God, first of all, what an amazing game. The Green Bay Packers went down to Dallas and pulled out a 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
And even though the Cowboys now have a losing record, there’s no doubt they remain one of the better teams in the NFC. Quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott are forces to be dealt with.
However, on this day, it came down to the man. Who is the fucking man?
The Cowboys scored with 1:13 left to take a three-point lead with some amazing work by Prescott and Elliott. Personally, I was screaming for the Packers’ defense to let them score earlier because I frankly knew they weren’t going to stop Dallas from doing so.
It was all about the time remaining.
The idea: I’ll take QB1 down three with about two minutes left and take my chances. I will never take the Packers’ defense to stop anyone and win a damn game.
Same as every other frickin’ year, isn’t it?
Rodgers runs for 18 yards to get the Packers to the Cowboys’ 12 with about 29 seconds left. That play wasn’t amazing athletically, but it was amazing intellectually. The Packers’ line was good and bad during this game. It broke down on that play and Rodgers knew and saw that lane would be there. And then he executed it.
It was a huge play.
Second, Rodgers to Davante Adams for the touch. It was the same play Rodgers tried on the previous snap and was knocked away by Dallas cornerback Jourdan Lewis. The second time, Rodgers threw it just slightly higher so the corner couldn’t touch it. And not only that, but Adams made a fantastic catch.
And finally, two more things that I would love to mention.
Damarious Randall, are you back? Because that pick-six in the fourth was goddam huge.
And Aaron Jones? Are you kidding me? Nineteen for 125, a touchdown, 6.6 per? I mean, that kind of production has to make you think the Packers have to think about making him No. 1.
Aaron Jones was as big of a part of this win as Aaron Rodgers.
But ultimately, the Packers own the Cowboys. Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez nuts!
I’ll let you rank them, but teams we love beating — Minnesota, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas. The Cowpies are definitely in the top five. And in their own home… even sweeter!