Rodgers, Packers hit their Stride : Packers Insider

Rodgers, Packers hit their Stride

January 8, 2010 by  
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Jan 8, 2010 ~ By Jim Trotter, CNN-Sports Illustrated

~There is nothing in Aaron Rodgers‘ eyes or voice that leads you to believe he’ll be overwhelmed in his first career playoff start Sunday at Arizona. Why would there be? If he can hold his own in two showdowns against former Green Bay icon Brett Favre, continue to stand tall in the pocket after being sacked a league-leading 41 times through nine games, and rally his team from a dispiriting and seemingly back-breaking loss to then-winless Tampa Bay in November, what’s a little playoff game against an opponent he has torched for 55 points (including the preseason) in five quarters this season?

Rodgers: "When we started 4-4 there was concern. But I could see a light. After that game we just got on this roll."

Rodgers: "When we started 4-4 there was concern. But I could see a light. After that game we just got on this roll."

“He’s a gooooood quarterback,” said one defensive coordinator who game-planned for Rodgers this season. “He can do it all.”

In only his second season as a starter, the former Cal star threw for the second-most yards (4,434) in franchise history, posted the second-best passer rating (103.3) in Packers annals and had the second-lowest interception percentage (1.3) by a Green Bay regular. He also ranked fourth in the league with 30 touchdown passes.

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