Tonights game was an emotional roller coaster to say the least. In one moment it appeared the Packers were going to lose the game and their starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a season ending knee injury. The next we’re down 23 – 17 with just over two minutes to play in the game poised to make an improbable comeback.
What Is Going On?
The start of this game couldn’t have gone any worse for the Packers. They were shut out in the 1st Quarter and then Aaron Rodgers was carted off to the locker room with a knee injury after taking a sack. At that point the Packers were down 10-0 and Khalil Mack was dominating our offensive line. To make matters worse, DeShone Kizer makes his debut as the Packers back up quarterback and proceeds to lose a fumble and throw a pick six to the very same Khalil Mack in only a matter of minutes.
It was embarrassing!
Then, the second half starts with AR standing on the sideline with his helmet strapped. Could it be that AR was coming back in the game? You betcha!
What happened next will live on in Packers lore for as long as there is NFL football. Aaron Rodgers led the Packers back from a 20-0 second half deficit to defeat the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football in front of a national audience, 24-23. Let me just say that someone somewhere at the NFL Headquarters is getting congratulated for their scheduling genius.
Oh Now We Get It
Jordy Nelson was jettisoned in the offseason to the chagrin of many Packers fans. Hey, I get it, I was disappointed to see Jordy go too but hey this is a business, and we as fans need to trust the Packers front office.
Well, they knew what they were doing because the Packers starting three wide receivers showed up big time tonight.
Geronimo Allison made several nice catches but none as yhuge as the one-handed touchdown grab that swung the momentum in our favor mid way through the 3rd Quarter. Davante Adams made a few big plays with his hands and feet, also scoring a touchdown and who will forget Randall Cobb, the subject of many offseason trade rumors, streaking some 60 yards after the catch for the game winning touchdown.
He’s A Bad Man
I’ve got to be honest, I knew we had a chance to win the game as long as AR was coming back. Last year AR demonstrated to me in the game vs the Dallas Cowboys that he is determined to put the Packers entire franchise and fan base on his back all the way to the Super Bowl. I believe he is even more committed to this goal in 2018.
Just to prove it to you, here’s my tweet at 7:27 PM PST.
— PackersXL (@PackersXL) September 10, 2018
This Is Why We Watch The Game
All I have to say is that this is why we watch the game of football. No lead is safe in the NFL and the dramatics are unlike any other game on the planet.