Packers: Top five performers vs. Giants in Week 13 win

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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3. Aaron Rodgers

If there was one player that needed a redemption game, it was Aaron Rodgers. A week after having one of his lowest passing totals in his career, Rodgers rebounded with 243 yards passing and four touchdowns.

Rodgers also used his legs to help pick up first downs with 24 yards rushing and the Packers longest gain on the ground, 15 yards.

Rodgers also seemed to be having more fun in this game. It could have been the snow, it could have been that his offensive line kept him upright, but Rodgers appeared to have a smile on his face more often than we have seen over the past few games.

The Packers could use Rodgers to get hot. Despite the gains the defense has taken this offseason, Rodgers is still what makes the Packers go. If Rodgers returns to 2014 or late 2016 form, the Packers have the talent to make some noise in the NFC.

There are four more games to go and all against familiar opponents. This is the perfect time for Rodgers to start one of his runs and carry this team into the playoffs. The teams ahead of the Packers have a more difficult schedule so they are still very much in the hunt for the number one seed. Rodgers at home in January could scar the NFC.