The Green Bay Packers’ finally got a win on the road, defeating the New York Jets 44-38 in overtime.
On Sunday, Adams caught another overtime winner against the New York Jets. It was the Packers’ first road victory since the win at Cleveland over a year ago.
Despite already being eliminated from playoff contention, both the Packers and Jets played their part in an exciting game at MetLife Stadium.
The Jets entered the fourth quarter with a 35-20 lead, but Aaron Rodgers led another comeback late in the game. Rodgers had two one-yard rushing touchdowns, and he also ran into the end zone to convert a two-point attempt.
Rodgers finished the game with 442 passing yards and two touchdowns, and he added 32 rushing yards with two touchdowns.
Jamaal Williams played well as the featured running back. Williams had 15 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown, and he also had six catches for 61 yards.
Davante Adams had 11 catches for 71 yards and a touchdown, which moves him closer to a franchise record.
This victory ensures the Packers won’t finish 0-8 on the road, but it does have an impact on their draft position. They are now more likely to secure a top-15 draft pick than one inside the top-10.
Rodgers spoke about leadership ahead of the game, and he showed it on Sunday. He wasn’t just playing out the final two games and thinking about the offseason; Rodgers played to win the game.
This win ensures the Packers will finish in third place in the NFC North. The Detroit Lions lost to the Minnesota Vikings and now can’t catch Green Bay even with a victory at Lambeau Field next week.