Packers throttle Falcons, move within one game of Super Bowl
The Packers saved its best performance of the season for the most important game Sunday night, throttling the Falcons 48-21 for a trip to Chicago for the NFC Championship Game. The offense turned the ball over on its first possession and then didn’t falter again, putting together seven scoring drives and not having to punt. The defense was just as good, settling down after allowing a touchdown drive the first time Matt Ryan and the Falcons touched the ball. Here are the game balls to hand out for the Packers’ enormous win over the Falcons.
Aaron Rodgers: For those critics who were still not convinced Rodgers had what it took to be an elite quarterback, Sunday night should pretty much put all of them to rest. Rodgers dissected the struggling Falcons’ defense all night, going 31-for-36 for 366 yards and three touchdowns (136.8 passer rating). He also ran in for another score from seven yards out to put the Packers up 35-14. Rodgers now has a career touchdown-to-interception ratio of 10:1, the best of any quarterback through their first three games ever and is heating up at the perfect time. There’s little debate that Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFC, and he’s one win away from heading to his first Super Bowl. Elite? Yes.
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