There are few plays in the NFL that are as exciting as a long bomb. The Green Bay Packers have had many great quarterbacks and receivers over the course of their history, and they have created some great long passes. Here is a look at the five longest pass completions in Packers history.

Remembering the Longest Pass Completions in Packers History, Number Five: 92 yards, Arnie Herber to Don Hutson, October 8, 1939, vs. Chicago Cardinals

Hall of Famer Don Hutson remains the greatest receiver in Packers history and it’s only fitting that the list starts with him.

The Alabama Antelope opened the scoring in this game against the Chicago Cardinals with a 92-yard touchdown catch from Arnie Herber to give the Packers a 7-0 lead.

In the same game, Andy Uram ran for a 97-yard touchdown which extended the lead to 21-0. Hutson caught a two-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that helped thwart a comeback by the Cards and gave the Pack a 27-20 win.

Hutson finished the game with three catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns while the Packers improved to 3-1 on the season.

The Pack finished the season with a 9-2 record and defeated the New York Giants 27-0 in the NFL title game.

Number Four: 93 yards, Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson, October 16, 2011, vs. St. Louis Rams

The 2011 Packers were an offensive juggernaut and finished the season with a 15-1 record. In Week 6, they hosted the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field and easily beat them 24-3.

In the second quarter with the Pack ahead 10-0, Aaron Rodgers found Jordy Nelson on a 93-yard scoring play to give the Packers a 17-0 lead.

Rodgers also threw scoring tosses to James Jones and Donald Driver in this game. This was the longest catch of Nelson’s career and the longest completion for Rodgers as well.

Remembering the Longest Pass Completions in Packers History, Number Three: 95 yards, Lynn Dickey to Steve Odom, October 2, 1977, at Minnesota Vikings

The 1977 Packers offense struggled all year. As a team, they averaged just 9.6 points per game, and they had just six touchdown passes all season.

In the first quarter, quarterback Lynn Dickey threw a pass to Steve Odom who had to dive to get the ball at the Packers 25. The Minnesota defender also dove but Odom got to his feet before he was touched and raced all the way for a 95-yard touchdown.

It was the Packers only score in a 19-7 loss to the Vikings at Metropolitan Stadium.

In his career, Odom also had a 95-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 95-yard kickoff return for a score.

The Packers finished the season with a 4-10 record.

Number Two: 96 Yards, Tobin Rote to Billy Grimes, December 10, 1950, at San Francisco 49ers

The 1950 Packers closed out a frustrating 3-9 season in San Francisco against the 49ers. In the first quarter, quarterback Tobin Rote found Billy Grimes for a 96-yard touchdown that gave the Packers an early 7-0 lead.

Rote would finish the game going 15-for-23 for 256 yards while Grimes caught just two passes for 98 yards and a score.

Unfortunately, the Packers turned the ball over six times including four lost fumbles in a 30-14 loss. Joe Perry scored on a 78-yard running play for the 49ers.

This was the first season that the legendary Curly Lambeau was not the head coach of the Packers. Gene Ronzani took over but only lasted four seasons.

Remembering the Longest Pass Completions in Packers History, Number One: 99 Yards, Brett Favre to Robert Brooks, September 11, 1995, at Chicago Bears

Packers wide receiver Robert Brooks enjoyed his best season in 1995 when he caught 102 passes for 1,497 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Packers finished the season 11-5 and reached the NFC Championship Game for the first of three consecutive years.

In Week 2, the Packers tied an NFL record on a Monday Night game at Soldier Field in Chicago when Brett Favre connected with Brooks on a 99-yard touchdown pass. The score came in the second quarter. It extended the Packers lead to 21-0 in a game they would hang on to win 27-24.

The win evened the Packers record at 1-1.

Brooks injured his knee the following season and his career was never the same after that.

To this day, it remains the Packers all-time record. It cannot be broken unless the NFL makes the field longer.




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