Tom Brady of New England Patriots, Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay Packers

06 November, 2018, 05:06 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • PEBBLE BEACH CA- FEBRUARY 08 Aaron Rodgers watches his shot from the 16th tee during Round One of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am at Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Aaron Rodgers (12) and the Green Bay Packers head to New England to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Appearing on Kirk & Callahan Monday morning, Tom Brady had a great deal of praise for his offensive coordinator and also noted he's under contract with the Patriots "for a long time".

Back story: In front of the media early in the day on Wednesday, ahead of the big matchup at Gillette Stadium between the Patriots and Packers, Aaron Rodgers was asked about Brady playing so well at age 41. Baltimore faces off against Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Baker Mayfield play Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes, and finally Drew Brees and Jared Goff serve as the opening act for Brady and Rodgers.

"I love watching him play", Brady said of Rodgers.

Rodgers and the Packers won the only other showdown, 26-21 at Green Bay, in 2014.

So while the Sunday Night Football crew enjoyed hyping the matchup and even got Michael Jordan involved by having the six-time National Basketball Association champion record a promo saying "the best way to settle this debate is to play it out head to head", Brady already earned the title way before helping New England (7-2) to its sixth straight win.

Analysis: No Le'Veon Bell? "It'll be great to play him at home this time". I watch him play whenever he's out there. It took four years, but it's finally here again and it is going to be a good one.

Rodgers had 259 yards passing and two TDs.

Decisions like Titans coach Mike Vrabel made in London can kill a season.

Just what the struggling Browns need: a matchup against the team that has the best record in the AFC as well as the NFL's most potent offense.

Starting with Brady - the California kid who was drafted 199 of the 2000 National Football League draft.

Over 14 seasons in Green Bay, he has started 156 regular-season games, starting 149, completing 3,362 of 5,179 passes (64.9 percent) for 40,785 yards and 326 touchdowns with 79 interceptions to rank first in league history in career passer rating (103.6), TD/interception ratio (4.1) and interception percentage (an all-time low of 1.5 percent).

He also revealed the pair had not been in contact in the build up to the game. Newton threw TD passes of 19 yards to Curtis Samuel and 17 yards to Greg Olsen. Last week, it looked like the Packers were going to end the Los Angeles Rams' undefeated season, until running back Ty Montgomery fumbled a kickoff, giving the Rams the ball and basically ending the game.

Adams had six catches for 121 yards in the game, taking advantage of more targets after the Patriots elected to blanket then-top wideout Jordy Nelson.

The Packers seemed poised to take the lead on the following drive, and drove from their 7 to the Patriot 24 thanks to two passes to Valdes-Scantling for 50 yards.


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