Blink and you would have missed it. You can be forgiven if you didn’t see it live - in fact, we at APC didn’t either.
After scoring a touchdown early in the game to pull the Packers within one point of Dallas at 7-6, wide receiver Davante Adams found his fellow veteran wideouts, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. Together, they gave us a celebration to remember:
This is the first notable entry from the Packers in the “group celebration” category. Road games probably provide the best opportunity for this type of creativity, as the team of course performs Lambeau Leaps after scores at home.
The biggest shocker of all of it, however, might be that it was actually Jordy Nelson’s idea. That news came from Cobb (via Packers.com’s Wes Hodkiewicz) after the game.
It is also worth noting that this is not the first celebration to evoke a sport from the Winter Olympics. The Detroit Lions notably performed a curling celebration earlier this year. Thankfully, NFL players are taking advantage of the league’s relaxed celebration rules, and it’s a good thing for everyone.
Oh, and don’t forget about Kevin King’s great postgame tweet: