The Packers stole one from the Miami Dolphins Sunday with yet another late game comeback. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become nearly as adept at 4th quarter comebacks as his predecessor, Brett Favre, who made his reputation on them. Rodgers used some trickery this time, with a fake spike that he then threw to receiver Davante Adams. It moved the ball from the 16-yard line to the 4-yard line. The Packers next scored on a pass play from in close.
Every Miami defender, it seems, just assumed Rodgers would spike the ball with the clock ticking down under 16 seconds. Even Adams probably assumed Rodgers would spike it, at first. But he looked up at the last second. “Davante wasn’t looking at me initially, but after he saw me, probably moving, he looked and I threw it,” Rodgers told the Green Bay Press Gazette. The result: Green Bay over Miami 27-24.