Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has dominated the NFC North, but hasn’t beaten Kirk Cousins of late.
Rodgers made a bold statement about the rest of the division this week, and while it ruffled some feathers, it’s not necessarily wrong.
“All the other teams in the NFC North, it seems like every single year, I think their fanbase and their teams feel like, ‘This is our year to win the North,’” Rodgers said. “Hasn’t really been the case during my time, for the most part.”
In fact, the stats largely back Rodgers up, especially in recent years.
Per Statmuse, in his last two seasons against NFC North opponents, Rodgers has thrown 38 touchdowns and no interceptions. That…does not seem human.
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Rodgers hasn’t beaten the Kirk Cousins-led Vikings since 2020 — that’s 727 days and running. This Sunday, he’ll have a chance to break that streak.
Yes, the Packers defeated the Vikings last season, but Cousins was in health and safety protocol. The last two times Rodgers and Cousins matched up, the latter came out on top.
It’s a small sample size, but that’s all rival NFC North teams have to knock Rodgers. Minnesota football fans know this best. Take any small victory you can get.
In one day, that small victory could be gone. Rodgers hears everything, and he surely wants his Packers team to get off to a strong start against perhaps the only team that can really challenge Green Bay in the NFC North this season.