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Rodgers Battles Flu, Says He'll Be Fine

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (Reuters)
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (Reuters)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WSAU) The Green Bay Packers used an efficient no-huddle offense last week to beat Minnesota. And tight end Jermichael Finley says we’ll probably see a lot more of it tomorrow night, when the Packers play at San Francisco in their second-round N-F-C playoff contest.

Green Bay scored on four of its first six drives in the Wild Card victory over the Vikings – and then they slowed the offense down with the score at 24-to-3 at that point. Finley says quote, “every shot should be a body shot” in the no-huddle, with the goal of wearing the opponent down. And he said it will be exciting to see.

The Packers are also hoping the Niners come out a bit rusty after 13 days without a game. Finley says an up-tempo game could tire out the 49’ers. Tackle Marshall Newhouse says the Packers can speed up the tempo as fast as it wants at times – and they can slow things down when they need to. The winner of tomorrow night’s game will play either Seattle or Atlanta in the N-F-C Championship Game on January 20th. Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he caught the flu-type bug that’s been going around the locker room over the last few weeks. But on his Milwaukee radio show yesterday, Rodgers said he felt a lot better than he did on Tuesday – and he expects to be ready for the 49’ers tomorrow night in their divisional playoff contest in San Francisco.

Rodgers said he didn’t get as sick as some of his teammates. Receiver Randall Cobb was sent home on Tuesday when he showed up for practice under the weather. Rodgers said he has good medicine, and he’s not worried about being sick for the 49’er game.