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Friday Cheese Curds: As destiny beckons, Aaron Rodgers is soaking it all in

The pending three-time MVP has enjoyed the journey so far and senses Father Time’s presence.

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If there’s one person who knows what is at stake this Saturday and potentially the next two games, it’s Aaron Rodgers.

Even as the Packers were humiliated by the San Francisco 49ers after last season’s NFC Championship, the quarterback acknowledged opportunities like those don’t come around often and they must be cherished as well as taken advantage of.

It’s now one year later and Green Bay once again has the opportunity to play for a conference title and Super Bowl berth. With a third MVP likely coming in a couple weeks, Rodgers is focused on the task at hand while also being aware of how precious this current chance to win a second Super Bowl is.

Rodgers was QB2 behind Brett Favre the last time the Packers hosted an NFC Championship game on a frigid January night and we all know how that game ended and what transpired in the months after.

With a win tomorrow, the Packers can FINALLY host a conference championship with Rodgers at the controls and its an opportunity he does not take lightly. Rodgers is well aware, especially after Jordan Love was drafted in April, that his time in the league is nearing an end and he has to capitalize on these moments.

The moment no Packers fan, not even Rodgers himself, wants to think about which is why we all must just savor tomorrow’s game and hopefully the following two contests.

You never know when things can change and change drastically.

There are just over 24 hours to kickoff. Go Pack Go.

Here are today’s curds.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers knows clock is ticking, seeks to savor every moment of ‘special’ season—NFL.com

Rodgers’ refreshed mindset has been critical to both his and the offense’s success this season and it’s why he’s enjoying the ride of a season everyone usually just dreams about.

Green Bay, I wrote this for you—The Player’s Tribune

Robert “Big Bob” Tonyan penned a wonderful piece that not only will get you hyped for tomorrow’s playoff game but also appreciative of what Rodgers’ leadership means to Tonyan. Oh and also just how darn special this current group is.

Don’t get distracted: Packers must do what got them this far—Packers.com

The Packers don’t need to reinvent the wheel to beat the Rams tomorrow. Stick to what they do best on both sides of the ball and they should be able to win.

Packers putting faith in their COVID-19 protocols; Rams going with Jared Goff at QB—PackersNews.com

The return of Jared Veldheer to the Packers also brought news the lineman tested positive for COVID-19. The Packers are confident in their protocols and don’t expect any players to miss time. Meanwhile, it will be Jared Goff at quarterback for the Rams tomorrow.

Man who forgot Bitcoin password accepts fate—UPI

The man would be a multimillionaire if he would have just remembered his BitCoin password. This might be the one case where writing it down would been helpful instead of dangerous.