It’ll go down as one of the most exciting end-to-end Sundays of the regular season in NFL history. Moments, like a missed chip shot field goal will never be forgotten, while a strange decision will be erased from memory after dramatic late-game heroics.
What won’t be remembered that could’ve easily been the mistake of the day? How about Green Bay’s decision to pass up an attempt at a two-point conversion to tie its game with the Chicago Bears with less than 12 minutes to go?
There were 11 minutes and 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter in Chicago when Eddie Lacy scored on a 6-yard run to bring the Packers within two at 28-26. That late in the game the decision was obvious and Green Bay would go for the two-point conversion to tie, wouldn’t it?
Apparently not, as Packers head coach Mike McCarthy sent his kicker out and Mason Crosby delivered the extra point and Green Bay trailed 28-27.
It’s a decision that might have been debated in Wisconsin forever, but now it’s all but forgotten as Aaron Rodgers (remember him?) completed a miracle fourth down pass to Randall Cobb (remember him?) that ended up going for 48 yards and a touchdown with just 38 seconds to play.
The decision to kick the extra point instead of going for two doesn’t mean a thing now. Green Bay has won the NFC North and will host the San Francisco 49ers in a playoff game next weekend.
However, just for a moment and for fun, let’s ask out loud, how don’t you go for two when you’re down by two with 11:38 left in the season?
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