Aaron Rodgers has been one of the most dominant quarterbacks over the last 10 years, but how does he rank in the Divisional Round?
The Green Bay quarterback is the most-trusted player on the Packers’ roster, and he’s rarely to blame when they are knocked out of Super Bowl contention.
Green Bay takes on the Rams Saturday, so what better time to look at Rodgers’ record at this stage of the season.
The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs can be a tricky fixture, but as you’re about to see, Rodgers rises to the occasion.
Dominant in Divisional Playoffs
Dominant is a strong word, but statistics don’t lie, and they are firmly in favor of the Green Bay superstar.
Rodgers has started seven Divisional Playoff games and thrown for 16 touchdowns with four interceptions. During that stretch, his passer rating is 101.5.
He has completed two games with a passer rating of 125 or higher, which ties Rodgers for second-most in the NFL behind fellow Packers’ QB Brett Favre.
Rodgers is ranked second-best in passing touchdowns in the Divisional Playoffs, behind Tom Brady (22 touchdowns), and his completion percentage is 64.8.
Rodgers’ Record With Packers In Divisional Round
We have talked about the outstanding statistics for Rodgers in the Divisional Round, but has it translated to win for Green Bay?
Below are the results for the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round since Rodgers became the starting quarterback in 2008.
- 2011 vs Atlanta Falcons: 48-21 Win
- 2012 vs New York Giants: 20-37 Loss
- 2013 vs San Francisco 49ers: 31-45 Loss
- 2015 vs Dallas Cowboys: 26-21 Win
- 2016 vs Arizona Cardinals: 20-26 (OT) Loss
- 2017 vs Dallas Cowboys: 34-31 Win
- 2019 vs Seattle Seahawks: 28-23 Win
The 4-3 record shows how hard it is to win in the playoffs. Rodgers’ numbers don’t always translate to wins. However, you’d rather have Rodgers on your team in the crunch.
Why is Aaron Rodgers So Important?
The quarterback position is always hotly contested, but Rodgers’ spot at the helm of the Packers has never come into question.
Green Bay fans have never had a reason to get mad at Rodgers. He consistently puts his team in a position to win, regardless of the outcome.
As his Divisional Playoff game record shows, Rodgers lives up to the hype. If Green Bay was to replace Rodgers for its game against the Rams, we would be betting on the Rams. However, because Rodgers is playing, that gives bettors confidence in the green and gold.