Playoffs NFL 2021 Tampa Bay and Green Bay play their ticket to the Super Bowl in the National Conference
HThere are few players who are invited to sit at the table of the best quarterbacks in history. Joe Montana was for many years the first, thanks to his 4-0 in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady He was knocking on the door at the beginning of his career, but after reaching Super Domingo nine times and winning six, he is definitely inside and he is the one at the top, but many consider that the most talented, reserving the next 15 years of Patrick Mahomes, is Aaron Rodgers.
The argument against the Packers QB is that he has only played once in the Super Bowl. It was in the 2010 season, when he was injured and lost a game before making the playoffs, winning three on the road before beating the Steelers in Arlington.
From that moment on and with the options of having him in Green Bay for another decade, it was hoped that he would eventually have a duel with Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl, that season they fell to Mark Sanchez and the Jets despite having one of the best offenses in history and having the best record in the AFC (14-2) in the regular season.
The Packers won their division from 2011 to 2014, but in their only season, in 2011, they lost in the divisional round to the Giants … who ended up winning the Super Bowl against New England for the second time in five years. Brady vs Rodgers avoided for the first time.
The 2014 season was the time they were closest. Green Bay led 19-7 with less than 11 minutes to play in the NFC final in Seattle, despite having a Rodgers on one leg. Hence, the catastrophe of allowing two touchdowns within 40 seconds around the two-minute break, including short kick. Rodgers orchestrated a field goal series to send him into extra time, but he never saw the ball and the Seahawks made it to Super Bowl XLIX, where they lost in Malcolm Butler’s game.
In 2016, the Packers and Patriots were in their respective conference finals. Rodgers came to do magic against the Cowboys in the divisional round, but Kyle Shanahan’s offense and the Falcons crushed them 44-21 and Atlanta had the ring in their hand, but it passed 28-3.
The Pats returned to the Super Bowl in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, but Green Bay fell into bad shape and didn’t even make the Playoffs. It seemed like Rodgers was never going to hit Brady in the postseason … but TB12’s divorce with the Pats came and he made it to the NFC this season.
And not to be in the Super Bowl, but it is in the last possible instance, the final of the National Conference. Tampa Bay will travel to Lambeau Field to give the consolation award, that match that was never played by Vince Lombardi, but that at least gives as a consolation award for all lovers of the sport of tackling.