Aaron Rodgers Enters NFC Championship Game Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers With Worrying Record

Published 01/24/2021, 11:47 AM EST
Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first half of a NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today. Tonight, he enters the 5th NFC championship game of his career. He will lead the Green Bay Packers as they take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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The Packers were the best team in the NFC this year, as they sustained a 13-3 record this season. Rodgers is also a frontrunner to win the MVP award. However, Rodgers’ record in the NFC championship game has not been great.

Currently, Rodgers has only a 1-3 record when playing in the NFC Championship game. He is one more loss away from being tied with the most losses in a Conference Championship game.

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However, his single win in the NFC Championship game led to him winning the Super Bowl.

While Rodgers’ record in the championship game will be cause for concern, fans must remember that he has a very different cast around him since their last championship game.

The Packers have been one of the best teams in the NFL this season and have lost only 3 games. They tied with the Bills for the 2nd-best record in the NFL.

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Additionally, Aaron Rodgers has been playing some of the best football of his career. Rodgers was the key figure as the Packers went on their incredible regular-season run.

This year, Rodgers is one of the favorites to win the MVP trophy, thanks to his wonderful performances in the green and yellow.

Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates his touchdown pass with wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) against the Los Angeles Rams during their NFL divisional playoff game Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK

The Packers have only had 1 game in the Playoffs, getting a bye thanks to their 1st seed in the NFC. In their game against the LA Rams, the Packers were excellent.

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Aaron Rodgers led the team to an impressive 32-18 win over the Rams, and into the NFC championship game against the Buccaneers.

Will Aaron Rodgers overcome his poor record in NFC championship games? He has the challenge of facing one of the best of all time in Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But if every Packer plays to their full potential, they can overcome Tampa Bay and reach the Super Bowl.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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