In 2014 Packers Nation was in a frenzy after a 19-7 loss to the Lions at Ford Field in Game 3.
From the view of a peer, the Lions Matthew Stafford has nothing but praise for Rodgers.
The Packers have won five in a row to pull even with Detroit atop the NFC North. Rodgers has posted a passer rating of at least 108.9 in five of those contests, and he's likely to have another big game against Detroit.
Cobb: They're really, really fun. I think it's the team, the team, the team.
Here is a rundown of the games this week with playoff implications. In fact, it has never been done before, and I hate to say it, but the first 10 weeks of the season for the Packers showed that it probably won't be different. You played Saturday at noon and have an extra day to get ready.
"Oftentimes, teams don't get that opportunity, they haven't earned that opportunity". We have more time to allow our bodies to heal. But again, this is the end of the tunnel right here. That means the Giants will try to win on Sunday.
Detroit took a thumping in the second half Monday night, getting outscored 28-0. Do you feel like you're mettle has been tested? "I'm excited for this team". And now that we're here, we have to capitalize on that chance and play up to that momentum that we've had over the last few weeks.
The Packers are no stranger to do-or-die games, having reached the postseason in eight of nine seasons. If they were playing anyone but the Packers, perhaps there would be a little more momentum on Detroit's side. For the season, I'm still showing a $2,000 profit. Obviously, (cornerback Darius) Slay was out this past week. But the defensive backs are going to have to step things up this week for Green Bay to win the game.
They're still giving up a lot of yards, but if they can continue to force turnovers and limit scoring combined with strong offensive play, the Packers have a good chance to go on a long playoff run. They were back at practice this week.
When examining the underlying peripherals, and surface numbers for that matter, the advantage clearly goes to the visiting Packers this weekend. For such a forlorn franchise, it was nice to see them revive their "Restore the Roar" battle cry. "The bottom line is if we can stop the run and we cannot let the ball go over our head, it gives us a great opportunity to win". The Packers' Ty Montgomery has three rushing touchdowns in his past three games, while WR Jordy Nelson leads National Football League in receiving touchdowns this season (14). At a time where Matthew Stafford's injured throwing hand seems to have compromised his regular pinpoint accuracy, it doesn't look good for Detroit.
Los Angeles Rams plus-6.5 vs. Arizona Cardinals Disparity between last week's results - the Rams' 22-21 loss to the 49ers and the Cardinals' 34-31 win over the Seahawks - inflated this point spread.
He and Amir are likely to come out with all guns blazing in the morning to add quick runs and then send Australia in to bat. A drawn series would be enough for them to retain the nameless trophy after winning in the Middle East in 2014 .
On a trick play, Bryant also threw the first pass of his National Football League career, a touchdown toss to Jason Witten. With the national spotlight on him in both games, Prescott strung together the two finest outings of his stellar year.
Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford is a native Texan who would love to get the win in front of his friends and family. When I was in class, people were asking me to sign stuff and they were taking selfies with me on the way to class.
The two have worked together for so long, and had so much success, that at this point they are nearly on the same wavelength. The Tigers have won the previous two, a 17-15 win in the 1978 Gator Bowl, and the 40-35 win in the 2013 season Orange Bowl.
Hearing that, Petersen joked he needs to change the Huskies' practice schedule to include the belt events. With Jones sitting beside him at a news conference, King explained that the victor receives a football.
The Eagles' Ryan Mathews barreled over Baltimore's vaunted defense, running for 128 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown. Wentz has 498 pass attempts and he's on pace to break Donovan McNabb's team record of 571 attempts in a season.
Alarmed the deal would fall through, the city council met again Wednesday morning and repealed all of their February ordinance. Election Day exit polls showed that 66 percent of North Carolina voters opposed HB2 while 29 percent supported it.
On 1989, Gabor was accused of slapping the face of a Beverly Hills police officer when he stopped her for traffic violation. Gabor lost as much as $10 million to Bernard Madoff's huge Ponzi scheme, her lawyer, Chris Fields, said in January 2008.
The Salvation Army in Manitowoc County was at only 50 percent of its Red Kettle Campaign goal for 2016 before the donation. The Salvation Army donation kettles have become a popular sight among most shoppers.
For Bournemouth, Nathan Ake will have to sit this one out as he can not take field against his parent club. Junior Stanislas, who has contributed to six of their 22 goals is nearing return from his injury.
What becomes of Princess Leia now?
The 'Star Wars' actress passed away yesterday aged 60, four days after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight to Los Angeles. Bill Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in " Star Wars " trilogy, summed up what many were feeling.
Five candidates to coach Buffalo Bills in 2017
With nothing to play for in Week 17 against the New York Jets, the Bills will also start a different quarterback on Sunday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against the Bills, backed up presumably by not-ready rookie Christian Hackenburg.
Samsung retrieves 90% of Galaxy Note 7 in S.Korea
In terms of camera technology, Samsung is expected to endow the Galaxy S8 with a multi-sensor rear cam and front camera autofocus. Considering that it's still early days for the Galaxy S8 , we might get to hear a bit more about this aspect in the days to come.
Jets coach Bowles hospitalized, doesn't travel with team
Blount scored two touchdowns, but was otherwise stuffed on nearly every other attempt he had, at just 20 carries for 50 yards. Presumably, the Patriots will face better quarterbacks in the postseason than Petty or his replacement, Ryan Fitzpatrick .
Bengals, Lewis react to AJ Green decision
A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Green is not expected to play in the regular-season finale against Baltimore. LaFell has six touchdown receptions this season, one shy of the career high he set with New England in 2014.
Four areas of focus for Eagles offense vs. Giants week 16
Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be calling the game from the booth, and Heather Cox will serve as the sideline reporter. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants and can end their chances at a division title with a win.
Evacuations from Aleppo resume, says Syrian TV
On Tuesday, the Russian, Turkish, and Iranian defense ministers will meet in Moscow to discuss Aleppo and the situation in Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 60 buses were sent to pick up 3,000 gunmen and civilians remaining.
Quick, someone tell Santa - there's a storm warning in Ireland
The warning is valid from 9am on Friday Morning until 9am on Saturday morning with winds expected to moderate by Saturday morning. Mr Yousaf said additional staff and specialist equipment would be brought in to deal with winter weather effects on the railways.
Sunday's Packers-Bears game is going to be brutally cold
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix added two interceptions, and the Packers tied the NFL's oldest rivalry for the first time since 1933 at 94-94-6. More to know: PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS completed 18 of 23 (78.3 percent) for 246 yards with 3 TDs for 150.8 rating last week.