Originally written January 10, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Aaron Rodgers has never played a meaningful NFL game in front of his hometown crowd in San Francisco, Calif. — he did make an appearance in a 2008 preseason game. So, Saturday night will mark a first for Rodgers inside Candlestick Park, but as for the 49ers he already has some history. Earlier this season, way back in Week 1 actually, Rodgers watched as the Niners rolled into Green Bay and trampled the Packers 30-22 in an uglier loss than the score may indicate. Rodgers’ numbers (30 of 44 for 304 yards, two touchdowns and one interception) weren’t exactly indicative of his performance either, as the reigning MVP guided the Pack to just seven points through three quarters. Now, Rodgers is ready for a rematch, but he’ll need to play much better if the Packers hope to unseat the 49ers this weekend. Rodgers was spectacular through the final few weeks of the season, completing almost 70 percent of his passes and scoring 12 touchdowns (10 passes, two rushing) while not turning the ball ov...
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