It’s mostly bad for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Currently, the Packers trail the New York Jets 21-7 in the second quarter.
There has been one bright spot for the Packers in the first half, however. The team’s one touchdown in this game came from local hero Jake Kumerow, the product of Wisconsin—Whitewater. From just across midfield, Kumerow lined up just inside the numbers on the right side and ran a go route.
Kumerow burned the cornerback in coverage, and Aaron Rodgers hit him downfield with the football as Kumerow made a move to shake a tackler and get to the end zone:
JAKE KUMEROW!!!— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 23, 2018
49-yard touchdown catch from @AaronRodgers12! #GBvsNYJ #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/5IYWjALtQY
That reception went for a 49-yard touchdown. It was the third catch of Kumerow’s career and his first professional touchdown, and it brought the Packers back within seven points of the Jets at 14-7. However, New York’s Andre Roberts returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, giving the Jets their two-touchdown lead back.