Posted January 05, 2014

Aaron Rodgers incredible 4th-down completion sets up Green Bay touchdown

Green Bay Packers, NFC North, NFC West, NFL Playoffs, San Francisco 49ers
Aaron Rodgers turned a sure sack into a much-needed completion.

Aaron Rodgers turned a sure sack into a much-needed completion. (Mike Roemer/AP)

As part of Texas A&M’s thrilling bowl win on New Year’s Eve, Johnny Manziel pulled off a miraculous escape from pressure to throw a touchdown pass. Aaron Rodgers turned in a pretty decent impression of that play during Sunday’s wild-card round game against the 49ers.

On a 4th-and-2 from the San Francisco 30, down by three, Rodgers dodged what looked like a sure sack — and what easily could have turned into a fumble — to throw a 26-yard completion to Randall Cobb. Two plays later, fullback John Kuhn plunged into the end zone for a touchdown.

Rodgers had to escape the grasp of Ray McDonald so he could get his throw off, with Ahmad Brooks also bearing down on him.

The play, courtesy of Bleacher Report:

Give an assist on that amazing effort to Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith. Just as McDonald reached Rodgers, Dietrich-Smith pulled him off the Packers’ QB with a grab of McDonald’s shoulder.

No flag was thrown on the rather blatant hold.

5 comments
x72
x72

lol the pea you ess ess why had to wear sleeves and the visiting team QB did not. Tells you a lot about those individuals as men.

Richard--Ramirez
Richard--Ramirez

There were a lot of no calls that really benefited the packers but this one was disgraceful.

EdNoneofyourbiz
EdNoneofyourbiz

Actually, McDonald was grabbed around the neck, and it was blatant (as you indicated).


I can understand the refs missing it, at full speed.


However, I can't imagine how the announcers missed it. 

RachelRussell
RachelRussell

@x72 It does say a lot. It says Rodgers felt he had nothing to prove as a man, yet crappydick did.