Charles Woodson is getting all the accolades after yesterday's game, and for good reason - but I simply can not say enough about the two big-time third down throws Rodgers made, first to Greg Jennings and then to Donald Lee, on the deciding drive. Those two throws are the ones that people have been hammering him for not making and he flat-out stuck them last night. Both Jennings and Lee were well covered and Rodgers, ice water flowing in his veins, put the ball exactly where it needed to be - where only his guy could catch it.
People will no doubt look at the stats, or even rewatch the game, and come away thinking Rodgers had a fair-to-good game. Nothing could be further from the truth. That was a big-time performance on a big-time stage. The fact that McCarthy revealed afterwards how much additional responsibility was put in Rodgers' hands when it comes to the protection aspects only adds to the impressiveness of the accomplishment.
I have given Rodgers a lot of grief, both over the course of the offseason and the last few weeks, for many of his game's deficiencies. Last night, with the game and SEASON on the line - Rodgers delivered. Big time.
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