Sunday will be a first for Aaron Rodgers. Never in his 17-year career has the Green Bay Packers quarterback started a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Off to a 1-2 start, the Steelers want nothing more than to make it a losing occasion for Rodgers and the Packers.
Green Bay will be coming off a high from a last-second win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. They needed the leg of veteran kicker Mason Crosby to boot in a 51-yarder as time expired after holding the lead until the last 37 seconds. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, will desperately be trying to avoid a three-game losing streak.
Led by Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers offense struggled last week against a division rival in the Cincinnati Bengals. He threw two interceptions and was sacked four times against the Bengals, finishing with a passer rating of 35.1. The winning recipe for the Packers could be to send as much pressure as possible at the 39-year-old quarterback.
Before the season, this was viewed as a classic matchup. Both teams were believed to be the cream of the crop of their respective conferences, but with the Steelers tailing off, this game doesn’t have quite the same intrigue as before. However, there are still some great individual matchups worth highlighting.
Let’s take a look.