The NFL expanded its playoffs to include 12 teams back in 1990. Since then, we've seen intense action on the first two days of the postseason, known now as "Wild-Card Weekend." It's time to look back at the 10 greatest games from the opening salvo of playoff action. Here's something crazy: Ray Lewis' final home game with the Ravens doesn't even make the list. OK, let's get to work! -- Sid Saraf
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10. Packers 28, Lions 24 in 1993
These two teams had battled to close out the regular season in Week 17 and then switched venues to Detroit to open the postseason. Oh, and it was also the playoff debut of one Brett Favre. Maybe you've heard of him. Anyway, the gunslinger rallied his team from a 10-point third-quarter deficit and threw three touchdown passes to Sterling Sharpe, including the game-winner with 55 seconds left to win it. We ended up seeing many performances like this from Favre in the ensuing years.
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9. Broncos 29, Steelers 23 in 2012
TEBOW! TEBOW! TEBOW! With one pass Tim Tebow topped a season of improbable moments and pushed Denver further into the playoffs. Despite facing a fierce Pittsburgh defense, Tebow's Broncos forced overtime and on his team's first play of the extra frame, connected on an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas that set the Denver crowd on fire and clinched the win. Tebow hasn't thrown a pass that meaningful since. Amazing.
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8. Vikings 23, Giants 22 in 1997
Here's another comeback story. The Vikings were down by 13 points at halftime and things were looking bleak heading into the fourth quarter. However, in the final 90 seconds of the game, QB Randall Cunningham and the Vikings offense managed to score 10 points. First, there was a TD pass from Cunningham to Jake Reed. Then Minnesota recovered the ensuing onside kick and after Cunningham completed a couple short passes, kicker Eddie Murray nailed the game-winning field goal.
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7. 49ers 39, Giants 38 in 2003
Jeff Garcia became a household name after erasing a 24-point halftime lead by leading his team to 25 unanswered points in the second half. Garcia threw for 331 yards and three touchdown while also leading his team in rushing with another 60 yards. His go-ahead touchdown toss to Tai Streets with a minute left in the game ended up being the difference. However, this game is clouded in controversy because the referees missed an obvious pass-interference call and also incorrectly flagged the Giants for an illegal man downfield on the final play of the game. The NFL later admitted its mistake.
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6. Seahawks 21, Cowboys 20 in 2007
Disaster! The Cowboys had the ball and were driving for the go-ahead score when their drive stalled at the Seahawks' 2-yard line. No problem, Big D trotted kicker Martin Gramatica out with 1:19 left in the game for what could have been the game-winning field goal from 19 yards out. What happened next is still being discussed and probably will be for years to come. Quarterback Tony Romo, acting as the holder for Gramatica, bobbled the snap and tried frantically the run the ball into the end zone. However, he was brought down short of the goal line by Jordan Babineaux and Dallas went on to lose. It was just the first of many hard-luck mistakes by Romo that has dogged him throughout his career.
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5. Cardinals 51, Packers 45 in 2010
Welcome to the highest-scoring game in NFL postseason history. These two teams traded punches for four quarters before heading into overtime. On a day featuring oodles of offense, it's funny to realize that a huge defensive play is what decided the outcome. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked, fumbled and the ball sailed into the arms of Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby, who raced 17 yards into the end zone for the victory. What a finish after both teams combined for more than 1,000 yards of offense, eh?
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4. 49ers 30, Packers 27 in 1999
The 49ers have given us many memorable catches over the years, but this one has taken its place in the pantheon of greatness for this franchise. Trailing late the in the game, quarterback Steve Young hit Terrell Owens, who had been plagued by drops all game long, in the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown pass with just three seconds left. The play pushed the 49ers into the lead and brought T.O. to tears. Today, it's simply known as "The Catch II."
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3. Seahawks 41, Saints 36 in 2011
It's a play so great it caused an earthquake. Sehawks running back Marshawn Lynch unleashed "Beast Mode" all over the defending champion Saints with an epic 67-yard touchdown that has gone down as one of the greatest runs in NFL history. The roar from the crowd was so great, it actually caused a tremor that was registered on the Richter Scale. By the way, Seattle limped into the playoffs with a 7-9 record, having won a (at the time ) pitiful NFC West. What an epic upset.
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2. Titans 22, Bills 16 in 2000
The Bills were riding high. They had just kicked a field goal to give themselves a one-point lead with just 16 seconds left in the game and were probably mentally preparing for their next opponent. What happened next is called the "Music City Miracle." Tight end Frank Wychek caught the short kickoff and threw a lateral pass across to field to Kevin Dyson, who took it 75 yards for the winning touchdown with three seconds left. It was indeed nothing short of a miracle and although many people feel that Wychek actually threw an illegal forward pass, the play stood. The Bills haven't returned to the postseason since.
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Bills 41, Oilers 38 in 1993
To this day, it's still the largest comeback in NFL history. In fact, this game has been dubbed "The Comeback." The Bills limped to an extremely slow start while the Oilers were firing on all cylinder, so much so that they led 35-3 in the third quarter. What followed boggles the imagination. The Bills offense sprang to life behind backup quarterback Frank Reich, who was playing for injured starter Jim Kelly. Behind Reich's strong, the Bill scored 28 unaswered points in the third quarter. Before long, the game was tied and went into overtime. It was then that kicker Steve Christie booted the winning field goal. Reich finished with four touchdown passes, three of them to superstar wide receiver Andre Reed (pictured). It's hard to imagine any other wild-card game being greater than this one, which is why it's in the top spot.