GREEN BAY — All the talk is almost over. Packers are hosting the Rams this Saturday, and Green Bay has a shot at going to back to back NFC Championship Games.
What have they learned?
"I feel like we have a lot of confidence this year," Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says. "We believe in ourselves. Offensively we're just a much better team than we were. We're a much more efficient team. That helps, for sure."
"We've had a lot of guys that have gone through and played in big games," Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur says. "Played in playoff games. So that always is comforting, especially for guys that are going to go out and play for the first time in a playoff game. Naturally, there are going to be a little bit more nerves, because there's a finality to all of this if you don't get the job done. But certainly, you know, that's never on our mind. Our mindset is to go out there and prepare to the best of your ability and with that comes that confidence."
"You know, it plays a lot into it," Packers Defensive Lineman Kenny Clark says. "I feel like that's been like our Achilles heel you know, going into many years here. So just us being able to, we have to be able to consistently stop the run. Especially you know, in December and January and playoffs, all that kind of stuff. You know, so we can you know, win big games. And that's something that's been holding us back, you know for a long time here so, you know guys are really you know taking it seriously."
By the way, the Rams announced Jared Goff as their starting quarterback.