Inside the Mind of Your Favorite Bartender

Rodgers throws for 368 yards and two touchdowns in win

“Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X,” Aaron Rodgers said after a week three loss to division rival Detroit Lions. “Relax. We’re going to be OK.”

Rodgers couldn’t have been more prophetic. Since that reassurance, Rodgers and the Pack have gone an impressive 8-1. No game more impressive than Sunday’s 26-21 win over AFC frontrunner New England Patriots at home in Lambeau Field.

With the Arizona Cardinals losing in Atlanta to a 5-7 Falcons team, the Packers now have the inside track to home field advantage in the NFC playoff race. With just four games remaining, two of which against teams with losing records (Atlanta and Tampa Bay), Green Bay virtually controls its own destiny in the NFC playoff race. Win out and every NFC playoff team has to come through Lambeau, a place where the Packers are 6-0, to reach the Super Bowl.

With division games against the 49ers and Seahawks remaining on their schedule, Arizona looks less dominate than it did two weeks ago before losing back to back games. Green Bay would also have the tie breaker over NFC East leader Philadelphia Eagles should both teams win out via a tiebreaker because the Packers defeated the Eagles 53-20 in week 11.

In the week 13 victory over the Patriots, Rodgers went 24/38 for 368 yards with 2 touchdowns. He was sacked three times while rushing for 22 yards on five carries.

 

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