All Hail The Packers: 61-Yard Rodgers-To-Rodgers Pass Beats The Lions At 0:00
December 4 / Rick Chandler / SportsGrid
The Green Bay Packers have been on the other end of this (Golden Tate, Seahawks, anyone?). Aaron Rodgers' 61-yard desperation pass to Richard Rodgers in the end zone with no time remaining in the game was complete -- wot? -- to give the Pack a 27-23 win over the hard-luck Detroit Lions on TNF.
The pass came following a Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events for Detroit:
-- The game was over on the previous play when, with no time left, Rodgers was sacked by Devin Taylor. But Taylor's pinky finger grazed Rodger's helmet, and it drew a facemask penalty. So Green Bay got one more untimed play.
-- On the ensuing play, Rodgers completed a short pass, and a series of laterals then ensued -- with the ball eventually coming back to Rodgers, who heaved it into the end zone.
-- Richard Rodgers, fellow ex-Cal player, caught the ball in front of about three Lions defenders just inside the end zone.
-- Oh, irony ... Golden Tate plays for the Lions now, in case you forgot.