Desperate Packers win on Hail Mary
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The ever so desperate Green Bay Packers stunned the Detroit Lions on a Hail Mary from Aaron Rodgers to Richard Rodgers. Given one more chance on the facemask penalty committed by Devin Taylor, Aaron Rodgers scrambled around waiting for his receivers to get to the end zone and chucked the ball 65 yards in the air caught by Richard Rodgers, miraculously for the win. That play capped off a 20 point comeback in which the Packers trailed 20-0 with 6 minutes in the third quarter.
The Lions started off the game rolling and on their first two possessions scored a 51-yard field goal and a touchdown. Matthew Stafford found a wide-open Eric Ebron from the 3-yard line, which was led to by a 36-yard rush by Ameer Abdullah. Green Bay’s next possession lasted only one play when Rodgers threw a pass too high intended for James Jones and fell into Detroit safety Glover Quin’s hands and returned it 24 yards to the Packers 17-yardline. It took only one play and 6 seconds for Detroit to score as Stafford found star receiver Calvin Johnson, who made a fabulous catch over Sam Shields. the score was 17-0 Lions at halftime.
The Lions scored a field goal on their first drive in the second half to go up 20-0. Then the Pack’s offense was rocking. They drove down the field on John Crockett’s first two carries of his career and a 26 yard slant to R. Rodgers. Green Bay scored when James Starks fumbled inside the 6 and was recovered by Randall Cobb in the end zone for a touchdown. On the Lions next play from scrimmage Julius Peppers stripped the ball from Stafford and was recovered by rookie Jake Ryan. On third and goal at the 8 A. Rodgers found Davante Adams and Green Bay was only down by a score. The defense let the Lions score on a field goal on a series of mishaps including an offside penalty by Peppers. On the Packers next possession A. Rodgers scored a 16 yard touchdown to bring the game within two points. With 3 minutes left, the Lions got the ball back and wasted clock. The Packers retained possession, needing to score with 23 seconds left. On their first play Rodgers threw an incomplete pass to Davante Adams to stop the clock at 16 seconds. Then Rodgers tried to find Jared Abbrederis but came up short stopping the clock with 6 seconds. Then Rodgers found James Jones and the laterals started and when the ball got to A. Rodgers Devin Taylor face masked Rodgers to have one last chance. Next, Rodgers threw the ball 65 yards in the air to Richard Rodgers who caught it in the end zone to cap of the amazing comeback win.