The Stat Line of the Night — 12/5/10 — Aaron Rodgers
It was a cold day at Lambeau Field yesterday, but that’s nothing new for Packers fans and players. The temperatures were in the 20s and there was a stiff cold wind coming into the stadium. Early on that seemed to affect Rodgers, who had trouble getting it going in the first quarter. That didn’t last long, however, as one of the league’s best young quarterbacks overcame the frigid conditions to lead his Packers to a 34-16 victory over the struggling San Francisco 49ers.
Aaron Rodgers’ numbers for the game were nothing short of spectacular, as his 135.1 passer rating shows. He passed the ball 30 times and completed 21 passes, good for a 70% completion percentage. He amassed 298 yards in the air. He also was able to throw 3 touchdowns while throwing no interceptions. Rodgers didn’t just do it in the air, however. He was also able to scamper for 39 yards on the ground on only four carries. He had some help from his two talented receivers, as Jennings had a 100-yard day and caught two touchdowns and Driver caught a touchdown of his own.
The Packers cannot afford to lose another game in the NFC North, as the Bears are one game ahead of them going into the final 4 games of the season. It will be important for Rodgers to establish the ability to move the ball up and down the field in cold conditions going into the last quarter of the season. He clearly showed he is capable of it yesterday, and his performance earned him “The Stat Line of the Night”.