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Packers Highlight Reel: Admiring Rodgers’ 39-yard TD Pass to Cobb

Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.

You might not see a better pass this season from Packers QB Aaron Rodgers than the one you saw to Randall Cobb in the fourth quarter on Sunday to seal the win against the Rams.

Packers fans are probably a little upset about all the injuries on this team right now, especially the latest news about Charles Woodson being out for up to six weeks.

If you’re one of those fans, take a minute and just watch Rodgers connecting with Cobb below. It’ll cheer you right up.

There. Feel better? Good.

That throw was Rodgers telling everyone else that he’s the MVP, dammit. And if you’re going to whisper about the MVP regressing and not playing like a MVP, well, then he’s going to unleash one of those and shut you up in a hurry.

Seriously, that was an amazing throw.

Sprinting to his left, Rodgers still manages to square his shoulders toward his target and release the ball quickly, right where it needed to go.

And watch Rodgers’ upper body while he’s on the run. There’s no jerky movement. His head remains up, eyes locked downfield. There is no sign of panic whatsoever.

If you didn’t see that Rodgers was being chased by several 300-pound men, you would think he’s just going through a drill against air on a warm August afternoon in training camp.

I’ll stop before I venture too far into hyperbole territory, but I think it’s important that we take the time to admire great plays every once in a while.

It’s easy to take great plays for granted because we get caught up in the highs and lows of a season and the week-to-week storylines on a team (especially injuries).

Rodgers to Cobb on Sunday was a great play. Maybe the best we’ll see all season.

Slow down and admire it for a while.

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam's writing on the Packers here.

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