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Rodgers and Finley in perspective 

By Kevin Seifert

We started looking Sunday at the historic milestones contained Green Bays 51-45 wild-card playoff game, and were continuing to unearth some more.

First, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers became the first player in NFL history to throw for more than 300 yards in the second half/overtime of a playoff game. Overall, Rodgers finished the game with 422 yards and four touchdowns. Below is a look at the six players in NFL history who have thrown for at least 400 yards and four touchdowns in a postseason game:

400+ Pass Yards, 4+ TD -- NFL Postseason in Super Bowl Era

Season	 Quarterback	  Team	    Opponent	 Pass Yards-TD
2004	 Peyton Manning	  Colts	    Broncos	 458-4
1999	 *Jeff George	  Vikings   Rams	 423-4
2009	 *Aaron Rodgers	  Packers   Cardinals	 422-4
1984	 Dan Marino	  Dolphins  Steelers	 421-4
1989	 *Jim Kelly	  Bills	    Browns	 405-4
1981	 *Don Strock	  Dolphins  Chargers	 403-4

*Lost game

Source: Elias Sports Bureau

Second, tight-end Jermichael Finley produced the second-best playoff game by a tight end in league history in terms of receiving yards. Here is that heady list:

Most Receiving Yards in a Game -- By Tight End in NFL Postseason History

Season	Player	           Team	      Round	       Rec Yards
1981	Kellen Winslow	   Chargers   Div. Playoffs    166
2009	Jermichael Finley  Packers    Wild Card	       159
1993	Shannon Sharpe	   Broncos    Wild Card	       156
1989	Steve Jordan	   Vikings    Div. Playoffs    149
1988	Keith Jackson	   Eagles     Div. Playoffs    142

Source: Elias Sports Bureau

Brett Favre once commented that he never liked to throw for 400 yards, because when he did so, they always seemed to lose. Interestingly, 4 of the 6 quarterbacks who have thrown for 400 yards and 4 touchdowns in a playoff game (Super Bowl era) lost.

Still, kudos to our fine players for their historic accomplishments.
Wow those are some impressive stats there. These two will be a huge portion of the pack's success in the next couple of years. I believe when we make it to the playoffs next year these two won't be stopped.
It was painful to lose, but it was fun to watch this offense become a juggernaut down the stretch. As long as our defense can establish itself consistently, we are going to scare the shit out of teams next year.
To have players like Finley and Clay Matthews, knowing how productive they are at such early points in their careers, can make a grown man giddy.
"Nonstopdrivel" wrote:

Brett Favre once commented that he never liked to throw for 400 yards, because when he did so, they always seemed to lose. Interestingly, 4 of the 6 quarterbacks who have thrown for 400 yards and 4 touchdowns in a playoff game (Super Bowl era) lost.

Still, kudos to our fine players for their historic accomplishments.

Yes, because he topped the 400 yard mark oh so very often, wait a second, it was ONCE.

402, Brett Favre, at ChiB, Dec. 5, 1993 (36 comp.) in a game that we did lose.
Are you quibbling with me or with Favre?
Finley has the best hands of any tight end I've seen in quite some time. The fade in the end zone to Finley is damn near unstoppable.
Well, that answers that question someone had in another thread. Had that pass been completed to Gregorious, Rodgers would by far have the record for most yards in a Playoff game.

Kudos to both Rodgers and Finley. Both of them had awesome games. If only our D either generated an INT or forced a second punt, we could have won that game. 😞
Aaron Rodgers/Jermichael Finley is one of many reasons teams are going to fear the Green Bay Packers next year.
Hopefully, the team can take those nice stats next year and change the stat that really matters and thats in the "W" column.
Some people complain because he doesn’t take chances and holds onto the ball too long.
But he doesn’t turn the ball over very often. That of course for the most part keeps your team in the game.
Originally Posted by: Cheesey 

Some people complain because he doesn’t take chances and holds onto the ball too long.
But he doesn’t turn the ball over very often. That of course for the most part keeps your team in the game.

Remember the 2003 Oakland Raiders game where Brett Favre had a really good statistical night? Many claim Favre was great, but he wasn't, he was shitty. What he did well was give his WR's a chance, and that is what (I think) fans want to see more from Rodgers. Throw up more 50/50 balls and let your WR's muscle that ball down instead of taking a sack and risking injury.
I agree, Kevin. Every time I go back and watch that game, I can't help noticing how reckless Favre was with the ball on pass after pass that night. His receivers came through in the clutch for him, bailing him out repeatedly. It was an emotional night to be sure, but the real story of that game was the incredible play of the receivers, not Favre's skills as a quarterback.
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Even during the game the heads were fawning all over Bret. I was dumbfounded. Glad GB won. Glad it helped him get through the nite but at least give the WRs some credit for coming to his aid. His dad would have kicked his ass for playing like that.
Very true Wayne.
It was a night where his WRs played way beyond what normal humans can do. Favre just threw the ball up, and his guys went crazy.
That, and the Raiders were not as good.
Everything just fell into place.
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