I’m not a Green Bay Packers fan, but I’ve always respected the franchise. I’ve also always thought the Lambeau Leap was a fantastic tradition that connected the players on the team to the die-hard fans closest to the action on the field.
On Sunday, Donald Driver – easily one of the most likable players in the entire NFL – scored a touchdown with 12:36 remaining in Green Bay’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The four-yard touchdown reception made the score 21-12, and the Packers would eventually win the game 24-15.
The above photo was snapped during Driver’s celebration, and it’s pretty much perfect (click on it to expand to a bigger size). The veteran receiver is clearly excited to have scored his second touchdown of the season, and the fans in the photo (including the one on the left flashing a little metal) are equally as fired up.
It’s just a fantastic sports photo. It tops my list of favorite NFL photos so far this season. And after the gruesome still shots of South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore’s mangled leg from Saturday, this shot of Driver and the fans at Lambeau made me feel a whole lot better.