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Packers take 24-23 lead on magnificent 75-yard Randall Cobb touchdown

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Improbable? Yes.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s third and ten from the Green Bay Packers’ 25-yard line. Aaron Rodgers threw the ball. Randall Cobb caught it eleven yards down the field. He shook off one defender and took the football another 64 yards to the end zone, scoring a 75-yard touchdown and giving the Packers their first touchdown of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

It was one of the most improbable plays you’ll see. Just seconds earlier, Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller dropped a sure interception after Davante Adams was knocked down by another Chicago defensive back. Giving Rodgers another chance was a poor plan.

This catch-and-run by Cobb gave him nine catches for 142 yards on the day, and it was the longest receiving touchdown of his career. It also pushed Aaron Rodgers to 20-for-29 on the day, with 286 yards and three touchdowns.

Here’s a look at the play from NFL.com:

The Bears have just over two minutes to go to try to take the lead back.