Top 50 Sports Plays of 2016
These are the best of the best from the year in sports. The split seconds where the hair stood up on the back of our necks. The moments that will live forever in sports history.
All in all, this list was incredibly hard to put together. There are probably 100 or more plays that were considered for this list, and narrowing them down to 50 really great ones, and putting them in order was extremely daunting.
With a new sports year ahead of us, let's take a look back at 50 of the best plays in sports in 2016.
September 11: Aaron Rodgers somehow finds Davante Adams while being tacked
Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
If you look up the definition of “Incredible” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of Aaron Rodgers completing a touchdown pass to Devante Adams despite both of them being tackled while making said play.
July 9: Tyler Bertuzzi makes kid look silly, scores goal at Red Wings D-League
Ha. Hahaha. Ha. Silly rabbit. Tricks are for kids.
October 16: Kenny Britt makes one-handed circus grab falling to the turf
Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions
Disclaimer: NFL doesn't allow their YouTube videos on exterior sites... which is why I have to find clips like this one.
Kenny Britt could be a circus star, as he makes this impossible catch against the Lions.
October 15: Brandon Reilly makes catch on his back
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Brandon Reilly somehow finds a football in his lap after it goes in and out of the hands of two Nebraska defenders.
July 24: Yankees turn spectacular play to double up runners at first and third
New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants
Just your typical 4-1-5 double play.
November 28: Malik Monk and Wenyen Gabrial make nice assist and finish
2016 Atlantis Showcase: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
There’s no “I” in “team.” The Wildcats' Malik Monk makes an awesome assist to keep the ball from going out of bounds, and Wenyen Gabrial slams it home.
November 16: Russell Westbrook seals victory with lefty slam
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook should win the MVP Award this season. Just saying.
The Top 50:
50. November 14: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope gets no-look granny shot to fall
Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
I feel like this is some kind of play I might miraculously make while playing one-on-one with someone taller and more athletic than me. Even Caldwell-Pope is like, “well, damn,” after he gets the basket to fall.
49. July 27: Denis Shapovalov's tweener
This one’s just stupid unfair. Show off. Look at that swag. Could have been better had he finished off the point with that shot, a la Roger Federer.
48. October 5: Curtis Granderson makes game-saving catch, eats wall
National League Wild Card Game: New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants
A feat of athleticism? Not so much. An important catch? Absolutely. This one saved the game for the Mets, as the Giants were threatening to break the scoreless tie deep into the NL Wild Card Game. The Giants ended up winning, but Noah Syndergaard and the Mets showed they wouldn’t go down without a fight.
47. July 8: Daniel Nava takes away home run from Manny Machado
Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles
Nava does have experience playing the walls at Camden Yards. He used to do it when he played in Boston. It’s a shame the Sox never got to see him make plays like this. Full extension, Nava robs Machado of a sure game-tying homer. Sweetness.
46. April 9: Connor Clifton levels a North Dakota defender
NCAA Frozen Four, National Championship: Quinnipiac vs. North Dakota
Ouch. Connor Clifton also has a twin brother who plays for Quinnipiac. Note to self: stay away from the Clifton brothers.
July 23: A.J. Andrews makes a diving grab in deep right center
USSSA Florida Pride vs. Akron Racers
This play, from the National Pro Fastpitch softball league, features one A.J. Andrews sacrificing her body to make a spectacular catch in deep right field. There are some baseball players who can’t do this.
44. May 7: Stephen Piscotty lays out to make diving snag in foul ground
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Piscotty travels so far to make this catch in foul ground. And then there’s the full extension on the catch, on the dirt. Had this one been fair, and had Piscotty not been there to catch it, it might have scored a few runs and cut the Cardinals’ lead in half.
43. October 15: Cameron Hughes dekes through his own legs and scores
NCAA Hockey: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Boston College Eagles
This is sheer confidence right here. It’s one thing to do it when you’re alone on a breakaway, but it’s quite another to make the play in traffic in such a short amount of time for the goal. The Eagles turn the puck over in their own zone, allowing the Badgers to recover it. It’s less than two seconds before Hughes puts the puck through his legs and in the back of the net.
42. November 11: Lonzo Ball's alley-oop
NCAA Basketball: UCLA Bruins vs. Pacific Tigers
Lonzo Ball can ball.
41. May 15: Didi Gregorious puts great tag in the air on Tyler Saladino
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
This play is initially ruined by the safe call from the umpire at second base, because it’s a crazy feat of athleticism from Gregorious here. On the replay though, it’s evident that he does tag Saladino on the foot before he reaches the bag. Derek Jeter who?
40. August 16: Stephen Alemais throws across his body for the double play
Minor League Baseball (AA): West Virginia Black Bears vs. Auburn Doubledays
Gotta love those kids in Double-A ball. This is your typical 1-6-3 double play, except for the fact that Stephen Alemais (that’s STEFF-in AL-uh-maze) nearly falls down while trying to make the transfer to first base. Miraculously, he’s able to whip the ball across his body, and fire on to first with the out.
39: September 25: Patrick Peterson reels in interception with one hand
Arizona Cardinals vs. Buffalo Bills
Have we come to expect anything less from Patrick Peterson? He’s one of the best corners in the game, and the Bills suck something else. He plays this ball like a wide receiver, reeling it in with one hand. What’s even more incredible is how he maintains body position to keep both feet in bounds as he’s running.
38. May 8: Bartolo Colon crushes first career home run
New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres
Pitcher home runs are like fat guy touchdowns in football or big guy threes in basketball. They just don’t happen all that often. It’s kind of incredible that Bartolo is 43 years old, can still throw as if he’s 23, and just now hit his first home run ever. But Colon crushes this thing to the deepest part of left field at Petco Park in San Diego. Listen to the announcers’ delight as he trots around the bases.
37. February 23: Garland Owens' put-back dunk to beat the buzzer
NCAA Basketball: Boston College Eagles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Oooh, baby. Garland Owens is known for high-flying dunks at BC, but this one tops them. This one is a full-out, no marking, full extension put-back slam to beat the buzzer on the first half.
36. January 9: Martavis Bryant makes touchdown grab between his legs
AFC Wild Card, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
In the AFC Wild Card game, Ben Roethlisberger beats the Cincinnati defense to find Martavis Bryant in the back corner for a touchdown. I’m not really sure how Bryant hangs onto this ball after that, as he brings two feet in bounds, does a flip, and maintains possession as the ball passes between his legs. He finally catches it behind him. This is one of the plays of the NFL calendar year.
35. January 2: Drake Caggiula dangles and scores
NCAA Hockey: North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs. Alabama-Huntsville Chargers
Dangle. Dangle. Deke. Score. Caggiula makes the Alabama Huntsville player look silly, essentially undressing him on his way to a shorthanded goal the proved to be the game winner in this one. Also, I didn’t know that a school from Alabama had a hockey team. I didn’t know that was a thing that was possible.
34. November 3: Mike Evans makes one-handed grab, gets lit up and hangs on
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
This one is special for two reasons. The first is Mike Evans, who has become a huge receiver threat in the NFL, paired with Jameis Winston, who’s a formidable quarterback, it seems. Evans goes up with one hand to make this grab. The second reason is the way he gets lit up after the catch, but still hangs onto the ball. Falcons safety Keanu Neal makes a huge hit on Evans, but he’s still able to hang onto the ball going to the ground.
33. October 2: Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed trade long putts to halve 8th hole
2016 Ryder Cup
This is what the spirit of the Ryder Cup is all about. In one of the best golf matches of the year, American Patrick Reed and Europe’s Rory McIlroy were all square through seven holes, and both were looking to gain an edge at the eighth. McIlroy had a forty-foot put to make birdy on the par 3 eighth, which he nailed, pumping his fist and amping up the crowd. Reed was next, whose put was lengthy, though not quite the length of McIlroy’s. Reed also sunk his put to halve the hole, wagging his finger at McIlroy soon after the ball landed in the bottom of the cup. Gotta love some good ol’ friendly competition.
32. January 16: Henrik Lundqvist's scorpion save
New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins
Further proof that Lundqvist is the best goalie in hockey. In real time, this play doesn’t look like much, but Lundqvist is able to get his right skate up to block a rebound shot from Max Talbot.
31. September 9: Lamar Jackson jumps over a guy
Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange
This is the play that defined Lamar Jackson’s Heisman-winning season. The guy is an absolute machine. It’s Lamar’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Was there really any doubt that Jackson wasn’t going to win the Heisman?
30. November 30: Goaltender Oscarine Masuluke scores on 96th minute bicycle kick
South African Premier Football: Baroka FC vs. Orlando Pirates
This from the South African Premier Football League. In the 5th minute of extra stoppage time, Baroka FC goaltender Oscarine Masuluke scores on a bicycle kick to tie the game. The GOALTENDER. A BICYCLE KICK. TO TIE THE GAME. Absurdity.
29. August 5: Adonis Garcia tumbles into the camera pit after making catch
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Please enjoy this video of an incredible catch by Braves 3B Adonis Garcia, and the lackadaisical response to it by the TV commentators.
28. June 9: Lebron James does it all- the steal, the block, the pass, the jam
NBA Finals, Game 3: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
This isn’t the first play this guy made in the Finals, and it certainly won’t be the last. Lebron makes the block on Steph Curry’s long three, comes up with the ball, falls down, dishes it back to Kyrie Irving, who in turn makes the pass back to Lebron. Lebron finishes with the jam. Tell me again how good this guy is, will you?
27. February 28: Steph Curry drains 35-footer to beat Thunder in OT
Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Am I the only one who thinks that the way Steph Curry shoots threes is similar to a hack tossing up shots at the Y? The only difference is that Curry’s actually go in. In this game, the Warriors and Thunder found themselves tied at 118, with time winding down. Curry with the casual 35-footer to win the game for the defending champs.
26. Pekka Rinne makes ridiculous saves agaisnt two San Jose Sharks
Stanley Cup Playoffs, Western Conference Semifinals, Game 2: Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks
I see you one kick save, and I raise you another almost immediately afterward. Rinne makes two consecutive saves, one on Couture, the other on Donskoi. This was one of the best of the playoffs, and it keeps the Predators in the game for the moment. The Sharks would win 3-2, however, and go on to win the series in 7 games.
25. August 16: Ben Revere robs Freddie Freeman of a home run
Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves
The jump. The reach. The ability to catch the ball even though it is behind you. The full extension by Ben Revere. This is the home run robbery of the year.
24. October 1: Tennessee and Georgia hit back-to-back Hail Mary plays, Tennessee wins
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs
We’ve got two for the price of one play here. Georgia completes a long bomb with 19 seconds to play, with Tennessee up, 28-24, as Bulldogs QB Jacob Eason hits WR Riley Ridley from 47 yards out. Georgia goes up 31-28, with only 10 seconds left to play. Six seconds of regulation later, Tennessee has the ball on the Georgia 43. Joshua Dobbs fires the ball down the field into the fray of Tennessee receivers and Georgia defenders, only to have Jauan Jennings come down with the Hail Mary catch. One of the great things about sports is how despair and elation can flip in a minute. Listen to the radio calls of each broadcast (and the fan reactions on the TV broadcast) to see what I mean.
23. November 20: Damian Lillard makes layup falling away from basket
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets
Damian Lillard get this gem to fall, drawing the foul on the way there.
22. March 11: Jalen Adams hits 3/4 court shot with .8 seconds left to force 4th OT
American Athletic Conference Semifinals: Connecticut Huskies vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
In the quarterfinals of the AAC Tournament, UConn and Cincinnati had already played through three overtimes before this happened. With .8 seconds to play, Cincinnati’s Kevin Johnson hit a deep three that put the Bearcats up 88-85, all but sinking the Huskies, and ending their chance to play in the NCAA tournament. Miraculously, freshman Jalen Adams received the inbounds pass, and fired up a shot from just about his own three point line. It banked in off the backboard and tied the game, sending it to a 4th overtime. Connecticut would win in quadruple overtime, 104-97. The Huskies would go on to win the AAC Tournament, moving on to the NCAA Tournament in late March.
21. December 17: Kevin Rader traps ball against defender's back for game-winning TD
FCS Semifinal; Youngstown State Penguins vs. Eastern Washington Eagles
In the FCS (Division I-AA) Semifinal between the Youngstown State Penguins and the Eastern Washington Eagles, the Penguins found themselves with a 2nd and goal from the EWU 5 yard line and 5 seconds on the clock, down 38-34. Youngstown State QB Hunter Wells fired a bullet to Kevin Rader, who hauled it in with one hand, but trapping it against Eastern Washington defender Ketner Kupp, for a game-winning touchdown The play was upheld, and the Penguins would go on to play in the FCS Championship game.
20. April 10: Richard Bachman reaches behind himself to rob a goal
AHL: St. John's Ice Caps vs. Utica Comets
Some goalies can stand on their heads. Richard Bachman can turn himself into a pretzel to make a save, and he does just that in this game between the St. John’s Ice Caps and Utica Comets, the AHL affiliates of the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks, respectively.
19. May 7: Kevin Pillar is Superman (again), lays out for diving catch
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
In last year’s top plays of 2016, Kevin Pillar had two plays in the top 15. This year, he’s gone and made the list again, with this magnificent web gem to rob Carl Crawford of a sure base hit. With men on 1st and 3rd and the Dodgers threatening in the 9th once again, Pillar sacrifices his body to keep games in check. The Blue Jays fielding unit is absurdly good, by the way.
18. December 17: Stefan Frei denies Jozy Altidore's header in extra time
MLS Cup Final, Seattle Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC
Seattle FC and Toronto FC were tied 0-0 in extra time. Jozy Altidore (that Jozy Altidore), puts a header on net, all but sealing the Cup for Toronto. Seattle’s Stefan Frei makes the save of the year to keep the game going. Altidore, who had scored in every single match during the playoffs, was finally held goal-less in the most important game of the MLS season. Seattle would win the match 5-4 on penalty kicks.
17. February 25: Michal Neuvirth's insane paddle save to preserve Flyers win
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Minnesota Wild
Michal Neuvirth is scary good at goaltending. With the Flyers up 3-2 and time running down against the Minnesota Wild, Charlie Coyle fired a shot from the left circle with 1.6 seconds remaining, off a cross ice pass that left the net wide open. Neuvirth came out of nowhere to block the puck with his stick, keeping it from crossing the goal line. When even the members of the other team are celebrating like the puck went in and it didn’t, you know you‘ve done something right.
16. June 19: Kyrie Irving hits dagger 3-pointer to seal NBA Title win
NBA Finals, Game 7: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden States Warriors
Moments after another of our top plays happened (which we’ll get to later), Kyrie Irving put the finishing touches on the comeback for the Cavaliers, as he hit this three point shot over NBA unanimous-MVP Steph Curry to win the game, giving the Cavs their first franchise title.
15. October 23: A.J. Green reels in Hail Mary bomb
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
When you’ve got a long bomb to throw into a lot of orange jerseys and helmets, and you need someone to come down with the ball, who are you gonna call? Clearly, A.J. Green would be a good place to start, as he’s able to corral this Hail Mary with his fingertips at the end of the first half. One can knock this play because it’s the Cleveland Browns he scored against, but this catch looks tough.
14. September 10: Central Michigan wins on Hail Mary-lateral play
Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Two years ago, in the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl, Central Michigan was on the receiving end of one of these, as Western Kentucky scored on a Hail Mary with three subsequent laterals, on a play that started from its own 25 yard line. This time around, it was Central Michigan getting the last laugh on Oklahoma State, as they needed a Hail Mary and one lateral to take it to the house for the game winning touchdown as time had expired. Chippewas 30, Cowboys 27. The play received some criticism, as it came on an untimed down after Oklahoma State had been penalized for intentional grounding, even though under college football rules, the Cowboys have won the game after running out the clock. However, since it did count, it stands at #14 in our top plays of 2016.
13. August 16: Chase Utley's no-look flip to first base
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies
This one is equal parts skill and luck. Dodgers 2B Chase Utley is able to flip the ball to Adrian Gonzalez to get the runner at first. I’ll bet you he couldn’t do this again if he tried. For him to bobble the ball, retrieve it and actually get the out is highly impressive. To do it without looking is even more so.
12. May 2: Kyle Lowry's half-court buzzer beater sends game to overtime
NBA Playoffs, Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 2: Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat
In one of the best games of the NBA Playoffs this year, Kyle Lowry’s half-court buzzer beater saved the Raptors from dropping a pivotal game one at home to the Miami Heat (even though, despite the heroics, they would lose in overtime, 102-96).
11. March 18: Paul Jesperson's buzzer-beater
NCAA Tournament, First Round: Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Texas Longhorns
The first buzzer-beater of the NCAA tournament came on the second day of the first round, as 11th seeded Northern Iowa took on 6th seeded Texas. The two played to a tie with 2.7 seconds remaining, as Texas knocked down a game-tying jumper after NIU missed a crucial free throw to put the Panthers up by three. It was then that Paul Jesperson became legendary, as he banked home a game-winning half-court shot to beat the buzzer, upsetting the Longhorns, and propelling the Panthers toward the second round.
10. September 17: Noah Brown's one-handed grab against the defender's back
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners
It’s just plain old hard to do something like this. It’s even harder to do it when you’re falling out of bounds, with a defender in your face, and only one arm to catch the ball with. But if you’re Noah Brown, it shouldn’t be a problem, as he reels in this pass from J.T. Barrett, catching it with one handed against an Oklahoma defender’s back. The 3rd-ranked Buckeyes would throttle the 14th-ranked Sooners, 45-24.
9. August 14: Russell Martin reaches into the Marlins dugout to make the catch
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Miami Marlins
Russell Martin is that damn good. Watch as he reaches into the Marlins dugout, and has to twist and angle himself just right to make this catch over the railing.
8. August 16: Anthony Rizzo stands on the edge and reels in foul ball
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Last year, Anthony Rizzo had the tarp catch, as he stood on the field tarp and turned a foul ball headed for the stands into an out. One year later he would do the very same thing. Rizzo defies what can be used in a ballpark to extend the field of play, as he uses the brick-and-concrete wall at Wrigley Field to snag another foul ball for the out.
7. November 1: Tyler Motte kicks puck between his legs to himself and scores
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames
What floors me most about this play is the very end: where we see Motte actually kick the puck through his own legs to himself, and score, because I’m pretty sure he lost possession of the puck, and then found a way to get it to himself.
6. July 7: Ryan Smith makes no-look touchdown grab
CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Hey, ma! Look what I found! In this CFL matchup between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tigercats, Blue Bombers QB Drew Willy found Ryan Smith for a short-yardage touchdown pass. What’s even more bizarre is the fact that Smith wasn’t looking at the ball when he caught it. Willy’s pass was so precise, it stuck right between Smith’s arm and his body, and he miraculously was able to hold onto it and take it to the house. In the video, even Smith can’t believe it. Right at the end, we hear him go “I didn’t look at him… It hit me.”
5. April 4: Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beater to win the National Championship
NCAA Tournament, National Championship: Villanova Wildcats vs. North Carolina Tarheels
Was this the greatest NCAA Tournament game ever? Perhaps. What helps its case is that it sports only the second buzzer-beater in the Championship game ever. Here, Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono passes to Kris Jenkins, who puts up a long three and makes it as the horn sounds. Even though the referees whistle for the basket to be reviewed, the confetti cannons fire, the Wildcats and their fans celebrate their National Championship victory on a thrilling last-second three to one of the best National Title games ever played.
4. November 2: Rajai Davis ties game 7 with dramatic two-run blast
World Series, Game 7: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs
With one out in the 8th inning of Game 7 of the World Series, and the Cubs up by 3 runs, set to win their first World Series in 108 years, Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman gave up an RBI double to Brandon Guyer, who knocked in a run for the Indians to make it 6-4. The next batter was Rajai Davis, who had only 55 home runs in 11 seasons in the majors. He clocked one out of Progressive Field, tying the game, giving the Indians new life, and sending Cleveland into a frenzy. In that moment, every goat in Chicago was bleating as loud as they could. The second broadcast on the clip is from MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian, who announced “Santa Maria!” as Davis’s home run left the park. I want to know what possesses a human being to make that his signature home run call. There’s also a featured celebration by Lebron James in this clip, so there’s that. The Cubs would win the game and the series, but not without some of the most intense drama imaginable.
3. October 1: Jourdan Lewis' one-handed pick to end the game
Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers
This is the most incredible individual display of athleticism on this list. With Wisconsin on their final drive, needing a touchdown to tie the game, Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis reached up with one hand and took away a pass intended for Wisconsin’s Alex Hornibrook. The play was reminiscent of Odell Beckham Jr’s one-handed grab against the Dallas Cowboys, as Lewis seems to float in the air for a split second, before coming down with the game-ending interception. This play may be a fantastic one-man effort, but it takes the bronze medal spot on our list, as the two above it came in bigger spots.
2. June 19: "The Block," Lebron James stuffs Andre Iguodala to keep game tied
NBA Finals, Game 7: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
In the first four games of this series, Lebron James tried to be the team player everyone wanted him to be. In those four games, the Cavs lost three, and found themselves in a 3-1 hole, a deficit that had never been come back from in the NBA Finals. That’s when Lebron decided to stop messing around and take over the games himself. In game 7, with the score tied at 89, Golden State’s Andre Iguodala headed for the basket, attempting to lay in an easy shot to put the Warriors back up by two. James, from out of nowhere, stuffed the former Finals MVP cold at the backboard, keeping the game tied. Kyrie Irving hit a game-sealing three seconds later, and the Cavs were NBA Champions. It is a career defining play for Lebron James, as he proved (finally) that he can take over a game, and do everything within his power to take over and win a game.
1. January 16: Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary sends game to overtime
NFC Division Playoff: Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Believe it or not, this was not the first miracle long throw that Aaron Rodgers made this season. Hell, it wasnt even the first long miracle throw he made in this game. In a week 12 game against the Lions, Rodgers and the Packers found themselves in a 20-0 hole in the 3rd quarter. Green Bay would storm back with 20 points of their own, and trailed 23-20 with second left to play. Aaron Rodgers fired a Hail Mary to Richard Rodgers to win the game, 27-23. In this game, Rodgers found himself down 20-13 and the ball on his own four yard line. First, he fires a 60-yard bomb to Jeff Janus, moving the ball to the Arizona 36. After a penalty, the Packers were at the Arizona 41 with five seconds left to go. Again, Rodgers heaved one toward the end zone. Janus, the target once again, jumped between Patrick Peterson and Rashad Johnson, and miraculously came down with the ball. The Packers would tie the game and send it to overtime, but the Cardinals would score quickly to end the game, due in part to the superhuman performance from Larry Fitzgerald. Regardless of the outcome, this was a career-defining performance for Aaron Rodgers, who continues to prove time and time again that the teams he commandeers should never be counted out. This unforgettable playoff moment earns the top spot on our list.
Did we miss any out? What are some of your favorite sports plays from the last year? Leave a comment down below.
You can check out the rest of According to Andrew's Best of 2016 Spread HERE.