Aaron Rodgers: Playing 49ers made us realize how good they are

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he and his teammates know all too well how tough a test the 49ers are.

The Packers lost to the 49ers 37-8 in the regular season, and Rodgers said today that he is well aware of just how good an opponent they’re facing in the NFC Championship Game.

“You realize playing against them how good they are,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers added, however, that he always believed the Packers would get another shot at the 49ers.

“At the time, they had a two-game lead after that game, plus obviously the tiebreaker, so just calculating things in my head, I figured if we got to the playoffs and made a run we’d probably have to beat them in their place at some point,” Rodgers said. “Sure enough we’re back in a situation where we have to do it to get to the Super Bowl.”

49 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Playing 49ers made us realize how good they are

  1. Don’t worry Erin. I’m sure It’ll rain yellow at all the right times to assure you get to the big game,regardless of what actually happens on the field. The Brady bunch aren’t there this year, so you’re on deck. Der Commissar wouldn’t have it any other way.

  2. I love Aaron Rodgers but he gets to watch the Super Bowl too with Tom Brady and Lamar Jackson. Not a chance in hell the 49ers lose this game.

  3. I’m guessing that Rodgers is about to get a refresher. The 49ers didn’t even have Dee Ford or Kwon Alexander the last time they played. That defense plays fast and hits hard. Good luck Green Bay.

  4. Just do it baby. Its been so long since Allison, or the other no names had a big day to help Adams out a little bit, that maybe Sunday will be the day. They’ve been winning, but not looking good like we know they can, and we are due, so lets have a big game by some secondary players. I’ll be doing my part at home in front of the TV. Bart Starr is watching.

  5. Humble of Rodgers to say that.
    While I hope for a niners win, I know its not a given.
    All I can say is hoping for a good game with no injuries on either side.

  6. At this point the Packers have a much better chance then 14 other NFC teams! Go Pack Go.

  7. I said this in another comment, but I’ll say it again. There isn’t any way the Niners don’t win the Super Bowl. They have the least interesting offense of the four remaining teams, but that defense is dominant, and peaking at the right time.

  8. Anything’s possible, if I remember right, the vaunted 49ers barely slipped past a bad Redskins team, lost at home to the Falcons and were beaten up on the field and on the scoreboard by the Seahawks.

    That was about as dull of an offensive performance the Packers could have possibly put forward, it will be much sharper on Sunday.

    Packers by 6, book it!

  9. What happened to everyone’s prediction that the niners would be a Dumpster fire team that would only win five games and wouldn’t make the playoffs? JimmyG turned the niners around ,from worst to first.

  10. If you think the Niners are going to look past the Packers you’ve got another thing coming. I’m not going to guarantee they win, but I will guarantee that they’re not going to waltz into this game like they’re playing The sisters of the Poor. May the best team win and come out of it with no injuries.

  11. Everyone said there was no chance MN beat NO – and look what happened. Anything is possible this time of year. And the best thing the Packers have is tape of that game (thier last loss) vs SF. Being the underdog is a sweet thing – Go Pack Go!

  12. The real question is how the Pack is going to manage to have De Pere high school refs infiltrate the officiating crew. Not so easy when you aren’t home at Lambeau.

  13. looking forward to the game and if these playoffs have taught us anything, it’s expect the unexpected, just ask NE, NO and Baltimore

  14. If the Niners have success running the football it will be a long day for the Packers. It will open the play action pass and a 2-plus score lead. This will make Green Bay pass heavy to get back into the game which plays into the hands of the Niner defense and their front four. Niners win, 31-17.

  15. Trolling and baiting aside. I guess that’s why they will play the game.

    I would like to see a replay of Super Bowl 1, but we’ll all know around 10:00 PM EST Sunday.

    May the best team win and no injuries.

  16. Those of you saying how the Packers will get all the calls their way haven’t seen a Patriots game lately.Talk about getting ‘all the calls’

  17. Rodgers since 2012 is a 5 and 23 against winning teams on the road. 49ers aren’t just a winning team, they are a dominant winning team especially with this Defense and all its pieces back. I don’t expect Rodgers stat line to change this weekend. He will push that to 5 and 24.

  18. Packers have nothing to lose, especially with us fans. Just glad they exercised some demons by beating Seattle at Lambeau. They get blown out by 49ers, the SB favorite, I’m ok with it. They got farther than many of us thought they would under their first year head coach, especially given all the bad drafts by former GM Ted Thompson to overcome. Rodgers is no longer in his prime, but he is still a top 15 QB. All he has right now is Adams. If Gutekunst can get him some more weapons on offense, then the arrow is still pointing up for the next couple of seasons. Yellow Weasel!! GO PACK GO!!!

  19. The 49ers should win this game on paper, but young fans, think about this…

    Networks, Vegas love veteran QBs.

    Since 2015 when the Patriots beat Wilson and Seattle, a veteran like Brady or Manning has won every SB, except for underdog Foles with Philly, and Brady probably would have won that SB if Butler wasnt “mysteriously” benched.

    With Brady and Brees and Wilson out, Rodgers carries the veteran mantle along with Tannehill, so dont be surprised if this game isnt an upset, especially if the Titans eliminate Mahomes and Kansas City, which really shouldnt happen…on paper.

  20. Rams got steamrolled by the 49ers the first time too, but the second time it was a one score game. We’ll see if the Packers truly adjust this time.

  21. The 49ers are a complete team and rightly a 7.5 point favorite. I was impressed with how they dominated Minnesota on the O and D lines, and their skill players are terrific.

    Green Bay’s got a shot but it won’t be easy.

  22. “I said this in another comment, but I’ll say it again. There isn’t any way the Niners don’t win the Super Bowl. They have the least interesting offense of the four remaining teams, but that defense is dominant, and peaking at the right time”.

    There is a reason that the games are played. Otherwise, why don’t we give the title to the 49ers right now?

    How did the Ravens lose?? They had (arguably) the best team in the NFL. Teams have to show up and the players need to execute.

  23. Packers are playing on house money. Nobody expected them to be anything but a possible wild card team this year. New head coach, new offensive scheme, boat load of new players .. was told it will take time to get on the same page. To be in this game is amazing in itself. Chances are they won’t win but who would have thought? Add a piece or two next year, other teams lose players for various reasons … next year will maybe be even better.

  24. Well of course the Packers have a chance to win. Any game at this point. But, I sure wouldn’t put my own money on the Packers to win this game. It’s not like we don’t have recent history to see which team dominated which team. I certainly don’t expect a butt kicking like last time, but a 10 point win for the 49ers feels about right.

  25. The Packers did much better than most thought they would this season. However, they also did really, really bad a couple games. And, one of those games was against the team they are about to play. That is a big deal. You simply cannot brush off poor performance from the season when it was against this very team in this very stadium.

  26. masoncrossbar says:
    January 15, 2020 at 4:55 pm
    Anything’s possible, if I remember right, the vaunted 49ers barely slipped past a bad Redskins team, lost at home to the Falcons and were beaten up on the field and on the scoreboard by the Seahawks.

    That was about as dull of an offensive performance the Packers could have possibly put forward, it will be much sharper on Sunday.
    Packers by 6, book

    Lol. You look at the schedule that doesn’t show all the facts.
    Redskins game, did you see the field they played on? Many players stated it was the worst field condition they’ve ever experienced. Worse than some high school fields. Only reason that fake was close.
    1st Seattle game. NO Kittle, who is the BEST player in FB. He is the MVP(but won’t win the award). No Dee Ford, no Alexander, Tart, both tackles(played but weren’t ready), & Emmanuel Sanders.

    Atlanta game…injuries played a huge factor but still not a reason to lose this game.

    Green Bay fans…you guys don’t realize, most of these injured players didn’t play in this game either.
    But ALL are healthy & playing. Rogers will get an ever stronger pass-rush this time and better D
    The ONLY way this game is even close..if Kittle doesn’t play and/or the refs keep it close!

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