2. Aaron Rodgers’ Continued Excellence
Despite the fact that Aaron Rodgers was hopping around on one leg for the majority of the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Dallas Cowboys, he still came through with a big performance.
Rodgers has played one of the best seasons of his career, and the Packers are going to need that to continue this week against Seattle. He ended up throwing for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns this season, while only throwing five interceptions. Against the Cowboys yesterday afternoon, Rodgers completed 24 of his 35 passing attempts for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
Seattle had the best passing defense in the NFL, and the third-best run defense. Rodgers isn’t going to have an easy game with a bum calf, and the Seahawks are going to do everything in their power to put pressure on him and force him to make plays.
Even though he’ll still be dealing with the calf injury, Rodgers has shown the ability to play like a star. Green Bay needs their franchise quarterback to come through with a big game to have any chance at a win, and he is accustomed to doing just that.
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