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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There was a feeling within the Packers locker room that they'd see the San Francisco 49ers again. Perhaps it was just hopefulness, looking for a way to get another shot at the team that came into Lambeau Field in Week 1 of the regular season and thoroughly outplayed Green Bay on both sides of the ball.
But that was four months ago. Now, the Packers are getting that rematch with the 49ers on Saturday night in San Francisco with the winner advancing to the NFC Championship game and moving one step closer to the Super Bowl.
"We're a different football team," quarterback Aaron Rodgers said this week when looking back at the Week 1 loss. "They're playing differently. They have a lot of the same players, obviously, but we've got some different faces out there and we're doing some different things.
"Teams kind of figure out their identity during the season. Week 1 is a learning experience for everybody, whether it's win or lose...
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Rodgers throws a pass against the 49ers in the week one matchup. (Getty Images/Andy Lyons)
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There is no shortage of hype surrounding Saturday Night’s NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. The breakdowns and the analysis of this game seems never ending. Yet the only analysis you need is this – if the Packers are to escape with a win, it will be because Aaron Rodgers is special.
Period. End of discussion...
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Handing out grades following the Packers' 45-31 loss to the 49ers:
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