HEADING into the fourth quarter I was about one more failed Cowboys drive away from turning off the TV. They were down by multiple scores and looked like they were going to hand the Packers a NFC championship berth. However some Dak Prescott/Dez Bryant magic helped them claw their way back to make it a tied game. Then Aaron Rodgers happened.
MANY are still trying to come to terms with the fact that Rodgers and the Packers are even in this match. After a Week 11 loss to the Redskins their record sat at a less than desirable 4-6. Rodgers however was determined, and had belief in his group stating that they can ‘run the table’ translated to win all their remaining games to make the playoffs. Fast forward to the present and they have done just that with the win over Dallas their 8th consecutive.
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Aaron Rodgers stats heading into todays games. As you can see he plans to make good on his ‘run the table’ proclamation.
LAST week Rodgers was on fire against the Giants and he started this game in a similar way. At one point in time they led 21-3 and Aaron Rodgers looked invincible, surgically picking apart the Cowboys defense finding open receivers at will. His 1st interception in the last eight weeks helped give Dallas another opportunity to put points on the board, but it didn’t matter in the end.
FOR what felt like the 1000th time in his career Rodgers bailed Green Bay out of trouble, with his 35 yard completion to Jared Cook with just three seconds on the clock allowing Crosby’s game winning field goal attempt. And he did it all without his top receiver in Jordy Nelson, who was sidelined with injury. They now travel to Atlanta with a spot in the SuperBowl up for grabs. If he is able to get past the Falcons and then they claim a win in SuperBowl LI, Rodgers could very well be atop the ‘greatest postseason QB ever’ conversation.
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