Oct 13, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) communicates with teammates during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Packers vs. Seahawks: The ‘best’ against the best


Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) prepares to throw the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

 

Imagine it … Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a deep pass to Jordy Nelson for the go-ahead touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.

That’s the result you’re goin’ to get, when you try Richard Sherman with a ‘not so sorry’ quarterback like Rodgers.

Don’t you ever talk about me …

OK, I digress.

But, remember I’m a guy that likes to joke around.

We can’t wait for the Richard Sherman vs. Aaron Rodgers showdown. Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports photograph

What will happen when the ‘best’ cornerback in the game meets the actual best quarterback in the game? On Thursday, Sept. 4, we will find out as the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks square off in week 1.

Richard Sherman, the self-proclaimed best cornerback in the game, is one HECK of a football player (don’t forget I said this).

But, so is the man who wears number 12 for the Green Bay Packers.

Sherman is known for playing close and physical with the receiver making it very tough for an offense to function through the air. Rodgers, on the other hand, is a living nightmare for defenses, specifically safeties and cornerbacks.

Someone will have to give, but who will it be?

Richard Sherman of course.

Aaron Rodgers will be the best quarterback Richard Sherman has faced since they met back in 2012. Probably the best quarterback he faces in his NFL career. While Richard Sherman has intercepted 16 passes in his past two years of pro football, he hasn’t done much against too many quarterbacks that I would classify as ‘elite’.

Aaron Rodgers is the best money can buy. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Aaron Rodgers is the best money can buy.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Sure, he’s played against quarterbacks such as Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Drew Brees but the majority of his games and interceptions have been against guys like Kellen Clemens, Carson Palmer, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Schaub, and even Eli Manning.

But then again, who hasn’t picked off Eli Manning?

Though Sherman has covered a number of pro-bowl receivers, those receivers still need a good quarterback to get them the ball. Quarterbacks are then afraid to even target a receiver he is covering.

That’ll all change come Sept. 4. You could cover a receiver with a blanket and Rodgers will still get the ball to him. A number of factors go into a play, but whether it’s broken or a well-timed route, it’s for Aaron not to miss his targets.

Rodgers > Legion of Boom

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  • trinity

    I think Rogers is one of the best, but definitely not the best. It will be a great matchup, to be sure

    • Brian

      Out of the best, any one of them is going to tear you up. Rodgers could be the best, so could Brees, as well as Peyton, Brady, etc.

      Payton and Brady are getting up there in age. Hard to really say who is the best though. Different teams, different players, different styles. It all matters.

      • trinity

        Peyton is my favorite, but I definitely agree. You can’t go wrong with any of the 4 elite, and a case could be made for them all being the best

    • RyansDad

      Who’s better?

      • trinity

        Peyton and Brady.

  • Mike Brand

    sherman does not have to worry about rodgers he has to worry about nelson and cobb unlike the other teams sherman and the seahawks have played they have never faced an elite qb with lots of weapons . the fail mary is in the past this year he and the hawks need to worry about lacy, cobb, nelson and most likely adams not to mention boykin and bostic and kuhn . then you have starks and franklin to throw in there . there is a reason when rodgers was healthy the packers had a top 3 offense

    • chase lawhead

      The packers had a top three offense. The Denver broncos had the best offense in nfl history. Peyton manning isn’t an elite quarterback with elite receivers? Come on. There’s opinion and there’s the facts. I get you’re a packers fan. I am also. But if you make comments like this you should probably admit your bias at least.

    • Brandon Purdy

      Seattle held the nbr. 1 offense of all time to 8 points. Seattle has seen better weapons than what Greenway posses.

      • RyansDad

        Going to be fun watching Seattle limp into the locker room 0-1 to start the season.

    • Mike Brand

      the funniest thing about this is that its only rodgers and sherman they both have tons of talent around them. sure my packers may have one of the most lethal offenses going into this season but that seattle defense is bad news that hybrid3-4/4-3 defense and schemes they run out of it is proof of a mad scientist running that defense and every potion he creates works. i think the first game of the season with the packers vs the hawks will be as good as the super bowl due to the best vs best

      • RyansDad

        Quite possibly a preview of the NFC championship.

  • Ron Grummer

    Of course, that is assuming Rodgers remains upright and capable of delivering a pass. If the Packers start off with 8 sacks in the first half, like last time (and the defense is much better than it was two years ago) the Packers may not be able to keep up (did I mention the offense is much better than it was two years ago, as well?).

  • Harrison

    Let’s not forget the eight sacks during the fail mary game!

  • chase lawhead

    The ‘elite’ quarterbacks don’t throw interceptions to sherman because they don’t throw to him. See Colin Kaepernick and the NFC championship game. Rodgers is one of the best because he makes good decisions to go along with his great arm. Regardless of what anyone that hates sherman says, he is the best. Look at the stats. The number of passes that have gone to his receivers vs number of catches or interceptions. He is thrown to the least of any starting CB in the league and still leads in int’s. I think Rodgers is the best qb in the nfl right now, and because of that he may look other directions most of the night. Either way it should be a fantastic game…barring any officiating blunders.

  • Brandon Purdy

    He has intercepted Brady and Brees. You conveniently left out the fact that Rodgers and the Packers were held to 12 points last time they played. Sherman is intercepting 1 out of 8 passes thrown his way.

  • bobk333

    Green Bay had a great draft. Ha Ha, Davate and Khyri will make a huge difference. Green Bay has a good chance of winning in Seattle. Rodgers is in his prime as a QB and is probably the best in the world right now. They are going to be a tough, tough challenge for the Seahawks.

    Seattle just hopes to get some of the respect they didn’t get from Green Bay the last time they played.

    One thing is for sure. If the Seahawks lose, there won’t be any excuses — no matter what. That’s just they way they are.

    Indianapolis, Arizona and San Francisco beat them last year and the Hawks gave them all the respect in the world — and, yes, there were controversial calls that would have changed the outcomes of each of those games.

    .

    • http://www.packers.com ron

      You said “Seattle just hopes to earn a little bit of the respect they didn’t get from the Green Bay Packers’ players, coaches and fans the last time they played.”

      Tell you what, you’re correct most packer fans did not give you guys any respect after the fail mary game and that’s because in their eyes the ref’s handed the game to seattle. Different story from the players and coaches though, One of the statements from one of the players was – and I’d like to quote but can’t but, it went something like ” it’s our own fault, we should never have been in that position”. Packer fans can be homers at times but, look in the mirror, My son told me today that there are some Seattle fans that posted that Aaron Rodgers is not better than a backup QB. It was on the NFL facebook page that featured this same topic.

      Your twelve man is going to be so disappointed after Sept 4th.