Found December 26, 2012 on
Fox Sports Wisconsin:
GREEN BAY -- Three Packers have been selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl: quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and center Jeff Saturday.
Rodgers, being named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career, will be the starter for the NFC for the second consecutive year. Matthews and Saturday will both begin the game on the bench.
Rodgers, the league's reigning Most Valuable Player, leads the NFL in passer rating (106.2) and has thrown 35 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.
"It's an honor to be voted in, knowing that it's a combination of the fans, my fellow players and the coaches, Rodgers said. "To be recognized by all of those people, it's pretty special."
Matthews has now made the Pro Bowl in each of his first four NFL seasons, marking the first time that any Packers player in franchise history has accomplished that.
"It's pretty special to hear something like that, Matthews said. "Obviously, there have been so many great players to have come through here, so it is very meaningful. But to me, making the Pro Bowl again really speaks a great deal to the team we have and what we've been able to accomplish over these past four years in my short tenure here. Hopefully it's an early foreshadowing of things to come as far as the success not only for myself, but for this team."
Matthews, despite missing four games due to a hamstring injury, is sixth in the league this season with 12 sacks.
Saturday, named to his sixth Pro Bowl in his 14-year career, started the first 14 games for Green Bay before being benched in favor of Evan Dietrich-Smith.
The Packers also had two first-alternates named to the Pro Bowl: kick returner Randall Cobb and offensive guard Josh Sitton.
Fullback John Kuhn, defensive tackle B.J. Raji, cornerback Tramon Williams and safety Charles Woodson are also alternates for the Pro Bowl.
The Pro Bowl will take place the week before the Super Bowl on Jan. 27. As always in the NFL, if the Packers are preparing to play in the Super Bowl, none of them will participate in the Pro Bowl.
Follow Paul Imig on Twitter
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Green Bay Packers blew the Tennessee Titans out of Lambeau Field with a 55-7 victory.
I was travelling for the holidays so I was only able to listen to the game on the radio and only the second half at that, so this post game write up will be written with only seeing highlights and reading the box score.
The Packers came out of the locker room at half up 20-0 on the Titans.Â...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In this week's meeting with the media, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about facing the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, getting Jordy Nelson back, his level of trust in the team's running backs, and more.
Five question-and-answer highlights:
1. What is the locker-room mentality right now heading into the final regular-season game?
GREEN BAY, Wis. Aaron Rodgers grew up watching Steve Young scramble, stay alive in the pocket and connect on throws downfield several seconds after most NFL quarterbacks would have thrown the ball away. That is how Rodgers believes the position is best played, and it's worked well enough for him to result in a Super Bowl championship and a Most Valuable Player award before the...
Rodgers and Matthews are becoming Pro Bowl perennials. Rodgers will start for the NFC
The NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced on December 26th and among them were three Green Bay Packers who were voted in outright.Â Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and center Jeff Saturday will represent the Packers at this yearâ€™s contest.Â Â Here is a look at each and what...
Aaron Rodgers has proven himself as a passer, but the Vikings are particularly impressed with his ability to move around, both in the pocket and outside, creating a lot of problems for the defenders in coverage.
Hot News for QB Aaron Rodgers
This seasonâ€™s MVP debate has dwindled down to a two-man race in recent weeks. Peyton Manningâ€˜s rebirth in Denver and Adrian Petersonâ€˜s medical miracle with the Vikings have taken center stage and appear to be the only contenders remaining â€” at least, thatâ€™s the idea floating around the NFL. The leagueâ€™s reigning MVP might have something to say about that, though.
After last seasonâ€™s finish for the Packers, playing well at the end of the season has become a theme for 2012. Can Aaron Rodgers deliver? Signs are at least pointing upward. Matt Tevsh takes a look at his history closing out seasons, including comments this week from his coaches.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With the top seed in the NFC clinched last year, the Green Bay Packers entered their final regular-season game sitting several star players like MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, cornerback Charles Woodson, linebacker Clay Matthews and receiver Greg Jennings.
Two weeks later, Green Bay lost its first playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants...
How have the Vikings gone from 3-13 to fighting for a playoff spot? Look no further than Antonio Winfield, who coach Mike McCarthy called one of his favorite players on another team and Aaron Rodgers called "probably the toughest pound-for-pound guy in the league."
Position coach Jerry Fontenot has helped Jermichael Finley get back on track after a disappointing first nine games to the season. With Fontenot making things more fun, Finley has become a go-to weapon and regained the trust of Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers had just three players selected to the all-star team, including benched center Jeff Saturday. The others: Aaron Rodgers, who will start at quarterback, and Clay Matthews, who has missed a quarter of the season.