Rubley, who had umbled the snap on his irst play rom scrimmage, called the play in the huddle rom Coach Holmgren a quarterback sneak. Holmgren wanted to get a irst down, run the clock down, setup a ield goal and escape with a road win Un ortunately, Mr. Rubley had other ideas.As he got to the line o scrimmage, he saw the ikings stacking the box and decided to audible to a pass. He ound nobody open, but threw the ball anyway and it was intercepted. The ikings then took the ball down the ield and won the game as time ran out on a Re eiz ield goal.A ter the game, Rubley would say he had no problem with the decision to audible and would do it again, since he thought he was doing what he had been coached to do. “We’re sick and tired o uad Re eiz deciding the outcome o the game,” Wol said.
“All this B.S., ‘Wait until next year,’ is meaningless. The bottom line is, when you’re playing a di ision opponent, you ha e to beat that di ision opponent. I don’t care where it is.”The ugly loss seemed to spark the Packers, as they would go on to win six o their last se en games to inish 11-5 and win the di ision title or the irst time since 1972. or those o you who still eel the need to ent your anger, there is a acebook page? or those who despise T.J Rubley. ? 2000, The Immaculate De lectionOn a cold, windy, rainy, No ember Monday night at Lambeau ield, one o the most amazing and improbable catches in N L history sent the Packers home a winner. The Packers came into the game under rookie head coach Mike Sherman with a 3-5 record, while the ikings were 7-1.Despite being hea y underdogs and being thoroughly outplayed statistically by the ikings, the Packers somehow ound themsel es tied with the ikings at the end o regulation.
It was mostly the ikings doing, as they committed i e turno ers in the game, including threeinterceptions by Dante Culpepper.The ikes were also lagged or 11 penalties, one o which would earn ikings WR Chris Carter a $5000 ine or kicking Packers CB Mike McKenzie. But the ikings holder couldn't handle the wet ball, bobbling it be ore reco ering and trying to throw a pass.His throwing wasn't any better, as it was intercepted by Tyrone Williams to orce the game into o ertime. The Packers won the toss and marched down to the ikings 43-yard line, where they had a 3rd-and-4. The play call was a quick slant, but as the teams lined up, with the ikings Chris Dishman showing blitz, reeman yelled to a re and made a motion indicating he was going to run a slant and go.Despite the dri ing rain and strong winds, a re went along with the plan and threw the ball deep to reeman. But Dishman did not blitz and was there to de lect the loating pass that was being knocked around by the wind.