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'I knew what I was doing': How Rodgers saved Packers' season

In 2014, "R-E-L-A-X" was born. But this one is different. The Packers were in trouble, with little chance to make the playoffs, and Aaron Rodgers' leadership was in question. And now we're here.

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The defensive MVP in every NFL division

Von Miller or Khalil Mack in the AFC West? Could anyone rival Landon Collins in the NFC East? NFL Nation reporters pick the defensive MVP in all eight divisions.

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Biggest injury questions for NFL playoff teams

NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries among teams playing in this weekend's conference championship games, including Packers WR Jordy Nelson and Falcons WR Julio Jones.

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On this date in 2002, Tom Brady got the first of his NFL-record 23 postseason wins, beating the Raiders in what became known as the "Tuck Rule" game. Adam Vinatieri kicked the tying field goal with 27 seconds left in the fourth quarter and kicked the game-winner in overtime. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy on the WR injuries: "In a regular-season mindset, I would think none of them would play. Obviously this is a different time."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

As for Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring), Packers coach Mike McCarthy said: "Don't really have enough information right now. Obviously Davante's injury happened Sunday, and Geronimo's. We're going to give them the whole week. I'm not really concerned today. We'll hopefully have a better gauge if we think these guys are going to make it."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

It's the same plan today as yesterday for Jordy Nelson; he will work with the on-field rehab group, coach Mike McCarthy said.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

More on Richard Sherman, who's playing in next week's Pro Bowl: he didn't miss a snap in practice nor in a game this season due to injury.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones (toe) won't practice for the second consecutive day today but says he'll be ready to go Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Workers put the finishing touches on championship markings at Gillette Stadium.

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