Sunday was a historic day for the Green Bay Packers.
Trailing 26-3 at halftime, the Packers only had a 4 percent chance of winning. They erased the 23-point deficit to beat the Dallas Cowboys, tying a franchise comeback record.
Only the 1982 Green Bay Packers team could match what the Packers did in franchise history. Down 23-0 at half time in the season opener, the Green Bay Packers rallied back to win 35-23.
“I haven’t felt this way in a long time. It feels like we won the Superbowl,” Clay Matthews reflected.
Indeed, the comeback was impressive. Eddie Lacy provided the initial spark the Packers needed with a 60-yard run. Then Flynn lit up and erupted on a 4-touchdown rampage. The defense followed suit with a few sacks and the Shields and Williams interceptions.
The defining moment of the game occurred when the Packers finally regained the lead with an Eddie Lacy touchdown. B.J. Raji and Mike Daniels were called in for an obvious running play. With their additions, the Packers muscled out a crease big enough for Lacy to hurdle though. Mike Daniels recalled the stunning moment:
“I broke though and felt Eddie Lacy flying over the top like Superman. If I had known he was going to do that, I probably would have flown over the top too. Eddie is a heck of a football player.”
Lacy totaled 171 yards, but wasn’t the unsung hero. Flynn, Shield, and Williams all stood out amongst a team of standouts on Sunday.
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