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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates after Sunday's 28-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers, with some help from his defense, leads the Packers into the NFC title game

January 13, 2020 at 12:18 a.m. EST
GREEN BAY, WIS. — The Green Bay Packers didn’t need vintage Aaron Rodgers until the end. They had built the team this way, with a running game and a real defense, because they understood the 36-year-old could no longer carry them as he once had. But now they were facing long third downs, clinging to a slim lead late in the fourth quarter of an NFC divisional playoff game, trying desperately to keep Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson off the field. They needed Aaron Rodgers.  
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What happened in Super Bowl LIV

The Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, in the Super Bowl to deliver Kansas City’s first NFL championship in 50 years. Find all the highlights here.

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Halftime show: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira teamed up to become the first two Latina singers to perform at the Super Bowl. It was a truly riveting, wildly entertaining performance. “You may have heard the American Dream itself pulsing in a space where it will always be allowed to live,” pop music critic Chris Richards writes, “inside a pop song.”

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