The old man still has wheels. And he can still fool young players from time to time.
Aaron Rodgers scored the Green Bay Packers’ second touchdown of the Divisional Playoffs in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams, running the football in from two yards out. The score gave the Packers a 16-3 lead over the Rams, and it was Rodgers’ improvisational ability that made it happen.
After a play-fake to Aaron Jones, Rodgers found nobody open in the right side of the end zone and pass-rusher Leonard Floyd in his face off the edge. Rodgers pump-faked, sending Floyd airborne and buying him enough room to scamper into the end zone:
This rushing touchdown was the first Rodgers has scored in the postseason since 2010, when he scored twice on the ground — once in the Divisional Round against the Atlanta Falcons and again in the NFC Championship Game in Chicago.
Green Bay failed on the ensuing extra point attempt, as Hunter Bradley’s bad snap did not allow holder JK Scott to spot the football for Mason Crosby, keeping the Packers’ lead at 16-3.