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The most common argument against resting players before the playoffs is that those players will somehow be less effective after time off. With Aaron Rodgers, this simply isn't true. If anything, Rodgers plays better after he's had a week of rest.
He had one of his best games of the season coming off of the Packers' bye week.
On the road in San Diego, Rodgers completed a season-high 81 percent of his passes and tossed four touchdowns. By quarterback rating, his 145.8 performance was his second-best game of 2011.
That's an impressive stat line, but it's unfair to judge Rodgers' abilities on just one game. Since he became the starter in 2008, here's Rodgers' average line after a week off:
24/35 for 325 yards, three touchdowns and 0.4 picks.
His TD-to-INT ratio in games after a week off since 2010 is 12-to-0.
Green Bay doesn't need to worry about Rodgers being rusty.