Aaron Rodgers Almost Perfect in a Rout of the Falcons



Can you say NFC Championship? That’s where the Green Bay Packers are heading after embarrassing the  #1-seeded Atlanta Falcons by the score of 48-21.

QB Aaron Rodgers took his play to an elite status when he completed 31 of his 36 passes for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rodgers ten touchdowns through his first three playoff games are an NFL record.

A fellow Pro Bowl snub in Tramon Williams also had a career game with two interceptions and a touchdown.

By: Nick Grays


No matter who the Packers next opponent is, it will be an epic match-up. If it’s the Bears, it’s round three of the oldest and most renowned rivalry in all of professional football and if it’s the Seahawks, it’s a battle with the biggest surprise of the year.

The Packers probably don’t care who it is with the way they are playing right now. Their offense and defense is clicking on all cylinders in the midst of a four game winning streak.

Rodgers has been a man-possessed in playoff games while leading two of the three highest-scoring performances by a road team in NFL postseason history. Even though they lost  at Arizona last season, Rodgers and the Packers’ offense still put up 45 in that contest.

Coincidentally, only Kurt Warner has posted a higher completion percentage (87.9) in a 300-yard postseason game and it was in that same Packers loss from last season. Rodgers completed 86.1 percent of his passes.

“This probably was my best performance — the stage we were on, the importance of this game. It was a good night,” said Rodgers.

Considering this season’s injuries, the defense may be one of the best in franchise history. On Saturday night, they forced Atlanta into four turnovers and made Matt Ryan look very overrated. Matty Ice wasn’t so clutch while throwing two interceptions and losing only his third game ever at the Georgia Dome.

Ryan was also sacked five times including two from Clay Matthews who also recovered a fumble.

As usual, the Sports Bank is here to provide you with up-to-date knowledge on the Green Bay Packers and their quest for the Super Bowl. Check back later this week for a preview of the NFC Championship Game.

Is this the year for the Packers and will they ultimately reach the Super Bowl? Let me know by commenting below!

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  1. paulmbanks says:

    GREAT write-up!

    And a phenomenal performance. Despite my Belichickian lack of displayed emotion at the draft house, it was a fun game to watch and I’m really glad they kicked so much butt. especially Rodgers

  2. Good column as usual

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