It all started so well for the Green Bay Packers, taking an early lead on an interception returned for a touchdown. Then, over the final 58 minutes of the game, the San Francisco 49ers dominated offensively and sent Green Bay into the offseason with its second divisional-round defeat in two years.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 45-31 loss to the 49ers:
Passing offense: B
Aaron Rodgers didn't have the type of game that best displayed his MVP-level skill, but the Packers moved the ball fairly well through the air. Rodgers completed 26 of 39 attempts for 257 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception, finishing with a solid passer rating of 91.5.
The two big passing plays were connections with James Jones and Greg Jennings, each of whom also caught a touchdown from Rodgers. Jennings, in what could have been his final game with the Packers, led the team with six receptions for 54 yards. Jones had a team-high 87 yards on four catches. Rodgers also completed five ...