The Greatest Game I’ve Ever Seen [VIDEO]
The weather was cool and crisp in Green Bay for the opening weekend of the NFL season. The brats were plentiful and the beer flowed like a waterfall. It was dare I say, the perfect setting for the 100th season of Green Bay Packer football. And the game was against their oldest rival, the Chicago Bears. What could possibly go wrong?
It turns out, plenty. Chicago dominated the first half of play. And they knocked out Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers with an apparent left knee injury. The site of Rodgers being carted off the field sent shudders through Lambeau Field. It was as if the entire season had been lost. I told Holly it felt as if I'd just lost a relative. But as halftime ended, #12 jogged back onto the field. Media reports were that he was going to give it a go on his clearly injured knee. Packer fans knew that as long as Rodgers was on the field, there was a chance. So trailing 20-0 in the second half, the comeback was on.
Bears fans had to feel uneasy seeing Rodgers back out there. The comeback started slowly. A field goal in the third quarter made it 20-3. But seconds into the fourth Rodgers hit Geronimo Allison on a touchdown pass. The defense held and Rodgers led the Packers downfield again, this time hitting Devante Adams on a TD grab. Suddenly it was 20-17. The crowd was going crazy. I've never heard a stadium get as loud as Lambeau did Sunday night. The Bears put together a scoring drive of their own. A field goal made it 23-17. They gave Rodgers a chance. Huge mistake. On a play that will live in Packer lore, Rodgers hit Randall Cobb over the middle, and the rest is history.
Touchdown Green Bay! We were all jumping in the air and hugging each other. I've never felt such a high after feeling such a low in the first half. After one final defensive stand, the game was over. Packers 24, Bears 23. The greatest game I've ever seen capped off a perfect football weekend.