Aaron Rodgers threw a walk-off 61-yard touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers with no time remaining as the Green Bay Packers claimed an unlikely 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions in the NFL on Thursday.
The Packers trailed 20-0 early in the third quarter and seemed all but beaten until they rallied in one of the greatest comebacks in Green Bay history.
Two fumbles turned the game around. First there was a fumble by Packers running back James Starks, which Randall Cobb fell on in the end zone. That was followed by a strip-sack of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford by Julius Peppers to get the Packers back into the game.
Detroit were aiming for their fourth straight win after triumphing at Lambeau Field on November 15 for the first time since 1991. They had play-offs on their mind and had it won until a questionable facemask penalty on Lions defensive end Devin Taylor gave quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers one untimed down.
And the Packers QB worked his magic, evading a game-ending sack to pick out Richard Rodgers in the end-zone as the Lions were left stunned.
"We've been on the flipside of that," Aaron Rodgers told CBS Sports after the Packers improved to 8-4. "That's the most amazing game of my life. To be a part of that, never give up. I can't believe Richard got it.
"That's the greatest feeling I've had in a long time."
Rodgers was sacked three times, but managed to complete 24 of 36 pass attempts for 273 yards, while Stafford finished 23 of 35 for 220 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions dropped to 4-8.