Rodgers back in business, ready for Lambeau homecoming
The last time Aaron Rodgers took the field at Lambeau, he suffered a broken collarbone that took him out for seven weeks.
Sunday's wildcard game will be a homecoming for number 12, with Rodgers back in business.
Aaron Rodgers had both his worst and best moments of his life during that November 4, 2013 game against the Bears. When the Packers quarterback returned after his injury to a standing ovation, Rodgers later called it a "top five" moment of his career.
On Saturday night, a sell-out crowd will witness his return to Lambeau, 62 days since his injury.
And the fans hope it won't be the last they'll see of Rodgers this season.
While the Packers have a higher seed than the 49ers, Rodgers says that each team in the playoffs has an equal shot at a Super Bowl title.
"Everybody's record right now is the same. We're in the tournament," Rodgers said. "That's the way we're looking at it. We won our division. Give us the right to host a home playoff game. We're gonna try to make the most of it."
Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and 318 yards in the week 17 win over Chicago. And the 49ers have taken notice of his comeback performance.
"He's really smart. The way they block. It sets up big gap windows and he knows when to step and slide into them," 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith said.
"He's real good at relieving pressure and getting out of things. And you saw that in the Chicago game last week. They had an all-out blitz on him. He was able to escape and make the play."
Randall Cobb will also make his return to Lambeau Field since breaking his leg against the Ravens on October 13. Rodgers knows that with him and Eddie Lacy, the Packers have an opportunity to make a deep run in the playoffs.
"It's doing the stuff that we want to do We want to be an up-tempo team. We want to get a lot of plays run. Try and wear the defense out a little bit," Rodgers said. "We have a different type of attack now that Eddie is playing so well and James Starks is playing so well. We're going to try and get our best players on the field and give them the ball and space."
A win on Sunday would be the Packers' first against the 49ers since December 5, 2010. It would also be the first against Jim Harbaugh's Niners in four tries.
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