The Packers are two wins from getting back to the Super Bowl and it all has to do with their quarterback and how he is playing over the last couple months.
It was just a few months ago, that the Green Bay Packers were sitting at 4-6 and looking like the season was lost, but it was their quarterback that kept the faith and knew this team would get back on track. After that game, Aaron Rodgers said that this team was going to “run the table” to end the year. That Is exactly what had happened and they did it riding the right arm of their starting quarterback.
Rodgers has been nearly flawless over the last six games of the regular season and the wild card game in the playoffs against the New York Giants. Rodgers has put this team on his back and told them to hold on as he gets this team going. They are now two wins away from getting to Houston and a shot for another Super Bowl title.
Over these last seven games, in which the Packers have gone 7-0 in, he has been phenomenal in that stretch. Rodgers has completed nearly 70% of his passes, thrown for over 2,000 yards, all while throwing 19 touchdowns and ZERO interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers during the 7-game win streak: 167-240 (69.6%), 2029 yards, 19 TDs, 0 INTs, 121.7 rating. NOT BAD GUYS.
— NFL Draft Insider (@NFLDraftInsider) January 9, 2017
McCarthy on @AaronRodgers12: He's playing tremendous football. He's spoiled all of us around here for a long time.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 9, 2017
Now that we are in the playoffs, Rodgers has stepped his game up as he destroyed a very good secondary in the Giants. During the wild card game, Rodgers completed 25-of-40 for 362 yards and four touchdowns. This was against a defense that played well down the stretch, especially against the pass.
Now the Packers will head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in a game that really could see the winner of this game represent the NFC in Super Bowl 51. You have to like the chances for the Packers with their veteran quarterback Rodgers and their offensive weapons. The Cowboys have a great team, but they are being led by a pair of rookies. That could be the difference when it’s all said and done on Sunday evening.
Come on Packers, let’s get this and move on to the NFC Championship!