9. The Chester Marcol game – Sept. 7, 1980 – Packers 12, Bears 6
Packers quarterbackLynn Dickey
hugs PK Chester Marcol after he ran a blocked punt in for the game-winning touchdown.
This may go down as one of the most unlikely endings in the history of the Packers.
Chester Marcol lined up for what could have been a game-winning field goal in overtime.
However, things did not go as planned.
The Bears’ Alan Page stormed through and blocked the kick. The ball ricocheted and caromed right back to Marcol who proceeded to run with the ball as if he was literally running for his life!
With prescription frame glasses, and his single-barred facemask, Marcol ran in for the touchdown.
The team in celebration rushed to Marcol, who looked more like he just escaped from a burning building rather than having run for the game -deciding touchdown.
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