Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers on Referees: "It was awful."

The Green Bay Packers quarterback doesn't need to double-check his opinion of the referees.
<p> Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn't need to double-check his opinion of the replacement referees or the final call of the Monday Night Football loss against the Seattle Seahawks.</p>

The NFL’s replacement referees hit a new low on Monday night, as the Seattle Seahawks were awarded a controversial 14–12 victory over the Green Bay Packers — despite a game-deciding final play that had even the on-field officials ruling in a split-decision.

On 4th-and-10 from the Packers’ 24-yard-line with eight seconds left in a 12–7 game, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary into the crowded end zone. From there, all bets were off — or, if Vegas’ numbers are accurate, all wagers were impacted to the tune of $150 million.

Building the Ultimate NFL Quarterback

Our editors look to construct the ultimate NFL quarterback.
<p> Our editors look to construct the ultimate NFL quarterback.</p>

What’s your favorite aspect of a quarterback’s game? Some like arm strength, some favor mobility while everyone wants a tough leader. The Athlon editors decided to take the best traits from elite signal callers like Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees (sorry, no Tim Tebow) and build the perfect NFL quarterback.

Athlon Sports' 2012 NFL Preseason Awards

The favorites for MVP, Defensive, Rookie, Coach of the Year and more.
<p> The preseason favorites for MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year.</p>

The 2012 NFL season kicks off with a Wednesday night showdown between the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants and their NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys — in the first of 256 regular season games that span from Sept. 4 until Dec. 30.

Before a snap has been taken, Athlon Sports looks into our crystal ball in an attempt to predict who will be award-worthy after the dust settles this season.

NFL Quarterbacks Rewrote Record Books in 2011

Numerous passing and rushing records set during historic season
<p> NFL Quarterbacks Rewrite Record Books in 2011</p>

NFL training camps are set to open in three weeks, but before we set our sights on the upcoming season, let’s take a look back at 2011. Although the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots to capture Super Bowl XLVI, the 2011 NFL season may as well go down in the history books simply as the Year of the Quarterback.

NFL Playoffs: 5 Ways the Giants Can Upset the Packers

The New York Giants have a formula to beat the Packers. Can they pull it off
<p> The New York Giants have a formula to beat the Packers. Can they pull it off</p>

The New York Giants already have a formula for how to beat the Green Bay Packers. Other than the Kansas City Chiefs, who actually beat them, nobody came closer to doing it than the Giants did on Dec. 4.

NFL Divisional Round Preview

A look at every NFL Divisional Round game, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A quick preview of all four games of the NFL Divisional Round — the New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants at Green Bay Packers — along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors.</p>

A quick preview of all four games of the NFL Divisional Round, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

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