The Green Bay Packers entered Week 3 without their number one pass catcher, pass protector, and pass defender. But it didn't matter because they had their number one pass rusher.
Rashan Gary put in the performance of his life, making three sacks, four quarterback hits, and three tackles for loss. The New Orleans Saints had no answer for him.
It's hard to believe that the Packers are still easing Gary back into a full-time role after recently returning from a torn ACL. He led the way in a dominant defensive performance.
After overturning a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter, head coach Matt LaFleur led an emotional locker room celebration, handing game balls to Gary and Jordan Love. Gary fought back tears as LaFleur gave him a game ball.
Rashan Gary holds back tears in Packers postgame celebration
Rashan Gary is determined to be great every time he steps on the field. He has so much passion and gives it everything when he's out there. After battling back from a significant injury, this game meant so much to him.
Sit back and enjoy this incredible moment as the Packers celebrate their stunning victory.
"I don't think there's anybody in here that wouldn't go to war with this dude," said LaFleur as he threw Gary a game ball.
Gary held back tears as his teammates embraced him. It was an incredible moment to watch. After the tough year Gary has been through, battling back from a significant injury, it's amazing to see him back to his best.
LaFleur called it "the most resilient performance I've ever seen in my life." And that's easy to believe. The Packers were down and out. They trailed 17-0 at the start of the fourth quarter, but they never quit.
Gary has made 9.5 sacks and 17 quarterback hits in his past 12 games, dating back to the start of last season. He has put himself in the early conversation for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.