Packers vs Rams: Aaron Rodgers Channels His Inner Lamar Jackson in Second Quarter

Published 01/16/2021, 5:50 PM 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


By now we are accustomed to the dazzling runs made by Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson. The Florida-born athlete has taken the ‘dual-threat quarterback’ role to a whole new level since bursting onto the scene in 2019.

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After Michael Vick, one can say that Jackson is the next player to have transformed the quarterback position. However, veteran Green Bay Packers superstar, Aaron Rodgers, proved that he can do the same and more.

At 37, Aaron Rodgers started for the Packers in their Divisional Round Playoff against Los Angeles Rams. He had to wait until the second quarter to get his first passing touchdown of the game. Whom did he connect with? WR Davante Adams, of course.

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But it was later during that quarter that Rodgers truly stunned the Rams with a sensational individual play.

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The Packers were up by 7 points heading towards the dying stages of the second quarter. They built momentum as the game went along after a slow start initially.

Once again, their commander-in-chief Aaron Rodgers came through with a gem of a touchdown to extend the home team’s lead to 13.

Rodgers channeled his Lamar Jackson to fool the Rams defense and score a rare rushing touchdown. We just can’t get enough of this beauty.

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Rodgers’ displayed swagger all through the first half as the Packers finished with a 19-10 lead. The Rams have shown that they can cause damage if given a window to attack. So the third quarter will be a crucial one for both teams involved.

We could see the Packers wreak havoc at their beloved Lambeau Field. But the opposite can also happen as Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey return to the field for revenge in the second half.

Either way, you can’t afford to miss this one. FYI, the last time Aaron Rodgers had a rushing touchdown in the Playoffs, was in 2010, the same year the Packers won the Super Bowl.

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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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