Aaron Rodgers does not forget about. We’ve acknowledged this about him for a even though now.
Back in April, Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne claimed thatRodgers held a grudge in opposition to former mentor Mike McCarthysince McCarthy was the 49ers’ offensive coordinator in 2005 when the 49ers passed on Rodgers in the draft to just take Alex Smith. On Monday evening, we obtained a different reminder that Rodgers does not fail to remember about those people he perceives to have wronged him. Not prolonged after the Packers put the ending touches on a 23-ten gain around the Vikings in Minnesota, Rodgers explained why it felt extra exclusive to reclaim the NFC North crown in Minnesota.
He however remembers how he was treated afterbreaking his collarbone in Minnesota two seasons ago.
“It feels wonderful to get it in this stadium in which a couple of several years in the past I was jeered leaving the subject right after breaking my collarbone,” Rodgers said, for every ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “Feels pretty excellent.”
Evidently, before Monday night’s game, the Vikings stadium played video footage of the harm.
Two seasons ago, Rodgers endured an harm that derailed his season when he endured a challenging hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, breaking his collarbone as he went to the ground. Right away afterward, the Packers took intention at Barr withthen-mentor Mike McCarthy calling the hit “unlawful,” and Clay Matthews, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Ahmad Brooks all suggesting thatBarr’s hit was unnecessary. The Vikings, of program,stood by Barr and characterised his strike as a regular soccer perform. But Rodgers alsoclaimed that Barr flipped him offas he remaining the discipline —something Barr denied. The most significant consequence of that engage in, of study course, was the implementation of a rule that prohibits defenders from driving gamers into the ground.
Feel totally free to decide but once again if you assume the strike was dirty:
Two decades later, Rodgers and the Packers bought their revenge with a dominant win in excess of the Vikings that won them the division title for the first time considering the fact that 2016. For that, the Packers can thank their defense, which sacked Kirk Cousins 5 situations and restricted the Vikings’ offense to 139 yards, rendering Rodgers’ lackluster functionality insignificant. Rodgers accomplished only 26 of his 40 passes for 216 yards (5.four yards for every endeavor), no touchdowns, one interception, and a 68.3 passer score, but the Vikings’ offensive ineptitude overshadowed his possess struggles.
Sadly for the Vikings, Monday’s end result had to really feel all also common. In Rodgers’ profession, he is fourteen-eight-one versus the Vikings — such as two- this time — and in all those games, he’s thrown forty three touchdowns and only 7 interceptions.