I’m not saying Alex Smith is a better quarterback than Aaron Rodgers, but which guy played better this weekend?
Smith led two game-winning drives, he threw three touchdown passes and ran for one more, plus he finished with a 103.2 QB rating. Rodgers didn’t lead any game-winning drives, he threw a pick and his quarterback rating was a mere 78.5.
It used to be you couldn’t mention Smith and Rodgers in the same sentence. Now you can say that Smith played better than Rodgers in the 2011 playoffs.
Rodgers is still the best quarterback in the league, but Smith outplayed him this weekend.