With the first round bye, the Green Bay Packers were more than ready to prove why they were number one. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Aaron only completed 26 of 46 attempted passes and threw for 264 yards. While he threw for two touchdowns (John Kuhn & Donald Driver), he also threw an interception and was sacked a few times. The Packers also had near fumbles and did give up the ball on 3 fumbles. However in the game, Aaron was the leading rusher, who ran 7 times for 66 yards. In the end, the Packers came up short 20-37 in a disappointing season loss on a great season. Now Aaron and 6 other Packers will be getting ready for the ProBowl coming up in two weeks. Hope you all had a great season! From a fan’s POV, the game [obviously] wasn’t how I wanted it, but it’s hard being number 1 and keeping the pressure off. But no matter what, the Green Bay Packers are always Number 1 in my heart. We’ll get ‘em next season!
The Packers closed the season with a clinched division, homefield advantage, and first round bye in the playoffs. So, what was there to lose? So, that being said, Aaron did not play in Sunday’s game, nor did other big players. He made a few play calls also. Matt Flynn in Aaron‘s place proved what being behind Aaron showed. Flynn threw 6 touchdowns and almost 500 yards that game. The Lions fought back hard, but came up short, 41-45, and the Packers close the regular season going 15-1. We’ll see you next week in the Packers first playoff game of 2012!
Coming off a surprise loss last week, the Packers headed into Week 15 with some redemption on their minds. Not only would a win bring back some redemption, but clinch the home field advantage during the playoffs. And here we are, with the Packers and the Bears, Rodgers v McCown. The Packers started off with the ball, which is rare, but the Bears deferred when they won the toss. In 8 plays, BAM, Aaron scores a touchdown to Jermichael Finley. In the second quarter, the Bears scored a field goal and the Packers ended the second half with another touchdown from Rodgers to James Jones, leading 14-3. Clay Matthews also intercepted the ball, but there was no score with the pick. In the third quarter, the Bears fumbled but recovered and scored a touchdown. Then Aaron threw a 55 yard pass, and boy was it
nice BEAUTIFUL!!, to Jordy Nelson for the third touchdown of the night. And then he threw another touchdown pass to James Jones to bring the score to 28-10. Before the third quarter ended, Charlie Peprah (Roll Tide btw), intercepted another throw by Josh McCown. And with that pick, the Packers scored the sixth touchdown of the night (5 for them) from Aaron to Nelson once again. At 35-10, Aaron was done and backup QB Matt Flynn came in. With that, the Bears scored a touchdown and converted with 2 more points and a field goal. With an effort by McCown, the Bears were no game for the Packers, who got the home field advantage. Aaron threw 21 successful out of 29 attempted passes for 283 yards and 5 touchdowns and ran for 18 yards. The Packers did wonderful as they had no penalties in the game. Next week, we end the regular season at home against another NFC North rival, the Detroit Lions.
Packers went to Kansas City this week in their final away season game. The Chiefs had quite a few chances to score touchdowns, but when it came to the Red Zone, the Packers defense didn’t let that happen. However, heading into the second half, Packers trailed the Chiefs, 0-6. Aaron threw one touchdown to Donald Driver and ran for another. He was 17-35 of attempted passes and threw for 235 yards. After Aaron‘s touchdown, the Packers did an onside kick, but the Chiefs ended up with it, and in the last few minutes of the game, the Chiefs held on to their lead 19-14. So, the Packers lost their very first game since this time last year [December 19, 2010]. But, if you were to look on the brightside, at least the pressure of being undefeated is off, and we can focus on the playoffs and the Superbowl. Win or lose, the real Packers fans will always be there to support them. Next week is a home game against rival Chicago Bears.
The Oakland Raiders visited the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Sunday. Josh Hoge sang the National Anthem, (and in attendance of the game were Luke & Jordan Rodgers). Aaron successfully completed 17 of 30 attempted passes, threw one pick (in the Endzone), and was sacked 3 times. Aaron also threw 2 touchdowns to Ryan Taylor and Jordy Nelson. Matt Flynn took over in the third quarter after a sealed 13th victory for the Packers. In the end, Packers won 46-16. Sunday the Packers head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in the final season away game.
If you thought the Week 11 Packers/Buccaneers game was close, you haven’t seen anything yet. The New York Giants made us sweat to the very last second. Earlier in the day, the Minnesota Vikings faced the Denver Broncos. The Broncos came back in the fourth quarter and tied the game 32-32 and in the last seconds scored a winning field goal. The Packers were sloppy and slow in the first half, which, recently they have been. The defense wasn’t as great as it usually is, and a lot of the recievers dropped catchable throws. Aaron threw one interception and had 28 successfull of 46 attempted passes for a total of 369 yards passing performance. He threw two touchdown passes to Donald Driver and one to Jermichael Finley and another to Greg Jennings. Clay Matthews also intercepted a ball by Eli Manning and scored for a total of five touchdowns by the Packers. Jordy Nelson wasn’t in very much, but he successfully caught 3 of 3 passes by Aaron. Also given kudos is Mason Crosby, the wonderful kicker. He missed a field earlier in the game, but he also stopped one of the Giants from a potential touchdown return. And of course, he kicked the winning field goal in the last 2 seconds of the game to win 38-35! Next week, the Oakland Raiders head to Lambeau Field to face the Packers.
NOTE: From a fan’s point of view, this game was LITERALLY breath-taking. My dad and I were so crazy when the Giants scored and tied in the 4th and with the winning kick we went absolutely crazy! I do think my heart stopped beaTing for a few seconds, but hey, THE GREEN BAY PACKERS ARE 12-0!!
On a special Thanksgiving game, the Green Bay Packers went to Detroit to face the Lions. The first half was filled with flags and injuries. The Lions saved the Packers quite a few times with the penalties. The first half ended with a 7-0 lead by the Packers. There were some disqualifications (Lions’ Suh and Packers’ Lee), and Matt Stafford threw 3 picks, (Matthews, Francois, and Woodson). Aaron threw 2 touchdown passes (Jones and Jennings) and a rush touchdown pass to John Kuhn. The Lions had 11 penalties for 82 yards while the Packers had 8 for 64 yards lost. Aaron threw 22 completed passes of 32 attempts. The Packers left Detroit, winning 27-15, with a record of 11-0, a franchise record, and clinching the NFC Division spot! The 2011 Galloping Gobbler was also given to Aaron! Congrats! In 10 days, the Packers head off to New York to face Eli Manning and the Giants.
I would like to wish everyone a VERY Happy Thanksgiving! Please be safe all and make sure you tell everyone that you love you love them before it’s too late.
Week 11 Aaron completed 23 of 34 attempted passes, a 67.7% rating against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He threw for 299 yards, with 3 touchdown passes (2 to Jordy Nelson and one to Tom Crabtree) and a rushing touchdown pass to BJ Raji. Aaron also threw an interception that later became 6 points for the Bucs. One play that happened was when punter Tim Masthay missed a punt, fumbled it twice and ran the ball for a first down, which saved the drive for a touchdown. The Bucs made a comeback in the second half, and at one point were only 2 points behind. In the end, the Packers won 35-26. This Thursday, the Packers head to Detroit to face the Lions in a Thanksgiving special game.
In a rematch from Week 7, the Green Bay Packers proved why they are the reigning Superbowl Champions. The team defeated the Minnesota Vikings 45-7, with Aaron completing 23 of 30 attempted passes for a total of 250 yards and 140.3 rating. He also had four touchdown passes. The Vikings scored a touchdown when Randall Cobb missed the punt return and fumbled it. He also had a punt return touchdown, and Aaron had touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson twice, and one to Greg Jennings and John Kuhn. Next week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Green Bay and face the undefeated Packers.
Let’s get Aaron to win his fifth consecutive NFL Air Player of the Week (minus the Bye Week) Award! You can go HERE to vote for Aaron! He is nominated up against Miami Dolphins Matt Moore and Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan. You have to also vote for an NFL Ground Player of the Week, Houstan Texans Arian Foster, Denver Broncos Willis McGahee, or Dallas Cowboys DeMarco Murray. You have until Friday to vote!