Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has helped Aaron Rodgers rediscover his MVP form in recent years.
Under LaFleur, the Packers have been dominant with 13 wins in each season. They have been particularly tough to beat at home.
Including the playoffs, LaFleur’s Packers have a 24-3 record at Lambeau Field since the start of 2019. That alone is hard to believe. But equally as impressive are Rodgers’ numbers at home under LaFleur.
In those 27 home games, Rodgers has gone 597/883 (67.61%) for 7,018 yards, 61 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. That gives him a home passer rating of 112.21.
As an average per game, that works out at 259.93 passing yards, 2.26 passing touchdowns, and 0.19 interceptions.
It’s no surprise, then, that the Packers have been almost unplayable at home. Rodgers is highly efficient, rarely turns it over, and throws a lot of touchdown passes.
So, how about just in the 2021 season? After all, this is the most relevant when it comes to this year’s playoffs. Well, again, Rodgers has been very good.
In eight home games this season, Rodgers has gone 202/289 (69.9%) for 2,207 yards, 20 touchdowns, and one interception. The Packers are 8-0.
The San Francisco 49ers face the daunting task of trying to win at Lambeau Field this week. No team has been able to take down the Packers at home this season. Part of that is the unbelievable play of Rodgers.
Of course, it’s not all on him. The defense has played well and forced turnovers. Green Bay’s run game has been outstanding.
But at the heart of the Packers’ home success has been Rodgers’ control of the game. It goes beyond the stats. Without any of the communication problems that can come in tough road conditions, Rodgers always looks at ease at Lambeau Field as he carefully picks apart opposing defenses.
Green Bay faces a tough challenge this week against San Francisco. Should the Packers win, next week’s NFC title game against either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Los Angeles Rams won’t be any easier.
But we can be thankful the Packers are at home. They haven’t lost at Lambeau Field in almost a year, while Rodgers has been simply dominant at home under LaFleur.