The Green Bay Packers continued their playoff success with both Aaron Rodgers and Tramon Williams earning selection as the Packers Hall of Fame Featured Players of the Week for their performances in the victory over the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night.
Rodgers, who garnered his fourth selection this season, threw for 366 yards with three touchdown passes and added a TD run while leading the Packers to a 48-21 rout over the top-seeded Falcons. His performance fueled the highest-scoring playoff game in Packers history, as he completed 31-of-36 passes and guided his team to 35 consecutive points.
On the defensive side, Williams recorded two interceptions, including a game-changing 70-yard touchdown return as the first half expired, giving the Packers a 28-14 lead. His first interception came with the Falcons facing a third-and-21 from the Packers’ 26-yard line. The snag in the end zone in front of Falcons receiver Michael Jenkins helped preserve the 14-14 tie.
His second pick from Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan as time expired in the second quarter gave the Packers a huge shift in momentum, as they were also scheduled to receive the opening kick for the third quarter. Saturday’s performance marked his ninth interception in 18 games.
Each week, new items from the previous weekend’s game will be placed in the display to be viewed by visitors to the Hall. Included among the items will be the autographed game ball, which at the end of the week will be awarded randomly to a Hall of Fame visitor who signed up for the free drawing.
Also in the exhibit will be the featured player’s jersey, as well as other potential items such as a face mask, shoes, gloves and other equipment.
The winners of game balls thus far have been Kimberly Ruffolo, Lake In The Hills, Ill. (Week 1, Clay Matthews). Stan Martin, Avondale, Ariz. (Week 2, Jermichael Finley); Amy Johnson, St. Peters, Mo. (Week 3, Aaron Rodgers); Emma Jeffers, Manitowoc, Wis. (Week 4, Charles Woodson); Randy Kraft, Devils Lake, N.D. (Week 5, Brandon Jackson); David Morris, Clifton Forge, Va. (Week 6, Greg Jennings); Brian Schaible, Roanoke, Texas (Week 7, Desmond Bishop); Rebecca Tester, Indian Head, Md. (Week 8, Tramon Williams); Dan Wade, Baraboo, Wis. (Week 9, James Jones); John Burrows, Hinsdale, Mass. (Week 11, Greg Jennings); Dustin Phillips, Glasgow, Kent. (Week 12, Aaron Rodgers); Caleb Bradish, Candler, NC (Week 13, Donald Driver); Brian Kempke, West Bend, Wis. (Week 14, Charlie Peprah); Sally Hanson, Anaheim, Calif. (Week 15, Matt Flynn); Mark Hauptman, Omaha, Neb. (Week 16, Aaron Rodgers); Laura Perry, Anchorage, Alaska (Week 17, Erik Walden); Jamie Rothe, Lexington, Va., and Deb Dabel, Rhinelander, Wis. (Week 18 James Starks and Tramon Williams).
The exhibit will continue through the season. Hall of Fame admission is required to see the exhibit, and visitors are able to fill out a raffle form for a chance to win the ball. One raffle ticket will be distributed per each paid admission. Raffle winners will be selected at close of business Saturday and be notified on or before the following Monday.
The featured player will be selected after each game and Packers.com will feature a photo of the display at the beginning of each week.
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The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The day before a game the Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours may vary on gamedays and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (62 and older), military (with valid military ID), student (with college student ID) and youth (12-17); $5 for children (6-11); and children 5 and under are free. Group pricing is available for schools and other groups; for more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512. Information also is available online at http://www.lambeaufield.com/home/.
For fans desiring to visit the Hall and take a Stadium Tour, combination pricing for an adult is $19, a savings of $2. Combination pricing is available only where Stadium Tours are sold.