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Cheese Curds, 12/4: Reactions to and fallout from Packers' Hail Mary victory in Detroit

Want to relive last night's craziness? We look back at the game from a number of angles in the morning's curds.

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While we revel in the absurdity of last night's victory, it's worth remembering that there was plenty that went wrong on Thursday night to put the Green Bay Packers in a position to need a hail mary to beat the Lions at Ford Field. Still, a remarkable turnaround by the defense after an abysmal first quarter helped turn the tide in Green Bay's favor, and a surprising switch at running back gave the offense a bit of a spark.

As we examine the win, we got a gem of a quote from the Packers' head coach after the game and find that a certain second-year safety posted another in a string of very strong performances as he led the way for the defense.

Today's curds feature all that and more as we look back at last night's comeback.

Not how the Hail Mary is drawn up, but it worked |
By now, you've probably heard that Richard Rodgers wasn't supposed to go up for that catch - he was supposed to protect Davante Adams and be ready for a tipped ball, but he'll gladly take the downgrade in film review in exchange for the win.

After awful quarter, Packers defense turns it on |
In the final 45 minutes, the defense allowed just six points and forced a critical turnover, doing just enough to keep the Packers alive for one final heave.

Crockett steps up; Lacy steps back |
Eddie Lacy got just five carries after back-to-back 100-yard games. Mike McCarthy implied that there was a specific reason for it, but only said that "Eddie didn't have a great week."

Mike McCarthy: 'At least our guy really caught the ball' |
This was a magnificent moment in Packers press conference history, as McCarthy took a huge dig at Golden Tate after the game.

Chips Report from Packers 27-23 Week 13 Win at Lions |
As usual, we can't argue with Brian Carriveau's assessment of the game's key players. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was once again a game-changer, being credited with seven tackles (including a sack) and a number of big stops in the run game.

Top 10 Rookie of the Year Candidates | NFL WK 13 | PFF
Damarious Randall is mentioned in the top 10 here, but not as a top option (and he'll need to get back on the field to have a run at the award at the end of the season).