Thirty-seven seconds. That’s all Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers needed to clinch a 30-28 road win over the San Francisco 49ers.
After the San Francisco 49ers took a point lead in the last minute, the reigning NFL MVP needed just 37 seconds, with no downtime, to put the Packers at 42 yards and within range of 51 yards from Mason Crosby. field objective.
Rodgers found star wide receiver Davante Adams, who had been briefly knocked out of the game earlier with a crushing stroke, for two big wins in the middle. With no downtime, the Packers organized a clinic to rush to the line for spikes to stop the clock.
Rodgers said after the game that the first game of the series, a 25-yard game against Adams, was a game the team worked on in practice Friday “kind of scribble in the dirt.” After Adams opened up in the middle again, this set up Crosby.
The kicker pierced the match winner in the middle.
“How can you not be romantic about soccer, man?” Rodgers said after the win, borrowing a line from Brad Pitt in Silver ball.
Rodgers reaction to victory should silence any lingering stupid thoughts about the quarterback who isn’t invested in this team. The turmoil of the offseason is over. Rodgers is dedicated to making it to a Super Bowl with this team. The future will worry about the future.
“I feel good on our team,” Rodgers said, via The Associated Press. “Week 1 was an anomaly. I said that and I believe it. We bounced back in week 2. We played a great team tonight all the way. This plane flight is going to be amazing.”