Aaron Rodgers proved once again at the end of the first half that he’s the best in the business at the hail mary. Or at least just that he’s had the best luck at it.
With 6 seconds left, the Packers dropped a would-be completion on third down that would have run out the clock because Green Bay had used all their timeouts. As a Giants fan, I was absolutely terrified at the prospect of Aaron Rodgers taking a shot at the endzone, and clearly with good reason.
Receiver Randall Cobb somehow got behind Big Blue’s defense to complete the hail mary to give Green Bay the 14-6 lead despite being outplayed for the majority of the first half. It’s really painful to have to type this out, but all I can do is tip my hat to the Packers.
And from another angle:
As Troy Aikman pointed out on Fox, the last time these two teams met in the playoffs it was Eli Manning and the Giants who ended the first half with a hail mary touchdown.
You can expect some more drama at Lambeau in the second half.