If we could go back in time to week 11, the Packers were 4-6, and the Falcons were 6-4, who would've thought just 7 weeks later that they'd be playing for the NFC Championship. The Falcons hopes at that point in time were a lot brighter than the Packers. Falcons were in a division with the underachieving Panthers, the overrated Bucs, and the Saints who haven't been competitive in 4 years. So, the Falcons despite looking like a very average team, their playoff chances always looked pretty bright. The Packers on the other hand looked like 2 day old roadkill, but somehow, someway, they were able to pull their shit together, and run the table. Now two teams that no one with a rational thought processs thought would be playing in the NFC Championship when it was late November, were now doing the unthinkable. That's why they play the games though, anything can happen, and it certainly was a minor miracle. We had two very hot and confident teams about to play for a spot in the SuperBowl, the game was highly anticipated after a horrible postseason thus far, two high powered offenses about to get after it in a shootout, and then the game began.
The Falcons absolutely humiliated the Packers in front of the entire nation yesterday. I don't mean humiliate like look at us kicking your teams ass, I mean humiliate like you can't sit with us but give us your lunch money before you leave kind of humiliation. Matt Ryan showed the entire league that there's no debate when it comes to who is the MVP of the league. Many people were hopping on the Rodgers bandwagon ever since they ran the table, but Matty Ice kept quiet, went about his business, and when it was time for him to step up and prove he was more worthy than Rodgers, he did by throwing for 392 yards and 4 TD's. He also ran for a touchdown making him responsible for 5 altogether. Talk about stepping up when it matters most, meanwhile big bad Aaron Rodgers, the greatest quarterback ever apparently, struggled to put up points against a Falcons defense that allowed 25PPG during the regular season. Falcons led 31-0 at one point, granted you can't blame Rodgers for the secondary being decimated by injury, or the run game for not existing, and untimely fumbles, but 31-0 cmon man. Falcons ended up winning 44-21, that's what I call eating someone's lunch.
I just want to say as much as Aaron Rodgers is a beast quarterback, the fan boys really need to calm down. I was starting to hear Brady comparisons, please just stop right there, never compare a guy with 1 ring to a guy with 4 rings, they're not even in the same league. I don't care how magical some of the throws he makes are, being a quarterback in this league success is based off one thing, WINNING. Rodgers has 1 championship, if anything that's a pretty fucking big disappointment for the "best QB ever." He's only been to one Super Bowl in general, now I totally get the rest of team usually isn't very good, but if he's the messiah like the fan boys seem to believe, he should be competing for NFC Championships and Super Bowls every year like Brady and Manning. Aaron Rodgers is great, but he ain't no GOAT.