Falcons 44, Packers 21: What Aaron Rodgers said


What Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers said following Sunday’s 44-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game in the Georgia Dome:

“It’s a good defense. They play a simple scheme and run it really well. They rely on their pass rush and their drop lanes. They did a good job. We hurt ourselves with the missed field goal, and then another good drive down there and fumble inside the 10. It hurt the momentum of the game. Not getting the points, staying in the game. Their offense is hot right now. Matt (Ryan) is playing incredible. When you play a team like that you have to start fast. We had zero points in the first half. You aren’t going to win many games like that.”

-

“That’s the what-if game. It is uncharacteristic of our football team. Unfortunately in a game like this it comes down to the little details. If you aren’t on and making a little mistakes like that it’s going to be tough to win against a really good offense.”

-

“It’s incredible that he (Jordy Nelson) was out there.”

-

“I feel fine. I missed a couple of throws early. You know, we hurt ourselves in the first half. We put our defense … we didn’t give a lot of confidence.”

-

“We played a hot team. We have to give them credit. Matt’s playing incredible right now. It’s a very good offense. The defense played really well last week and did some good things today. I fee like we hurt ourselves more in the first half than they really stopped us. They have a good football team. There’s a reason they are moving on to the Super Bowl. They are going to be tough to stop.”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Severe weather threat looming ahead of TCU-Kansas game on Saturday
Severe weather threat looming ahead of TCU-Kansas game on Saturday

It was just one week ago that TCU football encountered multiple weather delays at Kansas State. Mother nature could rear her ugly head once again on Saturday when the Horned Frogs host the Kansas Jayhawks. As of Friday, Fort Worth weather forecasts called for a 90 percent chance of rain at some point Saturday evening, with...
Steelers S Mike Mitchell receives two fines for illegal hits against Chiefs
Steelers S Mike Mitchell receives two fines for illegal hits against Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell will be out close to $60,000 because of fines for illegal hits against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was originally reported that he would be fined nearly $49,000 for a late hit against Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, that he was flagged for during the game. That hit will actually only cost...
Clemson has work to do during for open weekend
Clemson has work to do during for open weekend

Clemson is going to be sitting at home Saturday while other teams are in action thanks to a bye week. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a time to sit around and do nothing. You should take advantage of the extra time to get off your feet and take a break, but if anything, it provides ample opportunity to examine the areas you...
Kirk Herbstreit on Saquon Barkley comparisons: ‘I think he’s in his own category’
Kirk Herbstreit on Saquon Barkley comparisons: ‘I think he’s in his own category’

It’s inevitable for the top players in college to draw comparisons. And while many experts think Saquon Barkley is the best running back since Ezekiel Elliott or Adrian Peterson or Reggie Bush, Kirk Herbstreit thinks Barkley is too unique to be compared. Herbstreit, an ESPN analyst, was asked about Barkley comparisons Friday when...
Kentucky football: Wildcats run defense faces biggest test at Mississippi State
Kentucky football: Wildcats run defense faces biggest test at Mississippi State

We tackle the best question asked by Kentucky fans every day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Kyle Tucker  here and Joe Mussatto  here. Look for the Question of the Day every Monday through Friday.  Kentucky will be in the same place Saturday at Mississippi State as it was in...
More Stories