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