In what could have been a preview of the 2020 NFC Championship Game, the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers outdueled the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees, though the game was really decided by a play that neither player was a part of.
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STORY OF THE GAME
Taysom Hill — the Saints’ backup quarterback/pet project — put the ball on the ground on a designed run play late in the second half, turning it over and handing the Packers a chance to jump out to a lead that was ultimately too much for New Orleans to peg back.
Rodgers once again proved that his hard count is one of the biggest beneficiaries of a COVID-world with no noise from fans, doubling his ability to generate free plays for his offense by baiting defenders into mistakes at the line of scrimmage.
Rodgers has continued his incredibly strong start to the…