There's an element of luck in every close game. If Fuller catches that ball Rodgers errantly threw in his breadbasket for the pick - game over. We would be blasting John Gruden for letting go of Kalil Mack instead of singing Aaron's praises Monday morning. Fuller had opposing QB's last season throw 8 passes in his direction that hit him in the numbers, yet he only intercepted two of them. I mean - that throw was dead in his chest last night. That's the difference.
Still.... there's not a great QB in the league, who has as few weapons on offense as Aaron does, yet who can manufacture the comeback he authored last night. That throw into the end zone from what had to have been 60+ yards was right on the number, in such a tight window that only his receiver could catch. It was a laser... thrown exactly when it needed to be thrown, with the trajectory, with the velocity, with the tight spiral, landing precisely where it needed to land.
Chicago had this game won, but Aaron did what Aaron does in the clutch. His rebound from his slump just a few years back has been nothing short of spectacular. I wrote him off during that slump... maybe he was getting a little complacent, coupled with not having a line that could give him protection. It was a remarkable comeback just to get back to the level he used to be at.
Brady throws such an accurate pass, makes good decisions. He's made average players look like pro-bowlers for much of his career because he can deliver the ball precisely where it needs to be. Rodgers has done the same thing for much of his career. Great win for the Pack last night.
I just hope the injury he sustained isn't one that ends up hampering throughout the season. That was a scary moment when he was taken off the field in a cart. He was clearly favoring his leg in the second half, but sucked it up and turned a likely loss into a miraculous win.