The matchup of Brady vs Rodgers is really being amped up this week. We know that they only face eachother once every 4 years due to scheduling rules. But why is this only the 2nd meeting between the QBs and not the 3rd?
The answer is…the Detroit Lions. The week before the Packers and Patriots were to meet in 2010, they had to play in Detroit. We put Aaron Rodgers out of the game, and ended up beating them 7-3 with Drew Stanton as our QB (Will Heller scored the only touchdown in the game). The following week the Packers went to New England, but had to start Matt Flynn.