Packers' Jarrett Boykin Scores TD on Bizarre Play

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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2013

Plays don't get much weirder than what happened between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.

The Bears' Julius Peppers hit Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the ball went past the line of scrimmage.

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Nearly everyone on the field thought it was going to be ruled an incomplete pass, but Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin made a smart play by picking the ball up and taking it in for an easy touchdown.

Most of the players, including members of the offense, thought the play was dead. However, Boykin and Rodgers were alert enough to keep the play going. Boykin was credited with a 15-yard fumble recovery for the score.

The play was upheld after review, which gave Green Bay a 10-7 lead late in the second quarter.

In a winner-take-all Week 17 game for the NFC North, this bizarre play could go a long way in deciding who makes the playoffs.

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