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Rodgers, Wilson set for elite QB clash

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Seattle, WA (WXOW) - Sunday is a great opportunity to see two of the NFL's elite quarterbacks square off on one of the sports' biggest stages.

Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers will battle for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl on Sunday in Seattle.

Rodgers has garnered MVP talk all season long, while Wilson has mostly been left out of that conversation. Who will prove to be the better quarterback on Sunday? The numbers make that question hard to answer.

Wilson has posted a passer rating of 95 or better each of his first three seasons, the only player in NFL history to do so.

No Modern-era quarterback has thrown a higher percentage of passes for touchdowns than Rodgers. He also has the fewest percentage of passes intercepted.

Players from both teams fighting for the NFC Championship have nothing but compliments for both players.

"Russell is a very dynamic playmaker who's balanced. He does a lot with his legs," Julius Peppers said. "He is a dynamic playmaker that can get out of the pocket and extend plays to make things happen with his legs. He is very dangerous in that area and that is something we have to be aware of as well."

"Russell Wilson is an outstanding football player. I think, number one, how they use him," Mike McCarthy said. "The stress that he puts on your run defense is unique. His decision making is probably one of the best things that he does. He is very decisive with the football, both in his run decisions and the passing game. He can obviously throw it and he's a crafty runner."

Wilson and Seattle head coach Pete Carroll returned the favor by complimenting Rodgers.

"Aaron is one of the best in the business for sure," Wilson said. "He can do a lot of things and I have a lot of respect for him on how he plays the game."

"He's been a great player for a long time and great players have a way of figuring it out," Carroll said. "How to adapt and get it done and still play. It's part of why they're great."

Kickoff is set for just after 2 p.m. Sunday in Seattle.

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