Feel the Bern: Lions turn Aaron Rodgers into Mr. Rogers

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 06: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass in the fourth quarter as Josh Paschal #93 of the Detroit Lions dives for a tackle at Ford Field on November 06, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) (DEL RIO, 2022 Getty Images)

If you spent this past Sunday outside enjoying the nice weather then you missed it. It was the day that Aaron Rodgers of the Packers turned into Mr. Rogers of Sesame Street.

We’re not talking about the kind and gentle department, Mr. Rogers is always the runaway winner in that competition. No we’re talking about the throwing the football department. Rogers had three interceptions and if you called him Fred you weren’t the only one.

So why are Lions fans taking such glee in the win over the Packers? Well to start the Lions had lost five games in a row, which doesn’t give you a lot of hope when facing the Green Bay Packers. The Packers that have broken Lions, and Lions fans hearts, so many times in the past. Can you say Hail Mary without shedding a tear? Thats why this win was so satisfying for Detroiters.

The Packers are a mess. They traded Rodgers’ favorite target just before the season began. And suddenly, Aaron didn’t have the weapons to make a run of it in the NFL. Say what you want about Davante Adams, but he is one of the best in the league. Any team in the league would love to have him. Any team! But the Packers truly left the cupboard bare when they sent him to the Raiders, and didn’t replace him with quality receivers.

So now the Lions are feeling pretty, pretty good (thank you, Larry David) about themselves. They beat the Packers and the Lions defense looked pretty darn good in doing it. And believe it or not the Lions find themselves just two games out of that final NFC wild card playoff spot. But remember the Packers are just 1 1/2 back.

Which means you might have stop calling Aaron Rodgers, Fred Rogers, if things get tight.

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