Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He is the current regular season MVP favorite at our online sportsbook, and he faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl.
We could continue to list all the accolades of the Green Bay Packer, but how good is he in the Conference Championship? It’s a must-win game for the Packers, and it could be Rodgers’ last chance at winning another ring.
How does Rodgers handle the pressure of the Conference Championship? Let’s look at his record.
Aaron Rodgers Seeking Only Second Win
Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay is Aaron Rodgers fifth NFC title game as a starter for the Green Bay Packers.
Many would expect to see a positive record next to his name, but the superstar owns only one Conference Championship win. It came in 2010, Rodger’s first NFC title game as a starter.
The 21-14 win resulted in a Super Bowl win for the Packers, so if he does get the job done on Sunday, it bodes well.
However, Rodgers has lost three of the four Conference Championship games he has played. Since the win in 2010, he has lost three consecutive to Seattle, Atlanta, and San Francisco.
The last two games weren’t even close as the Packers lost 44-21 to Atlanta and 37-20 to San Francisco. It should be noted; the last four games have all come on the road, so Rodgers has yet to play a Conference Championship game at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers’ By The Numbers
We break down the four Conference Championship games Aaron Rodgers has played by the numbers. Seeing a loss in the column doesn’t always accurately reflect the quarterbacks’ ability, but the numbers aren’t pretty.
He completed 17/30 in the win against the Chicago Bears in 2010. Rodgers threw for 244 yards for no touchdowns and two interceptions. His quarterback rating of 55.4 is one of the lowest in an NFC title game by the winning team.
Four years later, he faced the Seahawks and his rating was only slightly better at 55.8. Rodgers was 19/34 for one touchdown and two interceptions.
In 2016, he threw for 287 yards for three touchdowns and one interception. His rating of 91.6 was a big increase on his last two NFC title games.
The rating would again increase in 2019 when losing to the 49ers. Rodgers ended the game with a 97.2 rating, despite throwing two costly interceptions. However, he completed 31/39 passes, which helped the rating.
Overall, Rodgers has completed 63.5 percent of his throws for 1,035 yards, six touchdowns and seven intercepts. It’s not pretty viewing, and it could surprise many bettors this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
What To Expect On Sunday
Playing at Lambeau Field could make all the difference for Aaron Rodgers. His NFC title game record is not impressive, but the 2020/2021 season has been.
He won’t be bogged down by his poor record in the Conference Championship. Instead, Rodgers will gain confidence from his incredible season, and playing on a familiar surface is ideal.
Only Rodgers can turn his disappointing statistics around, but if anyone can do, it’s him.