“That’s a Tough Place to Play” – Aaron Rodgers Reflects Upon Sunday’s Win Over Minnesota Vikings

Published 09/17/2020, 12:39 PM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers was simply brilliant in the Green Bay Packers’ 43-34 win over Minnesota Vikings. The 36-year-old turned back the clock with a fine overall display to hand his team a win on opening weekend.

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Rodgers completed 32 of his 44 attempted passes and threw for 360+ yards. He had four passing TDs against zero interceptions against NFC North rivals, Minnesota Vikings.

Here’s what the NFL veteran said about his experience playing inside an empty stadium last Sunday.

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Aaron Rodgers talks about the Vikings season opener, coach Matt LaFleur and more

Aaron Rodgers made his first appearance of the season on The Pat McAfee Show yesterday. The two-time NFL MVP spoke about what it was like playing inside an empty US Bank Stadium in Minnesota and also about head coach Matt LaFleur.

Rodgers said, “Yeah, I think it’s a natural progression. I think it’s the fact that we had no crowd noise in Minnesota, didn’t hurt either because that’s a tough place to play. You know we opened up the stadium a few years ago, the first game there and it was electric.”

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Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

“A little different when you can hear everything that’s being said on the field compared to when you can’t hear anything from a guy, you know, a few feet from you. So it definitely gave us a little bit of advantage over some years past but I thought Matt had a really nice plan, I thought he got into a flow with the calls and when he got into a rhythm, we just kinda kept rolling,” Rodgers said on the show.

After a strong start to the season, the Packers will now play NFC North opponents Detroit Lions this Sunday. Following that, Matt LaFleur’s squad will go up against a strong New Orleans Saints outfit in Week Three. Rodgers will look to build some momentum as the Packers gear up for a tough run of fixtures in the coming months.

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