GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers is capable of making throws under pressure at an elite level. His combination of speed, scrambling ability and arm strength all make it look easy when defenses start caving in the pocket and yet he still rockets a completed pass downfield to a tightly covered receiver. But even a quarterback with Rodgers talent needs time to throw to be most effective in the passing game. That was highlighted during the regular season when the number of times Rodgers was sacked directly correlated to wins and losses for the Green Bay Packers.
In the five games Green Bay lost this season, Rodgers was sacked 26 times. In the 11 games the Packers won, he was sacked 25 times.
For the Packers to go into San Francisco on Saturday and upset the 49ers in a divisional round playoff game, Green Bays offensive line will need to protect Rodgers better than it did in a Week 1 loss.
"Whenever you're facing a front seven like San Francisco has, everything starts with the offensi...