The Flashbacks. They came rushing through every Detroit Lions fan as soon as Aaron Rodgers converted a ridiculous 4th-and-20 play. As if the situation didn't feel familiar enough, NBC felt it necessary to hammer the point home by showing the replay just moments later.
And then it happened.
Every single person in Detroit feared it would happen but at the same time "knew" there was no way lightning could strike twice. But Rodgers' superpowers dwarf that of the almighty Zeus. Not only were Lions fans left to wallow in the twisted agony of reliving 2015's most painful moment, but so were the players. Several members of the Detroit Lions were on twitter during the crazy finish and shared their disbelief.
First, the replay of Hail Mary 1.0:
Really, You Had To Mention The Hail Marry Huh?— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) January 17, 2016
I've Seen This Episode Before!— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) January 17, 2016
they had to show play huh?— Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) January 17, 2016
Bruuuuuuuuuuuhhhh— Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) January 17, 2016
Then all hell broke loose:
!!!!!— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) January 17, 2016
Alex Carter had this to say:
Speechless...— Alex Carter (@AlexCarter) January 17, 2016
Then he retweeted this:
i need therapy— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) January 17, 2016
The reactions continued:
Stfu. I can't handle this haha #GBvsAZ— darren keyton (@babykeyton3) January 17, 2016
WOW!!!!!!— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) January 17, 2016
W.........T............F— Josh Bynes (@bynestime56) January 17, 2016
Packers are so mf lucky man— Darius slay (@_bigplayslay23) January 17, 2016
Is that real life?? 2 in one year?!?!?!!?!?— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) January 17, 2016
That's the same play I run in madden by the way lol!!!!! #beatgreenbay— DIGGZ32 (@JamesIhedigbo) January 17, 2016
Luckily, this story had a happy ending for Lions fans, as the Packers could not take advantage of their second miracle. After the game, Golden Tate offered up a nice meal for Green Bay:
GAME.. Would you like some pancakes...— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) January 17, 2016