Taking a page out of the 1985 Bears’ playbook, the Green Bay Packers have given the ball to a defensive tackle at the goal line.
B.J. Raji, the Packers’ 337-pound nose tackle, lined up at fullback today at Lambeau Field and took a handoff, plunged into the line and fell forward into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown. It was a play reminiscent of the touchdowns that William “The Refrigerator” Perry used to score for the Bears.
The Packers have taken a 7-0 lead over the Buccaneers as they attempt to improve their record to 10-0. The way Green Bay is playing, having a defensive tackle play fullback isn’t the only reason they deserve to be compared to the ’85 Bears.