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Aaron Rodgers Offers Despondent 3-Word Response to Lions Clinching NFC North Over Green Bay Packers

Published 12/27/2023, 5:25 AM EST

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For the first time in three decades, the Detroit Lions were able to get their first divisional game victory. They outperformed their opponent and claimed that much-expected triumph. The world that had doubts about Dan Campbell not being a good fit for the Lions when he joined the team back in 2021 will now have its apprehensions lifted. Campbell and his team have seized the first position in the NFC North. However, Aaron Rodgers does not seem too happy about it.

Rodgers came to the Pat McAfee show to do his usual segment and the hosts discussed the Detroit Lions’ achievements. The veteran gave his reasons as to why he was not happy with the Lions. He did not hesitate in putting forth a candid stance. Per critics, on paper, the Lions are about the same as the Niners. However, this time, they have shown mastery on the field and may as well be able to handle the postseason pressure.

Aaron Rodgers unfolds his response to Lions making history

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Given the fact that the Detroit Lions are the divisional rivals of the Green Bay Packers, it was expected of A-Rod to provide his stance concerning the history they made. Despite shifting from the Packers to the Jets, the Bays have a special place in the heart of the 4x NFL MVP. He was asked how he felt about the Lions winning a divisional for the first game in 30 years. Rodgers simply said, “I’m not happy”.

 

However, he did not end his statement there. The 40-year-old added, “Although I’m in New York I definitely still want the green and gold to take the north every year.” Nevertheless, his inclination toward the Packers did not stop Rodgers from complimenting the Lions’ players.  “But they got a good football team.”

“Jared’s had a really nice season, obviously St. Brown is a fantastic receiver. They had a lot of guys and two really good backs. Jahmyr has had a really nice year and uh, always been a fan of Montgomery the way he runs the ball and his toughness,” Aaron Rodgers added as he mentioned how the team has played so far with its key players in the center.

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The Jets QB further pointed out how the Lions are good at offense and defense as well. Consequently, the Lions have their work cut out for them and they will be hosting playoff games soon. They will go against the conference rivals, the Dallas Cowboys soon. The Lions fans will be hoping that they can replicate the way the team played against the Minnesota Vikings.

The game that put the Lions in the spotlight!

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The Lions are doing a decent job at their run game. In the game against the Vikings, very few of their TDs came from field goals. Most of the scoring was done by Jared Goff, Jahmyr Gibbs, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and David Montgomery. Gibbs had two TDs, while Montgomery and Brown had one each. Also, Jared Goff had a touchdown of his own.

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Speaking of Goff, the Lions QB came out with a 75% completion rate, making 30 out of 40 throws over 257 yards, leading his team to a 30-24 victory against the Minnesota team. However, numbers are not the only parameter for judging the performance. Goff hasn’t missed games this season and this might be one of the reasons why the Lions are in a position that they are.

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The Lions are visiting the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium now. The Cowboys’ record at home is nothing short of impressive and will pose a challenge worth witnessing to the Detroit side. Would the Lions be able to beat the Dallas team? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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