The Pittsburgh Steelers are gearing up for their Week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. During the course of the week either team will make their media rounds, and dance around any bulletin board material questions. For the star players of the game those media obligations are much more. Steelers fans remember Ben Roethlisberger’s weekly hit on 93.7 The Fan and how it could occasionally get him in trouble. Aaron Rodgers has a somewhat similar set up with the Pat McAfee show/podcast, which can be viewed worldwide. Simply known as Aaron Rodgers Tuesdays, the Packers quarterback makes a weekly hit with the former NFL punter and breaks down the previous weeks matchup and dives into his future opponent. This week was no different with Rodgers breaking down the Steelers, the city of Pittsburgh, and the game itself.
"I love Pittsburgh.. it's a great blue collar tahn & Mike Tomlin is a fantastic coach who knows hot to lead & players love playing for" ~@AaronRodgers12 on the Packers matchup with the Steelers this Sunday#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/mvSbBkpvKV— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 28, 2021
As you can tell by the short snippet above, Rodgers was very positive about the Steelers and really Pittsburgh itself. Many are taking the compliments as Rodgers interest in coming to the Steel City. While that is probably a bit of an exaggeration, Rodgers showed a lot of respect to the team he defeated in Super Bowl 45. Rodgers also showed more positivity than a lot of Steelers fans, myself included, toward the Steelers rough start to the season. The Packers gunslinger said this version of the Pittsburgh Steelers is still a dangerous team, especially with them coming off of back-to-back losses.
Aaron Rodgers of course is coming off an MVP season in 2020, despite starting the 2021 season slow against the New Orleans Saints, Rodgers has bounced back against the Lions and 49ers and looks like his old self. The Steelers defense could only muster three incompletions against the Bengals, and let Derek Carr throw over 300 yards against them. This game may be set up for another classic Aaron Rodgers offensive explosion. Perhaps, Wisconsin native T.J. Watt can keep him at bay. The Steelers will need a lot out of their pass rush to not get carved up by one of the best quarterbacks of this generation.
The Steelers will head to Green Bay for their second road game of the regular season, for the Steelers first 4:25PM (ET) kickoff of the year. Pittsburgh is in danger of falling deeper down the hole of the AFC North division race and will need to pull off the hearty upset if they want to keep pace with the other teams in the division.
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