Beating his former favorite team would put Rodgers into his second Super Bowl appearance. It's not exactly the scenario the Cal grad used to dream about growing up, but he'll take it.
His response underscores that while Rodgers has moved on, he'll never forget that slight or remove that particular chip from his shoulder. Still, things have worked out solidly for Rodgers, who has become one of the greatest QBs in NFL history in Green Bay.
Rodgers faced the team of his youth earlier this season and got walloped 37-8. Looking back at that bout, the QB said he hoped he'd have a chance at redemption.
"You realize, playing against them, how good they are," Rodgers said. "At the time, they had a two-game lead plus the tiebreaker. Just calculating things in my head, I figured that if we made a run, we'd probably have to beat them at their place at some point. And, sure enough, we're back there, needing a win to get to the Super Bowl."