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Cheese Curds, 1/13: On Rodgers’ connection with Adams & guest-hosting ‘Jeopardy!’

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The next time we see Aaron Rodgers competing, it will be on the football field. But the next time we see him on Jeopardy!, it will not be as a contestant, but rather as a guest host.

On Tuesday, Rodgers dropped a nugget of news that he will be guest hosting an episode of the legendary game show following Alex Trebek’s passing late last year. Rodgers, who won Celebrity Jeopardy! a few years ago, was often cited in oddsmakers’ lists of potential hosts of the show, and the opportunity will surely be a dream come true for him.

But Rodgers’ intelligence of course is not limited to trivia, even if he does challenge his backups to stump him in meetings. It is arguably the biggest reason why he has had a resurgence in 2020, along with his pure throwing talent and his connection with his receivers.

That latter piece is on display seemingly every time he connects with Davante Adams. In today’s curds, we’ll look at the nonverbal communication system that the two All-Pros have built over the years and how it has served them well, as well as some previews of Saturday’s Divisional Playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams.

Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' mystical and magical mind-melding connection | ESPN
Rodgers talks about chemistry all the time, but the nonverbal communication that he has built with some of his receivers over the years - Jordy Nelson and Adams in particular - is truly incredible. Regardless of whether it stems from spending so much time together in meeting rooms and practice or something else entirely, it must be terrifying for defenses to try to plan against.

Packers WR Davante Adams: Rams CB Jalen Ramsey among the 'super elite' of the NFL |
Meanwhile, Adams weighed in on Ramsey, who will likely shadow him throughout much of Saturday's game. However, calling him "one of the two or three super-elite" corners in the league was somehow disrespectful? Okay then.

Packers understand challenge of facing ‘once in a lifetime’ DL Aaron Donald | Packers Wire
Donald will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and probably would be even if he retired today. And although he's banged up, the Packers can't let that affect their expectations for how he will play on Saturday.

NFL Playoffs: Aaron Rodgers, Packers face test vs. Rams – The Athletic (subscription)
In a way, the Rams' defense mirrors Matt LaFleur's goal for the Packers' offense: both are able to run a multitude of different plays and concepts out of the same pre-snap look. Brandon Staley has done a tremendous job in LA in his first year as a coordinator, and it should be fun to watch these two elite units go at it.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to be a guest host on ‘Jeopardy’ |
Presumably this will take place this offseason, and it would be a blast if Rodgers had a second Super Bowl ring to wear on the air. Rodgers probably won't get the job long-term after he's done with football, but we'll keep everyone apprised on when his episode tapes and airs.

Packers' Luke Getsy positioned to become next Kevin Stefanski | Packer Report
Getsy has similar qualities to ones that Stefanski, the Browns' first-year head coach, had a few years ago before he got his first coordinator job in Minnesota. Don't be surprised if Getsy has a few offers for OC jobs this winter, particularly if Nathaniel Hackett ends up with a head coaching position.

Seahawks Part Ways With Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer |
The Seahawks announced that they've fired Schottenheimer, who largely embraced the "Let Russ Cook" philosophy early this season before Seattle's offense sputtered in the second half.

Moley's futuristic robotic kitchen assistant can cook up to 5,000 recipes from scratch |
Can we please accelerate this for general distribution? Look, I don't mind cooking -- sometimes I find it relaxing to have control over a situation -- but this sure would be great. Provided that the robot doesn't break from its programming and start poisoning the recipes...on second thought, never mind.