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Treasure this Green Bay-New England matchup

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The marquee match-up of a fascinating Week 9 in the NFL is the game between the Green Bay Packers visiting the New England Patriots. It trumps the intense Steelers-Ravens rivalry and the potential shootout between the Saints and the Rams. Of course, the biggest reason that a ton of eyes will be glued to the Packers-Patriots game are due to the two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. We are at the time in their careers when this match-up must truly be cherished.

The last and only time both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers played on the same football field was November 30, 2014. Both quarterbacks played at their high standards as Brady threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns and Rodgers passed for 368 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers won in Green Bay by a score of 26-21. Although both Brady and Rodgers have been building their terrific careers over the last decade they have never faced each other in a Super Bowl and now both are closer to the end of their careers than the beginning. It is hard to believe based on his play but Tom Brady is 41 years old and no one really knows when he will retire regardless of his strange diet.

NFL fans have been blessed to watch arguably four of the top ten best NFL quarterbacks of all-time over the last decade with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers. Brees continues to break records at an advanced age and he last played against Brady last year and Rodgers in 2014. Football fans are no longer blessed to have one of the greatest individual sports rivalries ever in Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady as they last played in the AFC Championship Game after the Denver Broncos beat the Patriots following the 2015 NFL regular season.

Prior to this rare mega match-up, Rodgers and Brady have been very complimentary of each other. Brady has mentioned how Rodgers would be even more productive if Rodgers played for New England for the duration of his career while Rodgers has joined the chorus of those calling Brady the greatest quarterback of all time. Regardless of where they rank all-time, they are truly can’t miss in this year’s match-up.

 

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