If the Green Bay Packers season is going to firmly turn around toward a major postseason run then the night of Thursday, December 3 will be remembered forever. Heck it will be remembered forever anyway.
Let's be honest Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers with 0:00 on the clock in Detroit will be remembered as the play of the year. Consider the circumstances. The Lions built a 20-0 lead. After cutting the Lions lead to 23-21, the Packers kicked the ball off back to the Lions, who proceeded to take the clock down to 30 seconds before punting back over to Green Bay. It looked like all was lost.
Then on a miracle third and 10, Lions defensive lineman Devin Taylor had Rodgers in his sights. As he was trying to grab the quarterback for a takedown, Rodgers started moving out of the way. As a result, Taylor's hand grazed the face-mask of Rodgers, and the lineman ended up pulling the quarterback down by the shoulder pad. However, the refs flagged Taylor for a 15-yard face-mask penalty, giving Green Bay the ball at the 39.
That set up this incredible moment. A play that will be remembered for years to come. Will it send the Packers on their way to a deep playoff run? We shall see. The Packers need the Vikings to lose this week in order to reclaim first place in the NFC North.