Aaron Rodgers Can Surpass Three NFL Legends While Playing the Rams on Saturday

Published 01/16/2021, 5:32 PM EST
Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass in the first quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Matt LaFleur’s Green Bay Packers started their Divisional Round Playoff against Los Angeles Rams as favorites. They secured the top seed in the NFC after ending the regular season with a 13-3 record. They were crowned NFC North champions yet again, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers in top form.

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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

The Packers started on an offensive note in front of home fans at Lambeau Field today. But they were given a tough time on the opening drive by the Rams defense featuring All-Pro DT Aaron Donald.

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However, it was Rodgers who helped the Packers to the first touchdown of the game with a smart pass to none other than his trusted wideout, Davante Adams.

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After a slow start to the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers gave the Packers a lead early in the second quarter with a smart touchdown pass to Adams.

This was his 41st touchdown pass in the NFL Playoffs. In doing so, he overtook the legendary Peyton Manning to take 4th on the all-time postseason passing touchdown list.

The 37-year-old veteran can improve on that number and climb higher on the list tonight itself. Brett Favre (44) and Joe Montana (45) will be watching closely as Rodgers aims to overshadow them as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. He has already eclipsed the former for another Packers postseason passing record.

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The swashbuckling quarterback ended the regular season with 4,299 passing yards and a mammoth 48 touchdowns against just 5 interceptions. That feat, in itself, is an achievement.

He is definitely a frontrunner for this year’s NFL MVP award followed by Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. You never know, we might just see these two quarterbacks go up against each other in this year’s Super Bowl LV. Fingers crossed!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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