Sitting with a 17-3 deficit and backed up against their own goal line, the Green Bay Packers’ offense finally got on track on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers and the offense finally went with a little tempo and some short passing, and the Packers got back into the game against the Detroit Lions with their longest drive of the season.
Rodgers finished off the drive with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams, pulling the Packers back within seven points at 17-10. Adams deserves all the credit for the score, however, which came on a third-and-10. Here’s the play from the sideline angle first, then watch all the way to the end to see Adams’ absurd route:
This is just a filthy route by Davante Adams pic.twitter.com/T4xvJCz36G— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) December 29, 2019
The Packers’ defense got a quick three-and-out afterwards, giving them the football around the 25-yard line with time left in the third quarter.
This play also gave Adams 76 yards on the day and 980 for the season, putting him just 20 yards shy of a 1,000-yard receiving season. Aaron Jones already hit 1,000 rushing yards earlier in the day.