Throughout the next month, the ultimate water cooler discussion comes to fruition as fans will decide the greatest play in NFL history in the second annual NFL.com ‘Bracketology.’ Located at http://www.nfl.com/bracketology, the historical pilgrimage of NFL.com’s field of 64 plays starts with Chicago Bears running back Bill Osmanski’s 68-yard touchdown run in the 1940 NFL Championship Game and concludes with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones’ 56-yard touchdown reception in Super Bowl XLVII. In between, from the San Francisco 49ers’ ‘The Catch’ to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s ‘Beast Mode’ 2010 playoff rush, each of the plays in the field is an iconic moment in NFL history.
The 64-NFL play bracket is comprised of 41 offensive plays, 13 defensive plays, seven special team plays, and three plays where an offensive player performs a defensive act. Eleven Super Bowl plays are among the field selected.
The 64 plays were determined by an NFL.com/NFL Network editorial panel, but now it is up to fans to determine which play is the greatest in NFL history.
NFL.com ‘Bracketology’ will have six different rounds of voting in a typical bracket style. The play with the most votes within its matchup at the end of each round will advance to the next round.
Fans can start voting on the round of 64 on Monday, March 18 at http://www.nfl.com/bracketology. The Championship round will conclude on Monday, April 8 when the greatest play in NFL history will be crowned. NFL.com offers up-to-the minute results of the voting.
Following is a round-by-round voting schedule on NFL.com. Voting ends at 5:00 PM ET on the final day of each round:
Round 1: March 18-22
Round 2: March 22-26
Sweet 16: March 27-29
Elite 8: March 30- April 2
Semifinals: April 3-5
Championship: April 6-8
In the inaugural year of NFL.com ‘Bracketology,’ fans voted to decide the greatest team in NFL history with the 1976 Oakland Raiders beating the 2000 Baltimore Ravens in the Championship round. For a full recap of NFL.com’s ‘Bracketology’ which decided the greatest team in NFL history, please visit: http://www.nfl.com/features/bracketology/alltimeteams