Aaron Rogers is grateful for the opportunity to play at home in a conference title for the first time in his career. Josh Allen is just happy to get into one of them, wherever it is.
Rogers made two TD passes and ran to another tally to lead the top-seeded Green Bay Packers in an NFC championship game with a 32-18 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Saturday’s first game.
Allen passes to Stephon Diggs and Taron Johnson responded to interception by Lamar Jackson A record 101 landing yards to drive the Buffalo Bills past the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 for a spot in an AFC Championship game of the night.
After their first playoff win in 25 years, the Bills have played well against the Ravens. They will either visit Kansas City or host Cleveland next week, gambling a Super Bowl spot.
Buffalo won that game with his defense, keeping Baltimore with three points on five trips within 30, then took the game when Johnson equalized the NFL playoff record with his 101-yard return to score 17-3.
“We’ve done our job,” Allen said. “You don’t get style points for winning the playoffs. You either go home or go to the next round. We move on to the next one. “
This will be the Bills’ first trip to the conference championship since the 1993 season, when they beat Kansas City and then lost their fourth consecutive Super Bowl.
Rogers and the Packers started quickly, scoring on their first five discs of the game, and then postponing it with a 58-yard pass to Allen Lazard in the fourth quarter of the first game this season with the Green Bay fans.
“This is special,” Rogers said. “There is nothing like it. We really missed this part of this experience. Running out of the tunnel tonight with the fans was incredible. It is difficult to explain how much it means to be on the field and simply to receive this energy from the crowd. “
Rogers will now play in front of a home audience in an NFC title match for the first time in his career, as he has toured four times, including last season in San Francisco.
The last time the Packers hosted a conference championship match, Brett Favre started his last for Green Bay at the end of the 2007 season, losing to the Giants in extra time 23-20.
On January 24, Rogers and the Packers will play Sunday’s winner of the game between Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in an NFC title match.
Rogers previously made a one-yard pass to Davante Adams and joined Joe Flacco as the only player to have made at least two TD passes in eight straight playoff games.
Rogers also ran for the score when he eluded Leonard Floyd with a fake pump before launching it one yard away. No Packers QB has run for TD in the playoffs at Lambeau Field since Bart Starr beat the Cowboys in the Ice Bowl in 1967 and sent Green Bay to the second straight Super Bowl.