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Ty Montgomery Explains Why He Returned Late Kickoff vs. Rams

Aaron Rodgers in the huddle with his teammates.

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers huddles with his team at AT&T Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers were so close to ending the Los Angeles Rams' perfect season. In fact, the fourth quarter was scripted perfectly for them to mount another game-winning drive in the final minutes.

Then, Ty Montgomery inexplicably returned the Packers' kickoff with about two minutes remaining. Instead of playing it safe and taking a knee, the versatile tailback tried to make the biggest play of the game.

Unfortunately, he fumbled and eliminated any chance of Rodgers leading a masterful drive for the win.

Everyone watching the epic showdown was wondering what was going on in his mind. Well, Packers reporter Rob Demovsky revealed that Montgomery's decision was impacted by the fear that the ball would be too close to the goal line.

However, many thought Montgomery was trying to prove to the coaching staff that he deserves more snaps. After all, the former Stanford product admits he wasn't happy with being on the bench late in the game.

Regardless of the reasoning behind the play, Montgomery and the Packers will have to focus on the task ahead.

This Sunday, Green Bay will play against the New England Patriots.