Through 12 games in the 2021 NFL Season, the Packers are 9-3. Currently sitting in the 2nd seed in the NFC behind the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers still have a lot to play for. In the traditional setting for 30+ years, there would only be 4 games remaining for the Pack. However, with the new rule change that took place last off-season, every team in the NFL has an extra game, making way for a 17 game season.
Aaron Rodgers has been the Green Bay Packers starting Quarterback since 2008. Since that time, his teams have:
|2009||11-5||L @ AZ – Wild Card|
|2010||10-6||W Super Bowl vs. Steelers|
|2011||15-1||L vs NYG – Divisional Round|
|2012||11-5||L @ SF – Divisional Round|
|2013||8-7-1||L vs SF – Wild Card|
|2014||12-4||L @ SEA – NFC Championship|
|2015||10-6||L @ AZ – Divisional Round|
|2016||10-6||L @ ATL – NFC Championship|
|2019||13-3||L @ SF NFC Championship|
|2020||13-3||L vs TB NFC Championship|
The two main differences in this teams year, compared to seasons past, is the quality of their defense as well as the teams experience.
As Aaron Rodgers turned 38 years old two days ago on December 2nd, PackersTalk analyzes how well the QB has played this year.
Aaron Rodgers has played in 11 out of a possible 12 games in 2021. The game he missed resulted in a loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, with a final score of 13-7. In games Rodgers has started this year, his team has a convincing 9-2 record. While being “immunized” to Covid-19 didn’t help his stance in the public eye, the Packers staff as well as the Green Bay players knew the 3-time MVP QB wasn’t vaccinated.
In 11 games played this year, Aaron Rodgers has 23 Touchdown Passes and 4 Interceptions, an impressive feat. He also has a QB Rating of 105.5 and a QBR of 64.9, the latter being the 9th best year of his career.
The Packers defense has allowed an average of 20.2 points per game, 5th Best in the NFL. In Rodgers’ long career, it’s the 4th best mark the Green Bay defense has posted.
Overall, Rodgers has played big in the big moments, and has been a main factor why the Packers are so good.
The Packers are a good football team. The entire roster is scrappy and tough-nosed, a change-up from what we’ve seen through Rodgers’ career. Overall, Aaron has played far better than “well-enough” to bring a Lombardi Trophy back to Titletown.——————
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