Moment 6 Crazy Comeback

Crazy Comeback
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September 12, 1982

Down 23-0 at halftime, the Packers battle back to beat the LA Rams, 35-23, at Milwaukee County Stadium in the biggest comeback in team history.

It was the ’82 opener, and the historic day helped the Packers get off to a 2-0 start before a two-month players’ strike shortened the season.

The furious second-half rally, which allowed the Packers to win despite six turnovers, featured three touchdown passes by Lynn Dickey, two to tight end Paul Coffman and one to receiver James Lofton. Running back Eddie Lee Ivery also rushed for two scores. Ivery finished with 17 carries for 109 yards while the receiving corps was led by John Jefferson’s six catches for 116 yards.

The rally wouldn’t be matched until 2013, when the Packers tied it, coming back from down 26-3 in Dallas to beat the Cowboys, 37-36, with backup Matt Flynn at quarterback.
Crazy Comeback
Photo credit: Harmann Studios