On the front pages of more than half a dozen Wisconsin dailies today, the headline says it all.
Not since the famous pass-it call by Pete Carroll in the Super Bowl has there been such a wacky, game-ending sequence. Thanks to a smidgen of a face mask, Aaron Rodgers got to try one last heave and miracle of miracles, he won the game and kept his Packers a game ahead of Carroll’s Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card race.
Also bannering the above headline today are sister Gannett properties the Marshfield News-Herald, the Stevens Point Journal, The Reporter, The Wausau Daily Herald, The Sheboygan Press, The Post-Crescent, The Green Bay Press-Gazette, The Daily Tribune and the Herald Times Reporter.
In the accompanying story, sportswriter Weston Hodkiewicz dubs the Aaron-Rodgers-to-Richard–Rodgers connect “The Miracle in Motor City:”
“We practiced it a little bit in pre-game,” [tight end] Rodgers said. “Aaron was throwing up really high balls and I was catching them. I’m kind of saw the same thing. I ran down there, saw the ball and made sure I was in the end zone, and went up and caught it.”
“It’s written in the playbook that it’s my job to box out and Davante’s supposed to jump and I’m supposed to wait for a tip. I might get an MA (missed assignment) for that. I’ll take it, I guess.”
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