Aaron Rodgers fired up to finally host an NFC Championship Game
The Green Bay Packers booked their ticket to the NFC Championship Game after eliminating the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs. Despite having the presence of only 8,456 fans in attendance, Rodgers and the team still felt the support of the Packers faithful as they competed to snag the 32-18 victory against the Rams, via ESPN.
“It felt like 50,000 when we ran out of the tunnel, it really did,” Rodgers said. “It was such a special moment. Forgot how much you truly, truly miss having a crowd there. … It felt like, 50,000, 60,000.”
After the victory, Rodgers will now head to his first NFC Championship Game that will be hosted in Lambeau Field. He shared how long he waited for the Packers to have the opportunity of holding the top seed in the NFC and making a deep run to gain a much-needed home-field advantage.
“It means a lot,” he claimed. “[Former Packers receiver] Jordy [Nelson] and I talked about it years ago. I had a lot of starts in this league without being able to be a part of hosting the NFC Championship.”
“Hopefully, it’s a little colder than it was tonight. … It will be exciting to enjoy this tonight, to celebrate and then to watch the game tomorrow and to know that whoever wins is coming to our place.”
Rodgers made a stronger case for his MVP campaign after another impressive performance under center. He evaded the league’s top defensive line and produced 296 passing yards on 23-of-36 passes completed along with two touchdowns.
Running back Aaron Jones led Green Bay’s ground game with 99 rushing yards on 14 carries and a scoring drive for the Packers. Wide receiver Allen Lazard also buckled down and contributed 96 yards on four receptions along with a scored touchdown.
Aaron Rodgers is expected to put on another great showing and lead the Packers next weekend. With the victory, Green Bay now await the winner of the divisional round showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints on Jan. 17 to determine their opponent in the NFC Championship Game.