Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned in a poor performance in a 34-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals a week ago Sunday, but he’s not letting that get him down as the Packers prepare to face the Detroit Lions Sunday at Lambeau Field.
“I just trust in the preparation, trust in the routine I guess,” said Rodgers when asked today how he plans to bounce back from an “off” game.
Rodgers said it’s important to maintain a positive attitude.
“I encouraged our leaders this week to stay positive, to bring that positive energy,” said Rodgers. “I think that’s going to be important to kind of permeate throughout the team. A lack of panic and an overall general positive outlook on things regardless of the circumstance or the adversity we may face.”
The Packers are 1-2 for the second straight season and face the first-place Lions in an important NFC North game.
“We’ve been in this position before,” said Rodgers. “You don’t want to put yourself in this position because it’s a tough battle and we’ve got 13 straight games here which gives it an extra dimension as well to the toughness but we’re going to rely on our veterans to stay healthy, play well and lead, and our young guys to come along and grow up fast and make the plays we expect them to make.”
Rodgers was effusive in his praise of the Lions.
“I think they’re playing really well,” he said. “I think they got a good recipe. They’ve got a young stud quarterback who’s throwing the ball really well, they got one of the top guys at receiver, their defense is playing really well.
“Their coaching staff has been together for a few years now in a row and that gives you some continuity there, and it’s going to be a tough test.”