Green Bay, Wes – for all that Aaron Rodgers He’s accomplished in his Hall of Fame career, there’s one thing he’s never done: playing an NFC Championship game at Lambo Stadium.
Come next Sunday to see him check that off his menu. Rodgers and top seed Green Bay Packers (14-3) will play on the sidewalk in the Super Bowl against New Orleans Saints or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The group will do so at home thanks to Saturday’s 32-18 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Lambo, in which the fans – 8,456 of them – were allowed in for the first time throughout the season.
„It felt like 50,000 when we ran out of the tunnel, it really happened,“ Rodgers said. „That was a special moment. I forgot how much you really miss the crowd of people out there … It felt like, 50,000, 60,000.“
Next Sunday will see Rodgers V appear in the conference title match. The four previous to him all came on the road. He won his first win – during the 2010 season, at Soldier Field – on his way to the Super Bowl. He has lost three since then, including last season at San Francisco 49 in Blast Style.
It was after last season’s defeat when Rodgers repeated a familiar quibble, saying, „We have to get one at home.“
Rodgers’ 190 regular season career started the largest by any quarterback player at the time of his first home conference tournament kick-off, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. This distinction was formerly made by Fran Tarkton (187).
„It means a lot,“ Rodgers said. „[Former Packers receiver] Geordie [Nelson] And I talked about it years ago. I had a lot of starts in this league without being a part of hosting the NFC Championship.
„I hope it’s a little cooler than it was tonight … It’ll be exciting to enjoy this night, party and then watch the game tomorrow and see whoever wins will come to our place.“
Rodgers made sure of this against the Rams (11-7), who had the best defense in the NFL in the regular season (18.1 points per match). The Packers defeated that in the first half, by a 19-10 lead in the first half. They became the first team this season to score against Ramez on each of his first three trips. It was also the fourth game in a row for the attackers, who scored the highest in each of his top three commands.
Rodgers threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Davant AdamsSend cornback rams Galen Ramsey In a hot exchange after playing it safe Nick Scott. Rodgers also ran for the touchdown in the first half, giving him a touch and landing pass in the same playoff game for the third time in his career. But it was his first quick result in the post-season period since the 2010 NFC title match in Chicago.
And that was just the beginning.
when Aaron Jones He broke off at 60 yards in the opening match of the third quarter to set up his own 1-yard touchdown path, meaning that the beams scored in each of the first five drives in a game for the first time since Week 3 of the 2016 season.
Saturday was the twenty-second time in NFL game history that Attack 1 and No.1 goal-scoring defense faced each other. The Packers’ 32 points ranked fourth in those matches, according to ESPN Statistics and Information Research.
The 484-yards from the Packers, the second-most team in post-season history, were the largest by any team in a playoff against the number 1 defense in the league since 1970, according to Elias.
“You see, this is a great team out there, when they have to come to Lambo – as I said millions of times at this point – you come to Lambo, you play different football,” Adams said. “It takes you out of your element in terms of the way you speak, the way you are. Play it out. You feel bad, man. Difficult to communicate. We have fans there today so it was just amazing. Everything was on our side, so it was just a matter of getting out and playing packer soccer. We are doing that and no one can stop us. „
Rodgers kneeled off the field late to cheers of „best player“ from the crowd.
Complete 23 of 36 passes for 296 yards and two touchdown passes. His 58-yard landing pass to Allen Lazard In the fourth quarter it was his longest pass in his career after the season.
Rodgers capitalized on the best fast performance – 189 yards – his team gave him in a playoff. The previous high was 147 yards in a 2011 playoff match against the New York Giants. But that was a loss the only other time the Packers had been the number one under Rodgers.
That game denied him the NFC title at home.
Ten years later, Rodgers is not denied.
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