When Colin Kaepernick shredded Green Bay's defense for 263 yards through the air, but more importantly 181 yards on the ground, he didn't just break the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a playoff game. His 181 mark set the all-time record for most yards on the ground by a QB in any game, ever.
Surely Kaepernick's performance will be remembered as one of the greatest individual performances in playoff history, even with his pick-six to start the game. And it was only his first playoff game ever.
"It feels good. We're one step closer to where we want to be," Kaepernick said after the game, via the Associated Press. "I feel like I had a lot to prove. A lot of people doubted my ability to lead this team."
His counterpart on the opposing side on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers, probably understands the feeling Kaepernick is having. After all, the Packers' Pro-Bowler put on an amazing performance in just his second trip to the postseason.
In 2010 en route to a Super Bowl victory, Rodgers played a near-perfect game connecting on 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns, while adding another score with his legs.
But how do those performances stack up against Kurt Warner's takedown of the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round in 1999? The Rams signal-caller completed 81.8 percent of his passes and threw five touchdowns in a 49-37 victory. Or what about the field day Eric Dickerson had against the Dallas Cowboys in 1985? The single-season rushing record holder ran all over Big D, rushing for 248 yards on 33 carries and two touchdowns.
Scroll down to see some of the other amazing individual performances in NFL playoff history. Are we forgetting any? Let us know in the comments.
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