1. Aaron Rodgers
Stat line: 19/24, 240 yards, 4 TDs
In addition to clinching the number one seed, Aaron Rodgers may have also just clinched the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award.
It wasn’t a completely dominant performance from Rodgers but it was efficient and stellar if not spectacular.
Rodgers did not throw an incomplete pass the entire first half and would have continued that streak if not for a dropped pass by Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
That itself is impressive, throw in the fact he was playing without his All-Pro left tackle against one of the better defenses in the NFL, that is what makes this performance amazing at the very least.
Rodgers’ four touchdowns give him a new career-high as well as a new Packers record with 48. He also set a new high for completion percentage with 70 percent and he fell just short of his own NFL record for quarterback rating at 121.5.
In the minds of his teammates, Rodgers has it already clinched and the announcement is just a formality.
If it was the drafting of Jordan Love or just another year in the system, it doesn’t matter. He has played superb all season long and made this one another in a long line of memorable games against the Bears.
After last year’s NFC Championship game, Rodgers stated his desire to finally play one of these games in Lambeau. Now the Packers are only one win away from making that come true.