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Aaron Rodgers made up the Packers' game-breaking play right there in the huddle

Is this lad for real?

BY NOW, YOU might be aware that the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys put on one of the all-time great playoff games last night.

And you might also be aware that a sensational back-and-forth tussle was effectively settled on the penultimate play of the game by a man who can do no wrong at the moment: Aaron Rodgers.

With 12 seconds on the clock and the Packers out of field goal range, facing 3rd & 20 and the very real prospect of overtime, Rodgers showed serious cojones to conjure up a 35-yard pass to Jared Cook, putting Mason Crosby in position to kick the winning field goal.

(Cook, for the record, might never make as brilliant or as important a catch for the rest of his career — and he should be perfectly ok with that.)

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Just when you think this moment of jaw-dropping brilliance can’t be any more impressive, Randall Cobb rocks up and fills the world in with a crucial bit of detail.

That wasn’t a call from the Packers’ playbook. That was something that Rodgers just improvised in the huddle.

“Cobb said the final play was not an actual playcall,” MMQB’s Robert Klemko reported.

“Rodgers just told each receiver what to do, like a kid drawing in the dirt. Seriously.”

The Fox cameras appear to have caught the very moment when Rodgers took matters into his own hands.

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Is this lad for real?

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