Since taking the baton from Brett Favre in 2008, Aaron Rodgers boasts a 62-32 record while tossing 203 touchdown passes against 54 interceptions. No other quarterback -- not even Peyton Manning or Tom Brady -- matches his combination of arm strength, accuracy, mobility and football acumen. He's a surgeon as a passer and an escape artist in the pocket.
Rodgers' return not only makes the Packers the sudden favorites to take the NFC North, but also a dangerous draw for the NFC playoffs.
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This team almost is a mirror image of the Broncos, stacked on offense but hemorrhaging points and key players on defense.
The remaining personnel have surrendered 20-plus points in every one of Green Bay's last nine games.