You’ll never believe this, but the Green Bay Packers just won a football game because Aaron Rodgers is maybe the best quarterback of all time. Green Bay is moving on to the NFC Championship Game after taking down the Dallas Cowboys, 34-31.
The play of the game was the throw and catch to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal. Rodgers rolled out to his left on 3rd-and-20, looked like he wasn’t going to have anything, and saw that Jared Cook had gotten open at the last second right up the sidelined. Rodgers, as he’ll do every now and then, flicked his wrist and threw an impossible pass to his tight end to get the team into field goal range. Look at how perfect this throw had to be.
Of course, while it was an incredible throw by Rodgers, it was a fantastic play by Cook as well. And of course, Crosby nailed the game-winning 51-yard field goal, much to the chagrin of Cowboys fans everywhere.
Next up for Green Bay will be a showdown with the Atlanta Falcons. It should be a fantastic game, and if you’re a Falcons fan, you have to hope that Rodgers doesn’t have the opportunity to do something like this.