‘Proud of Our Team’ – Packers HC Matt LaFleur Lauds Aaron Rodgers and Co. After Blowout Win

Published 09/21/2021, 12:20 PM EDT
Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against Detroit Lions linebacker Romeo Okwara (95) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Reigning NFC North champions, Green Bay Packers, started their 2021 NFL season on a sour note. The Aaron Rodgers-led franchise suffered an embarrassing 3-38 loss to New Orleans Saints in Week 1. They were subjected to immense criticism from the American media.

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Sep 12, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) covers his ears in the huddle during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

However, the Wisconsin-based franchise got back to winning way with a commanding win over Detroit Lions in Week 2. Aaron Rodgers starred for the home team. He threw for 255 yards with 4 passing touchdowns.

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Here’s what head coach Matt LaFleur had to say following a much-needed win on Monday night.

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Matt LaFleur lauds Packers after positive display against Detroit

Speaking to the media after the 17-35 win over Detriot Lions, Green Bay Packers HC Matt LaFleur spoke about how his team showed impressive character to bounce back from their previous setback in Week 1.

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“Well, I thought the second half was pretty nice when you outscored an opponent 21 nothing in the second half. It was pretty tight in the first half and I thought our guys responded well and showed up in the second half…I’m just really proud of our team and just the resiliency they’ve shown and you know, it’s tough when you get kind of criticism handed to you the week before and I thought they responded well.”

“We’re gonna have to do that earlier in the game against really good football teams coming that we have in front of us. And we’ve got a big game coming up Sunday night against a really good team, one of the premier teams in the National Football League and our guys are gonna have to we’re gonna have to start a much faster,” coach LaFleur said after the game.

Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan (85) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers will be in the limelight once again in Week 3. An important tie against the San Francisco 49ers awaits the Packers. Can they avenge their NFC Championship loss from 2019? Tell us what you think in the comments section belo.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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