Packers Beat Lions With 61-Yard Hail Mary TD on Final Untimed Down (Video)
After suffering a tough loss last Thursday on Thanksgiving night, the Packers appeared as though they were on the verge of being handed back-to-back defeats to NFC North rivals…But then the Lions blew it in classic Lions fashion.
With a 23-21 lead and just 29 seconds remaining on the clock, the Lions were forced to punt the ball to the Packers, who had zero timeouts remaining. After gaining no yards on first and second down, Green Bay was facing a 3rd & 10 from their own 21-yard line, and seemingly down to their final play with only six seconds left—or so it seemed.
On that play, Aaron Rodgers completed a short pass, and after a few desperation laterals, the ball was back in his hands and he was taken down by the facemask by Lions defensive end Devin Taylor.
Fifteen-yard penalty! One more untimed down!
And on that untimed down, this happened:
Touchdown! Aaron Rodgers 61-yard Hail Mary to Richard Rodgers! Packers win, 27-23!
Just when it looked like the Lions were becoming good again and the Packers were done, the universe corrected itself and the Lions blew this crucial week 13 contest in typical Lions fashion.