And yet, that is a feat that Aaron Rodgers can now list among his accomplishments after completing a 42-yard prayer to Randall Cobb as the clock expired in the first half of the Green Bay Packers 38-13 victory over the New York Giants last night. Last season, Rodgers completed a 61-yard game-winning hail mary against the Detriot Lions during the regular season before forcing overtime against the Arizona Cardinals in the Divisional Playoffs with a carbon-copy 41-yard throw.
Above, you can — and should — watch all three of those passes in glorious synchronicty.
How can he keep getting away with this?
No one can say for sure, but it’s probably retribution from the football gods after the Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks on a dubious hail mary during the NFL referee lockout in 2012.