SANTA CLARA -- Aaron Rodgers is coming to play at Candlestick Park for the first time in his career, something he envisioned doing in a 49ers uniform until they passed on him in the 2005 draft.
Instead, Rodgers will lead the No. 3-seed Green Bay Packers (12-5) into a divisional-round playoff game Saturday against the No. 2 49ers (11-4-1). Kickoff is at 5 p.m.
A Cal product who grew up a 49ers fan in Chico, Rodgers is 2-1 all-time against the 49ers. All three of those games came in regular-season action at Lambeau Field, including a 30-22 defeat to the 49ers in this season's opener.
Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Rodgers against the 49ers:
Nov. 22, 2009: Packers 30, 49ers
Stat line: Completed 32 of 45 passes (71.1 percent) for 344 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions, two sacks and a 108.0 passer rating.
Summary: After a rocky 5-4 start to his second season as Brett Favre's successor, Rodgers delivered a big win in his first meeting with his boyhood team, the 49ers. Rodgers' passed for 274 yards in the first half as the Packers took a 23-3 lead. The 49ers pulled to within 30-24 with 5:56 left.
Quote: "It's fun to play against a team that you idolized growing up and watched every Sunday after church. You've got to give those guys credit. I think in the second half, they fought a little harder." -- Rodgers