Geronimo Allison is not the first name that fans mention when coming up with Aaron Rodgers top targets for the Green Bay Packers. However, it was Allison who was able to help Rodgers achieve a rare first in his impressive NFL career. Coming into Sunday’s overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Rodgers had a 0-7 record in overtime games. However, thanks to a huge game by Allison, and a monster 73-yard gain on a pass in overtime, Aaron won the first overtime game of his career.

Geronimo’s big game

The Green Bay Packers came into the game with the Cincinnati Bengals needing a win.

After a great win over the Seattle Seahawks in the first week of the 2017 NFL season, they lost to the Atlanta Falcons to drop to .500 on the new season. Coming into this game, the Packers were huge favorites thanks to the Bengals firing their offensive coordinator and searching for their identity. However, Andy Dalton had a clean game with two touchdown passes, and Joe Mixon took over as the lead running back, gaining 62 yards on 18 carries.

The Packers went into halftime, losing 21-7 and went into the fourth quarter still losing 21-14. However, Aaron Rodgers led the team to overtime thanks to his 313 yards passing and three touchdowns. While Geronimo Allison didn’t score one of the touchdowns, he led the receivers with six receptions (running back Ty Montgomery had eight) and 122 yards.

72 of those yards came on one very important play.

It was 3rd and 10 and the Packers were at their own 21-yard-line. Aaron Rodgers backed up and set to throw on a free play thanks to the Bengals jumping offsides. He launched the bomb to Geronimo Allison and ended up with a 72-yard gain to the Bengals seven-yard-line. That allowed Mason Crosby to come out and kick a 27-yard field goal to give the Packers the overtime win, 27-24.

Green Bay Packers huge achievement

This was a great moment for the Green Bay Packers. At 1-1, and losing an important conference game to the Atlanta Falcons, the Packers needed to get their momentum back before facing the Dallas Cowboys in two weeks. With a win over the Seattle Seahawks, the Packers need to get a hold on their tiebreaker possibilities against other divisional favorites.

The Bengals, as well as the Chicago Bears next week, provided trap games.

That made the overtime both a scary moment for Green Bay Packers fans and a chance to see Aaron Rodgers perform some magic once again. While Rodgers has done great things in his career, winning in overtime was not one of them. Now, Rodgers has finally got that monkey off his back and has the Packers at 2-1 heading into a conference game with the Bears next week. He can really thank Geronimo Allison for the big catch to accomplish that feat.