For a game against an out of conference opponent not being held in primetime on national television, the Halloween day match-up with the New York Jets in their brand new stadium could be the most intriguing game on the Green Bay Packers schedule.
A little background is necessary: First cornerback Charles Woodson won the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year award ahead of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. Then Jets coach Rex Ryan cried to the media about how Revis deserved the award, attempting to belittle the Packers defense in the process.
Then the Jets debuted their own wine label honoring their inaugural season in new Meadowlands Stadium, while Woodson is prevented by the NFL from promoting his own TwentyFour wine label.
Now tight end Jermichael Finley just added fuel to the fire when he appeared on ESPN’s First Take talk show saying how much he’s looking forward to the mid-season contest (hat tip: Monty McMahon of Total Packers).
“I know one player I’m looking forward to is Revis. I can’t wait to see that matchup,” said Finley. “I’m gonna seize the moment. I’m gonna be champing at the bit to get at him, I promise you.”
Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com wrote an article for Maple Street Press featuring Charles Woodson and the history behind the upcoming game in what looks to be perhaps the most overlooked game on the entire NFL schedule this season. It goes a little something like this (click image to enlarge):
In order to read the rest of the story, you’re going to have to get your own copy of Maple Street Press Packers Annual. They’re on sale on newsstands everywhere in Wisconsin, but if you live outside the Badger state, you can order it online here.