His "off day" was the product of losing an excellent tackle in Bulaga and another Olineman. More time in the pocket = More completions. This is not hard to grasp - at least I don't think it is. Let's try again!
Every 49ers, Steeler, Packer,Cowboy team that won the SBowl had quality pass protection.
If Rodgers had more time he would have completed more passes. I don't know if they would have won since their run game was also shut down because the OLine was injured.
An "on day" doesn't guarentee a win either - that's why it's a team game.
I don't think you can take anything from that game. The Packers had home field basically wrapped up and it was an obvious trap game that most of the team wasn't up for. The Chiefs were playing their first game for Romeo CrenneI. The Chiefs had a major edge in terms of motivation. I can remember a 10-5 1988 49er team allowing Joe Montana get sacked something like 9 times in a meaningless regular season final, that the Rams won by 3 touchdowns. They rolled through the next two opponents easily before needing "the drive" to beat the Bengals in the Super Bowl.
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