Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 4: Hail Mary in Arizona

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers were on the field for 2,982 plays combined on offense, defense and special teams in 18 games, including the playoffs, during the 2015 season. Most of those will be forgotten, but some will be remembered for years to come.

As we review the season that ended with an overtime playoff loss for the second year in a row, we look back on 10 plays (in reverse order) that most shaped the season.

Here's No. 4:

Game: Packers vs. Cardinals, NFC divisional playoff game

Date: Jan. 16, 2016

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Arizona

The play: Jeff Janis' 41-yard touchdown catch with no time left in regulation in Arizona

Why it mattered: With the Packers' season on the brink of ending, Aaron Rodgers pulled off a second Hail Mary six weeks after his prayer was answered in Detroit. However, unlike Richard Rodgers' catch against the Lions, Janis' touchdown didn't win the game. While the officials were confirming the touchdown on replay, coach Mike McCarthy had plenty of time to decide whether to kick the extra point and send the game to overtime or try to win it with a two-point attempt. McCarthy did what most coaches would probably do and played it safe, only to lose when his defense broke down on the first possession of overtime.

Quotable: "The two-point conversion was definitely an option," McCarthy said two days after the game. "But it wasn't the right option ... Frankly where we were as far as our young guys at receiver and the two-point plays we had available, I wasn't comfortable with those particular calls."

Previous plays

  • No. 10: Cornerback Damarious Randall's pass breakup against the Chargers.

  • No. 9: Rodgers misses receiver Randall Cobb against the Panthers

  • No. 8: Kicker Mason Crosby's missed field goal as time expired against the Lions.

  • No. 7: The Bears' red-zone stop on Thanksgiving night.

  • No. 6: Rodgers' 12-yard touchdown pass to Cobb in the wild-card playoff win at Washington.

  • No. 5: Sam Shields' dropped interception against the Cardinals.