The Stat Line Of The Night — 2/6/11 — Aaron Rodgers
After waiting in the wings as a back-up to Brett Favre, former first-round pick Aaron Rodgers finally had his opportunity to deliver a Super Bowl to the Green Bay Packers organization and their fans, and he would not disappoint. Rodgers has been the most dominant quarterback throughout the NFL playoffs and that didn’t change during last night’s Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
The All-Pro quarterback accounted for three of the Packers’ four touchdowns, connecting with Jordy Nelson for one in the first quarter, and tossing the other two to receiver Greg Jennings, including one in the fourth quarter that would prove to be the difference. Rodgers was on target all night, connecting on 24 of his 39 pass attempts for 304 total yards and zero interceptions on route to the 31-25 Super Bowl victory.
The win would give the Packers franchise their fourth Super Bowl title and with a strong core of talented young players, including the likes of Rodgers, Jennings, and Clay Matthews, there may be many more where that came from. In addition to winning his first Super Bowl title, Rodgers also earned his first Super Bowl MVP, and he also gets our “Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, February 6, 2011.