Aaron Rodgers has thrown a 60-yard Hail Mary to Richard Rodgers on the final play of the game to give the Green Bay Packers a spectacular 27-23 win more than the Lions in Detroit.
Right after a face mask penalty against Detroit on the preceding play gave the Packers one particular last chance on Friday (AEDT), Rodgers scrambled to his right and fired a bomb into the finish zone and the Packers’ tight end created a two-handed grab.
Rodgers passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a 17-yard scramble for Green Bay (8-4), who rallied from a 20-point deficit. Richard Rodgers caught eight passes for 162 yards.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw two early touchdown passes for the Lions (four-8), who nearly swept the Packers for the 1st time in 24 years.
Calvin Johnson caught his 15th career touchdown pass against Green Bay, a record for an opponent, while Matt Prater added three field targets.
Prater’s 34-yarder with 8:54 left in the third quarter gave Detroit a 20- lead.
The Packers necessary very good fortune to finally break through in the course of their ensuing possession.
Operating back James Starks fumbled at the Lions’ 5 yard line but the ball bounced forward and wide receiver Randall Cobb pounced on it in the finish zone.
Green Bay scored once again with four:06 left in the quarter right after forcing a turnover. Linebacker Julius Peppers created a strip sack against Stafford and linebacker Jake Ryan recovered at the Lions’ 12.
On third down, Rodgers located wide receiver Davante Adams more than the middle for an eight-yard score to make it 20-14.
Prater’s 42-yard field goal restored a two-score lead for the Lions with 7:06 left but te Packers responded with Rodgers’ rushing touchdown with 3:04 remaining.
Stafford completed a 29-yard pass to wide receiver TJ Jones on third-and-12 to extend Detroit’s subsequent possession and the Packers did not get the ball back till 23 seconds remained.
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