DETROIT — As the game on Thursday night, December 3rd between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions went on, no one really thought the Packers were going to be able to pull out a win vs. Detroit.
Some Packers fans may have even turned off the game at halftime — frustrated with the 17-0 score. Except for the die hard Green Bay fans, of course.
The Packers were down for the entire first half of the game. The Packers didn’t score until late in the third quarter — scoring their first points with 5:44 left in the third when James Starks fumbled and Randall Cobb recovered it in the end zone.
Then, Aaron Rodgers perfectly lofted a 17-yard pass over linebacker Josh Bynes to Davante Adams for his first TD reception this season to pull the Packers within six points late in the third.
The Packers got one more shot to win after Detroit defensive end Devin Taylor was called for grabbing Aaron Rodgers’ face mask on a tackle on what would have been the last play of the game.
Aaron Rodgers then launched a 61-yard Hail Mary pass into the end zone — and it was caught by Richard Rodgers.
That 61-yard TD Pass is the longest game-winning, game-ending Hail Mary in NFL history — according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The 61 air yards also are the most air yards on a touchdown in the past 10 seasons.
Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend, Olivia Munn, was watching — and had the perfect response to that perfect throw on Twitter:
Munn has been dating Rodgers since early 2014.