Patricia: ‘More nervous’ after beating Rodgers twice
The Detroit Lions will strive to accomplish it three straight wins over the Inexperienced Bay Packers under coach Matt Patricia on Monday evening.
The Lions include beaten the Packers four straight instances over the last two years, with Aaron Rodgers initiating and finishing good judicious this kind of tilts. Technically, Detroit beat Rodgers twice in Patricia’s first season, nonetheless the quarterback performed good 9 snaps earlier than getting concern in Week 17.
Regardless, or now not it is a ways a matchup that will retain Patricia on edge this week.
“I mediate for us, or now not it is all about this year,” Patricia said, thru the Detroit Free Press. “Potentially makes me extra apprehensive than anything, to be good with you, good sparkling what a competitor he’s.
“So from my standpoint or now not it is all about making an strive to put together and gain ready this year and the issues that they are doing this year. Unquestionably they’re in a extraordinarily gorgeous utter and so they’re working at a extraordinarily excessive diploma, so we’ve obtained a sizable project in entrance of us.”
With the exception of Week 17 final season, Patricia has faced Rodgers twice as either a coach or defensive coordinator (Week 5, 2018 with Detroit; Week 13, 2014 as New England’s DC). Rodgers has 5 touchdowns, zero INTs and has averaged 405.0 pass yards per game in these two contests.
How Patricia assaults Rodgers Monday evening with Matt LaFleur now calling performs will be attention-grabbing to trace. Detroit makes spend of man protection on 62.4 p.c of its protection snaps this season (2nd-most within the NFL), per Legitimate Soccer Focal point. Towards man protection this season, Rodgers is finishing 60 p.c of his passes for 7.0 yards per strive with two TD, no INTs and a passer rating of 93.4.
Detroit’s defense has been a bend nonetheless don’t damage crew, giving up the thirtieth most passing yards per game this season (280.8) nonetheless permitting good four TDs (T-third) and a passer rating of 80.3 (fifth).
The Packers include relied on working support Aaron Jones heavily to begin this season, with Rodgers throwing for now not as much as 250 yards in four of 5 video games in 2019 (4-0 in these video games).
Patricia is conscious of that without reference to a much less-than-prolific begin for Rodgers this season, he’s able to exploding at any moment.
“I mediate you guys know me neatly ample to know that I am extraordinarily aggressive,” he said. “I include to retract and every little thing I attain I strive to be particular I attain it to the very best of my skills.
“However if you are staring all over the motorway of scrimmage at Aaron Rodgers, you perceive it is possible you’ll presumably presumably also include got obtained a long day of work in entrance of you.”