VIDEO: Remembering When Aaron Rodgers Pulled Off the Miracle in Motown

Zach Brunner
Remembering when Aaron Rodgers pulled of the "Miracle in Motown."
Remembering when Aaron Rodgers pulled of the "Miracle in Motown." / NFL/YouTube
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One of the most memorable plays in recent NFL history will forever be known as the "Miracle in Motown." Just saying the name sends chills down the spines of Detroit Lions fans, then typically bring a level of hatred towards Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Running for his life in the backfield, Rodgers was able to pull off the unthinkable, successfully completing a 61-yard Hail Mary for the win against the divisional foe. To make the memory even more painful for Lions fans, the play never should have happened. This was an untimed down, following a facemask penalty on Detroit the play prior.

After evading the rush, Rodgers launched the ball about 70 yards into a pack of players in the end zone. Tight end Richard Rodgers showed off his basketball skills, looking like Giannis Antetokounmpo skying up for a rebound.

The Rodgers to Rodgers touchdown was successful, as was the massive dog pile on the tight end after the score. Fans at Ford Field and at home watched in awe. While it's not surprising that the Lions lost a game in the final seconds, this play was incredible, no matter which side you were on.


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