At age 36, Aaron Rodgers believes the title window of the Green Bay Packers open.
"The window's open, and I think we're going to be on the right side of one of these real soon," Rodgers said after his third NFC title game loss in four attempts.
"That's the exciting thing. It doesn't make this feeling any easier, but that is very exciting moving forward."
The Packers trailed the San Francisco 49ers by a combined score of 50-0 at halftime of their two games this season.
"Well, it looks pretty big," Rodgers said of the gap. "They got us a couple times, but I don't think it's that big. I think we're really close. I think we're just a little more consistent performance away from consistently playing with these guys. But we got him at their place twice. I've said this before: We've got to get one of these at home. It's a different ballgame. It's different playing in 20-degree weather and snow. Cold and wind is a different type of game than playing here."
After two straight losing seasons and a coaching change, Rodgers called this season special for one overriding reason.
"This one will always be special because it became fun again," he said.