The old man can still catch.
Marcedes Lewis, the Green Bay Packers’ 36-year-old tight end, might have gotten away with a push off, but when the ball arrived, his hands were soft as a sponge.
TE Mercedes Lewis twists for a TD pic.twitter.com/338XzCZ
— Green Bay Packers (@Packers) Sept. 27, 2020
And the result was a 19-yard touchdown catch that gave the Packers a 27-20 lead with 2:17 left in the third quarter.
Lewis, the 15th-year veteran, has mostly been used as a blocker, but this was his second touchdown catch and his two-plus seasons with the Packers.
While Allen Lazard was doing the damage deep with a pair of deep ball catches, the old reliable Lewis came through on third-and-2 when the Packers needed to keep pace in a shootout game.