Aaron Rodgers: “This window is open for us”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is far closer to the end of his career than the beginning of it, and he seemed to be keenly aware of his football mortality last weekend, when the Packers advanced to what became his fourth career NFC Championship. But even that he’s now 1-3 in the game that has a Super Bowl berth riding on it, Rodgers expressed optimism about the future in Green Bay.

“The window is open for us, and that’s the exciting thing,” Rodgers told reporters after the 37-20 loss to the 49ers. “I think we’re gonna be on the right side of one of these real soon.”

He pointed to the moves made by G.M. Brian Gutenkunst and the willingness of coach Matt LaFleur to empower his players to lead. And even though the season ended in disappointment, Rodgers seems happy with the outcome.

“This one is special because it became fun again,” Rodgers said of the 2019 campaign. (This means that it wasn’t fun for him in prior seasons. Which further confirms that something significant was amiss in the latter years of the Mike McCarthy tenure, no matter how hard Rodgers may have tried to push back against that reality as it was unfolding.)

“I wouldn’t say this was our most talented team,” Rodgers added, “but neither was 2010. And we just found a way.”

In 2010, they found a way to win the Super Bowl, despite being the No. 6 seed. In 2019, they made it to the No. 2 seed, with a few screwy moments at the end of the 49ers-Seahawks regular-season finale keeping the Packers from being the No. 1 seed.

Rodgers acknowledged that plenty will happen between now and the start of the next season, and he emphasized that his teammates will do what they need to do to get ready for 2020. Still, at a time when many would regard 2019 as Rodgers’ last, best chance at adding a second Super Bowl win to his permanent record, he believes that it’s coming soon.

129 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: “This window is open for us”

  1. No, it’s the coach that took Packers to win Superbowl. Now, it’s Rodgers being the boss and trying to win by himself, otherwise he’ll point fingers.

  2. Clock ticking….another wasted year for Rodgers. They played an easy schedule this year and still needed some Zebra help to win at least three of those games. Tonight against a good team their deficiencies and showed.

  3. The Packers need to surround Aaron Rodgers with better players. The WR’s are not very good and Aaron Jones only has good games against bad defenses. I wonder what was so funny when they showed Jones on the sideline laughing when they were down big.

  4. The window has been closed and boarded up. Maybe if he could win against the top tier teams(defenses), the window would open up. But he doesn’t so it won’t.

  5. Maybe the window is still open but the Packers are a soft and finesse football team. They are too small up the middle defensively which means they can’t stop the run and don’t block well in pass protection. They need to change these things to get back to a super bowl

  6. Much as I enjoyed tonight’s beat down, he’s right…at least as far as the NFCN goes.

    Minnesota: Into the rebuild. Can’t beat Rodgers
    Detroit: Stinks. Can’t beat anyone (except Minnesota next year)
    Chicago: No QB and can’t beat Rodgers.

    Good injection of youth and a HC who is far better than I thought. Still too many holes to run with the best teams.

    SF v KC. Clearly the NFL’s two best teams. Good stuff.

  7. dbjason6088 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:07 pm
    Can we please stop calling Aaron Rodgers one of the best ever?

    He is though. He carried this awful packers team to a 13-3 record.

  8. I will go out on a limb and predict that Rodgers will play in another NFC Championship game before Russell Wilson or Lamar Jackson will.

  9. Aaron quit it.

    You made it clear that the person that was holding you back was McCarthy.

    They remove him from the building and your statistically worst this year than your best years with him.

    Fast forward back to this season and your rookie coach got outcoached and your team was blown out.

    No more excuses.

  10. Hey man, they had a good season and hit a home run with preston and zdarius. You beat one of the best teams in the nfc and got beat by the best team in the nfc. Wide receiver or linebacker at pick 29 or 30. See ya’ll in the fall.

  11. nagyisterrible says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:06 pm
    The Packers need to surround Aaron Rodgers with better players. The WR’s are not very good and Aaron Jones only has good games against bad defenses. I wonder what was so funny when they showed Jones on the sideline laughing when they were down big

    It’s easier said than done to surround Rodgers with better wide receivers but when your Quarterback is the highest paid have to work with what you got.If Rodgers wants the Big Money he needs to make the tier 2 and tier 3 wide receivers elite. Before I get a thumbs down answer my question how many Superbowls have the highest paid Quarterbacks won in the past 5 years.

  12. The window may be open for the Packers…not for Rodgers….but the Packers, maybe.

    Brady has a longer shelf life than Rodgers does at this point.

  13. “After Packers Bent to His Will, Aaron Rodgers Now Needs to Put Up or Shut Up.

    His accuracy and big-play capability decline incrementally each year, but he has tuned out coaches and ignored open receivers for so long and has such a huge salary and gift for passive-aggressive blame deflection that no one in Green Bay has the authority or courage to force him to adjust.

    The truth about every quarterback always rests somewhere between the capes and the critics. But in this case, the anti-Rodgers camp makes a lot of valid points.

    Rodgers finished 12th in the NFL in passer rating this season, right between Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz. He finished 13th in Football Outsiders DVOA, between Watson and Philip Rivers. He finished 21st in ESPN’s QBR, between Giants rookie Daniel Jones and Brady, who had a miserable season by his standards. Rodgers, fully healthy and freed from the predictable Mike McCarthy offense that allegedly held him back, had a middle-of-the-pack season by any statistical standard.

    Blame Rodgers’ “lack of weapons” if you like, but he threw for fewer yards, touchdowns and a lower completion rate than Wentz, whose receivers and running backs were pulled from the Pat’s King of Steaks line after a Flyers game. Rodgers had Adams (for most of the year), Jones, a serviceable Jimmy Graham and familiar-if-ordinary receivers like Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling to throw to, yet Derek Carr outperformed him statistically while throwing to a castoff Ravens tight end and a 5’10” fifth-round pick.

    A deeper dive into the data makes Rodgers look even worse. Per Pro Football Reference, Rodgers led the NFL with a Bad Throw Percentage of 21.2 percent. It’s wise to be skeptical of newfangled, subjective-sounding stats like Bad Throw Percentage, but many of the names just below Rodgers on the list (Jameis Winston, Josh Allen, Jared Goff, Mason Rudolph, Old Man Brady) earned reputations this season for throwing too many gopher balls.

    Rodgers finished second to Brady with 31 throwaways, per Pro Football Reference; being a veteran and giving up on a play is one thing, but doing it about twice per game when you are supposed to be one of the NFL’s best playmakers is another. And Rodgers was one of 15 qualified quarterbacks with a Dropped Pass rate of less than 5 percent: again, his targets were not to blame for his ordinary numbers.”

  14. californianewton says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:18 pm
    I will go out on a limb and predict that Rodgers will play in another NFC Championship game before Russell Wilson or Lamar Jackson will.
    ———-
    Half of that prediction is solid, almost guaranteed. Because, well Lamar plays in the AFC you see.

  15. Take him out of Lambeau and he has trouble advancing during playoffs. Now he’s got time to make more of those miserable commercials.

  16. Not gonna troll — the Pack had a great year, the D is improved, and the offense will get better with another play-maker. You have to admit the Pack seemed to be playing with house money this entire year, particularly the way the playoffs lined up; however, the card-luck turned once they drew the 49ers.

  17. Since 2012, Aaron Rodgers is 17-26-1 (.395) against teams with a winning record.

    Maybe not as open as you think Aaron.

  18. I couldn’t agree more. He is 100% right. I’m sure he feels as I do….disappointed but not discouraged. Hat’s off to a terrific and unexpected season by the Green Bay Packers.

  19. Packers were over rated all year and it was exposed today. The 2 best teams all year in NFC were SF and NO. Too bad it was not those 2 teams playing today. It would have been a much better game and could have gone either way.

  20. A lot changes in the NFl year to year. Niners were 4-12 last year. The window is open for half the teams in the league next year. Only one team finishes the season happy though.

  21. Nope, I see windows opening for younger, more exciting teams such as the Chiefs, 49ers, Ravens and Titans while the window for the Steelers, Patriots and Packers are pretty much shut after this season.

    And that’s a good thing, because its time.

    ps: The Browns window is nailed shut, lol.

  22. Can we finally stop with all the talk about Rodgers being one of the best QBs of all time, let alone better than Brady? There is zero argument to be made on his behalf. Zero.
    Unfortunately this post-season has taken the shine off the arguments for Brees and Rodgers to be in the top 5. The reality is they’re not close. Probably in the #8-12 range.
    Delusional Packers fans will ignore Aaron’s losing record on the road and poor record in NFC Championships and continue to make excuses. He didn’t have enough weapons! His defense stunk! McCarthy was terrible! Is LaFleur also terrible?
    The guy is an amazing talent and one of the greats. But with only 1 Super Bowl and a consistent inability to win when it matters, he joins Brees and Manning as awesome regular season QBs who were pedestrian when it counted in the playoffs.
    Brady’s position as GOAT is getting bigger and bigger every year. It’s darn hard to win playoff games, let alone Super Bowls. Or 6 of them for that matter.

  23. No windows for you anymore Rodgers. This year exposed u. Niners didn’t even have to breath heavy to beat the Packers. Your good Rodgers but the 49ers are in a different class right now. I can’t wait to take the X Factor out of Mahomes. Get ready Chiefs you haven’t played a team like the 49ers yet.

  24. Rodgers skills have definitely diminished to some extent. There are very pedestrian throws every game that he never used to make. One example tonight was that easy TD at the pylon that he flat missed.
    Just because there are/were a couple of QBs cheating father time lately, doesn’t make it a rule, they have been the exception to it. Diminishing skills at a more traditional age says nothing about the level of talent one had when younger.
    The NFL made a huge mistake not including Rodgers on their “All Time Team”. There’s never been a more talented QB play the game.

  25. He said “This isn’t our best team,” Except he left out, EXCEPT FOR ME, at the end of that phrase.
    This guy is something else.
    You know I never ever felt like this for the Packers, until Rodgers came to town.

  26. Sorry Aaron. The windows closed, boarded up and nailed shut. Demolition crew scheduled for tomorrow at noon.

    Aaron Rodgers, over rated, overhyped, overpaid.

  27. When the Packers came back in the 4th quarter to be down only 14 points, people think Rodgers is going to mount a come back or at least make it interesting. Maybe at least attempt a Hail Mary or two. But people don’t realize his 4th quarter come back only ranks and ties only at #54 with 16 come back wins. Peyton, Brady, and Brees top the list with 43, 36, and 35. Rodgers is a front runner.

  28. That window will depend on rodgers not declining. This was a team with a horseshoe up its backside this year. A couple games handed to them by officials and poor performances by opposing teams. I’ve watched the NFL for several decades and this was the weakest 13-3 team I’ve ever seen. They didn’t belong on that field with the Niners today.

    So is there a window open? Not for the SB by any means. Perhaps another couple of playoff appearances? Possibly, maybe even probably but not much beyond that. They don’t have a very good cap situation so they’ll have to hit on a lot of draft picks to improve beyond a single playoff victory. This is a good, not great team with a qb that’s still very good but nowhere near what he once was. With each passing season, the decline of his skills will accelerate.

    If the pack brass is smart, they’ll go all in for next season. Spend every penny, hope for a repeat of the luck they had this season and pray that rodgers doesn’t decline significantly.

  29. Packers is one of the best ever. Beforee that knee injury injury he could created more and escape the rush when rolling out. He seems like he can’t outrun most lineman anymore. but he’s arm is still as good as ever, and with protection ARod will pick apart any defense. I think he has the best arm since Marino, and yes I know Mahomes too. The point is Arod could very well still be the best QB in the NFL. I think he can win 2 more if he plays till 40. And no I’m not a Packers/Cal fan. Just a true football fanatico.

  30. As usual, Rodgers piles up the stats during the regular season, but today within a step away from the SB, he fumbles twice and loses an interception in the first half as the Pack go down 27-0.

    Still cant join the elites with at least two championships…

  31. Bold Prediction

    None of 35+, 40+ elite QBs are going to win SB in next 3-4 years. They will all retire miserably.

  32. The packers had a good season.

    But I’m not convinced the window is open for a super bowl.
    The packers over achieved with a rookie head coach and an easy schedule.

    What usually happens the following year is a letdown and not living up to prior year expectations.

  33. The Packers could very well be back next year and the year after. They need a few good players in some key spots and they would be unstoppable. That scares the haters and blames, but the Packers are still in a place where they are the best in the NFC North. They will be so long as Rodgers is there. Just a little reality for those of you living in a dream world.

  34. The window is open for everyone in the NFL every year. Parody is what makes the NFL great. Some just close quicker than others. As for GB, they wasted the best years of Erin’s career.

  35. Edward Halverson says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:18 pm
    This game was on the Packers defense.
    …..
    Rogers (sic) had no chance.
    ———————————–

    Really? Completely the fault of the Packers defense that Rodgers turned the ball over multiple times?

  36. Talent. The 49’ers offensive line obliterated the front 7 of the Packers. Their defensive line was quicker.

    That’s really all it was. The 49’ers could run the ball at will and Green Bay had nothing to stop it.

  37. Time for new D coordinator in GB. Blame Rodgers all you want, can’t have your D give up 280 yards and blame the qb. This team had a lot of holes when the season started and still made it this far. Niners were by far the best team in the NFC but remember, they sucked for the past 5 years to get there. Nicely done this year .. next year they very well may not have the same window of opportunity.

  38. Yeah, Aaron Rodgers lost this game all by himself. I’m sure I counted at least 15 or 16 missed tackles he had allowing the 49ers to run through the defense like it wasn’t even on the field. He also missed several blocks when playing on the offensive line allowing himself to get pressured repeatedly while trying to pass to Davante Adams and a collection of 4th & 5th tier receivers. Rodgers gave himself no help on defense at all and he sure didn’t get open running routes so he could pass to himself.

    You haters have no idea how ridiculous you sound.

  39. skolvikings2017 says:
    January 20, 2020 at 6:30 am
    The window is open for everyone in the NFL every year. Parody is what makes the NFL great. Some just close quicker than others. As for GB, they wasted the best years of Erin’s car

    ———

    “Parody”? Lol!

  40. The sad part is that Lefleur is actually a likable guy. However, when you have a diva QB who thinks he’s entitled, it’s easy to hate the entire team, and franchise.

  41. He didn’t mention the very important fact, he hinted at it but didn’t go all in, the point being he has a Super Bowl Championship & the Minnesota Vikings in all their years as an organization have exactly ZERO, & that is a fact that will never change.

  42. “… and the willingness of coach Matt LaFleur to empower his players to lead.”

    In other words, he means LaFleur lets Rodgers do whatever the heck he wants. Rodgers is uncoachable.

  43. Weak performance by someone that many claim to be an elite QB.
    Elite QB’s play a lot better than that in a game like that.

    That was more evidence that Brady is way better than Rodgers could hope to be, because Brady has proven it and Rodgers just keeps caving in.

  44. The fact that refs consistently help the Packers was made abundantly clear last night. The Green Bay Packers were carried by the refs to win their division and make the playoffs and last night we saw exactly how BAD they are without getting any help from the refs.

    The window is definitely closed, back to the drawing board Rodgers!

  45. They overachieved this year. I guess that’s the only bright side. Rodgers and the offense needs to get in sync. Defense had big games but there’s holes on both sides of the ball.

  46. The window is open to win in the NFC North, because the Bears and Vikes are only OK, and the Lions are quickly regressing into Millen-like levels of incompetence at all levels of the organization.

  47. The fact that refs consistently help the Packers was made abundantly clear last night. The Green Bay Packers were carried by the refs to win their division and make the playoffs and last night we saw exactly how BAD they are without getting any help from the refs!

    The window is definitely closed, back to the drawing board Rodgers!

  48. kolvikings2017 says:
    January 20, 2020 at 6:30 am
    The window is open for everyone in the NFL every year. Parody is what makes the NFL great. Some just close quicker than others. As for GB, they wasted the best years of Erin’s career

    Yes, between Godell, the refs, and the kneelers, there’s a lot of parody in the NFL.

  49. If Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning are “losers” and “chokers,” there really aren’t a lot of good QB’s in NFL history. Like, maybe 2.

  50. “nflhistorybuff68 says:
    January 20, 2020 at 2:42 am
    As usual, Rodgers piles up the stats during the regular season, but today within a step away from the SB, he fumbles twice and loses an interception in the first half as the Pack go down 27-0.
    Still cant join the elites with at least two championships…”

    It’s a team game.

    Brady threw a pick 6 in the Atlanta SB. He came back w/ one of the greatest 2nd halves of all time – because his defense GOT STOPS.

    Rodgers came out in that 2nd half on fire. His D could not do the same as Brady’s.

  51. Parody lol.

    Anyway, concerning Aaron Jones laughing on the sidelines, big deal. I never understood people’s concern with this. Look at Marshawn Lynch, it looks like he’s always having a good time. Maybe he’s laughing at the parody.

  52. I had this team at 6-12 at best this year not knowing what the Smith Bros brought, the brutal schedule etc. They over achieved and surprised a lot of people. My take is, as long as they have Pettine they arent going anywhere and next year maybe they dont even make the playoffs.

  53. The window is still open, so Rodgers will continue to be a “pane” to the rest of the NFC for a few more years.

  54. blynch67 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Nope, I see windows opening for younger, more exciting teams such as the Chiefs, 49ers, Ravens and Titans while the window for the Steelers, Patriots and Packers are pretty much shut after this season.

    And that’s a good thing, because its time.

    ps: The Browns window is nailed shut, lol

    ********************************************************************************
    While your at it, add the Bears to that closed window list. Their hopeless, hapless and the McCaskeys don’t get it either.

  55. After watching the game yesterday,I think the Packers have a long way to go to over take the 49ers. And the 49ers are a young team so its not like I expect them to drop off suddenly. The Seahawks are going to be contenders. The Saints are talented, but how much more does Brees have? Do the Rams bounce back?

    The NFC is stacked. I think Rodgers will play 2-3 years more. He will be in his late 30’s. And the cap hit jumps in 2021 to 37 million, in 2022 its almost 40 million. I just dont see them being able to overtake those other teams in that time frame.

    I think we are seeing a refresh in the league, and different teams will be at the forfront for the next 10 years. Its kind of neat

  56. We all knew that the Packers would have to play their best football, eliminate mistakes, AND get a few lucky bounces in order to pull off the upset. Unfortunately, their defense laid an absolute egg, allowing a million rushing yards. Rodgers was involved with 3 turnovers on consecutive drives (strip sack fumble, botched center/QB exchange, and interception). And on a few key plays that were 50/50 that could have gotten them back in the game, they were on the other side of them. Down 27-0.

    This Packers unit was more in line with a 10-6/11-5 squad that overachieved, and can’t be faulted for finishing with a better record than their talent suggests. But to be such a sloppy, unfocused, emotional team that didn’t fight back when getting hit in the mouth was an embarrassment to watch.

    Also, why does Aaron Rodgers look like he’s always about to cry on the field? Can someone grab this man, shake him, and tell him he needs to start acting like an alpha male on the field, command his troops, and lead by example?????

  57. Rodgers throws some of the best passes I have ever seen. He makes some unbelievable plays, hes one of the top 2-3 most gifted at throwing the ball in the history of the game….BUT, that hasnt translated into championships for him for some reason. Whether its the talent around him, coaching, or his own failure to come through in playoff situations.

    He is a lot like Marino in that regard.

    It will get harder as he gets older. Another year of putting in all the work and training, another year of hits, another year of coming up just short.

  58. I felt bad for Lafleur during the game last night.

    He had the look of a guy who was afraid of getting blown out, and if you pushed him, he was going to cry.

  59. Tell yourself what you need to Get by Aaron….. we all saw that you are overrated & on the way out…..

  60. The Packers are the team to beat in the NFC North and that’s coming from a Vikings fan. Rodgers did not look like the elite QB that he has been for years, but he also had arguably the worst set of weapons he’s ever had in his career. They have quality RBs and one of the best wideouts in the league in Adams. It gets ugly after that. Furthermore, it was Rodgers’ first year in a new offense and it’s logical to assume that he’ll be more comfortable with it in season two. But rather than draft another WR, they would be wise to add a quality veteran receiver or two in free agency. They don’t have to be elite receivers who break the banks, they just need to be quality players who fit the system. Rodgers is notoriously tough on younger receivers and most take time to develop, which is time that Rodgers doesn’t have at this point in his career.

    I know today is revenge day for a lot of my fellow Viking fans. Trolls will be trolls on both sides. Congrats to the Packers and their fans on a good season and the NFC North win. We both ran into a Niners team that was simply better than our favorite teams. I’m already looking forward to the next set of Border Battles and what should be an interesting offseason for both clubs.

  61. I’m a Packers fan. If the Packers can get some help on the defensive interior and a good second wide receiver, they could win it next season. But if the window is open, it won’t be open very much longer. Rodgers can still make plays, but he’s not what he was a few years ago. It’s probably 2020 or bust. The best advantage for the Packers continues to be the weaknesses of their division rivals, though — the Bears never can find a quarterback, the Vikings are in cap hell and will have to start over, and the Lions are, well, the Lions.

  62. billsrthefuture says:
    January 20, 2020 at 9:35 am
    If Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning are “losers” and “chokers,” there really aren’t a lot of good QB’s in NFL history. Like, maybe 2.

    —-

    There is Tom Brady and then there is everyone else

  63. Rogers need to remember that there are 32 teams in the NFL and he got to the final 4. Not perfect but much better than most.

  64. A lot of jealous fans out there. I’m guessing that most of you bad mouthing the Pack follow teams that did NOT have a game yesterday… We don’t have the horses that the Saints, 49’ers and maybe Sea Hawks have right now but we’re closer then most…

  65. Yeah, the window is open, but the road back next season won’t likely be as easy. The Packers (and the rest of the NFC North) won’t have the NFC East to beat up on; the NFC South and the AFC South look like tougher divisions than the NFC East and AFC West. I also wouldn’t just hand the NFC North title to the Packers in 2020. The Packers were not as good as their record this year, and expecting the Bears and Vikings to take steps back isn’t going to be enough.

    Give the 49ers credit; they won the games they needed to win down the stretch, and then in the playoffs, their OL and DL dominated their two opponents. Things can change a lot within a year, but as of now, there is no NFC that can take on their their OL or DL for 60 minutes and win. I thought the Saints might be able to do it, but they laid an egg in the wildcard round, and lost on their home turf to a team they should have defeated. Right now, SF is the best team in the NFC headed into next season, and it’s not even close.

  66. Packers aren’t relevant. The only competitive team in the North is Minnesota Vikings. Yesterday showed how pathetic and terrible Packers defense is. I mean getting run over for 300 plus yards is beyond any word can describe.

  67. Aaron doesn’t want it very much anymore. He has his ring on a year they were a 6th seed. The packers got hot in the playoffs. Since then he is 0-3 in the last 3 NFC championship games.He fumbles the snap and just keeps back peddling.He never gets criticized in wisconsin or much anywhere. His last contract was for well over $100 million. He is 38 he is set.

    Since 1998 the packers playoff record is 13-14. 4 of those wins in one season.

  68. codylaws says:
    January 20, 2020 at 12:06 pm
    Packers aren’t relevant. The only competitive team in the North is Minnesota Vikings. Yesterday showed how pathetic and terrible Packers defense is. I mean getting run over for 300 plus yards is beyond any word can describe.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    So where was this “only competitive team in the North?” At home. Watching.

    The Vikings are in crisis mode, in case you haven’t noticed. No matter how disparaging any anti-Packer comments are from Viking fans……the Vikings are worse. Remember that.

  69. nopepper12 says:
    January 20, 2020 at 12:52 pm
    Is Aaron Rodgers simply a “Game Manager” now?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What’s Garapolo besides a less expensive Cousins?

  70. I love how he is butt hurt that the 49ers didn’t take him in the draft. I’m going guess Alex Smith wishes the niners would have taken A Rog. Smith was drafted into a dumpster fire with a new head coach every year and i think he said 5 new offenses in his first 5 years. Meanwhile Rodgers sat behind Favre and played for the same coach and offense until this year. Be thankful where your at Aaron.

  71. californianewton says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:18 pm
    I will go out on a limb and predict that Rodgers will play in another NFC Championship game before Russell Wilson or Lamar Jackson will.
    *****
    Considering Lamar Jackson is in the AFC, that’s a safe predicition. Not so sure about Rodgers playing in another NFC Championship before Russell Wilson, I might take that bet. In the meantime the only “playing” Rodgers will be doing in the Super Bowl this year is when his corny State Farm ads “play” during the game.

  72. Some teams just matchup better against others. Case in point SF matches up very well against GB at this time. TENN matched up well against NE and BAL, but not against a gunslinging KC. NE matches up better against KC but never got their.

    GB needs some help at WR and need to be a little better on defense. They’ll be fine.

  73. Ok where is the fire? Rodgers does not have the eye of the tiger. He at times looked like he would rather be at home with Danica. He is more pumped up in the State Farm commercial then he was in the game.

  74. The great ones can win on the road in the playoffs. A-A Ron is barely .500 in the playoffs on the road.

  75. tqaztec says:
    January 20, 2020 at 2:46 pm
    Over-hyped A-Aron has a 1-1 playoff record this year. Just like Overpaid Cousins.

    Xxxxxxxxxxx
    At least Cousin can go on the road and beat a 13-3 team A A Ron cannot. Whose overpaid now again?

  76. Pretty impressive that the Packers have done so little with 2 of the most talented QBs in the history of the game.
    —–

    Don Shula coached two of the most talented QB’s in the history of the game (Unitas and Marino) and didn’t win a title with either of them. Unitas and Marino each started ONE title game for him and both were blown out (The Colts in the 1965 title game and Marino in the 1984 Super Bowl).

    Shula’s two world titles came with Bob Griese, one of the least impressive QB’s (in terms of statistics) in the Hall of Fame. Griese had a strong team on both sides of the ball and could win throwing less than 15 times per game. He rarely made mistakes and could make the big play when needed.

    It just goes to show you that a great ( or even legendary) QB’s can’t do it by themselves. They get too much credit for a teams success. Titles tend to be won by the BEST TEAMS.

  77. I am amazed at how some people hate Aaron Rodgers. It’s a sickness with them, it really is.
    What has he done to make them hate him so much? They say he drove Mike McCarthy out of Green Bay — which is a total lie — they say he is uncoachable — which is a total lie — and they say that he has won just one Super Bowl — and conveniently forget it takes 53 players to win one.
    I have watched every snap Rodgers has taken as Packers QB and he has been a marvelous QB in Green Bay. He has never once referred to himself as the greatest QB who ever played or any of the other glowing things the media has said about him. After every game he has stood at the microphone and talked evenly about the team and his performance without being sarcastic or snippy to the press as we have seen so many others do.
    Aaron Rodgers has nothing to prove. He is an all time great QB who will be elected to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame on the first ballot.
    Rodgers doesn’t give a damn what other people say about him. He knows what he had to do to even get to the NFL and he knows what he has accomplished so far. He is a millionaire with a beautiful girl friend who is also a millionaire.
    The hatred towards him is almost laughable. The same haters only wish he had played QB for their teams over the last 10 years.
    The NFL is better because of Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. The torch has been passed to a new generation of QB’s who will no doubt face the same type of criticism as Rodgers has if they win as much as Rodgers has and put up the numbers he has. Because people love seeing other people built up and then love tearing them down.
    I am glad Aaron Rodgers will be back next year to lead the Packers again. I have confidence that their GM will add some more talent to improve the roster and their young head coach will even be better next year. So write them off (again) if you want — but they’ll be right back in the thick of things again next year — I guarantee it.

  78. Even if this was anywhere close to correct (it’s not), you’re likely ignoring the 9-7 teams that beat him as usual. As in if he had won those games, those opponents would be 8-8 and not factored into this stat. You know, since winning makes a team’s record better and beating a team makes their record worse.

    Since 2012, Rodgers is 29-28 against winning teams (not including games against opponents that tied or beat him and finished 9-7 or 8-7-1).

  79. Rodgers USED to be Clutch, but I think he burned that CLUTCH out, or at least it is slipping.
    The Packer fans are going to be in for a HUGE letdown because most of them, (35 yrs old or younger), have been spoiled by having back to back HOF QB’s their whole life.

  80. fmc651 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:50 pm
    Since 2012, Aaron Rodgers is 17-26-1 (.395) against teams with a winning record.
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    Even if this was anywhere close to correct (it’s not), you’re likely ignoring the 9-7 teams that beat him as usual. As in if he had won those games, those opponents would be 8-8 and not factored into this stat. You know, since winning makes a team’s record better and beating a team makes their record worse.

    Since 2012, Rodgers is 29-28 against winning teams (not including games against opponents that tied or beat him and finished 9-7 or 8-7-1).

  81. mark1021 says:
    January 20, 2020 at 7:47 am
    Yeah, Aaron Rodgers lost this game all by himself. I’m sure I counted at least 15 or 16 missed tackles he had allowing the 49ers to run through the defense like it wasn’t even on the field. He also missed several blocks when playing on the offensive line allowing himself to get pressured repeatedly while trying to pass to Davante Adams and a collection of 4th & 5th tier receivers. Rodgers gave himself no help on defense at all and he sure didn’t get open running routes so he could pass to himself.

    You haters have no idea how ridiculous you sound.
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    How many turnovers did the GB defense have in the first half, because I counted AR with 3 – was that the fault of the D as well?

  82. tomtravis76 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 11:01 pm
    3rd best QB in Packers history.

    4th don’t forget about Matt Flynn

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