Aaron Rodgers sacked again, fumbles, Cory Redding returns it for the TD. pic.twitter.com/7048vIOP7D— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) December 27, 2015
The Cardinals were getting plenty of pressure on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday and they finished a 38-8 victory with nine sacks, the most in a single game since they recorded 10 during the 1986 season.
The highlight of that success came in the middle of the fourth quarter.
Arizona’s Kareem Martin got a solid hit and forced a fumble on Rodgers, and defensive tackle Cory Redding knew exactly what to do with the loose ball.
On the run, the 318-pound lineman scooped the ball off the grass and rumbled for a 36-yard score — not before laying a stiff-arm and pancaking Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy to the ground.
By putting the Cardinals ahead 31-0, Redding became the 18th Cardinal to score a touchdown this season, which is the most for any NFL team. It was the 14th defensive touchdown for the Cardinals since head coach Bruce Arians took over, the most during that span.
Redding wasn’t even done there.
This is (we think) the Ric Flair strut.
Get it, Cory pic.twitter.com/ThzgmXmmll
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 27, 2015
If you recall, Redding was inches from scoring a touchdown on an interception return against the Detroit Lions back on Oct. 11. He went 30 yards the other way but was tripped just short of the end zone by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
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