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New England Patriots Drop A Game In Green Bay

In a game that could act as a preview to the Superbowl this year, the Patriots drop a heart-breaker to the dominant Packers.

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This was an idea I had after scouring the SB Nation universe for content ideas. A lot of blogs do a very brief 300-400 word summary on their divisional rivals. I meant to do this on Sunday and will look to do that going forward, but this week we're a little delayed.

Is it time to talk about Aaron Rodgers as an all-time great? I think we're getting close. Rodgers hasn't been intercepted at Lambeau since 2012. If you think about how much Green Bay throw the ball and how bad the elements get towards the end of the season, it's actually an incredible accomplishment.

Many believe this could be the preview to the Superbowl and with both teams sitting at 9-3 and playing lights out football, it wouldn't surprise me if that turns out to be true.

Rodgers was masterful at picking apart a strong New England defense that included our old buddy Revis. Rodgers finished the game with 368 yards and 2 touchdowns and scored at oppurtune times. He found Jordy Nelson on a long 45 yard score with Revis in coverage, as well as hitting rookie TE Richard Rodgers on a long 32 yard score.

Revis largely looked back to his best covering Nelson who was restricted to two catches, I don't know what happened on the score, but it looked as though Revis expected help inside.

The Patriots were unable to take advantage of a week interior defensive line for Green Bay and Ha-Ha Clinton Dix made a diving pass defense to ensure Green Bay walked away with the victory.

The Patriots will feel confident having matched Green Bay for long periods and the offensive line was able to keep Brady upright, allowing just a single sack. Unfortunately for New England, the Packers were able to dominate the time of possession, keeping the ball for over 36 minutes.