Is Aaron Rodgers the best quarterback in the NFL? I didn't think so but then I saw him play Saturday night against the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers blew out the Falcons, 48-21, and it was largely because of Rodgers' play.
Rodgers completed 31-of-36 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns. He and the Packers scored 28 second quarter points. After they built a big lead, you knew the Falcons couldn't come back with the way Rodgers and the Packers were playing.
The Packers, I think, can beat the Seattle Seahawks or Chicago Bears, who play on Sunday. They should -- should -- beat either of those teams and land in the Super Bowl.
I can't say that I'm a Packers historian but I wonder if Brett Favre ever put up a game like that in the playoffs. Rodgers, at first, was moving away from Favre's legacy but now he's creating his own.
The Falcons go one-and-done for the second time in the Matt Ryan era. It also means Tony Gonzalez has played four career postseason games and lost them all.
The Packers are the sixth seed which means they'll be traveling no matter what in the NFC Championship game. It also means the Seahawks, who were 7-9 entering the playoffs, could be hosting the NFC Championship game.