2010 NFL Playoff Divisional Round Preview: Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Aaron Rodgers got a monkey off his back when Brett Favre got shipped to New York the summer before the 2008 season started. He got another monkey off his back when he led the Green Bay Packers to the playoffs in 2009, and another when he got his first playoff win in this year's NFL Playoffs.
So, is he going to have to wait until 2011 to climb the next hurdle, or are he and his Packers ready to shock the world?
While it's interesting to look back on Rodgers' accomplishments in a still young career, it's equally interesting to note Matt Ryan's hurdles. Ryan reached the playoffs in his first season. Hell, he threw a touchdown on his first NFL pass.
But can Ryan follow Rodgers and get his first playoff win of his career this weekend against the Packers? It's an interesting storyline, no doubt. The only problem is, as I alluded to a second ago, Rodgers simply may not be done yet.
Here's a breakdown for why the Packers and Falcons could come away with a win this weekend a...

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