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#pounditWednesday, October 5, 2022

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:

Aaron Rodgers 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:

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