Green Bay, Wis. – Five days ago, Christian Watson He did not have any touchdown catches. After five football quarters, he’s had four of them.
He followed up his three-game game last Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys with another TD in the first quarter of the Green Bay Packers’ Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans.
Watson also caught an 8-yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter.
The last Packers rookie receiver with at least four touchdown catches in a season was James Lofton, who had six in 1978.
And while all of this is new to a second-round rookie pick, it came on an old play for Rodgers — and all of his last five touchdown passes have gone to Watson.
Rodgers caught the Giants with 12 men down the field and floated the ball to Watson on the left side of the end zone for a contested catch over the cornerback. Christian Fulton.
It was Rodgers’ 17th career pass made to free plays—be it defensive tackles or too many men on the field. It was Rodgers’ first such touchdown this season and the first since last Christmas against the Cleveland Browns. Nobody has had more than five downs since 2008.
The Titans blocked the extra point to take a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.
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– Green Bay Packers November 18, 2022