With the Green Bay Packers down 21-3 in Washington late in the first half, Aaron Rodgers finally hit on a big play. On first down from the Packers’ 36-yard line, Rodgers hooked up with Geronimo Allison, matched up with Josh Norman in coverage wide to the right.
Allison threw a double-move to the inside, shaking free of Norman’s coverage. Rodgers hit the wide-open receiver perfectly in stride with a deep ball, and Allison ran untouched to the end zone for the Packers’ first touchdown of the day.
Here’s a look at the play:
On the isolated camera angle on Allison and Norman, you can see that he was playing outside technique, seemingly expecting safety help over the middle. That help never came, allowing Allison to get free. Check out Norman’s coverage in the clip below:
Allison TD - certainly looked like Norman was expecting Swearinger to be helping him inside. Swearinger bit up on something, allowed Allison to run right by him. pic.twitter.com/FA9epkmlVe— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) September 23, 2018
This score pulled the Packers within two possessions, making the score 21-10 in favor of Washington. The Packers would allow another touchdown on the ensuing drive, however, extending the lead to 28-10 shortly before halftime.