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Rodgers and Ryan Set for Playoff Showdown


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- With Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers under center, Saturday night's divisional playoff game will be a showcase for two of the NFL's best young quarterbacks, with a trip to the NFC Championship game on the line.

Rodgers says he and Ryan are friends off the field, and Rodgers isn't thinking about the chance to outduel his buddy on a big stage. Rodgers just wants to get the Packers one step away from the Super Bowl.

Rodgers earned his first career playoff victory Sunday, throwing three touchdowns in the Packers' 21-16 playoff win over Philadelphia. Now Ryan gets the chance to take the next step in his career with a win in the playoffs.

Ryan says he isn't feeling any additional pressure as the quarterback for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

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