'The Rodgers Effect' reaches Packers fans, ticket-buyers

CREATED Dec. 27, 2013

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  • Oct 13, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Image by Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) meet at midfield after the game at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) catches the game-winning touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) catches the game-winning touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) attempts to make a catch against the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) drops back to pass against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless (81) makes a diving catch during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 33-28. Image by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Image by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) leaps over Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) leaps and misses a pass in the end zone with Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte (47) defending during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) sits on the bench after the game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (11) is pursued by Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman (38) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) calls a play during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Image by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) drops back to pass against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive tackle Corey Wootton (98) pressures Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) celebrates a touchdown by jumping into the stands during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) rushes with the football during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds (93) in the 2nd quarter at Lambeau Field. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless (81) breaks a tackle by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen (20) for a 19-yard gain in the 4th quarter at Lambeau Field. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) and linebacker Jamari Lattimore (57) reacts after referees ruled Williams recovered a fumble during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd quarter at Lambeau Field. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Can clinch the No. 6 seed with a win and losses by Baltimore, Miami and San Diego. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde (33) returns a kickoff for 70 yards before being tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas (29) in the 4th quarter at Lambeau Field. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) reacts following the last play of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Pittsburgh won 38-31. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) returns an interception for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Pittsburgh won 38-31. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers following the game at Lambeau Field. Pittsburgh won 38-31. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) rushes with the football during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Pittsburgh won 38-31. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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  • An Eagles and Packers superfan on the field before their team's matchup. Image by Dan Koob

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  • Jermichael Finley being taken to a hospital during the Packers-Browns game Sunday, October 20. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • Randall Cobb. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • T.J. Lang, Aaron Rodgers. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • Ryan Taylor. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • Paul Brown Stadium before Packers-Bengals, 9/22/13. Image by Lance Allan

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Fans hope all-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers will lead the Green Bay Packers to their fifth straight playoff appearance helping the green and gold beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Elizabeth Sparks can barely contain her joy. She’s going to her first Packers game ever this Sunday in Chicago, but she's not worried about being in unfriendly territory.

"I know I’m going to be surrounded by Bears fans, so I might get heckled a lot,” muses Sparks. “I'm used to it."

Mike Holzberger of Connections Ticket Service says it'll cost $175 to $200 to get in. Better seats will cost you $350 into $400.

"Although there's increased interest from Packers fans, there's somewhat of a decreased interest now from Bears fans, who don't want to see their team potentially lose an effectual playoff game," says Mike Holzberger.
 
Packers Backers are confident Green Bay can score a win, but one Bears supporter hopes his team crushes the Packers.
 
"If we're in the car, we may be listening to the game,” says Mitchell Norinsky. “But I’m hoping to be watching it.”