Larrivee: Don't forget Rodgers' late heroics

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 11:49:16-05

Usually when great quarterbacks succeed in making great comebacks in the final seconds of a postseason game, they enter NFL lore.

Unless they lose through no fault of their own.

Twice in the last calendar year, Green Bay Packers signalcaller Aaron Rodgers - the defending MVP - has played like one in the final seconds of regulation in the Packers' last postseason game.

In the 2014 NFC Championship, trailing by three points, he helped Green Bay overcome an avalanche of Seattle 4th quarter points and bring his team to a last-second field goal to send the game to overtime.

In the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff, trailling by seven points, he and his offensive teammates produced a miracle in a second Hail Mary in seven weeks to send their game against Arizona to overtime.

In each instance, the Packers lost the coin flip. He and his offense never saw the ball again, and the Packers were defeated.

"Rodgers took them right down the field like a franchise quarterback should do," said 620WTMJ Packers Radio Network play-by-play voice Wayne Larrivee on "Wisconsin's Afternoon News."

"I saw greatness in him on more than one occasion," he explained. "The plays he had to make, the throws he made..he's writing a legacy with Jeff Janis, who had two catches that year, Jared Abbrederis who's really in his first year with the team, James Jones who was taken out of the game by Patrick Peterson, and they don't really have a tight end who's significant in the middle of the field."

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