Aaron Rodgers threw for 356 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday’s divisional round playoff win against Dallas

Start with the sack Rodgers absorbed from the blind side. How does a human manage to hold on to the football after taking that kind of hit from Jeff Heath?

Limited Womens Miguel Montero Jersey Two plays later, Rodgers faced a third-and-20 from his own 32-yard line with 12 seconds to play. “I first thought he was going to try to just throw another Hail Mary,” Packers president Mark Murphy said in his locker room. “I just didn’t think there was any way he could get it to the end zone.”

A ballet dancer in the pocket who turns into a predator on the perimeter, Rodgers took the snap and rolled to his left looking for some kind of kill shot. This time he didn’t attempt another high heave. Instead, he saw Cook heading for the sideline, and he fired against the momentum of his body.

Context: We can see where Rex Ryan got his prognosticating tendencies. In 1994, his father, Buddy, was hired as the Arizona Cardinals’ coach. At the time, the Cardinals were an NFL laughingstock. They had produced nine consecutive losing seasons and appeared in the playoffs only once in the previous 18 seasons — the strike-shortened nine-game season of 1982, when they were based in St. Louis. When he was hired, Ryan said: “You’ve got a winner in this town.”

Limited Womens Mika Zibanejad Jersey Outcome: The Cardinals were 8-8 in his first season and 4-12 in 1995, at which point he was fired. If “winning” is defined as more wins than losses, it didn’t happen on Buddy’s watch in Arizona.

Context: At midfield before overtime for a wild-card playoff game at Lambeau Field, Hasselbeck won the coin toss for the Seattle Seahawks. A microphone clearly picked up and broadcast his response: “We want the ball, and we’re going to score.” At the time, the Seahawks had won only one road playoff game — and had just three postseason victories in total — in franchise history.