If not for Aaron Rodgers, the Packers would not be in the spot that they find themselves right now.
The Green Bay Packers were on their death bed, in terms of playoff hopes, six weeks ago, Losers of four straight games and five of their previous six, the Packers were having to face the fact that they may not make the playoffs unless they got on track right away. That is where the Packers starting quarterback and leader of this team stepped in and told the media that they were going to run the table and make it to the playoffs.
Rodgers has been nearly perfect over these final six weeks of the season, as he has done what he promised by running the table and getting into the playoffs. Rodgers was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for the final month of the season and it isn’t no surprise that this team might be the scariest team entering the playoffs. During the final five games of the season, Rodgers has gone 112-161 for 1,354 yards and 13 touchdowns, with ZERO interceptions. He has also had a 122.0 passer rating in this time frame and leading the Packers to the division title.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 5, 2017
Aaron Rodgers has won 8 career NFC Player of the Month Awards, the most in NFL history pic.twitter.com/h87hhz72sK
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) January 5, 2017
This is the eighth time in his soon-to-be Hall-of-Fame career to earn the award, he earned it in 2009, 2010, 2014, while earning it three times during his MVP season of 2011. While winning the award this month, Rodgers also earned the Player of the Week award twice, against the Seahawks and Vikings.
The Packers led by the right arm of Rodgers must be considered one of the favorites to get to the Super Bowl being how well and hot they are currently. You always want to enter the playoffs on a winning note and that is exactly what Rodgers has done with a six-game winning streak. Dallas may be the favorites, along with the Falcons, but you know neither of these teams are cheering for the Packers to move on during the wild card weekend of games.
Congrats Rodgers on a great season and yet another award, now let’s get the ultimate award come February!