Packers: Five takeaways from divisional-round win vs. Seahawks

Green Bay Packers, Preston Smith (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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4. Rodgers looks like Rodgers

A lot has been written about Aaron Rodgers’ performances this season and the potential decline of the two-time MVP. And his performance in the first half against the Detroit Lions was well below expectations with a number of overthrown passes and others off target. That was rarely the case against the Seahawks. Rodgers was sharp all game long and repeatedly made the type of ridiculously accurate throws he’s made his entire career.

Rodgers went 16-of-27 for 243 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers achieved balance on offense with 27 passes and 30 runs, but Rodgers didn’t miss a beat, showing the world why he’s still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Rodgers leaned on his most trusted targets throughout the game, firing Adams’ way 11 times and Graham four times. But he was on the money just about every time and both receivers made the plays.

For the Packers to have the chance of winning the Super Bowl, they Rodgers to be at his best. His performance in Sunday’s win was just that and a good sign entering the NFC Championship Game. If Rodgers gets hot the Packers will be a tough team to stop, even against the 49ers’ dominant defense next week.