WATCH: Aaron Rodgers puts Packers on his back with 17-yard TD run

Published Dec. 4, 2015 9:49 a.m. ET

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers really wanted to beat the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. So, when Green Bay's offensive playmakers weren't responding, he took control of the situation like an MVP should.

Rodgers drove the Packers -- down by two scores -- into the red zone with four minutes to play. With no open receivers, he decided to strike with his legs from 17 yards out.

Rodgers started celebrating five yards before he broke the plane of the end zone, as his touchdown sprint put the Packers in striking distance with time running out. It also increased his rushing total to 27 yards on four carries, making him the team's leading rusher in Week 13.

The Packers would go on to win in miraculous fashion, as Rodgers completed a 61-yard Hail Mary to tight end Richard Rodgers on an un-timed down to beat the Lions 27-23 on the final play of the game.