The odds are against every quarterback in that situation, even Rodgers. At that moment, Rodgers’ latest miracle comeback seemed imminent. Adams earlier caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Rodgers.
That was more than enough time for Rodgers. But not only did the Green Bay Packers receiver come back to play in Week 5, he made the biggest play, hauling in the winning touchdown pass. “We’ve got to look forward”. It seemed nearly academic after that.
Rodgers runs for 18 yards to get the Packers to the Cowboys’ 12 with about 29 seconds left. “I got down the sideline and put us in a position to win the game”.
The idea: I’ll take QB1 down three with about two minutes left and take my chances. That includes a 12-yard score with 11 seconds to play to give Green Bay the lead on the way to a four-point win.
Terry Bradshaw said he thinks Elliott, who did have his second 100-yard rushing game of the season Sunday, has been distracted by his off-field issues: “Don’t think that he just walks into that locker room and they just talk about football”. Their lone defeat came on the road against the Falcons. He caught seven passes for 66 yards, including two in the final drive, just over a week after getting knocked out of Green Bay’s win over Chicago. It fell to the ground incomplete, stopping the clock and allowing the Packers to preserve their final timeout.
Turns out, that was too much time.
The only sign Rodgers couldn’t just do whatever he wanted on the last drive was it took two tosses to Adams to finish it right.
With the loss, Dallas falls to 2-3 on the year, while Green Bay moves to 4-1.
“It’s definitely very frustrating, but you know, we knew the type of caliber player that Aaron Rogers is and we’ve seen it the few times that we’ve played him”, Ezekiel Elliott said after the game.
The Cowboys and Eagles don’t meet until Week 11.
All in all, this was one of the most entertaining games in a long time for Packers fans. After that, they host the Chiefs and visit the Falcons before their first shot at the Eagles. He also played his first clean game of the season, and the result is Baltimore, at 3-2 and again tied with Pittsburgh atop the division, heading home to host the Bears on short rest.