GREEN BAY – No one would have predicted it would take the Packers into the first minute of the fourth quarter to score their first touchdown of 2018.
But once they broke the ice, the comeback was on.
Third-year wide receiver Geronimo Allison was the star of the series that made the comeback possibilities feel real in the 24-23 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.
On the eight-play, 81-yard drive that is the Chevy Drive of the Week, Allison caught passes on three consecutive snaps to close the third quarter, gaining 15, 12 and 1 yard to get the Packers near midfield. The first catch was the most crucial, as it came on third-and-14 with the Packers on their own 15-yard line and moved the chains.
Then, on the third snap of the fourth quarter after WR Randall Cobb caught a 10-yard pass and RB Ty Montgomery an 8-yarder, QB Aaron Rodgers bought a little bit of time in the pocket and fired deep down the right side to Allison, who had top Bears CB Kyle Fuller running with him step-for-step. The throw was perfect, and Allison’s diving catch in the back of the end zone cut Green Bay’s deficit to 20-10.
The Packers had finally found the end zone, and they had a chance.