The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints turned in a potential Game of the Year candidate on Thursday night as the host team held on for a 42-34 victory at Lambeau Field in the NFL's season-opening contest. In case anyone was unable to catch the entire game, the NFL was able to squeeze a majority of the big plays into the highlight video embedded below.
The most impressive play, perhaps, happened when Packers rookie Randall Cobb tied an NFL record with his 108-yard kickoff return that eventually resulted in a touchdown. It was Cobb's second touchdown of the night -- a night that put the receiver/returner out of Kentucky on the map, according to SB Nation's Brian Floyd -- and set up a memorable back-and-forth to end the game.
The Saints had one final chance to tie the game following an impressive two-minute drill from Drew Brees and Co., but the Packers were able to make a stand at the goal line to escape with a 'W' in their first game since winning the Super Bowl.
Watching the highlights over again, the morning after, that game is going to be tough to match -- at least in terms of big plays -- this season. I'll gladly tune in on Sunday to see if any other game is able to come close, however.