GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers knows the Packers aren't going to advance to the NFC Championship Game without him performing at the elite level he's capable of. That's fine by him. In fact, the star quarterback and league's reigning Most Valuable Player embraces that role.
"Guys are counting on me to play well," Rodgers said this week. "I take that to heart, and I know my role as a quarterback and a leader, and I try and go out and play well for my guys."
Saturday night's divisional round postseason matchup between Green Bay and San Francisco has a lot of important aspects to it. It's not just about Rodgers versus 49ers second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But Rodgers' playoff experience and career accomplishments at the game's most important position cannot be overlooked.
Rodgers is two years removed from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. As Rodgers was preparing for that ...