Aaron Rodgers has dominated the NFL schedule in 2021-22.
In the offseason, Rodgers’ future with Green Bay, and whether he would retire or be traded, was a constant topic of conversation. In the regular season, Rodgers threw for 4,115 yards, 37 TDs and seven interceptions as he led the Packers to a 13-4 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Rodgers is in line for his third NFL MVP award.
But what about the playoffs?
That’s the big question heading into the NFC divisional round matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Rodgers has enjoyed success for 14 seasons as a starter for the Packers. However, the search for a second Super Bowl appearance still remains.
A look at Rodgers’ playoff history:
Aaron Rodgers playoff record
Rodgers is 11-9 as a starter in the postseason. The 11 wins are tied with former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Troy Aikman (11-4) and Roger Staubach (11-6).
Four of Rodgers’ playoff losses were in games that ended in overtime, and in three of those losses the Packers had no offensive possession.
Only seven quarterbacks have more playoff wins. Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady (32-11), Rodgers’ opponent on Sunday, leads that list by a wide margin. Joe Montana (16-7), Terry Bradshaw (14-5), John Elway (14-7), Peyton Manning (14-13), Ben Roethlisberger (13-10) and Brett Favre (13-11) also have more playoff wins.
Has Aaron Rodgers won a Super Bowl?
Rodgers is 1-0 in the Super Bowl. He led Green Bay to a 31-25 victory against Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011. Rodgers earned Super Bowl MVP honors. He finished with 24 of 39 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers postseason stats
Rodgers has a 64.6 completion percentage in 19 playoff starts. He is averaging 283.4 passing yards per game and has totaled 45 TDs with 13 interceptions in those games.
Rodgers’ playoff record per round
Rodgers is 4-2 in the wild card round of his career. He’s also 5-3 in the divisional round of the playoffs heading into Saturday’s game against San Francisco.
Rodgers is 1-4 in the NFC championship game, and his last playoff start against Tampa Bay generated all the offseason buzz.
Aaron Rodgers in the NFC Championship Games
Rodgers is 1-4 in NFC championship games. He is one of 12 quarterbacks to appear in at least five conference championship games.
Rodgers led the Packers to a 21-14 victory against the Bears in his first NFC championship appearance on January 23, 2011.
Green Bay has made three NFC championship appearances since then. The Packers lost 28-22 to Seattle on Jan. 18, 2015, a game in which the Seahawks trailed 19-7 with 5:04 remaining before a legendary comeback.
The Packers lost 44-21 to Atlanta on January 22, 2017; and San Francisco beat Green Bay 37-20 on January 19, 2020.
Green Bay lost to Tampa Bay 31-26 on January 21, 2021 in Rodgers’ first NFC championship game at Lambeau Field.
Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field
Rodgers is 5-3 in the playoffs at Lambeau Field. Rodgers is 83-18-1 as a starter in the regular season at home.
The Packers won NFL championships at home in 1939, 1961, 1965, and 1967 before the NFL-AFL merger. Green Bay won its last NFC championship at Lambeau Field on January 12, 1997 with a 30-13 victory against Carolina.
The Packers lost their last two NFC Championship games at Lambeau Field on January 20, 2008. The Giants beat the Packers 23-20 in Favre’s last game with the Packers. Rodgers took over as starter the following season.
Aaron Rodgers in the 2021-22 playoffs
Rodgers, who turned 38 in December, has played at his usual high level this season. The Packers are the No. 1 seed for the second straight season, and Rodgers started 15 regular-season games.
However, Green Bay’s road to the Super Bowl will not be easy. Rodgers is 0-3 against San Francisco in the playoffs, and the Packers escaped with a 30-28 victory against the 49ers in Week 3.
If the Packers win, they would host the winner of the Buccaneers and Rams in the NFC championship. Green Bay beat Los Angeles 36-28 in Week 12. A possible rematch with Tampa Bay and Tom Brady is also possible.
Given how much Rodgers has been in the news cycle this season, the next two weeks are going to be unmissable on television.