Rodgers was fighting with Alex Smith for #1 overall, then 23 teams, including the Vikings, inexplicably decided he wasn't worth a shot in the first round. GB grabbed him at 24 and stashed him for 3 years while everybody watched Favre pussyfoot around with retirement. That's talent recognition and acquisition, not luck.
The Vikings have a better roster top to bottom, and it's almost entirely because their last few drafts have turned out extremely well while TT completely botched the DB situation and held strong to his belief that he could find LB and DE help in middle to late rounds. It turns out he couldn't, and GBs defense has suffered for it. Again, it's talent recognition (or lack thereof in GB) and acquisition.
Players playing hurt, especially in important games, isn't unique to GB. I'm not sure what's arrogant about that.