Aaron Rodgers and Wayne Larrivee talk Bears, plan for Week 17

Lindsey Morone

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Aaron Rodgers and Wayne Larrivee talk Bears, plan for Week 17

By Lindsey Morone. CREATED Dec 27, 2011 - UPDATED: Dec 28, 2011

GREEN BAY- Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the voice of the Packers Wayne Larrivee sat down for another edition of TODAY'S TMJ4's exclusive one-on-one interview. The two talk Week 16's win over the Bears and how he would prep for the Week 17 matchup vs. the Lions.

WAYNE: "So the make shift offensive line that everyone was worried about, you were going to get killed in that game by the way, it was going to be just tragic, and they held up pretty darn well. Talk about their contribution."

AARON: "They played great. You know I said after the game they were MVPs and I really believe that. They played so great together. The lanes were great to throw in. The pressure was really non existent for the most part. I barely got touched and didn't hit the ground a whole lot."

WAYNE: "Do you feel like you need a little time off? Maybe not physically but mentally?"

AARON: "It's a long season. We played 19 games already and you know counting the four preseason games, it's a lot of toll on your body. But mentally it's a grind as well."

WAYNE: "If you were the head coach, what would you do with this Detroit game?"

AARON: "Well you know, I don't want to get myself in trouble because ultimately it is Mike's decision. Being a history major, I think you have to appreciate the fact that we've beaten them here in Wisconsin for two decades. That's pretty special. But I think you have to weigh the risk against the reward."

WAYNE: "Do you feel any way slighted by, not people, but maybe things that have happened that have maybe overshadowed at times what you've been doing and the accomplishments that you've made here?"

AARON: "Well, you know, I don't play for those things. I don't play for the recognition. I don't enjoy the spotlight maybe as much as some other people do. I was able to surpass a record that stood here for a while at home. And I didn't need the end game announcer to say anything over the loud speaker."

WAYNE: "Now the belt has not been overused this year."

AARON: "No. It's been in the closet for a while. It's been hanging on the shelf for a while. But I think in general it's used for rushing touchdowns. Which, rushing touchdowns are kind of when I surprise myself. It's not something that I'm really known for. And not something that I feel I've really been appreciated for in my game. So it's usually just reserved for surprising myself. That was a throw that it was almost like I could walk it to Jordy and place it where I wanted to."