Well, if there has been a better preseason game so far this year, I’m not quite sure when it’s been played.
The Packers gave up a touchdown to the Colts after an interception very late in the game that appeared to be the final nail in the Packers’ coffin, but Graham Harrell led Green Bay on a game-tying 73-yard drive in the final four minutes, first hitting Ryan Taylor for an 11-yard touchdown with 35 seconds remaining, then connecting with Taylor again for the two-point conversion.
But that was just the beginning of the fun. Coach Mike McCarthy called for the onside kick that was executed to perfection.
Harrell then led the offense 20 yards as the clock ran out on his 50-yard kick to win the game, 24-21.
The win … An improbable one given the ineptitude of the backups throughout the second half, the poor play of the offensive line, four sacks of Aaron Rodgers, and a nonexistent running game … was as sweet a preseason victory as anyone can remember … Though like all preseason games it will be forgotten by tomorrow.
However, if there was an opportunity for evaluation of players, McCarthy will probably have to rely heavily on the film because there was just too much excitement at the end to pay attention to individuals.
And if this is a harbinger of the coming season, it’s going to be a humdinger.
Frankly, I can’t wait for it all to begin …