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:
holy crap, Allen Lazard pic.twitter.com/j7FY8pd1jY— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) December 29, 2019
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.