"He Did What?!"
Lambeau Field has seen countless exhilarating moments, but there probably haven’t too many catches as eye-popping – and strange – as this game-winning one in November 2000. The Packers were 3-5 and playing at home against the 7-1 Vikings on Monday Night Football. After the Vikings botched a snap on a potential GW field goal late in regulation, Brett Favre and the Packers advanced the ball just past midfield in overtime. Then Favre took a snap and quickly lobbed a jump ball down the right sideline toward receiver Antonio Freeman, who was well-covered by Cris Dishman, a Minnesota defensive back. Dishman, who was 35 and in his final season, seemed poised to intercept the pass. The ball slipped through Dishman’s fingers, towards the turf, where Freeman had fallen down. Freeman got a hand on the ball, which bounced up; Freeman reached out, bobbled it, and brought it into his chest while still lying on his back. Meanwhile, Dishman had given up on the play – he was visibly chiding himself for missing the interception – just as Freeman rose, alluded a sliding Viking defender, and jogged into the end zone for a 26-20 Packers victory. It was undoubtedly among the most improbable catches ever made on Monday Night Football.