Aaron Rodgers has been around the league long enough to know that anything can happen 24 times or so.
The Packers quarterback apparently tried to keep a straight face when asked on a conference call about the current Lions’ 0-for-Wisconsin streak, and the advantage that might confer to his team.
“That’s a good question, but I don’t really think it does because there are probably some guys on both teams who weren’t born when that streak began,” Rodgers said, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve been a part of a lot of the games. There have been some close ones over the years, some battles. It’s just kind of fell our way the last 20 times or whatever but it’s always been very competitive.”
There was then a pause for laughter from the questioners, but Rodgers was trying to be nice.
“Come on now,” he said. “Keep it together. Keep it professional.”
Perhaps the Lions should try. They haven’t won a game at Green Bay since Dec. 15, 1991. And Rodgers is right, 11 Lions players weren’t even born when that happened.
Including a playoff loss, the Lions have lost 24 straight in Wisconsin since then.
“You know how I feel about records,” Lions safety Glover Quin said. “If it’s there, somebody’s going to break it at some point in time. Some streak is going to get snapped at some point in time. And this is the perfect year to go up and snap the streak.”
Sure, it can happen. After all, Rodgers hadn’t lost back-to-back starts since 2010 — until last week.