Packers execute two minute drill to perfection in win at Dallas
ARLINGTON, Texas. - Trailing 31-28 with 1:13 to play at AT&T Stadium, the Packers put the game in the hands of star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and to no surprise, No. 12 and the Green Bay offense delivered.
"Aaron Rodgers on a 2 minute drill, just don’t know what else to say," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "I need to expand my vocabulary, just a great job by Aaron, the whole structure of the offense, the scramble play was big and obviously the touchdown throw was outstanding."
In total, the final touchdown drive of the game went for nine plays and 75 yards in a total of 1:02. For the second straight season, Rodgers leading his team to victory, this time with a 12-yard touchdown pass to receiver Davante Adams. After the first red zone pass fell incomplete, the duo deciding to try it a second time and the result led to the team's second fourth quarter comeback at the venue in the past year.
"He looked at me and said let’s do it again," Adams said. "He threw a perfect ball, I really didn’t have to do much, he makes my job easy, obviously we’ve been putting in a lot of work where we can have that camaraderie and trust built up and it worked out."
Rodgers has made a habit of late game comebacks, leading the team to five in the past three seasons. The most recent, a game-tying touchdown drive against Cincinnati (27-24 OT win) and a game-winning overtime possession which followed in week 3 of the season at Lambeau Field.
"The genius and the beauty in those situations is the moment comes down to the little things executed perfectly," Rodgers said. "The protection was great, the run blocking was great, Marty (Bennett) did a great job catching that ball at his ankles. It was important plays at the most important times, that’s why I’m really proud of those guys."
While it still amazes the millions of fans watching in the stadium or on television, in the locker room, it's just another day at the office with Rodgers at the helm.
"He's the greatest of all-time," cornerback Damarious Randall said.
"We’ve been there before, in this building so when you’ve got No. 12 back there it allows you to be a little more calm," Adams said. "You know he’s going to take full control of the offense and the game, and he orchestrated a beautiful drive there. Looks really easy, it’s not always as easy as he makes it look."