Rodgers says why he calls Packers-Lions 'a fun game'
Rod Burks and Jay Sorgi
Aaron Rodgers.Photo: Image by TODAY'S TMJ4
It's a division rival. It's the game with intensity and a history of bad blood.
Sunday brings the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions with not just those factors involved, but a game of necessity with the Packers at 1-2.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says, however, the mode he's for this game is not of painful urgency.
"This is a fun game," said Rodgers on Wednesday.
"Division games have an extra inetnsity to them. It's a team you play twice a year, a team that's playing really well coming off a big win at home against Chicago."
This is one of six division games, with extra tie-breaker incentives to them if the Packers happen to be tied in first place when the regular season ends.
"These are the kind of games that, at the end of the season, you look back and if you're able to win these division games, you're sitting pretty for the division and for the playoff spot."
He also added the extra advantage of not having to watch as much film as you would for, say, an AFC opponent.
"It's a common opponent, so you're not needing to do the extra, extra study of a team you play once every four years."