It might be too little too late when it comes to twinning the NFC North (the Minnesota Vikings’ win over the Buffalo Bills may have wrapped up the division), but the Green Bay Packers‘ 31-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys may be what turns the struggling franchise’s season around.
And there’s one play, specifically, that felt like it changed the tone of Green Bay’s season.
In overtime, with Green Bay working down the field to get into field goal range, Aaron Rodgers got the ball to Aaron Jones, and then the 38-year-old quarterback quickly got down the field and threw a great block.
HELL YEAH. Rodgers doing everything he can for a win pic.twitter.com/2LzOEptuuJ— Bussin' With The Boys 🐺 (@BussinWTB) November 14, 2022
That singular moment could be what turns the Packers’ season around.
In that moment, we saw the elite competitiveness that has helped make Rodgers one of the greatest players in NFL history.
And that’s contagious.
If you’re Rodgers’ teammate, how can you not be fired up after watching a future Hall of Famer (that’s older than almost everyone else in the league) sacrifice his body to throw a block?
LFG THE BOY IS HYPED 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Tpy81VQcL5— Bussin' With The Boys 🐺 (@BussinWTB) November 14, 2022
In that moment, it felt like Rodgers was back to being Rodgers. And the Packers were back to being the Packers. Winning tight games at home thanks to a clutch drive. That’s the Rodgers that Green Bay fans have come to know and love.
The Packers still have a lot of work to do. And there were plenty of issues that we saw in the win against the Cowboys. But Green Bay might be back to being Green Bay. And that block from Rodgers could be remembered as the turning point in the season if the Packers end up making a run and reaching the playoffs.
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