Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers mocked the Detroit Lions after his team lost to their division rival back in Week 9. He said, “can’t lose a game like that against that team.”
The Lions were eliminated from postseason contention when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Rams earlier in the day. That left them playing the role of spoiler, as the Packers needed a win in Week 18 to secure the final NFC wild card spot over Seattle.
The Lions, with nothing to play for, came from behind to win 20-16 and end the Packers season.
Following the game, Nicole Menner of FOX 11 News witnessed some members of Detroit’s coaching staff throw a shot at the Packers as staffers were getting into the elevators at Lambeau Field. One Lions coach yelled “can’t be losing to that team three times!” A member of the Packers said “real classy” in response. The Lions then pointed out how Rodgers is the one who started the trash talk.
The Lions have now beaten the Packers three straight times dating back to last season.
Detroit Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell. Photo courtsey of Jake May | MLive.com