WATCH: Aaron Rodgers rolls back the clock on incredible TD pass

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /

Is it 2014 again? Aaron Rodgers just rolled back the clock with arguably his throw of the season, hitting Josiah Deguara on the run for a crucial touchdown to pull the Green Bay Packers back into the game before the half against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers have been outplayed by their division rivals in the opening half but are still very much in the game.

Down 16-3 with the Vikings in possession of the ball, Joe Barry’s defense came up with a vital three-and-out, leaving the offense plenty of time to reduce the deficit before halftime. It would take a touchdown for the Packers, and it took something special to get into the end zone.

Facing third-and-five, the Packers desperately needed more than just a field goal, especially considering Mason Crosby had already missed a chip-shot attempt earlier on. Rodgers, under pressure, rolled back the clock with a vintage throw while on the move, finding tight end Josiah Deguara for his first career touchdown.

A crucial play in the game, and one has to wonder just how important that touchdown pass could prove to be. The Packers were able to shift some momentum after an otherwise forgettable first-half performance on both sides of the ball.

They are now down by only six points entering the third quarter. Minnesota will start with the football, but a defensive stop will give Green Bay the opportunity to take the lead, believe it or not.

One thing to watch will be Aaron Rodgers’ status as the game goes on. He entered the game with a toe injury and, while he didn’t appear to be in too much discomfort during the game, he did leave the field before the half was over.

Hopefully this touchdown shifts the momentum Green Bay’s way ahead of the second half.