CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Panthers were still celebrating Sunday’s 31-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings when the attention turned to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Never mind that Rodgers hasn’t been fully cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

Just the chance that the two-time NFL MVP and six-time Pro Bowl selection might face the Panthers was enough to make players and coaches more wary of a Packers team that still has a chance to make the playoffs.

Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers are preparing as though Rodgers will play.

Still, t’s a mystique about Rodgers that t isn’t with Hundley.

Too, already were looking ahead to facing Rodgers for the first time.