The Green Bay Packers got the hot start on offense that they were looking for. After driving down the field and getting the benefit of a 12-men-on-the-field penalty against the Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers struck with a deep ball.
The surprise was who caught it - tight end Richard Rodgers, who burned linebacker Sean Lee in coverage. Rodgers (#12) caught the Cowboys offsides, lofting this deep pass to Rodgers (#82), who hauled in an impressive catch that gave the Packers a 7-3 lead early in the first quarter.
The Richard Rodgers touchdown against Sean Lee pic.twitter.com/YBdRaP4CB1— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 15, 2017
Making this catch even more impressive was how Rodgers even hauled it in at all, considering the flight of the football:
It was Richard Rodgers’ first touchdown since week 16’s win over the Vikings, and comes on the heels of a season in which he caught just two scores all season long.
Aaron Rodgers is 3 for 3 for 55 yards and the touchdown so far.