Rodgers led the Packers to a 2-0 start in 2010, but they subsequently lost three of their next four games, including back-to-back overtime defeats. Rodgers' record in overtime games now stands at 0-5 after the two losses. He did not play well in either game.
After losing his first two starts this year, many believed that Rodgers would be unable to regain his form from earlier in the season. However, he has since then won five straight games starting off with a 45-31 victory over Chicago. He currently sits at 4-1 this season and has yet to lose.
Rodgers is one win away from becoming only the third quarterback in NFL history to win a championship with three different teams. He joined Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach as the only players with this honor. The Packers will face Pittsburgh in the NFC Championship on Sunday night.
Rodgers won Super Bowl XLV in 2011 while playing for the Green Bay Packers. They won a nail-biter of a game against the Steelers by a score of 35-21. In that game, which was also the Black Eyed Peas' first Super Bowl appearance, the monster scored three touchdowns and earned 304 throwing yards. He is only the second quarterback to win the award more than once (Peyton Manning has done it twice).
After two seasons with the Packers, during which time he helped them reach the postseason both years, Rodgers was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a package of draft picks. He had one year left on his contract with the Pack and was due a $20 million bonus if he made it to Super Bowl XLVIII. However, the trade never went through because of a league rule that prevents teams from negotiating contracts with their own players.
In his only season with the Seahawks, Rodgers finished with 33 touchdowns and four interceptions while leading them to the playoffs. He signed a contract extension with the Packers after the season worth up to $110 million with $50 million in guaranteed money.
Rodgers has been named the NFL's MVP twice, in 2012 and 2013. He is the third Green Bay player (after Brett Favre and Charles Woodson) to receive the honor.
Rodgers followed up his Super Bowl win with one of the finest quarterback seasons in history in 2011. He led the Packers to a franchise-record 13-0 start and concluded with 45 touchdowns, 4,643 passing yards, and an NFL-record 122.5 passer rating. The only negative statistic for Rodgers was that he suffered through seven interceptions. But considering how many opportunities he created for his receivers, it was still a great season.
Rodgers is coming off another strong campaign in which he finished with 4,333 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. It's easy to see why he's considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time; he's only getting better as he ages.
He's already got three MVP awards and a Super Bowl title during his career and has never missed a game due to injury. There's no doubt about it: Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks we've ever seen play the game.
But he'd already won two Super Bowls and was back in the game for the third time in his seventh season. He threw for 17 touchdowns in 12 games but was picked off only five times and led the league in yards per completion. The Game: An early offensive drive directed by Rodgers gave the Packers a 7-0 lead. The Patriots responded with an 80-yard touchdown march of their own to take the lead. The rest is history: Green Bay went on to win its first title in professional football's biggest game.
Rodgers completed 22 of 30 passes for 271 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for a score.
The Patriots' offense was held to just 93 yards of total offense. Quarterback Tom Brady was 20 of 31 for 221 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception. Wide receiver Wes Welker was held to four catches for 49 yards. Running back Danny Woodhead had nine carries for 39 yards.
Green Bay's defense limited New England to just seven points after halftime, forcing three turnovers (two fumbles, one interception) and holding Brady without a touchdown pass for the first time this season.
Woodside had a huge game with 132 yards on nine carries. Gronkowski had eight catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. Hernandez had seven catches for 87 yards.
Brady was intercepted twice by rookie safety Morgan Burnett, who returned both picks 50 or more yards.