It was a great Sunday for the Green Bay Packers as they clinched their second-straight NFC North title with a 21-13 win over the Chicago Bears, but there were numerous mistakes throughout the game that could have easily played an impact on the outcome of the game–especially in the fourth quarter when Randall Cobb decided to get a little tricky during a punt return.
With Green Bay holding on to a 21-10 lead, Cobb decided to fool Chicago’s special teams by pulling off a reenactment of the famous “Music City Miracle” the Tennessee Titans pulled off in the playoffs back in the day by forwarding a pass to Jeremy Ross during a punt return in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, an under-thrown pass by Cobb resulted in a fumble that gave Chicago great field position at the 16-yard-line.
While the Packers’ defense managed to hold the Bears to a field goal, this could have easily turned into a costly move for the NFC North champions. In a two-possession game in the fourth quarter, this type of play should have been the last thing on Green Bay’s mind, and trying to pull off a play like this was one of the most idiotic things they could have pulled off.
Luckily, this poor decision didn’t end up being too costly for Green Bay considering how much Chicago’s offense was struggling all game. Hopefully Cobb will just focus on doing what he does best next time–which is simply just returning the punts the right way.
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