Packers’ Rodgers handles pressure with ease

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Once a week or so, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers strolls into Cheese Cake Heaven, a delicatessen and bakery near Lambeau Field popular with Packers players and their wives. Deb Katers, who works the register at lunchtime, said Rodgers often chose the build-your-own sandwich option — “a turkey avocado kind of thing,” she said — and exchanged playful banter with the counter staff.

“He’s a teaser, in a quiet, professional way,” Katers said before the lunch rush last week. “He’s a very quiet, good-hearted guy.

“He’s just a really normal person. If you didn’t know he was the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, you’d think he was an ordinary guy.”

After two spectacular postseason performances, Rodgers finds himself in the most important game of his career as the Packers face the Chicago Bears in the N.F.C. championship game Sunday.

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