The Green Bay Packers (5-8) capped off a come from behind win against the rival Chicago Bears (3-10) on the arm of QB Aaron Rodgers. While it was initially up in the air if Rodgers would even play against Chicago, no. 12 would not sit by to let that happen.
But what Rodgers would let happen is to give it to the sudden upstart rookie playmaker. Christian Watson.
On the day, Watson caught three passes on six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown. His seventh receiving touchdown of the season so far.
Something Aaron Rodgers plans to continue to exploit in the coming weeks of the regular season.
But it wasn’t just Watson through the air (again) that lead to a come from behind victory.
It was his 46-yard touchdown jet sweep, late in the fourth quarter that would seal the victory and season sweep of the Bears. Keeping the Packers alive in the NFC playoff race.
CHRISTIAN WATSON CAN’T BE STOPPED— Barstool Sportsbook (@BSSportsbook) December 4, 2022
8 TDs in the last 4 games
Watson’s second rushing touchdown and eighth overall score of the season. On what continues to be a productive first year, despite a slow start.
While Minnesota has a healthy lead in the NFC North, the Packers are 2.5 games behind the seventh seed (Washington) in the standings.
If Minnesota wins next week in Detroit, the Vikings will clinch the North. Meaning Green Bay’s only venture to the post season would be as road warriors in the wild card.
While there’s only four games left in the season, the Packers are not out yet. A comeback win, lead by one of the best rookie playmakers this season is a good sign for the future.
They will likely need to win out, but the Green Bay Packers are still in favorable position. A game against the LA Rams next week and two conference games on the schedule. Hopefully this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Christian Watson’s dominance.
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