Packers Stop Lions with a Last Minute Hail Mary

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“I’m out of breath,” Aaron Rodgers ,quarterback for Green Bay Packers, said minutes later on the TV broadcast of the Detroit Lions v.s Green Bay Packers Football game. “Most amazing game of my life. … When he caught it, I blacked out.”


The game, held on December 3 2015 at Ford Field in Detroit Michigan, was extended for an untimed play after a face-mask penalty by Detroit Lions defensive end Devin Taylor on what would have been the final, lateral-happy play. Aaron Rodgers launched a 61 yard pass that was received by tight end Richard Rodgers for the game winning touchdown added ESPN

Aaron Rodgers launched the football from his own 35 yard line and Richard Rodgers caught it four yards deep in the end zone, meaning the ball flew nearly 70 yards in the air.

“The Packers answered the Lions’ long drive with one of their own. Receiver Randall Cobb put Green Bay on the board, albeit in an unorthodox way. On first-and-goal at the Detroit 8-yard-line, running back James Starks took the hand off from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but fumbled forward. Cobb recovered the fumble in the end zone for the score. With 5:53 remaining in the third quarter, the Lions are ahead 20-7.” stated

After Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford fumbled on the first play after Green Bay’s  touchdown, the Packers quickly scored. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers found receiver Davante Adams for a 8-yard touchdown. It was the second touchdown for Green Bay in a little more than a minute.With only about 4 minutes left in the third quarter, the Lions lead 20-14.1`

“Richard Rodgers, drifting toward the end zone while teammates and opponents crowded behind him, leaped and made the catch on the 61-yard play to give the Green Bay Packers a stunning 27-23 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.” according to

“I knew I was going to have to buy some time to allow them to get into the end zone I knew once I got outside the right that I was going to be able to set up and throw.” stated Aaron Rodgers.