Aaron Rodgers Has Best Half of Career in Packers’ Win Over Cowboys

Aaron Rodgers has played some great football–but he’s never played better than he did in the second half of a 26-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

Down 21-13 to Dallas late in the third quarter, things looked bleak. With the ball at their own 10, Rodgers took the game over.

Boy, did he ever.

After some key third down pickups, Rodgers got another on a third and long, when he found Davante Adams for a 47-yard touchdown.

21-20 Dallas.

After a defensive stand, Rodgers proceeded to lead an 80-yard touchdown drive, which was capped when he rifled a pass to Richard Rodgers between Cowboy defenders for a stone cold touchdown.

26-21 Packers.

Then after Dallas turned it over on downs. Rodgers saved some of his best for last.

On a third and six with just over three minutes to go, Rodgers drilled a pass to Adams for an enormously important first down. Then, with the game on the line and Green Bay looking at a third and 13, Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for a  first down.

Game over. See you in Seattle.

Rodgers was 9-for-9 in the fourth quarter. In the second half alone he threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers scored a pair of touchdowns, a field goal and ran out the clock on their last four possessions

Dallas couldn’t stop Rodgers when it mattered most. And if #12 continues to play that way, Seattle may not be able to either.

chris peterson

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