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Rodgers-Brady a spicy prime-time matchup in NFL's Week 9

If New England shuts down Green Bay's top receivers, the inexperienced players have to come through. O'Connor's book describes numerous instances where Belichick criticized Brady's play (with sarcasm and dry wit) in team meetings, in a way O'Connor says was reminiscent of Vince Lombardi's style with the Packers of the 1960s.

Sure, the Packers are hovering around the.500 mark and the Patriots don't appear as invincible as they sometimes - well, often - are.

Through seven games and an overall poor team start, Aaron Rodgers is looking like a prime MVP candidate for Green Bay.

Game time is set for 8:20 p.m. Aaron Rodgers won his only previous matchup against Tom Brady (at Lambeau Field in 2014).

It is always a highly anticipated matchup when two of the best quarterbacks in National Football League history have the privilege of playing a regular season game against one another.

But with a visit on tap from the Green Bay Packers and GOAT Jr. You're right, they have a great quarterback and it's just a great test. The Packers lost a tough 29-27 game in Los Angeles against the Rams last Sunday.

In Week 5, Adams went for nine catches, 140 yards and a score against the Lions. In four of his past six games he has registered 51 yards or less. If they can limit him to less than 100 total yards (and not allow him to break a long kickoff or punt return), they should be able to force the Patriots earn their points with long, mistake-free drives.

It goes to show just how much Rodgers has been carrying the Packers on his back since becoming the team's starting quarterback in 2008 and how much of a hard task it has been for him. And while he ranks seventh with 2,283 yards, his 13 touchdown passes are tied for 15th. Russell Wilson has 11 TD throws and no interceptions in his last five home games, and will look to build off last week's performance when he became the first player in franchise history to post a ideal quarterback rating.

Houston is the fifth team since the 1970 merger to win five consecutive games following an 0-3 start. Newton has 17 combined touchdowns and just four interceptions this season.

Rodgers lifted a Packers side that entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed to Super Bowl glory in the 2010 campaign and his postseason appearances have followed the theme of him trying to elevate a team ill-prepared to contend at that level.

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