Packers: Top five performances in divisional round vs. Rams

Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary, Kenny Clark (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

5. Aaron Rodgers

Stat line: 23/36, 296 yards, 2 TD, 1 rush TD

It’s been hard to find things to say about Aaron Rodgers that haven’t already been said. He’s the MVP, the man, and the best part, he’s the Packers’ quarterback.

In a game against the number one defense, Rodgers was patient and then surgical, carving up the Rams’ highly-touted secondary.

If not for a few dropped passes, Rodgers’ stat line would look even better. That’s not to say throwing for almost 300 yards against the number one ranked defense is bad. It’s not. But, had Allen Lazard or Marquez Valdes-Scantling held on to a couple passes, the score and the game might have had a much different look to it.

Rodgers didn’t do it with just his arm though. He also used his legs and smarts, pump-faking Leonard Floyd into another atmosphere as he ran in for a touchdown.

If he is not the MVP, then I am not sure what an MVP looks like. He has been amazing all season long and will now finally get a 16-year wish, the NFC Championship at Lambeau Field.

With this huge win, the Packers will now host Tampa Bay in conditions that look like they will be more to Rodgers’ liking (early forecast says mid-to-low 20s with snow).

But they are not done yet. Not by a long shot. The NFL and fans everywhere will finally get a dream matchup, Rodgers vs. Brady in the postseason.

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