Matthew Stafford vs. Aaron Rodgers: An incomplete history

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) /

‘NFC North Title Game’ 2014

Outside of a memorable three game stretch in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, it’s hard to pinpoint a whole lot of moments that highlight these quarterbacks at their best when playing each other. Still, here are some of the better ones up to now.

The first meeting between the two with something tangible on the line. Both teams were 11-4, both quarterbacks would end up in the Pro Bowl, and this was perhaps the first true ‘legacy game’ for Matthew Stafford, impacting the perception around the 26 year-old quarterback as the Lions’ struggle in the biggest games continued.

After falling behind 14-0 late in the first half, two Stafford-to-Megatron touchdowns tied up the game and made things interesting for awhile, before two late Rodgers TDs, one on the ground and one through the air, put the game and the division title out of reach.

The play of both Rodgers and Stafford was overshadowed somewhat by a controversial foot stomp from Ndamukong Suh that became the major storyline from that game.

Green Bay 30, Detroit 20

Stafford: 20-41, 217 yd, 3 TD, 89.2 QB rating

Rodgers: 17-22, 226 yd, 2 TD (1 rushing), 139.8 QB rating