Green Bay Packers Score Deep Touchdown Using Referee as ‘Blocker,’ NFL Fans Sound Off

by Quentin Blount

NFL fans are sounding off on social media after the Green Bay Packers scored on a deep touchdown pass where one of the referees got in the way.

Green Bay was held scoreless in the first quarter for the first time all season. However, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling quickly made up for that.

On the first play of the second quarter, Valdes-Scantling caught a deep ball from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Valdes-Scantling beat Jaguars cornerback Sidney Jones off the line of scrimmage and Rodgers hit him in stride at about the Jacksonville 35-yard line. After making the catch, Valdes-Scantling cut across the field and began making his way to the end zone. Shortly after, one of the game’s referees ran into Jaguars safety Jarrod Wilson. As a result, Valdez-Scantling was able to get to the end zone untouched.

That touchdown play was the Packers‘ longest catch of the season.

“78 yards to @MVS__11! TOUCHDOWN #JAXvsGB | #GoPackGo,” the Packers official Twitter account wrote.

Twitter Sounds Off After Green Bay Packers Touchdown

NFL fans were quick to make light of the situation on social media. One user sent a tweet to the Packers saying “ref with the lead block we love to see it.”

Another fan poked fun at the ref as well for running into the Jags defender and falling down. “Rip the ref,” he says.

Even the official Subway account got in on the fun. They sent a tweet to the Packers saying “great block attempt ref.”

One fan claims superstitiously that Valdez-Scantling only performs well when fans and the media are bad talking him.

“Seems when we talk s— about him, he does good,” the fan wrote on Twitter. He decided to double down on that train of thought in the final part of his tweet. “MVS SUCKS!! CUT HIM!” he said.