No sooner than you could remember that Aaron Rodgers has completed a few Hail Mary passes, he found Randall Cobb in the back of the end-zone for a 42-yard TD to close the first half Sunday as the New York Giants faced the Green Bay Packers in the Wild-Card round of the NFC playoffs.
The score put the Green Bay Packers on top of the New York Giants, 14-6, in a game Big Blue had dominated. The Giants have outgained the Packers through the air (166 to 125) and on the ground (37 to 22). Take away the Hail Mary and the Packers’ red-hot offense has produced only 105 yards.
The Hail Mary to Cobb is, no doubt, sweet revenge for Packers’ fans for the Giants own half-closing score at Lambeau in 2011.
Then-Giants’ wide receiver Hakeem Nicks caught a 37-yard prayer from Eli Manning to put Big Blue in front of Green Bay, 20-10, going into the second-half. The Giants went on to win 37-20 and advance to the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Hail Mary touchdown was the third for Rodgers in little more than a year.