That's the task the
Sunday, they'll square off against Brady, who will be playing in his ninth conference title game, for the right to represent the AFC in the
"Hall of Fame coach, Hall of Fame quarterback," Colts Coach
There are parallels in the
Like all four of the remaining quarterbacks, Green Bay's
"I think I've got 120 minutes left in me," Rodgers said Sunday.
The Seahawks easily brushed aside the
It seemed the Packers' No. 12 was rattled by the 12th Man, or at least that's what some Seahawks players said.
"The loudness of the stadium made him a little queasy out there," Seattle defensive end
The Seahawks could see a more confident
"Lacy?" Bennett said at the time. "He had 12 carries for 34 yards, I could do that. It was just another offensive player."
So the Packers have plenty of bulletin-board fodder for this one, and they don't even have to reach back to the so-called "Fail Mary" game in 2012, when Green Bay lost on a hotly disputed touchdown pass at the end, a play that was ruled a catch by replacement officials but looked far more like a Packers interception.
There was no such controversial finish the last two times the Colts and Patriots played. New England routed visiting Indianapolis, 43-22, in a divisional game a year ago, picking off four passes by Luck and getting four touchdowns from running back
The Colts lost to the Patriots in Week 11 this season, this time getting embarrassed at home, 42-20. Little-known New England running back Jonas Gray had four touchdowns and torched the Indianapolis defense for 201 yards rushing. The game was competitive until halftime.
Asked whether he has grown since then, Luck said: "I'd like to think I'm a better quarterback and we're a better team and more well-equipped to handle the unknown and the unforeseen."
Like Rodgers, surely Luck has 120 more minutes of football in him.