Christian Ponder Should Feel No Pressure Saturday. Cause Itís All On Aaron Rodgers
Christian Ponder Should Feel No Pressure Saturday. Cause It's All On Aaron Rodgers. - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
This is what Rodgers is up against: A legacy of recent home playoff futility that is actually rather frightening. Besides last yearís collapse, youíve got the NFC title game Tom Coughlin Red Face Bowl loss. Go back a couple more years and youíve got the first round fail against the Vikings and Randy Moss. And a couple years before that, the fail against Michael Vick and the Falcons.
Yes I realize those last three losses were not on Rodgers. But they do loom large in the minds of Packer fans. Packer fans might deny this but theyíre lying. They feel the sting from those home playoff failures. It has built up over the years. Right now it is making them a little nervous. It used to be ďThe Packers never lose in the playoffs at Lambeau.Ē Now itís ďThe Packers often lose in the playoffs at Lambeau.Ē The fans would like to see this reversed.
The pressure to reverse this trend and get the Packers back to home dominance is on Rodgers. Heís the QB. Heís the legend-in-the-making. Even if the loss isnít his fault, it will be on his legacy. And fans realize what the deal is with this team. The defense is once again not that good. They couldnít stop Adrian Peterson to save their lives. And they gave up big third down conversions to Christian Ponder and the Vikesí less-than-vaunted passing game. Itís on Rodgersí head to make this bad feeling go away.