Originally written November 14, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
When the Atlanta Falcons went 13-3 a couple of seasons ago and were looking at home field advantage throughout the playoffs, things were looking good as far as their chances to get to the big game. Then, some guy named Aaron Rodgers came in and went into video game mode en route to a 48-21 thrashing that was only that close because coach McCarthy called off the wolves. The biggest problem in that game was every time the Falcons defense had the Packers in a 3rd and long situation, they couldn’t apply any pressure to Rodgers in the pocket. He had all day to throw the ball and even an average quarterback can beat you with that kind of time to throw. But a guy like Rodgers is going to embarrass you. Badly. Whenever the Falcons did get some movement into the Green Bay backfield, Rodgers easily maneuvered away with his patent spin move and then broke the Atlanta defense’s back with another long 3rd down conversion. When the clock finally had mercy on them and the Falcons season come to a...
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