While the spotlight will be squarely trained on the two star quarterbacks in the NFC championship game, the pass rushers chasing them down are worthy of some attention too.
Green Bay’s Julius Peppers turned 37 last week, and Atlanta’s Dwight Freeney turns 37 on Feb. 19. Each has had a spectacular career, and neither is presently mulling retirement.
“We’re trying to keep the focus on the game, that’s all,” Peppers told reporters, referring to the Packers and not to Freeney. “We don’t want the picture to get too big just yet. We want to focus on the preparation, keep it about this game, not a bunch of extra stuff.”
For Peppers, he’s one win away from reaching his second...