Aaron Rodgers threw a Hail Mary touchdown at the end of the first half Sunday, one of four T-D passes that gave the Green Bay Packers a 38-13 Wild Card home win against the New York Giants.
The Hail Mary was the same play Eli Manning and the Giants used to end the first half five years ago at Lambeau when the Giants eliminated the Packers from the playoffs. This time, Manning and the Giants failed to hold a 6-0 lead as the Green Bay offense got out of its doldrums late in the second quarter, when Davante Adams caught a five yard scoring pass that put the Pack in front for good. Rodgers threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns to Cobb, who missed two games with an ankle injury and had five catches for 116 yards while Adams had eight catches for 125 yards -- and Manning threw for 299 yards and one score as the Packer defense held Giants' star receiver Odell Beckham, Junior to four catches for 28 yards. Green Bay won its seventh straight game as punt returner Micah Hyde helped the Pack get good field position with five returns for 50 yards, and the Pack will now play at Dallas next Sunday in the divisional round.