Hail Mary is Answered for Rodgers, Packers

Aaron Rodgers celebrates with his teammates and coaches after his 61-yard touchdown pass on the last play to defeat the Detroit Lions.
Aaron Rodgers celebrates with his teammates and coaches after his 61-yard touchdown pass on the last play to defeat the Detroit Lions.

If you missed the end of last night’s Packers vs. Lions game, you missed perhaps the most incredible NFL moment of this season. On the last play of the game, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers heaves a 61-yard pass towards the end zone that is ultimately caught by his receiver, Richard Rodgers, for the winning score.

After two straight games with walk-off touchdowns, this one was perhaps the biggest of them all, due to the overwhelming outpour on Twitter as well as the likely playoff position implications (the Patriots vs. Broncos ending was also big, but it still left us with the Patriots as the #1 seed and the Broncos currently the #3 seed).

Now, the aforementioned wins by the Broncos and Ravens had spikes in Social Delta’s social media graphs. But to call what occurred in the Packers win a “spike” would be disingenuous to spikes everywhere. This was a mountain cliff. Take a look at the screenshot of the Twitter accumulation after Rodgers’s Hail Mary¬†throw with no time left. Then look at the entire graph of the game here.

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