Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers threw a perfect ball

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The Cowboys were left cursing Aaron Rodgers once again after the Packers quarterback used his arm, legs and head to drive his team for a winning touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s game in Dallas, but the man who caught Rodgers’ game-winning throw shied away from the profane when discussing the play.

After Rodgers scrambled out of trouble for a first down, he fired an incompletion to wide receiver Davante Adams in the end zone on first down. Adams went back to the huddle and told his quarterback to “throw it back up to me” and the second time was the charm.

“Aaron threw it a little higher, and behind me,” Adams said, via the MMQB.com. “He threw it in a great spot. The first one I saw a little later. The second one was in a perfect spot. … Aaron threw a perfect ball, which he does a lot,” Adams said. “It feels good to make this catch, my first game-winner, and on the biggest stage in football.”

It was a far better ending than Adams’ last game, which saw him head to the hospital after suffering a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan. Adams called it “amazing” and a “blessing” that he was able to return to action against the Cowboys and the Packers were certainly happy to have him in the perfect spot to receive Rodgers’ perfect throw.

38 responses to “Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers threw a perfect ball

  1. Nice catch. I’m glad the Packers were strong enough and had sufficient depth to their numerous injured players to prevail over a phantom end-zone penalty which gave the Cowboys a touchdown, and a poorly called reach and pull-back on an obvious 4th down stop by the Packers. Those were two huge home-field gimmees and the Packers still prevailed. Great job. Great game. That’s how you do it with Next Man Up.

  2. I give Adams a lot of credit. Even if he was medically cleared, you’d expect him to be a bit reluctant to run certain routes after that big hit. But he wasn’t at all. Very impressive.

  3. packfntk says:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:24 am
    It was a great game. Rodgers is insane. Best QB in football and it’s not even close

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    You can definitely make an argument that Rodgers is the best QB in football but you go too far saying it’s not even close. Brady has been performing at just as high a level while carrying one of the worse defense in the NFL. And then there’s Brees, who somehow remains underrated

  4. packfntk says:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:24 am
    It was a great game. Rodgers is insane. Best QB in football and it’s not even close.
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    really? because if your looking at career he is one of the top, but its very arguable who is the best.
    if your going by the past 6 games then Alex Smith is right there with him, if not ahead in some areas.
    Rogers is good, but hes a bit too streaky for those types of statements.

  5. Dalls shouldn’t have scored so early. It was a good pass I’ll admit that. But Dallas of 2017 isn’t even close to the Dallas of 2016. Back to being the overrated team we all came to be used to.

  6. smilesaustin says:
    October 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    I don’t consider Devante Adams an elite wide receiver by any stretch of the imagination, thus as a Cowboys fan I’m indifferent on whether or not he plays tomorrow.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Looks like Davante didn't leave it up to your imagination.

  7. really? because if your looking at career he is one of the top, but its very arguable who is the best.
    if your going by the past 6 games then Alex Smith is right there with him, if not ahead in some areas.
    Rogers is good, but hes a bit too streaky for those types of statements.
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    streaky? he is consistently the most efficient since his second year as starter. Half that time he has had no line, and only one or two seasons he had a running back.. oh and just watch the damn tape no one in the NFL can make the throws A. Rodgers makes, even Tom Brady has stated that. Alex Smith really?.. captain check down has 6 good games and you think hes in the conversation?

  8. petersjeffrey36 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 8:49 am
    really? because if your looking at career he is one of the top, but its very arguable who is the best.
    if your going by the past 6 games then Alex Smith is right there with him, if not ahead in some areas.
    Rogers is good, but hes a bit too streaky for those types of statements.
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    streaky? he is consistently the most efficient since his second year as starter. Half that time he has had no line, and only one or two seasons he had a running back.. oh and just watch the damn tape no one in the NFL can make the throws A. Rodgers makes, even Tom Brady has stated that. Alex Smith really?.. captain check down has 6 good games and you think hes in the conversation?

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    Then there is this….. 1 SB win…..just like Trent Dilfer

  9. Why wasn’t Jerry’s reaction shown at the end? Thats the only time i wanted to see his old stupid face.

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    No doubt! They never show his face after a loss. My dad jokingly stated that it must be in Fox’s contract not to show Jones all upset 🙂

  10. The Cowboys (especially Dak) played a whale of a game. It came down to the team with the last possession won the game. It could just as easily have gone the other way. I’m glad for the win, but I could have lived with a loss here. It wasn’t a beat-down by any means It was a barn burner.

    Officiating was solid overall.

    1.The PF on the Pack was a terrible call but the PF on the Cowboys was also pretty weak. Seeing as how they called it overly cautious both ways, I can live with that.

    2. They got two 4th-and-1 calls wrong; one was called wrong for the Cowboys while the other was called wrong against the Cowboys. Obviously, there was no agenda there AND both calls got corrected via review. That’s what it’s for.

    3. There were no egregious or back-breaking PI calls as well as no egregious or back-breaking PI non-calls. There was a little hand checking and jostling here and there but this officiating crew clearly had a “let them play” attitude and both teams obviously knew it. I prefer a “let them play” crew but I don’t care which way a crew calls it as long as it’s consistent for both teams; and it was.

    If Dak Prescott puts in the kind of work Brady and Rodgers put in, he may end up better than both of them. Watching that game, it was (and is) hard to believe it was only the fifth game of only his second season. He didn’t get a lot of help from the running game in the first half and that’s when he put up 21 of the Cowboys’ 31 points.

  11. Rodgers is great.

    There is a reason many of us call them the Green Bay Rahjah’s.

    This guy has been bailing out the entire organization for years. Not enough pieces have been put around him.

  12. Anyone who says Aaron Rodgers is not a great QB is clueless. It was a great pass and his run to get a first down and set it all up was just as good.
    I’ve watched every play of his career and he continues to amaze me at the things he does. The hallmark of every great QB is that they make everyone around them better. Rodgers certainly does that.

  13. Everybody is different, but theres something fishy about Adams’ recovery from that “devestating” injury. How can you go from not being able to get up and having to be carted off an a stretcher to being just fine in 7 days?

    Either that was a strategic “flop” by Adams to draw a penalty, or he played this game injured. Wouldn’t put either past the Packers.

  14. Put Rodgers on the Pats and they may have won a super bowl every year.

    There’s a correlation between having One of the best coaches in the history of the sport, having a top 10 defense more often than not, and cheating in any way possible.

    Put the best QB to ever play in that system and they win it all every year.

  15. A point seemingly being overlooked is that a wide receiver called the winning play – a throw going to him after he missed on the same play – and Rogers had the trust in the WR to go with it.

  16. Brady’s lil dink and dunk game is nowhere close to what Rogers does. He’s not got that arm talent. Now Rogers, That’s a real QB.

  17. Only 2 team passed on Aaron Rodgers twice in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft.

    Everyone knows about the Vikings blunder tandem at #7 and #18 of Troy Williamson and Erasmus James. However it’s largely forgotten that the Cowboys also passed on him twice at #11 and #20 with Demarcus Ware and Marcus Spears.

    And there’s Ted at #24, just waiting to take the best player of an era.

  18. packfntk says:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:24 am
    It was a great game. Rodgers is insane. Best QB in football and it’s not even close.
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    It’s absolutely arguable. And that includes regular season, where he is absolutely one of the best. But, 1 SB win means he can never be in the talk of best in the game. The best in the game would elevate his team to more than just the playoffs.

  19. really? because if your looking at career he is one of the top, but its very arguable who is the best.
    if your going by the past 6 games then Alex Smith is right there with him, if not ahead in some areas.
    Rogers is good, but hes a bit too streaky for those types of statements.
    =====

    Agreed. He’s too streaky.

    As in, he seems to always be on a hot-streak. (Highest rated passer of all-time)

  20. h0metownzero says:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:36 am
    Only 2 team passed on Aaron Rodgers twice in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft.
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    You can absolutely state the Vikings drafted poorly that year. Although why you bring it up on this story is beyond me. Also, if anybody states the Vikings should have drafted Rodgers just proves they have no idea what they’re talking about. Been said about a hundred thousand times that the Vikes were set at QB until an injury happened.

  21. 6thsense10 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:44 am
    packfntk says:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:24 am
    It was a great game. Rodgers is insane. Best QB in football and it’s not even close

    ——-
    You can definitely make an argument that Rodgers is the best QB in football but you go too far saying it’s not even close. Brady has been performing at just as high a level while carrying one of the worse defense in the NFL. And then there’s Brees, who somehow remains underrated

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    If this was 4 or 5 years ago you would have an argument but give it a rest. It’s Rodgers and then everyone else. Brady couldn’t even score more than 1 TD against a Tampa defense with plenty of injuries. I could only imagine Rodgers career if he had the greatest coach and tight in NFL history

    – Bucs Fan

  22. Then there is this….. 1 SB win…..just like Trent Dilfer
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    This one is always fun……..

    Bart Starr has as many Championships as your guy.

    Your guy has LESS Championships than Otto Graham.

  23. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:20 am
    The Cowboys (especially Dak) played a whale of a game. It came down to the team with the last possession won the game. It could just as easily have gone the other way.
    /////
    Every now and again you pull off a good post. You should really stick to the game and not the trolls (on both sides). You are correct. The teams decided the game. Nobody should have any complaints. Solid game by both teams. Now, can either team make a defensive stop when the playoffs roll around???

  24. As I’m the first to throw Capers under the train, congrats to his defense for correcting their issues yesterday. They really stepped it up in the 2nd half.

    I’m not sure if they have the metal to be a championship defense or not, but the front-7 looks improved, if they can get their coverage issues resolved, they can certainly win it all on Rodgers back.

  25. It’s absolutely arguable. And that includes regular season, where he is absolutely one of the best. But, 1 SB win means he can never be in the talk of best in the game. The best in the game would elevate his team to more than just the playoffs.
    =====

    He was the highest rated post-season passer until the end of the 2015 Playoffs.

    What more could be asked of the guy?

    His D has been average at best… the single year he had a top 5 D, he won it all.

  26. Where are the like of ariani and tjacks or cheesey?? Remember when allight said the Pack was going to be embarrassed and lose by three scores? Or the comment on how the Packers were going to be .500 in two weeks?

    Those vikings fans sure are some prognosticators!

  27. FlashPatterson says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:42 am
    Everybody is different, but theres something fishy about Adams’ recovery from that “devestating” injury. How can you go from not being able to get up and having to be carted off an a stretcher to being just fine in 7 days?

    Either that was a strategic “flop” by Adams to draw a penalty, or he played this game injured. Wouldn’t put either past the Packers.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Congratulations. You just out-delusioned Ariani. You must be very proud.

  28. Put Brady on the Packers and they would have won more than one measly Super Bowl.
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    Every year Brady has won the Super Bowl, he’s had a top 10 defense. 3 times top 5. Twice #1.

    Rodgers has had a top 10 defense twice, never since 2010.. the year he won his SB.

    Not a coincidence.

  29. Everybody is different, but theres something fishy about Adams’ recovery from that “devestating” injury. How can you go from not being able to get up and having to be carted off an a stretcher to being just fine in 7 days?

    Either that was a strategic “flop” by Adams to draw a penalty, or he played this game injured. Wouldn’t put either past the Packers.

    ====================

    It was ten days, and we all know they don’t #$%^ around with head shots. It’s not astro physics there genius.

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