Green Bay Packers Make NFL history in Playoff Win Over LA Rams

Published 01/17/2021, 11:50 AM EST
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 Green Bay Packers continue their magnificent run this season by advancing to the NFC championship game. They defeated the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in a fantastic performance.

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Now they wait for the winner of the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup to see whom they will face in the NFC championship game.

The Packers were excellent last night. Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers were standout players on the offensive end, as they helped lead Green Bay to the victory. Now, the Packers are one victory away from making it back to the Super Bowl for the first time since their win in 2011.

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However, the Packers didn’t just defeat the Rams in a standard performance. They made history with their win in the Playoffs.

The Packers became the first team in NFL playoff history to throw for more than 475 passing yards in a game. In addition to this, they also rushed for 175 yards and ended the game with no sacks.

Green Bay Packers back to winning ways in the Playoffs

The statistics reflect how dominant a win it was for the Packers. During the game, tensions were running high between the Packers and the Rams.

Davante Adams and Jalen Ramsey got into an altercation prior to the game but were separated by the referees before it could escalate to a physical level.

Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) breaks away for a large gain in the third quarter 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

But the action was hot on the field, as the Packers and Rams did battle to see who would make it to the NFC championship game.

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One of the highlights of the game came when Aaron Rodgers pump-faked a pass over the Rams defensive unit, only to rush the ball into the endzone by himself. In true Rodgers nature, he went for the iconic pose after the touchdown.

Now, the Packers wait to see who they will face in the championship game. Could there be another battle between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers? Or will Drew Brees and the Saints come for Green Bay? That remains to be seen.

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One thing is for sure – The Green Bay Packers are working their way back to the Super Bowl and look like favorites to win it all.

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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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