GREEN BAY – The Packers had to go 75 yards in 73 seconds.
They did it in 62.
Green Bay’s nine-play, 75-yard march for the game-winning touchdown with 11 seconds left gave the Packers a 35-31 victory in Dallas and is the obvious choice for the Chevy Drive of the Week.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after the game the key to any two-minute drive is a positive play on the first snap, and that was accomplished with a back-shoulder throw to WR Davante Adams for a 14-yard gain.
A 14-yard catch-and-run by TE Martellus Bennett followed, getting the ball across midfield. Two plays later, Rodgers handed off to rookie RB Aaron Jones out of shotgun formation, and Jones not only picked up 15 yards but got out of bounds at the Dallas 32-yard line, preserving Green Bay’s only remaining timeout.
That timeout was needed when another handoff to Jones only picked up two yards, setting up third-and-8 from the 30. Down by three points, the Packers were in Mason Crosby’s range for a tying field goal, but Rodgers wasn’t going to concede that easily. He was thinking touchdown.
He eluded two tacklers who tried to trip him up and promptly scrambled for 18 yards for a first down on the 12. His first try to the end zone for Adams was incomplete, but Rodgers said Adams gave him a look with his eyes when he came back to the huddle that told him to go right back to him.
Rodgers did, and Adams made a leaping, spinning 12-yard touchdown catch for the win.