Davante Adams caught more passes and gained more yards Sunday than all of his games in the month of December combined.
After an impressive start to season, Adams struggled down the stretch with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Adams couldn't keep his hands on a game-clinching score against the New England Patriots in Week 13, contributed to Green Bay's seven drops two weeks later in Buffalo, and dropped two more in Tampa Bay against the Buccaneers.
Since the start of training camp, the 6-foot-1 wide-out from Fresno State battled his way up the Green Bay Packers' depth-chart, fell down, and has now gotten right back up.
"We had a few issues with that weeks before, and all the dropped talks," Adams said after the game, "so I had to shut all that up real quick and then have a positive performance for the team all around. That's what we need going forward."
On the biggest stage of his first season, Adams delivered for the Packers by hauling in seven catches for 117 yards and a score on 11 targets.
For his first postseason touchdown, Rodgers found Adams across the middle of the field before shaking Cowboys defensive back Sterling Moore to break lose down the sidelines.
"The middle of the field was pretty open ... I just tried to lower him to sleep and get outside and head for the pylon.
"He actually checked out (Rodgers) the first play and saw the middle of the field. Just had to wide my guy and get in there quick, and Aaron put it right on me."
Rodgers finished the game completing 24-of-35 passes for 316 yards with a 125.4 passer rating and three touchdowns. Green Bay finished the season 9-0 at home, and Rodgers has now completed 512 consecutive passes with 41 touchdowns inside Lambeau Field without an interception. The signal-caller hobbled through yet another game while dealing with a calf injury.
"That's Aaron for you. Didn't surprise me because he's a competitor." Adams said of his quarterback. "I don't care if that thing's broken, he's going to give it all he has and he's going to go out there and make strikes. That's the type of thing he does day in and day out. That's just Aaron being Aaron."
"We already know we have all the tools to take the whole thing, so it's just a matter of applying it and stepping up when the opportunity comes because it's not always going to be there for each player.
"It feels great. It's my first year in the NFL and I get to be apart of something like this. That just goes to show that we're apart of a world-class organization. I couldn't be more blessed to be in the position I'm in."