Detroit Lions hoping to keep Aaron Rodgers quiet in week two matchup

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The Detroit Lions are at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin to take on a division rival in week two. The 0-1 Lions will be facing an 0-1  Green Back Packers team who has plenty to prove in the second week of the season.

The Detroit Lions are getting a Monday Night Football slate with the Green Bay Packers, where they will look to come away with their first win. The thing standing in the way of the Lions is Aaron Rodgers.

However, Rodgers is still looking to start his season off after his first week’s performance was horrendous. Both teams have the “regular season starts now” motto after tough losses in week one, but Rodgers is going to be looking to go off.

The issue is, Rodgers has squared off with the Lions in 22 games over the course of his career, where he has a 17-5 record, and picking him to be 18-5 after Monday Night is likely the favorite. But Motor City Dan Campbell and the crew are going to be looking to change the tone.

The Detroit Lions are aiming to keep Aaron Rodgers quiet.

Looking back on week one, the Lions showed that they are not going to back down and are not going to give up the fight until the end of the game. Something that may shock many who saw this team under the last regime.

But the Lions came out of week one in San Francisco with a tough loss. They almost mounted a comeback but would ultimately fall short. But, the Packers did not have any better luck. New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston made Rodgers look like a practice squad member.

Winston went off for the Saints while Rodgers was 15-28 with 133 yards while throwing no touchdowns and two interceptions. He would finish the day with a  36.8 Quarterback Rating while the Packers would lose 38-3 in New Orleans.

Historically speaking, things go well for Rodgers when he faces the Lions; he averages 257 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions, which will likely put the Packers in the driver’s seat if he can produce that, at a minimum.

The question is, can the Lions shut him down and get redemption?

The goal for this weekend is likely going to be shutting down Rodgers and keeping him quiet. If the Lions are able to hold him to performance similar to that of his week one performance, the Lions will be in business.

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However, it is Rodgers. The same Rodgers who took home the Most Valuable Player award in 2020.