Matt LaFleur left amazed by Aaron Rodgers play in Green Bay Packers win
Aaron Rodgers is known to do some spectacular things on the football field.
The Green Bay quarterback has a knack of keeping plays alive and making remarkable throws off balance to extend drives when it matters most.
But even his head coach, Matt LaFleur, was left blown away by one prime example of Rodgers' brilliance and special talent in their win over the New York Giants on Sunday.
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Faced with a crucial fourth down in the freezing Wisconsin conditions, Rodgers delivered a 15-yard strike to Geronimo Allison to move the chains.
The pass came with his receiver in tight coverage and whilst Rodgers was already heading down with a defender tackling him low.
Discussing the play on Monday, an amazed LaFleur said: “Aaron hung in the pocket, and then drifted and was getting hit as he released that ball.
"You don’t see many people that are physically capable of making that play."
Rodgers ended the game with 243 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers claimed a 31-13 win to move to 9-3 on the season, top of the NFC North with a one-game lead over the Minnesota Vikings.
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Much has been made of the relationship between Rodgers and new head coach Matt LaFleur as he adopts a new philosophy after long-time head coach Mike McCarthy departed last year.
But Rodgers, 36, has shown on numerous occasions he is still amongst the NFL's top quarterbacks with a host of impressive performances and moments.
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His showing against the Giants was the second time this season he has thrown four touchdowns in a game.
He has had some ups and downs, however, and the Packers are needing a big finish from Rodgers and the rest of his offence in order to finish the season strongly and book a return to the play-offs following a two-year absence.
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