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Coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers has had his "best spring."

The broken left collarbone that derailed the Packers' 2013 season has been fully healed for more than seven months now. So it's not a surprise that Rodgers, now 30 years old, 11 pounds lighter and squarely in his prime, is looking sharp. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the average age of starting Super Bowl quarterbacks over the last 48 years is 29.80.

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Aaron Rodgers promises to keep using his scrambling ability when opportunities present themselves.

Rodgers' athleticism is an underrated part of his skill set, both in real life and fantasy. "It adds an extra dimension to my game," he said. Rodgers has generally popped off three or four rushing TDs per season, but didn't have any last year. We can expect him to continue to supplement his stats with rushing yards and scores this season. Rodgers is Rotoworld's No. 2 QB for 2014.

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ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports Aaron Rodgers' left collarbone is completely healed, and that yoga has him "11 pounds lighter and more flexible."

Now on the wrong side of 30, yoga is probably a good habit for Rodgers to adopt. The collarbone is not a concern heading into 2014. Before last season, Rodgers had missed just one game with injury in five years as Green Bay's starter.

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Aaron Rodgers says there are no residual issues with the broken left collarbone that cost him seven games last season.

"It feels good," Rodgers said. "I don't have any issues." Rodgers did not appear to be inhibited during his two-game return, while the Packers wouldn't have cleared him had they feared any future issues. The injury is a non-story heading into the 2014 season.

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Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-26 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown, and tacked on 11 yards rushing in the Packers' Wild Card round loss to the 49ers.

Green Bay's offensive line couldn't handle San Francisco's superior defensive front early, failing to both protect and run block adequately. Rodgers took four sacks among his first 21 dropbacks. The Packers managed six total yards in the first quarter, with a trio of three-and-outs. They finally got a spark from Tramon Williams' second-quarter interception, as Rodgers responded with a long drive and five-yard touchdown toss to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers' highlight-reel play came on an escape from a surefire fourth-quarter sack, followed by a rocket ball to Randall Cobb for 26 yards on fourth-and-two. The Packers traded scoring possessions back and forth with the 49ers for much of the second half, but Niners K Phil Dawson's 33-yard field goal would seal the deal. Rodgers' 2014 fantasy outlook remains elite despite his largely injury-ruined 2013. He'll be a top-three quarterback pick alongside Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.

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The forecast for Lambeau Field in Green Bay is calling for temperatures in the single digits throughout Sunday afternoon's 49ers-Packers playoff game.

The game has a 4:40 PM ET kickoff. Weather.com projects it to be near 5 degrees when the game starts, with a wind chill near -14 degrees, and it will only get colder. Winds will be whipping at 18-19 MPH. There's a 20-30 percent chance of snow during the game. Normally, a cold game would favor the Packers, but this is insanely frigid. Neither team may have a real edge.

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The projected high for Sunday in Green Bay is -5 degrees.

In other words, Green Bay and San Francisco are going to be playing in Ice Bowl-esque temperatures. Per AccuWeather.com, temperatures are expected to hover near -7 degrees at 5PM CT, with the wind chill plunging to near -30 degrees. It's weather so unbelievably cold that it's unlikely to provide much of an advantage for the Pack. Both teams are going to suffer. Sunday is going to be about survival on the Frozen Tundra.

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Aaron Rodgers is not listed on this week's injury report.

Rodgers emerged from his Week 17 return unscathed. He'll be ready to rock against the Niners on Sunday in a game that could feature sub-zero temperatures on the frozen tundra. In four career games when temps were under 21 degrees, Rodgers has posted a 95.2 passer rating while averaging 255.2 passing yards and tossing six touchdowns against three interceptions.

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Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Rodgers practiced fully Friday and will start at Soldier Field.

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Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been named the Packers' Week 17 starter.

"Any football player that plays Sunday will have risk," coach Mike McCarthy said in making the announcement. "We've done our due diligence. We feel it's time for Aaron to play." The Packers have been remarkably patient with Rodgers' health, but with everything on the line in Sunday's NFC North championship game against the Bears, decided it was finally time to roll the dice. Rodgers will undoubtedly have some rust to knock off, but is an elite QB1 whenever he takes the field. The game will have shootout potential at Soldier Field. Rodgers' return thrusts Jordy Nelson back into the WR1 ranks. James Jones will be a boom-or-bust WR2, with Jarrett Boykin a high-upside WR3. Of course, that calculus will change if Randall Cobb (leg) joins Rodgers in returning.