Rodgers overcame a sluggish start and finished with four touchdown passes, including a momentum-swinging 42-yard heave to
The Packers move on to face the
Rodgers completed 25 of 40 passes for 362 yards, continuing a remarkable run of quarterback play that helped the Packers win their final six games of the regular season to take the
For much of the first half, the Giants' defense flustered the two-time
As it turned out, Rodgers was just getting started. Green Bay scored two touchdowns in the final 2:20 of the second quarter, punctuated by another remarkable desperation pass by Rodgers.
With the ball on the Giants 42, Rodgers took the snap with 6 seconds left. He rolled to his right before heaving a throw from about the Packers 47. Cobb somehow got behind three defensive backs near the back of the end zone to haul in the pass, getting both feet down before falling out of bounds.
The Giants looked stunned, just like how the
Rodgers and Cobb weren't done. They connected again on a 30-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter for a 21-13 lead. That score answered a Giants scoring drive that briefly cut the deficit to one.
A Packers defense ranked 21st in points allowed (24.3) coming into the game limited the production of Odell Beckham Jr., and the Giants' receiving corps in spite of a battered secondary.
Beckham finished with four catches for 28 yards. Eli Manning was 23 of 44 for 299 yards, including the 41-yard touchdown pass to
But the Giants were plagued by a series of drops by their receivers .
Rodgers began dissecting the secondary after coach
Cobb had a big night after missing the last two games of the regular season with an ankle injury. Davante Adams had eight receptions for 125 yards and a score.