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Allen Lazard touchdown pulls Packers into late tie with Lions in week 17

Green Bay tied the game at 20 with another huge score from the man affectionately known as Alien Lizard.

Green Bay Packers v New York Giants Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers looked like crap for 30 minutes in Detroit. But in the second half, they have surged back and pulled back into a tie with the Detroit Lions, thanks to a big play by the Packers’ defense and an even bigger one by Aaron Rodgers and Allen Lazard.

With the Lions set up around midfield, the Packers got a big sack from Blake Martinez on first down. On the very next play, Martinez dropped back into coverage and picked off a poor pass by David Blough, returning the football close to midfield. An unnecessary roughness penalty on Danny Amendola set up the Packers at the Lions’ 40-yard line.

A few plays later, on third-and-10 from the 28-yard line, Rodgers and Lazard struck lightning. Lazard, matched up on Darius Slay in coverage, ran a seam route down the middle of the field and Rodgers hit him perfectly just at the goal line. Lazard hauled in the pass for a touchdown, and Mason Crosby’s PAT tied the game at 20.

Check out the play here:

This was Lazard’s third touchdown of the season; the first came in the first meeting between these two teams, also in the fourth quarter as the Packers came back for a 23-22 win at Lambeau Field.

Stay tuned as the Packers try to complete the comeback and earn a playoff bye.