Packers score wild touchdown on Aaron Rodgers fumble (GIF)
The Green Bay Packers took a 10-7 lead on Chicago in the second quarter of their Week 17 game on Sunday after returning a fumble for a touchdown on a play where nearly everybody on the field gave up.
Aaron Rodgers was sacked by Julius Peppers on a 1st-and-10 play from the Chicago 17 and lost the ball. Rodgers was stripped before beginning his passing motion, meaning the loose ball was a fumble, not an incomplete pass. Jarrett Boykin picked up the ball and, after standing around for a second, ran it into the end zone. He was credited with a touchdown and the ruling was upheld upon a review.
The referees said Rodgers fumbled the ball and they never blew the whistle to end the play.
Chicago learned the hard way that you have to keep going until you hear the whistle.
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