Aaron Rodgers can carry the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

Led by MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers are a Super Bowl contender.

The Green Bay Packers once again proved to be the cream of the crop in the NFC during Sunday’s 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers accounted for all four of the Packers’ touchdowns as Green Bay recorded yet another 30-point game.

The old adage in NFL circles is that defense wins championships. It’s 2020, though, so who says offense can’t get the job done?

With the way Rodgers is playing at the moment, it’s not impossible to think he alone could carry the Packers to a Super Bowl.

Combined with elite weapons in Davante Adams and Aaron Jones, with an emerging young receiving corps in Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Robert Tonyan, the Packers have as good a chance as any team to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 55 so long as their offense continues to produce at its current pace.

Rodgers, the NFL’s leader in passing touchdowns (39) and passer rating (119.7), is slowly pulling away in the MVP race. Rodgers’ biggest contender, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, threw three interceptions in a Kansas City win on Sunday.

Overall, Rodgers has a passer rating of at least 120.0 in eight games. Rodgers’ current rating of 119.7 would rank third all-time for a single season.

There’s no stopping Aaron Rodgers and, thus, the Green Bay Packers right now.

Rodgers is playing his best football possibly ever, but he’s not the only reason the Packers offense has been great this season. Adams has been on a historic pace, racking up a league-leading 14 touchdowns in 11 games. He’s also added 91 receptions for 1,144 yards and is averaging over 100 yards per game.

“We’ve played in four NFC Championship Games, all four on the road,” Rodgers said after Sunday’s game, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “Being able to have the whole thing come through Green Bay is something we’ve talked about for a long time and never had.”

NFL Power Rankings, Week 15: Packers take top seed. dark. Next

After Sunday’s win, Green Bay officially clinched the NFC North and is now the No. 1 seed in the NFC after the Saints’ loss to the Eagles. The Packers, now 10-3 with three games remaining, face the Panthers, Titans and Bears to close out the season.