Aaron Rodgers He might finally get his wish: NFC Championship Game at Lambo Stadium.
All Green Bay Packers have to do is win another game and it comes true.
Rodgers confirmed that at the end of the regular season on Sunday, he is thanks in part to the perfect first half en route to the 35-16 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
It gave the Packers (13-3) the number one seed to the NFC playoffs. With it comes a goodbye to the first round – the only one in the conference thanks to the expanded stadium – and home games from now until the Super Bowl. While the other six playoff teams play for NFC next weekend, the Packers are held until the Divisional Round on January 16 or 17.
Rodgers played in four NFC Championship matches, winning only once – 10 years ago at Soldier Field. After losing last year’s NFC title match at the 49ers, the third consecutive defeat for players in a conference title match after the 2014 Conference Championship match in Seattle and the 2016 match in Atlanta, Rodgers spoke eagerly of his desire to play for Lambo.
“I’ve said this before: We should have one of these at home,” Rodgers said after losing 37-20 of 49 in January. “It’s a different ball game. The gameplay is different in weather and snow of 20 degrees. Cold and wind are two different types of play here.”
The Week 16 match against the Titans showed just that. The beams blew Tennessee 14-40 in a snow-covered field and were outperformed this afternoon with a score of 32 degrees in Chicago.
The last time the Packers had ranked number one after their regular 15-1 season was in 2011 but lost to the Giants 37-20 in a playoff match at NFC at Lambeau Field.
The players made 21 matches in the first half and scored 21 points. Rodgers completed his first 11 passes, including a 10-to-10 for 155-yards and three touchdowns, including a 72-yarder to Marquis Valdes-Scantling In the second quarter. It was supposed to be his first 12 with four touchdowns, but Valdes-Scantling dropped a 53-yard landing in the inaugural drive for the third quarter.
After a slow start to the second half, the Packers shut things down when Aaron Jones He scored at 4 yards with a 3:47 left. On the same drive, Davant Adams He broke Sterling Sharpe’s franchise record for receptions in one season (112). On the next drive, he matched Sharpe’s franchise record for one landing season, too, to his 18th. It was also the third in a single season in NFL history. Only Randy Moss (23 in 2007) and Jerry Rice (22 in 1987) caught more. Adams missed two full matches – and another half – due to a hamstring injury at the start of the season.
Relegation to Adams was Rodgers’ fourth in the game, giving him the best career and a franchise record of 48 relegation passes for the season (and only five interceptions), and sealed his case for the third best player.
The win in Chicago came just three days after the Packers lost their All-Pro left side confronting David Bakhtiari with a knee injury at the end of the season. Billy Turner Move from the right side to replace Bakhtiari and Rick Wagoner Came in the right address. Rodgers was fired only once.
Moreover, the Packers feel better about their defense, which was run over by 49 players in the championship match last season.