Aaron Rodgers celebrated with a drop of the hard stuff last weekend but the Green Bay Packers legend admits he won’t really relax until he leads his team to an unexpected Super Bowl spot.
The 36-year-old quarterback turned back the clock in helping his Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-23 last weekend.
That sets up an NFC Conference title decider at the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
The winners of that will face the Tennessee Titans or Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl in Miami next month.
And Rodgers, who won MVP honours when Green Bay captured the Super Bowl in 2011, is enjoying one of his last bids for glory in a season when even Packers fans did not rate their team’s chances.
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Rodgers said: "Let's be honest, I don't know that even our fans felt supremely confident in us.
"But I stopped myself in the second quarter, it was just a special moment, seeing the whole stadium waving those white towels.
"I was really, in that moment, just grateful for the opportunity and loving what I do.
"I'm just going to enjoy a nice glass of scotch tonight and get on to the film of San Fran and get ready for a tough opponent."
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Green Bay will have their work cut out against the 49ers who handed the Packers one of just three regular season losses, a 37-8 hammering in November.
San Fran made short work of the Minnesota Vikings last weekend, in a 27-10 win which showcased their defensive talents in the resurgent club’s first play-off win in six years.
Niners cornerback Richard Sherman said: "People keep disrespecting us. At the end of the day, all you can do is go out and execute.
"It felt good. That's what we look like when we're totally healthy."
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The AFC Championship game promises to be an explosive affair, especially given the way Kansas City hammered the Houston Texans 51-31 last weekend after coming back from an astonishing 24-0 deficit.
Now KC are just one win from their first Super Bowl in 50 years and have quarterback Patrick Mahomes in inspirational form last weekend.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said: "You saw him going up and down the bench, he was talking to everybody, 'Just settle down.'
"As a head coach, you can't ask for more than that. When he's the leader of your team and he's going, 'Hey, we're going to be fine. Let's not wait for the fourth quarter. Let's go!' And he did that."
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