Weekend in Titletown: Packers fans get fired up for playoff game at pep rallies

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Packers fans are celebrating the road to the playoffs with a pep rally in downtown Green Bay Friday, Jan. 21. 

Fans gathered at Packers Heritage Trail Plaza, at the corner of Washington and Cherry Streets. Former Packers player Antonio Freeman was there to bring some pre-game spirit. 

City leaders CBS 58 spoke with say they were unable to hold the event last year and are just excited to bring it back. 

"A lot of people come out for it -- green and gold vehicles, Packers mascots, Packers representatives and community leaders. It's just a great way to start off a weekend in Titletown," said Jeff Mirkes, executive director of Downtown Green Bay, Inc. 

Super fans are hopeful for a playoff victory against the 49ers. 

"We're going to win this game and we're going to win the next one and that's going to lead us into the Super Bowl 56. That's a good year because I was born, and go pack, go!" said fan Christopher Handler. 

Fans also packed the Johnsonville Tailgate Village at Lambeau Field. All were decked out in green and gold to cheer on their favorite team. 

CBS 58 caught up with Tori Rohr, a Packers fan who traveled in from North Dakota. 

"Is this not the season to have a good time? Woo! The key to winning is Rodgers communicating to everybody out there and that's totally what's happening this year," said Rohr. 

And former Packers are optimistic this team will go all the way. 

"Every year you hope that you'll be that team to win it. I hope these guys can get that experience of bringing that Lombardi trophy back home," said Morgan Burnett.

The Packers are set to take on the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Saturday night.

Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. 

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