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Aaron Rodgers Playoff Passing Stats Against Pass Rushers


I thought it would be fun to look at Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passing stats in the 3 playoff games against different types of rushes. I have the overall totals in the first table and then each game broken down by each time he dropped back in order that it happened. I also logged the scrambles as well as the plays that resulted in a penalty on either the offense and defense. In addition I logged whether or not the opposing team blitzed and the personnel that was blitzing.

The numbers are pretty much what you would expect from Rodgers. When teams have only rushed 3 and 4 pass rushers, they only sacked him 3 times on 60 drop backs. He also scrambled on another 3. 5 of his 6 playoff touchdown passes have come against 4 man rushes and his numbers are quite good as you can see.

Against the blitz, Rodgers has fared pretty well with a 8.2 YPA. 2 of the 5 sacks he suffered came against the blitz and 3 of his 6 scrambles also came against the blitz. Rushing 6 though seemed to do the trick against Rodgers as that is where his stats suffered. I only logged 10 times that happening and he was sacked once and two other plays there were penalties.

By watching the tape, it is obvious the Steelers must get constant pressure on Rodgers and it would be advisable to disguise it as best as possible. Merely rushing 3 and 4 men against Rodgers has not done the trick thus far. Rodgers must be pressured and kept in he pocket as he can make plays with his legs just as easy and is good at ducking and side stepping the pass rush.

Playoff Totals
# Rushers ATT COMP YDS YPA SACK TD INT RUN PEN
3 man rush 6 6 77 12.8 0 0 0 0 0
4 man rush 54 40 500 9.3 3 5 1 3 5
5 man rush 24 17 181 7.5 1 1 0 2 2
6 man rush 7 1 12 1.7 1 0 1 0 2
7 man rush 2 2 20 10.0 0 0 0 1 0
Blitz 34 20 278 8.2 2 0 1 3 4
Eagles
# Rushers ATT COMP YDS YPA SACK TD INT RUN PEN
3 man rush 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
4 man rush 17 13 135 7.9 1 3 0 0 1
5 man rush 7 4 39 5.6 1 0 0 0 0
6 man rush 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1
7 man rush 1 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 1 0
Blitz 11 5 45 4.1 1 0 0 1 1
QB Position # Pass Rushers Result Receiver Defender Blitz
Under 4 man rush 15 yards Quarless Coleman No
Under 4 man rush 12 yards Driver Coleman No
Under 5 man rush Incomplete Nelson Patterson Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 6 man rush Incomplete Jennings Samuel Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Under 4 man rush Incomplete Jennings Hanson No
Shotgun 6 man rush Defensive Offsides Quarless Sims Yes 2 LB
Under 5 man rush 8 yards Starks Sims No
Shotgun 4 man rush 1 yard Starks Chaney No
Shotgun 4 man rush 9 yards Kuhn Chaney No
Under 4 man rush 7 yards TD Crabtree Samuel No
Under 5 man rush 8 yards Kuhn Chaney Yes 1 LB
Under 4 man rush 4 yards Johnson Sims No
Shotgun 4 man rush 7 yards Driver Hanson No
Shotgun 4 man rush 8 yards Jennings Patterson Yes 1 DB
Shotgun 7 man rush Scramble N/A N/A Yes 2 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush 9 yards TD Jones Samuel No
Shotgun 6 man rush Incomplete Quarless Mikell Yes 2 LB
Shotgun 5 man rush 12 yards Quarless Chaney Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Jones Samuel Yes 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush 11 yards Jackson Tapp No
Under 5 man rush Incomplete Driver Coleman No
Shotgun 4 man rush Sack N/A N/A No
Shotgun 7 man rush 6 yards Driver Patterson Yes 2 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 5 man rush Incomplete Jennings Patterson Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Driver Hanson Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush 20 yards Driver Chaney No
Under 4 man rush 16 yards Kuhn Sims No
Under 4 man rush Holding N/A N/A No
Shotgun 4 man rush 16 yards TD Jackson Sims No
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Jennings Samuel No
Shotgun 5 man rush 11 yards Driver Coleman Yes 2 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 5 man rush Sack N/A N/A Yes 1 LB
Falcons
# Rushers ATT COMP YDS YPA SACK TD INT RUN PEN
3 man rush 5 5 68 13.6 0 0 0 0 0
4 man rush 17 14 171 10.1 2 2 0 1 2
5 man rush 11 10 101 9.2 0 1 0 1 0
6 man rush 2 1 12 6.0 0 0 0 0 1
7 man rush 1 1 14 14.0 0 0 0 0 0
Blitz 13 11 171 13.2 0 0 0 1 1
QB Position # Pass Rushers Result Receiver Defender Blitz
Shotgun 5 man rush Incomplete Jackson Abraham Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush 30 yards Jennings Nicholas Yes 1Lb
Under 4 man rush Defensive Offsides Driver Grimes No
Under 5 man rush 7 yards Kuhn Grimes No
Shotgun 4 man rush 2 yards Driver Owens No
Shotgun 3 man rush 18 yards Jennings Owens No
Shotgun 4 man rush 5 yards Driver Robinson No
Shotgun 3 man rush 2 yards Jennings Grimes No
Shotgun 3 man rush 8 yards Nelson Weatherspoon No
Shotgun 4 man rush 6 yards TD Nelson Robinson No
Under 4 man rush 6 yards Jennings Robinson No
Shotgun 4 man rush 24 yards Driver Owens No
Under 6 man rush 12 yards Jennings Robinson Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Jackson Lofton No
Shotgun 4 man rush 34 yards Jones Owens Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush 6 yards Jones Grimes No
Under 4 man rush Illegal Contact N/A N/A No
Shotgun 6 man rush Pass Interference Driver Owens Yes 2 LB
Shotgun 5 man rush 6 yards Quarless Weatherspoon Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 5 man rush Scramble N/A N/A Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 3 man rush 20 yards Jennings Robinson No
Shotgun 5 man rush 8 yards Quarless Moore No
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Jennings Owens No
Shotgun 3 man rush 20 yards Driver Coleman No
Shotgun 4 man rush 20 yards TD Jones Grimes No
Under 4 man rush Sack N/A N/A No
Shotgun 4 man rush 7 yards Jennings Grimes No
Shotgun 5 man rush 15 yards Jones Robinson Yes 1 LB
Under 5 man rush 9 yards Nelson Grimes Yes 1 DB
Under 4 man rush Incomplete Lee Nicholas No
Shotgun 7 man rush 14 yards Nelson Grimes Yes 2 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush 11 yards Nelson Moore No
Under 4 man rush Scramble TD N/A N/A No
Under 4 man rush 3 yards Driver Robinson No
Shotgun 4 man rush 8 yards Nelson Owens No
Shotgun 5 man rush 22 yards Driver Owens Yes 1 LB
Under 5 man rush 7 yards TD Kuhn Lofton No
Under 6 man rush Incomplete Jennings Grimes Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Shotgun 5 man rush 7 yards Jackson Grimes No
Under 5 man rush 14 yards Nelson Grimes Yes 1 DB
Under 5 man rush 6 yards Jennings Owens Yes 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush 9 yards Nelson Lofton Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Sack N/A N/A No
Bears
# Rushers ATT COMP YDS YPA SACK TD INT RUN PEN
3 man rush 1 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0
4 man rush 20 13 194 9.7 0 0 1 2 2
5 man rush 6 3 41 6.8 0 0 0 1 2
6 man rush 3 0 0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0
Blitz 10 4 62 6.2 1 0 1 1 2
QB Position # Pass Rushers Result Receiver Defender Blitz
Under 4 man rush 22 yards Jennings Harris No
Under 4 man rush 26 yards Jennings Jennings No
Shotgun 4 man rush 6 yards Starks Moore No
Under 4 man rush 22 yards Nelson Jennings No
Shotgun 4 man rush 10 yards Jones Jennings No
Under 6 man rush Incomplete Jennings Tillman Yes 2 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Nelson Jennings No
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Kuhn Idonije No
Under 4 man rush 21 yards Jennings Tillman No
Shotgun 6 man rush Sack N/A N/A Yes 2 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush 16 yards Jackson Urlacher No
Under 5 man rush 15 yards Nelson Moore Yes 1 LB
Under 4 man rush Scramble N/A N/A No
Shotgun 4 man rush 9 yards Jennings Moore No
Shotgun 5 man rush Scramble N/A N/A Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Jennings Jennings No
Shotgun 3 man rush 9 yards Driver Moore No
Shotgun 6 man rush Intercepted Driver Briggs Yes 1 LB 1 DB
Under 5 man rush Incomplete Jennings Tillman Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush 21 yards Nelson Briggs Yes 1 DB
Under 5 man rush 20 yards Jennings Jennings Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Pass Interference Jones Jennings No
Under 6 man rush Incomplete Driver Jennings Yes 2 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Intercepted Driver Briggs No
Shotgun 4 man rush 1 yard Jennings Jennings No
Shotgun 4 man rush 22 yards Jennings Jennings No
Shotgun 4 man rush Holding N/A N/A No
Shotgun 4 man rush 9 yards Nelson Jennings No
Shotgun 5 man rush Incomplete Driver Tillman Yes 1 DB
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Quarless Moore No
Under 5 man rush Roughing Jennings Jennings Yes 1LB
Under 5 man rush Pass Interference Driver Jennings Yes 1 LB
Under 5 man rush 6 yards Kuhn Moore Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Incomplete Quarless Harris No
Under 4 man rush Incomplete Quarless Tillman No
Under 4 man rush 9 yards Jennings Tillman No
Under 5 man rush Incomplete Crabtree Jennings Yes 1 LB
Shotgun 4 man rush Scramble N/A N/A No

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