VIDEO: Remembering When Jarrett Boykin Scored a Crazy Fumble Recovery TD Against the Bears
By Zach Brunner
The historic rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears has created endless memorable moments. One of the more recent, unique moments was when Jarrett Boykin recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown, when everyone else thought the play was dead.
Pass-rushing legend Julius Peppers was coming off the edge for Chicago. He quickly made his way to Aaron Rodgers, knocking the ball out when he attempted to pass. Rodgers’ hand was empty when it was coming forward, which means the ball on the grass was live.
It appeared Rodgers was the only one on the field who knew this, aside from the refs. So, when Boykin casually picked up the ball and stood there, Rodgers told the speedy receiver to get to the end zone.
This may have been one of the strangest touchdowns in Packers' history. However, it still resulted in six points against a tough defense.
The Bears had to be really kicking themselves following the game, too, because the Packers would go on to win by only five points, 33-28. To make matters even worse for Chicago, this was a Week 17 game that decided the NFC North, ultimately clinched on a late-game touchdown pass from Rodgers.
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