turned a sure sack into a much-needed completion. (Mike Roemer/AP)
As part of Texas A&M's thrilling bowl win on New Year's Eve, Johnny Manziel pulled off a miraculous escape from pressure to throw a touchdown pass. Aaron Rodgers turned in a pretty decent impression of that play during Sunday's wild-card round game against the 49ers.
On a 4th-and-2 from the San Francisco 30, down by three, Rodgers dodged what looked like a sure sack -- and what easily could have turned into a fumble -- to throw a 26-yard completion to Randall Cobb. Two plays later, fullback John Kuhn plunged into the end zone for a touchdown.
Rodgers had to escape the grasp of Ray McDonald so he could get his throw off, with Ahmad Brooks also bearing down on him.
The play, courtesy of Bleacher Report:
Give an assist on that amazing effort to Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith. Just as McDonald reached Rodgers, Dietrich-Smith pulled him off the Packers' QB with a grab of McDonald's shoulder.
No flag was thrown on the rather blatant hold.