Aaron Rodgers: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner a ‘talented duo’

By Ryan Hannable on November 27, 2014 at 6:00 am ET
Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 2,957 yards, completed 67 percent of his passes, and has 30 touchdown passes and just three picks this season. (Casey Hayward/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers knows he will need to be at his best this Sunday taking on the Patriots. (Casey Hayward/Getty Images)

FOXBORO — Jay Cutler, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford.

Those are the four quarterbacks the Patriots secondary, led by Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, has been able to contain in each of the last four games, all Patriots wins. This week they may face their toughest test yet — Aaron Rodgers on his home turf of Lambeau Field.

Rodgers is completing 67 percent of his passes, averaging 284.8 passing yards per game and has 18 touchdowns and no picks in five home games this years, but Rodgers knows keeping that pace will be tough facing Revis and Browner.

“They’€™re a talented duo there,” Rodgers said on a conference call Wednesday. “They both have different skill sets that they use to their advantage. I played against Browner in college and he was a dominant player and then for whatever reason he went up to Canada and came back. He’€™s been a dominant player since he’€™s been back. He’€™s a lockdown defender, uses his size and length really well. Darrelle has been one of the best corners probably since he got into the league. With the years under his belt, it just gives the experience. There’€™s nothing that probably surprises him. He’€™s done a great job of being patient and reading routes. He’€™s got great ball skills. Everything he does is exceptional.”

The two teams come into the game as the two Super Bowl favorites, and both playing their best football of the season. The Packers have won seven of their last eight games, while the Patriots have won seven in a row after a 2-2 start.

Rodgers says he isn’t look at this game any differently and is just concentrating on putting the Packers in the best position come the postseason.

“We don’€™t get up and down more for any other matchup,” Rodgers said. “This is an uncommon opponent, this AFC team. This time of year, you want to win all your games, especially the ones at home when you’€™re in a position to control your own fate here. We can keep on a roll and hopefully get a home playoff game. That’€™s what we’€™re thinking about.”

Over the Patriots’ seven-game win streak they have done a number of different things with their secondary, showing offenses different looks and schemes, depending on the skill set of the particular offense they’re facing that week. Rodgers knows he has to be ready for anything, but put executing themselves first before they worry about anything else.

“The league is about adjustments,” said Rodgers. “You have to be able to make adjustments within a game and at halftime. When you get out there you have to be able to react and trust the things you worked on in practice and [have] done throughout the year. We’€™re going to run our offense and be ready for anything they do and just adjust accordingly once we get out there to some of the stuff they’€™re doing. They’€™re going to have a great plan coming in, they always do. [We’€™re] going to have to try to execute better than they can stop us.”