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Aaron Rodgers' Last-Gasp Hail Mary Touchdown In Detroit Never Gets Old

Aaron Rodgers' Last-Gasp Hail Mary Touchdown In Detroit Never Gets Old

Aaron Rodgers' 61-yard touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions four years ago will never become boring.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback launched an insane pass from his own half all the way to the Lions end zone.

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His namesake Richard Rodgers came down with the catch to complete the 'Miracle in Motown' and one of the most remarkable finishes to a game in NFL history.

It was the last play of the game at Ford Field in December 2015 and Green Bay trailed by two points with the ball on their own 39-yard line.

Rodgers took the snap, escaped pressure from Detroit's three-man rush and rolled to his right.

His eyes were fixed firmly down the field as his band of receivers sprinted down to the Lions end zone.

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Rodgers steadied himself and left it all out on the field to fling the ball from Green Bay's 35-yard line all the way to the other end of the field.

Packers receivers and Lions defenders jostled for position in the end zone as the ball spiralled in the air on it's way down the field.

And at the very last moment, tight end Richard Rodgers used his larger frame to barge into the mix.

He somehow came down with the ball, despite the attention of five Detroit defenders and the Packers claimed an amazing 27-23 victory over their NFC North rivals.


Ford Field was stunned into silence as Packers players sprinted down the field to celebrate the miraculous ending.

There was a pile of Packers bodies in the end zone as team-mates piled on top of tight end Rodgers.

It cemented Rodgers' status as the best quarterback in the league at the time, and Hail Mary passes are something he has become famed for.

Later the same season, the Green Bay quarterback threw a 41-yard bomb to Jeff Janis to force the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals into overtime.

And Rodgers was at it again in the playoffs the following year, finding Randall Cobb with another Hail Mary pass in the dying seconds of the first half against the New York Giants.

Nobody has ever thrown the deep ball better than the Packers' No 12, and nobody probably ever will.

Sunni Upal

Sunni Upal is editor at SPORTbible

 

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