Aaron Rodgers catches Dolphins with fake spike play (Video)
Aaron Rodgers’ guile was on display in Miami on Sunday as he led his Green Bay Packers to a comeback victory thanks to a touchdown pass with three seconds left.
Prior to throwing the touchdown pass to give the Packers the win, Rodgers pulled a great fake on the Dolphins, using the old Dan Marino play against them.
After completing a 4th-down pass to Jordy Nelson with just over a minute left, Rodgers kept running a no-huddle offense. Following two incompletions, he completed a pass to James Starks but did not spike the ball and dangerously left the clock running. Everyone figured Rodgers would surely spike the ball after the next play, which was a completion to Randall Cobb. Rodgers pretended to spike the ball but instead threw to Davante Adams, who took the ball down to the 3 and got out of bounds to stop the clock with a few seconds left.
Look at the way everyone was standing around on the fake spike:
It was a dangerous play because if Adams didn’t get out of bounds, the game would have ended, but it worked.
The Packers then won it on a touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless:
Either Rodgers improvised on the fake spike play, or he doesn’t want everyone to know his secrets:
Rodgers on fake spike: "That was kind of some freestyling right there."
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 12, 2014