A rundown of the 20 Packers playoff games during the Aaron Rodgers era
The Aaron Rodgers era has been marked by the highest of highs and lowest of lows, though not exclusively because of Rodgers, who has been mostly excellent in the postseason.
A look at the 20 playoff games with Rodgers as the starting quarterback, during which no other player on the Packers attempted a pass.
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The Packers are 11-9 in the playoffs under Rodgers, including a 5-3 mark at Lambeau Field (5-6 on the road, 1-0 at neutral site).
On Saturday, the Packers will meet the San Francisco 49ers in the newest chapter, where Rodgers will get one last chance to win a playoff game over the team for whom he rooted as a child; so far, he's 0-3.
2009 Wild Card: Arizona Cardinals 51, Packers 45
Rodgers' stats: 28 of 42, 423 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, one rushing TD, 121.4 rating.
Touchdowns: Rodgers (rush), Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, John Kuhn (rush), Spencer Havner.
Another star: Jennings (8 catches, 130 yards, touchdown).
The high-scoring tête-à-tête with Kurt Warner ended in overtime when Rodgers was sacked by Michael Adams and fumbled the ball away to Karlos Dansby, who returned it 17 yards for the winning points. Rodgers' playoff debut remains his only 400-yard passing performance in the postseason. The Packers were down 17-0 and 31-10 early in the third quarter before mounting a furious rally.
2010 Wild Card: Packers 21, Philadelphia Eagles 16
Rodgers' stats: 18 of 27, 180 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, 122.5 rating.
Touchdowns: Tom Crabtree, Jones, Brandon Jackson.
Another star: James Starks (23 carries, 123 yards), toppling Packers rookie playoff rushing record set in 1967.
The Super Bowl run began with a nail-biter, when Tramon Williams intercepted Eagles quarterback Michael Vick with 44 seconds left as the Eagles drove for what could have been a winning score.
2010 Divisional Round: Packers 48, Atlanta Falcons 21
Rodgers' stats: 31 of 36, 366 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, one rushing TD, 136.8 rating.
Touchdowns: Nelson, Kuhn (one rush, one pass), Jones, Tramon Williams (INT return), Rodgers (rush).
Another star: Tramon Williams, intercepting two passes and returning one 70 yards for a score on the last play of the first half.
One of two No. 1 seeds that the Packers have eliminated in Rodgers' tenure, and it marks one of the most unforgettable showings of Rodgers' career.
2010 NFC Championship: Packers 21, Chicago Bears 14
Rodgers' stats: 17 of 30, 244 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions, one rushing TD, 55.4 rating.
Touchdowns: Rodgers (rush), Starks (rush), BJ Raji (INT return).
Another star: Raji, whose INT with 6:04 left in the game turned into an iconic touchdown and accounted for the winning points.
Played at chilly Soldier Field, Rodgers struggled (though he did make a huge tackle after throwing an interception to Brian Urlacher), yet the Packers won their biggest-ever battle with their chief rival. Star performances were numerous, like Sam Shields with two interceptions, Tim Masthay and Jarrett Bush with the punting plan to mitigate Devin Hester and Raji's greatest NFL moment.
2010 Super Bowl: Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25
Rodgers' stats: 24 of 39, 304 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, 111.5 rating.
Touchdowns: Jordy Nelson, Nick Collins (INT return), Greg Jennings (2).
Another star: Nelson (9 catches, 140 yards, touchdown) had a breakout performance, but many players gave performances that will live forever, including Clay Matthews, Nick Collins, Jennings and Bush.
The moment that will, for now, stand as the top line item on Rodgers' career résumé in Green Bay. Rodgers hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and the Packers made a run from No. 6 seed to Super Bowl champions.
2011 Divisional Round: New York Giants 37, Packers 20
Rodgers' stats: 26 for 46, 264 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, 78.5 rating.
Touchdowns: Kuhn, Donald Driver.
Another star: Hard to find. Seven different players caught three or more passes, Rodgers led the team with 66 yards rushing, and the defense surrendered 37 points at Lambeau.
From one of the best to one of the lowest moments in the Packers canon with Rodgers under center. The 15-1 and top-seeded Packers were stunned in the divisional round by a Giants team that went on to win the Super Bowl.
2012 Wild Card: Packers 24, Minnesota Vikings 10
Rodgers' stats: 23 of 33, 274 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions, 104.9 rating.
Touchdowns: DuJuan Harris (rush), Kuhn (one rush, one pass).
Another star: Clay Matthews (two sacks, three quarterback hits, one forced fumble and recovery).
The Packers played the Vikings one week after facing Minnesota in the regular-season finale, and a squad led by quarterback Joe Webb was no match.
2012 Divisional Round: San Francisco 49ers 45, Packers 31
Rodgers' stats: 26 of 39, 257 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, 91.5 rating.
Touchdowns: Sam Shields (INT return), Harris (rush), Jones, Jennings.
Another star: Jones (four catches, 87 yards, touchdown).
Colin Kaepernick destroyed the Packers with 263 passing yards, 181 rushing yards and four all-purpose touchdowns. Green Bay needed a late touchdown to make it even as close as it was.
2013 Wild Card: San Francisco 49ers 23, Packers 20
Rodgers' stats: 17 of 26, 177 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions, 97.8 rating.
Touchdowns: Nelson, Kuhn (rush).
Another star: Nelson (seven catches on eight targets, 62 yards, touchdown).
Kaepernick was again the problem (albeit not as egregiously as the year before), passing for 277 yards and rushing for 98. The Packers were playing as a home underdog, but Phil Dawson's 33-yarder as time expired ended the upset bid of a scrappy 8-7-1 team that didn't have Rodgers for a large chunk of the year.
2014 Divisional Round: Packers 26, Dallas Cowboys 21
Rodgers' stats: 24 of 35, 316 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, 125.4 rating.
Touchdowns: Andrew Quarless, Davante Adams, Richard Rodgers.
Another star: Adams (seven catches, 117 yards, touchdown) and Randall Cobb (eight catches, 116 yards).
Did Dez catch it? Officials said no, allowing the Packers to escape with a narrow victory. A touchdown to Richard Rodgers with 9:10 to go proved to be the winning points.
2014 Conference Championship: Seattle Seahawks 28, Packers 22
Rodgers' stats: 19 of 34, 178 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, 55.8 rating.
Another star: Mason Crosby (five field goals, including two of 48 yards apiece — one of which tied the game with 19 seconds left).
An all-time Packers nightmare, when a 16-0 halftime lead dissolved under the weight of a Seattle fake-field-goal-turned-touchdown, an ill-fated Packers decision to take a knee after an interception, other defensive miscues and a Seahawks TD in overtime. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had two interceptions but also lost the ball on a crucial 2-point conversion. Russell Wilson found Jermaine Kearse for the winning score that sent Seattle to the Super Bowl.
2015 Wild Card: Packers 35, Washington Football Team 18
Rodgers' stats: 21 of 36, 210 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, 93.5 rating.
Touchdowns: Cobb, Adams, Starks (rush), Eddie Lacy (rush).
Another star: Mike Neal and Nick Perry (combined for 4.5 sacks, six quarterback hits, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble). Both recorded a fourth-down sack in the fourth quarter.
The Packers fell behind on the road, 11-0 (thanks in part to future Packer Preston Smith sacking Rodgers in the end zone for a safety), but Green Bay's bend-but-don't-break defense rose to the occasion in the second half, while the offense pulled away for the road win.
2015 Divisional Round: Arizona Cardinals 26, Packers 20
Rodgers stats: 24 of 44, 261 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, 77.9 rating.
Touchdowns: Jeff Janis (two).
Another star: Janis (seven catches, 145 yards, two touchdowns, unforgettable Hail Mary grab at end of regulation).
Green Bay lost in overtime thanks to the magic of Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, but just getting there was incredible after Rodgers delivered two long prayer passes to Jeff Janis, the latter for a Hail Mary touchdown as time expired.
2016 Wild Card: Packers 38, New York Giants 13
Rodgers' stats: 25 of 40, 362 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions, 125.2 rating.
Touchdowns: Adams, Cobb (three).
Another star: Cobb (five catches, 116 yards, three touchdowns) and Adams (eight catches, 125 yards, touchdown).
Including a Hail Mary heave caught by Cobb before halftime, the Packers made sure the 2011 season playoffs didn't repeat themselves at Lambeau Field.
2016 Divisional Round: Packers 34, Dallas Cowboys 31
Rodgers' stats: 28 of 43, 355 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, 96.6 rating.
Touchdowns: Richard Rodgers, Ty Montgomery (two rush), Jared Cook.
Another star: Cook (six catches, 103 yards, touchdown), making one of the greatest catches in Packers lore.
Green Bay took down the top seed on Crosby's 51-yard field goal with no time on the clock, a situation helped by Rodgers' absurd sideline pass to Cook after the Cowboys tied the game with 35 seconds to play. Crosby also hit a 56-yarder with 1:33 to go and had to make the final field goal twice after the Cowboys called timeout.
2016 Conference Championship: Atlanta Falcons 44, Packers 21
Rodgers' stats: 27 of 45, 287 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, 91.6 rating
Touchdowns: Adams, Nelson, Cook.
Another star: Cook (seven catches, 78 yards, touchdown).
The Packers never stood a chance, falling behind at halftime, 34-0, and keeping Rodgers from repeating his magic in Atlanta during the Super Bowl run. Even still, the 2016 postseason finished as a major highlight for Rodgers, right up there with the 2010 postseason. It was the last time Mike McCarthy coached in a playoff game ... until this season with the Cowboys.
2019 Divisional Round: Packers 28, Seattle Seahawks 23
Rodgers' stats: 16 of 27, 243 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, 113.7 rating.
Touchdowns: Adams (two), Aaron Jones (two rush).
Another star: Adams (eight catches, 160 yards, two touchdowns).
Adams was a full-fledged star at this point and the Packers were able to chew fourth-quarter clock after the Seahawks pulled to within a score.
2019 Conference Championship: San Francisco 49ers 37, Packers 20
Rodgers' stats: 31 of 39, 326 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, 97.2 rating.
Touchdowns: Aaron Jones (two rush), Jace Sternberger.
Another star: Adams (nine catches, 138 yards).
As with the previous NFC title appearance, Green Bay was out of it early, with San Francisco taking a 27-0 lead at the break. The Packers have never beaten Rodgers' childhood rooting interest in three playoff tries.
2020 Divisional Round: Packers 32, Los Angeles Rams 18
Rodgers' stats: 23 for 36, 296 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, rushing TD, 108.1 rating.
Touchdowns: Adams, Aaron Rodgers (rush), Aaron Jones (rush), Allen Lazard.
Another star: Aaron Jones (14 carries, 99 yards, touchdown, 1 reception, 14 yards).
The Packers solved the Rams' tenacious defensive front before limited fans at Lambeau during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lazard caught four passes for 96 yards, including a back-breaking late score.
2020 NFC Championship: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Packers 26
Rodgers' stats: 33 of 48, 346 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, 101.6 rating.
Touchdowns: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Robert Tonyan, Adams.
Another star: Valdes-Scantling (four catches, 115 yards, one touchdown)
For the fourth straight title-game appearance, the Packers came up short. A 39-yard touchdown on the last snap of the first half proved pivotal for the Bucs, who drained the final 2:05 of the clock after the controversial decision to let Crosby kick a 26-yard field goal.
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