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Aaron Rodgers becomes the first midfielder to lose in an NFL Playoffs four times to one opponent

Aaron Rodgers becomes the first midfielder to lose in an NFL Playoffs four times to one opponent

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Aaron Rodgers He rewrote the record books throughout his Hall of Fame career and added another mark during Saturday night’s NFC tag team playoff against the San Francisco 49ers. But this is a record Green Bay Packers Legend doesn’t want to do anything with.

Rodgers became the first quarterback in NFL history to lose four times to a single opponent in a Super Bowl era after falling to a San Francisco 49ers 13-10. Green Bay scored 20 points or less in three of those four setbacks.

Rodgers previously tied for most playoff losses to one opponent by three. Philip Rivers lost three times New England PatriotsBernie Kosar lost three times to Denver BroncosJohn Brody lost three times to Cowboys in Dallas. Among the quarterbacks with three playoff defeats to one opponent, Rodgers is the only one to hold the championship.

Rodgers finished 20 of 29 for 225 yards without touchdowns or interceptions in a loss, the second professional game in the postseason that he finished without a touchdown. Al Hazmoun failed to reach the Super Bowl the last three times they were the top seed, losing their first playoff match two of those three times. Green Bay hasn’t made it to the Super Bowl as the top seed since Brett Favre was playing quarterback in 1996.

Rodgers has not advanced to the Super Bowl in every one of his last nine playoff games, appearing only once in a Super Bowl in his career. Whether the Rodgers make the Super Bowl again with the Packers will be addressed in the off-season when he decides on his future.