Week 9: Patriots defeat Packers at Gillette Stadium, 31-17

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Week 9 in the NFL brings a matchup between two of the most storied franchises in NFL history. 

The teams are lead by two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today and possibly all time. They’re both from California, they’re both Super Bowl champs and they both wear number 12. 

It’s a matchup between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

It’s a game Patriots nation had circled on their calendars when the schedule first came out. Brady and Rodgers are two of the most successful and talented quarterbacks in all of the NFL.

Although the two quarterbacks are opponents, fans from both teams have respect for the two players wearing number 12.

“Definitely a lot of respect for Aaron Rodgers, the way he throws the ball downfield he gives clutch moments time and time again,” said Justin Ferreira of Connecticut. 

“It’s Brady he has more Super Bowl rings but we hope Rodgers can eventually do the same,” Kyle McFadden of Wisconsin added.

Rodgers has the edge winning the only other game the two quarterbacks have played against one another, Brady has the advantage in a category that means a lot to Patriots nation.

“When you look at it, it’s about who has the most rings. Brady has the most hardware so it’s obviously Brady GOAT number one Rodgers maybe number six,” said Alex Schofield. “Not even close Brady by a mile.”

And the Patriots will be on the road next Sunday for a matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

And you better believe football fans here in western Massachusetts were watching Sunday night’s game.

The Rumbleseat Bar and Grille in Chicopee saw fans as they watched Brady and Rodgers go head to head. 

22News spoke to a couple Patriots fans who said Tom Brady has proven himself to be the best quarterback of all-time. 

“Aaron Rodger is a great quarterback but I think Tom Brady has ended that discussion the last Super Bowl in Atlanta,” said Jeff Richards of Ludlow. “So I think he doesn’t have anything to prove there. Last time he played Rodgers, he lost but they won the Super Bowl that year so I take Brady’s year.” 

Final score: New England Patriots 31, Greenbay Packers 17

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