Relive Packers' 4th-and-20, Hail Mary to force overtime

BY Ross Jones • January 16, 2016

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' prayers were temporarily answered. 

With five seconds remaining, Rodgers threw up a Hail Mary and wide receiver Jeff Janis came down with it to tie the game and force overtime. 

The play was reviewed after it appeared that a Cardinals defender punched the ball from Janis' possession. The officials upheld the call and the Packers forced overtime. 

The excitement was short lived as the Cardinals won the coin toss and scored quickly, advancing to the NFC Championship with a 26-20 win.

Beforehand, Green Bay was able to keep the drive alive when they were facing a fourth-and-20 backed up on their own goal line. Rodgers rolled to his left and connected with Janis for 61 yards. 

Rodgers signaled to his offense he wanted to spike the ball to stop the clock, but spontaneously called an audible. Tight end Richard Rodgers wasn't set on the line of scrimmage so the play was flagged, despite precious time dripping off the clock. 

With 12 seconds left, the Packers somehow made magic happen. That was until Arizona found a way to win. 

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