I’m still catching my breath.
What an absolutely thrilling game. The Packers came into this game without one of their top corners (Davon House), a top receiver (Randall Cobb), best two defensive players (Mike Daniels and Nick Perry), their Pro Bowl left tackle (David Bakhtiari), and off a tough loss in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Green Bay went down 21-7 at halftime, with the deficit aided by Aaron Rodgers’ second career pick-six. It was looking like another daunting task for an injured Packers squad to try and compete.
Good teams find a way, though, and the Pack did. A surgical drive on the first possession of the second half and on the final, tying drive of the fourth quarter which included Rodgers threading the needle to Jordy Nelson sent the game into overtime.
A banged up, often-criticized defense forced a crucial three-and-out of Andy Dalton in overtime, and then the big play happened.
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2017
Where have we seen this before? Aaron Rodgers: free play, big shot. And it was a hit. Geronimo Allison hauled in the biggest catch of his early NFL career to seal the game and set up a chip shot for Mr. Dependable Mason Crosby.
Green Bay hosts Chicago on Thursday Night Football with continued injury question marks. It is unsure whether House, Cobb, Daniels, Perry, Bahktiari, and again-injured Bryan Bulaga, who left today’s game, will be available against the Bears, who also won their game at home in overtime versus Pittsburgh.
All in all, it was a huge comeback victory to propel the club to 2-1, and they’ll have to be ready to roll again on short rest.