Packers news: Aaron Rodgers wants it 'roaring for kickoff' against the Redskins
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants it ‘roaring for kickoff’ against the Redskins

Packers, Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers control their destiny. At 9-3, Wisconsin’s finest sits firmly on top of the NFC North division standings. However, they want more.

Though behind the 10-2 Seattle Seahawks and 10-2 New Orleans Saints (as well as the 10-2 San Francisco 49ers [wildcard]), the Packers have a fighting chance at getting a seed to avoid the first round of the NFL Playoffs. To accomplish the daunting task, they must win out, starting with their brawl with the 3-9 Washington Redskins on Sunday.

The Packers will host the Redskins at 1 p.m. ET. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers views that as an advantage, one that they must abuse. On Sunday, he wants to see Lambeau Field roaring for kickoff to get in Washington’s head.

We need our crowd as loud as possible. The noon games are always a little bit slower, over the years, it seems. But, we need to early rise, early alarm clock for our fans to get out there and get the tailgate going. Get the PBR flowing, or the Leinies or the Miller or whatever you choose and let’s get that thing roaring for kickoff because we the support from our fans. Get ’em loud when their on offense, right from the first-down to the last,” said Rodgers on Thursday to reporters.

Rodgers wants Lambeau bumping. He calls for a tailgate worth bragging about, filled with whatever beer the fans choose, responsibly, of course. So now, the challenge is on Packers nation to create that home-field advantage come Sunday. If not, that advantage may not be so advantageous.