Super Bowl XLV: Top 10 2010-2011 Performances By The Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers might be as complete a team as any in the NFL. We'll get a chance to find that out when they match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday in Super Bowl XLV.
No team is complete without a bunch of very talented individuals. Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings and others are just a few of those.
Throughout the course of the regular season, these talents were on display week after week.
Read on for the top 10 individual performances by the Green Bay Packers during the 2010-2011 regular season.
Clay Matthews Week 1
The Green Bay Packers started off their regular season with a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that really wasn't as close as the score makes it sound.
Part of the reason for this was an absolutely dominant performance from Clay Matthews.
Matthews had seven takedowns of the opposing ballcarriers, all of which were solo and two of which occurred behind the original line of scrimmage.
No. 52 also had three quarterback hits, one pass defensed and a ridiculous total of three sacks.
The Eagles couldn't do anything without him closing in on them.
Clay Matthews Week 2
Clay Matthews continued his dominant start to the season with another great performance in the Packers' 34-7 Week 2 blowout of the Buffalo Bills.
The linebacker recorded five tackles, two fewer than in Week 1. He did make all but one of them in the BIlls' backfield and didn't require the help of any other player wearing green and yellow.
Matthews also hit the quarterback five times without a recording a sack, but still managed to record three sacks. He was in Trent Edwards' face all day long.
Charles Woodson Week 4
Charles Woodson wasn't all over the field against the Detroit Lions in Week 4. He just appeared to be everywhere.
The talented cornerback recorded a ridiculous team-high 13 tackles. He also broke up three passes.
However, Woodson's most important play came when he picked off Shaun Hill right after half time. Woodson intercepted the pass with at the Detroit 48-yard line and returned the ball all the way for a touchdown, giving the Packers an insurmountable 28-14 lead.
Believe it or not, this is the last performance on this list by anyone not named Aaron Rodgers or Greg Jennings. Those two were just that good this season.
Greg Jennings Week 6
The Green Bay Packers lost to the Miami Dolphins 23-20 in overtime in Week 6, but don't let that take away from an incredible performance by Greg Jennings.
The wide receiver was targeted seven times and managed to catch the pigskin on six of those targets. His receptions went for 133 yards, an average of 22.2 yards per catch.
Jennings also scored once on an 86-yard catch and run from Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter to give the Packers a 10-3 lead in the early stages.
Aaron Rodgers Week 9
Any time a team puts up 45 points, it's a pretty safe bet that the quarterback had at least a fairly decent day. That theory absolutely holds true for the Packers' Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of his 34 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns while throwing nary a pick. He also ran five times for 41 yards.
The first touchdown came just 45 seconds into the game and the scoring didn't stop until the final whistle sounded.
Aaron Rodgers Week 11
Playing against Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings, Aaron Rodgers really wanted to prove himself once and for all.
Rodgers completed 22 of his 31 passes for 301 yards and four touchdowns, way outperforming a putrid Favre.
The quarterback for the Packers also ran three times for 21 yards.
Greg Jennings Week 11
Greg Jennings was Aaron Rodgers' primary target once again in the 31-3 Week 11 blowout victory.
Rodgers targeted No. 85 nine times and the talented wideout came down with the ball seven times. Those receptions went for 152 yards and three touchdowns.
Jennings scored on an 11-yard pass in the second quarter, a 46-yard pass in the third quarter and a 22-yard pass in the final quarter.
It was a truly dominant showing throughout.
Aaron Rodgers Week 13
Aaron Rodgers was dominant once more in Week 13, this time in a 34-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
He completed 21 of 30 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 39 yards.
Moving on now.
Greg Jennings Week 13
This sight was quite common for the San Francisco 49ers. A lot of defenders got to read the back of Greg Jennings' jersey as he sprinted past them early and often.
The wide receiver caught six passes on his seven targets and totaled 122 yards.
He also scored two touchdowns, one in the second quarter on a 52-yard strike and another in the third-quarter on a one-yard hookup.
Yes, that's right. Jennings almost outscored the entire San Francisco squad.
Aaron Rodgers Week 16
Aaron Rodgers saved his best performance of the season for the penultimate game.
The 45-17 win over the New York Giants was mostly thanks to the stellar right arm of the talented quarterback.
Rodgers completed 25 of his 37 passes for 404 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran twice, picking up 26 yards on the ground.
After an 80-yard pass to Jordy Nelson opened the scoring, Rodgers hit James Jones on a three-yard score to give the Packers a 14-0 first quarter lead.
The Giants eventually tied it up at 14, but that was as close as they got for the rest of the game.