“That’s a good question,” Rodgers said when asked if the Lions’ failures in Wisconsin give his team an advantage, via the Detroit Free-Press. “But I don’t really think it does because there are probably some guys on both teams who weren’t born when that streak began. I’ve been a part of a lot of the games. There have been some close ones over the years, some battles. It’s just kind of fell our way the last 20 times or whatever but it’s always been very competitive.”
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The reporters on the call chuckled at Rodgers’ quip before the quarterback tried to get things back on track.
“Come on now,” he said. “Keep it together. Keep it professional.”
The last time the Lions left Wisconsin with a win was on Dec. 15, 1991, a 21-17 victory. Suffice to say, it’s the longest road losing streak against a single opponent in NFL history.
The Packers (6-2) are in the midst of a two-game losing streak, practically unprecedented during Rodgers’ tenure, so long as he was under center in the games. It’s unlikely the 1-7 Lions, who last week continued the process of cleaning house with the dismissal of the team’s president and general manager, will send the Packers into a spiral with a three-game losing streak. But stranger things have happened, even if the last time it did in this situation occurred nearly 24 years ago.