The Green Bay Packers were represented on the NFL Honors stage for the second time tonight when the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers were awarded the Never Say Never Moment award for his touchdown to Randall Cobb touchdown on 4th and 8 inside of one minute to win the Week 17 game at Chicago against the Bears.
Not only did the touchdown pass win the game for the Packers, but it also gave the Packers their third straight NFC North Division title and a trip to the post season.
What’s even better is the fact that this touchdown and win came on the road against the Packers longtime rivals, the Chicago Bears. And for it to happen in such dramatic fashion allowed the Packers fans to have another year of bragging rights against their most bitter rivals.
The play started with Rodgers in the shotgun with fullback John Kuhn alone to Rodgers’ right. On the snap of the ball, the rush of Bears all-world defensive end Julius Peppers was intense, but Kuhn slid to his left, got just enough of Peppers to level him as Rodgers escaped the pocket to his left. Rodgers was all alone when he stopped and threw down the middle to a wide open Randall Cobb, who caught the ball and ran the rest of the way for the touchdown.
Clearly, it was the play that ignited Packers nation and cemented Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb in Packers lore.
It was by far the best and most dramatic play of the year. We will remember this one for a long time to come.
While this award goes to Aaron Rodgers, we have to say congratulations to John Kuhn, Randall Cobb … as well as the rest of the team for this much deserved award.