Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was talked into the late-game gamble against the Chicago Bears by his own players, which resulted in a match-winning touchdown from Randall Cobb, reports NFL.com.
With four minutes and 41 seconds remaining of the weekend clash at Soldier Field, and the Packers facing a fourth-and-1 on their own 22-yard line, McCarthy planned for his team to punt, on the assumption that there was still enough time for them to get the ball back.
But, as referees measured the line to gain, players started to pester the 50-year-old, so much so that he changed his mind in favour of going with the Packers star's instinct that they could gain a yard.
"It was fourth-and-1 and we kind of had to talk coach into letting us go for it," guard T.J. Lang told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"When we came to that first fourth down and coach was calling the punt team out, we were like, 'No, let us get this'. This is our time, this is our moment.
"We were able to come through in that moment. Later on we had another fourth down and everybody was calm. Go out there and handle your job and make some plays."
Fullback John Kuhn gained the yard, and two fourth downs later, Cobb was dancing in the end zone after connecting to an Aaron Rodgers pass, securing a memorable 33-28 victory.
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