The Green Bay Packers (4-6) trailed by 14 points entering the 4th quarter and came back to beat the Dallas Cowboys (6-3), 31-28, in overtime this afternoon at Lambeau Field to spoil former coach Mike McCarthy’s return to Green Bay.
Dallas jumped out to a 7-0 lead. Then the Packers went on a 14 point run to take a 14-7 lead. Dallas responded with a 21 point run to go ahead 28-14, before the Packers went on a 17 point run to win 31-28.
It was a crazy back and forth game, but the Packers did just enough to keep their season alive.
Christian Watson tied the Green Bay Packers single-game rookie record with three touchdown receptions, joining James Lofton (September 10, 1978), Billy Howton (November 27, 1952), and Max McGee (October 30, 1954). That’s elite company if you ask me.
Aaron Rodgers postgame said regarding Watson’s first touchdown, a 58-yarder: “I think that catch on an atomic level probably shifted a lot of different things for him, exorcising some energetic demons. I’m proud of him. He made some plays.”
Per ESPN Stats & Info: The Packers ran by design on 62-percent of their plays — their highest rate ever in an Aaron Rodgers start. The Packers also utilized play-action on 52-percent of their dropbacks — their highest in a game since 2020.
Dallas entered the 4th quarter with an all-time record of 195-0 (including playoffs) when leading by 14-or-more points entering the 4th quarter. It’s a great thing to see that record at 195-1 now.
I’m going to enjoy a “Victory Monday” tomorrow. I almost forgot what it feels like.
It’s going to be a quick turnaround. The Packers host the Tennessee Titans (6-3) at Lambeau Field on Thursday, November 17th. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. (Central Time) and will be televised on Amazon Prime Video. It will also be on local television in the markets of the Packers and Titans.
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