Sunday, January 03, 2010

End of 3rd quarter: Packers 33 - Cardinals 0

The Packers coaching staff kept most of the starters in during the 3rd quarter. And the way they were rolling, why not? (Well, yeah, that injury thing...)

The Packers defense kept the Cardinals from scoring during the quarter (obviously). And the Packers offense scored again, this time on a 14-play, 94-yard drive that was finished off with a 5-yard TD pass from Aaron Rodgers to TE Jermichael Finley. Packers 33 - Cardinals 0.

This TD pass was the 30th of the season for Rodgers. It appears that Rodgers will be rested the remainder of the game, just 25 yards shy of setting the all-time single season franchise passing yardage record held by Lynn Dickey since the 1980s. Dang.

But Rodgers finished the regular season with the fewest interceptions thrown by a QB in the NFL and also as the leading rusher among quarterbacks. Rodgers also finished in the top 5 rankings in a number of other categories. He also finished with a season quarterback rating over 100, the only other quarterback besides Bart Starr to have accomplished that feat in Packers' history.

Not bad, Mr. Rodgers, not bad at all.