Aaron Rodgers tossed for a set of goals and ran for another score as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 32-18, Saturday in the NFC Divisional round at Green Bay.
The Packers looked like a total group, clicking in all stages of the game. Aaron Jones had 14 hurrying efforts for 99 yards and a touchdown, including a big 60- backyard run in the very first half. Rodgers completed 22- of-35 passes for 288 yards and touchdown passes to Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. Rodgers also had a 1-yard scramble for a goal when he utilized a pump fake to send out a defender leaping into the air, permitting Rodgers to scoot into the corner of completion zone.
The Packers will host the NFC Champion next Sunday (1/24) versus the winner of tomorrow’s game between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That means the NFC title game will have Aaron Rodgers against either Drew Brees (Saints) or Tom Brady (Buccaneers).
The Packers beat the Saints in New Orleans this season, but lost to the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay.
The Packers have the No. 1 offense in the NFL, and they looked to deal with a big difficulty Saturday versus the Rams, who went into with the top-ranked defense in the league.
The Packers, which have home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs due to the fact that of their top record, had the conference’s only first-round bye last weekend.
The Packers, who lost in the NFC Champion last season at San Francisco, last played in Super Bowl XLV following the 2010 season.