GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Randall Cobb and the Green Bay Packers removed the unbeaten condition of the Arizona Cardinals by winning 24-21 Thursday, thanks to a key interception suffered by Kyler Murray late.
The Cardinals looked as if they would put together their eighth win of the season, but Murray saw his delivery intercepted on second and goal, with 12 seconds remaining.RELATED
AJ Green didn’t expect the pass to go to him. He never turned around, and Rasul Douglas was there to grab the ball in the corner of the end zone.
It was a great night for some little-known Packers players. Douglas was added to the roster of active players just three weeks ago, when the team needed help in high school.
He began the season on the Cardinals practice team.
“That’s what I love about this team,” Rodgers said. “This guy who did the interception was with them for four weeks. I was in the street. We brought it in and made it the headline. He’s a great guy who has adapted really well to our system. It’s unbelievable that he made such a play with 15 seconds left. “
With that, he was the hero of Thursday night’s game.
Cobb’s work was also oxygen for Green Bay, which lacked its two main receivers. Davante Adams and Allen Lazard were placed on the COVID-19 list for the week. Cobb, 31, responded with two touchdowns, both with difficult catches in traffic.
“The passing attack was tough at times, but Cobby had a couple of great touchdown catches,” Rodgers said.
Green Bay (7-1) has won seven straight games after losing the opener. Arizona (7-1) was looking to set a franchise record, with its best streak at the start of a season.
Instead, he settled for matching the mark established in 1974.