By Nick Freimuth
Early offensive struggles eventually faded and Aaron Rodgers got the Packers rolling en route to a 38-13 win in front of 77,549 at Lambeau Field Sunday. Green Bay amassed a total of seven yards of offense in the first quarter. The Packers defense did enough however to keep the Giants in check. New York, despite playing much better than the home team in the first half, only put six points on the scoreboard.
The Packers train started rolling when Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on a five-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. Then the king of Hail Mary, Aaron Rodgers, did it again as time ran out in the first half. A 42-yard touchdown heave to Randall Cobb gave the Packers a 14-6 lead and all the momentum heading into the locker room.
Cobb would add two more touchdowns in the game to tie the Packers franchise record and NFL record as one of the only players to ever accomplish that feat. Rodgers four touchdown performance was his second ever in the playoffs. That breaks a franchise record he previously held with Bart Starr and Lynn Dickey.
The win sets up a week six rematch with the Dallas Cowboys. The NFC’s number one seed crushed the Packers in Green Bay 30-16 on October 16. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 PM on FOX.