Squirrel Becomes Star of Packers Game
(CBSSports) Oddly enough, there aren't many animals that come running onto the field in the middle of NFL games. You'd think with the giant swaths of grass present we'd see more squirrels and stuff crossing the white lines.
It usually happens once a year or so in an NFC North game, though. And we got some varmint action on Sunday during the Colts-Packers game, causing everyone to lose their minds.
The squirrel caused a stoppage in play by sprinting on the field and running wild and free.
When that happened, everyone on Twitter lost their minds because it's 2016 and there was a squirrel on the field.
Originally it was just "hey, there's a squirrel" type alerts.
Squirrel on the field. Just so you know.
SQUIRREL ON THE FIELD
The officials just stopped play in Green Bay because there was a squirrel in the end zone. I guess it’s technically a streaker on the field.
That squirrel separates better than Green Bay’s receivers.
At least the squirrel seems capable of beating man coverage.
Colts/Packers squirrel snap count: 1
Huuuuuuuuuuge fantasy day for Squirrelly.
NFL Ratings surge as league floods fields with squirrels.
Jokes about the squirrel separating better than Green Bay's receivers doesn't take into account that he'd be a running back by Week 12.
Then everyone started scouting the squirrel.
Impressive 40 and agility by Unknown Squirrel. Need to watch more tape of this division-tree prospect, but he looks like a climber
Squirrel had deceptive speed.
Including NFL on CBS analyst Phil Simms, who dropped some solid squirrel knowledge and breakdown on the broadcast.
Squirrels are generally gross and annoying, especially when they throw acorns at you while hanging out in trees. But largely they have been pretty awesome when they run onto the field at football games and wreak havoc.