With just one NFL catch for all of seven yards under his belt, Lazard came on as the unlikely underdog hero.
"With Davante out and Geronimo goes down, we finally get Allen in the game, and that's what he does," Rodgers told ESPN's Lisa Salters after the game. "He's been doing it in practice a bunch. Good to see him finally get an opportunity to make some big plays."
In the latest example of Rodgers' magic in the final stanza, it was also the latest situation in which the future Hall of Fame quarterback got it done with a previously unknown receiver.
This time around, it was Rodgers who lobbied for the former undrafted wideout.
"I may have put in a good word there in the fourth quarter to get him some opportunities," Rodgers said.
Lending a more improbable note to Lazard's tale is that he was actually cut by the Packers on Sept. 1. Once he cleared waivers, the team brought him back to the practice squad and he was shortly promoted to the active roster ahead of the season opener.
Six weeks later he was a key contributor to a 23-22 win and a 5-1 start for the first-place Packers.