Starr, Rodgers are stand­outs in post­sea­son

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NFL pun­dits say the quar­ter­back is the most im­por­tant per­son on a foot­ball field and that po­si­tion is judged on what is ac­com­plished in the post­sea­son.

For­tu­nately for the Green Bay Pack­ers, they’ve had two of the best.

Bart Starr is the ca­reer passer rat­ing leader in NFL play­off games, and Aaron Rodgers checks in at No. 5.

Starr has an un­be­liev­able 104.8 passer rat­ing; Rodgers reg­is­ters a 99.4. The oth­ers in the top five are: 2. Kurt Warner (102.8), 3. Matt Ryan (100.8) and 4. Drew Brees (100.7). Brett Favre is at No. 20 with a 86.3 rat­ing.

The NFL uses four cat­e­gories to cal­cu­late passer rat­ing: com­ple­tion per­cent­age, yards per at­tempt, per­cent­age of touch­downs thrown per at­tempt, and per­cent­age of in­ter­cep­tions per at­tempt. The four fac­tors are weighted equally, and the scale is from 0 to 158.3.

Starr has the best win­ning per­cent­age in the post­sea­son of any quar­ter­back (.900), and his five ti­tles are tied with New Eng­land’s Tom Brady for the most ever. Starr had a ton of tal­ent around him (fu­ture Hall of Fam-

ers, leg­endary coach), but he was phe­nom­e­nal in the postea­son:

Play­off record: 9-1 (2-0 in Su­per Bowls, 5-1 in con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships).

Play­off statis­tics: 15 touch­downs, three in­ter­cep­tions.

Rodgers has thrown for 4,458 yards in 16 post­sea­son games. In his Su­per Bowl XLV per­for­mance, he had three touch­down passes and no picks against a tal­ented Pitts­burgh Steel­ers de­fense.

Play­off record: 9-7 (1-0 in Su­per Bowls, 1-2 in con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships).

Play­off statis­tics: 36 touch­downs, 10 in­ter­cep­tions.

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Bart Starr had an un­canny 104.8 passer rat­ing in play­off games and won nine of his 10 games in the play­offs.

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