle’s second possession of the OT, sending the Packers to Philadelphia for the divisional round.

One week later, the Packers went to overtime again, only to lose this time, 20-17. Green Bay failed to stop the Eagles on fourth-and-26 late in the fourth quarter, allowing Philadelphia to tie the game. Brett Favre then threw an interception in OT, setting up the Eagles’ game-winning field goal.

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  • Overtime Overtures
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