Packers QB Aaron Rodgers fires back at Green Bay’s critics
Though the Packers’ first season with Matt LaFleur as head coach was, by all means, a success, they won ugly in wake to their outstanding record. Though 13-3, one would be hard-pressed to find convincing wins over playoff teams.
However, as their quarterback Aaron Rodgers alludes to, all that matters is their 13-3 record. Power rankings don’t win Super Bowls. Wins do.
“You guys like telling us how we’re just kind of an average team that knows how to win,” Rodgers said on Thursday, via Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. “But the key point is the ‘win’ part, because right now we’re two wins from the Super Bowl, and we know for sure the first one’s gonna be here.”
Rodgers has a point. Yes, the Packers are winning ugly. But, they are winning. What has that resulted in? Their first first-round bye since 2014. They are getting it done, either offensively, defensively, or via special teams.
The Packers will have their critics. However, at the end of the day, they get to watch the NFL games this weekend rather than play them and risk injury. Impressive teams such as the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks don’t get to say the same.
Green Bay needs two more wins. If they do that, they are going to Miami for the Super Bowl. It doesn’t matter how those wins come, as long as they do.