All Hail The Packers: 61-Yard Rodgers-To-Rodgers Pass Beats The Lions At 0:00
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.
— Evan Siegle (@PGevansiegle) December 4, 2015
''And to think, we missed The Wiz Live for... THIS." pic.twitter.com/htjv9jasrU
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) December 4, 2015
Crazy: Richard Rodgers' dad threw 2 laterals in Cal's defeat of Stanford when the band was on the field. pic.twitter.com/ll2mpa5lPW
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 4, 2015
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