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Remembering "The Improbable Bobble"


This week, we go back to November 6, 2000. Mike Sherman's first year as Packers coach got off to a rocky start. 

They were just 3-5 when the Minnesota Vikings came to Lambeau Field on a rainy Monday night. Minnesota was on the verge of winning at the end of regulation, lining up for a 33-yard field goal with just 8 seconds left. But holder Mitch Berger bobbled the wet snap, and his ill-advised pass downfield was intercepted, sending the game to overtime. 

The Packers won the toss and took the ball, reaching midfield on a 22-yard pass from Brett Favre to Bill Schroeder to convert third-and-9. 

Three plays later, on third-and-four, Antonio Freeman made one of the most incredible catches in the history of the Packers, not allowing Favre’s pass to hit the grass, despite the ball almost touching wet grass several times.

Freeman himself was perhaps the only one in the building who knew the ball was still alive when he gathered himself off the ground and ran in for the winning score. 

“The Improbable Bobble” helped spur Green Bay on into winning five of their final seven games. 


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