After defeating the Los Angeles Rams 32-18, the Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC Conference Championship game for the second straight year.
Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur makes history by being the first coach to take his team to the conference championship game in each of his first two seasons with the team.
But not a lot of coaches have had someone like quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is the clear favorite to win the MVP award this year. Rodgers continued to shine in the playoffs, picking apart the vaunted Rams defense to the tune of 296 passing yards and two touchdown passes.
The Green Bay offensive line performed brilliantly as well, not allowing the Rams to sack Rodgers even once. However, the fact that Los Angeles standout defender Aaron Donald was playing injured definitely factored into the Rams’ lack of pass rush.
Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff, who was playing through a serious thumb injury, battled valiantly and kept the Rams in the game for as long as he could.
But the Packers’ offensive attack was too much to overcome in the end. Complimenting Rodgers all day was a fantastic rushing attack that tallied 188 yards on the ground.
Green Bay will be hosting the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week to battle it out for the right to represent the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl.