Packers Vs Lions: Packers Pull Off Miracle In Motown

Packers Vs Lions: Packers Pull Off Miracle In Motown
Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy Mike Morbeck / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

Packers vs Lions: Aaron Rodgers threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers with no time left as the Green Bay Packers stunned the Detroit Lions with a 27-23 victory on Thursday night.


There was no shortage of controversy in this NFL Thursday night thriller. The game was extended for an untimed play after Detroit’s Devin Taylor was called out for grabbing Rodgers’ facemask on what would’ve otherwise been the last play. “I’m out of breath,” Aaron Rodgers said immediately after in a TV broadcast interview. “Most amazing game of my life. … When he caught it, I blacked out.”

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

Packers vs Lions: It was a miraculous win by the Packers after trailing 20-0 at one stage.

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The Packers (8-4) entered the game having lost four of their previous five games. The Lions (4-8), on a three game winning streak, failed to sweep the season series for the first time since 1991. Jim Caldwell, the Lions coach, rued the missed opportunity. “Tough one to lose. Those are the ones that eat at you. The guys are upset because they gave so much, but we needed one more play. It is never over in this league.”

Packers vs Lions: Detroit built a 20-0 lead when Matthew Stafford played with Calvin Johnson on his touchdown pass no 2 during the first quarter.

Aaron Rodgers led the Lions fightback when he scored on a 17-yard run with 3:04 left. By this time, the Packers were down by two points. Stay tuned for Packers vs Lions updates.