Packers Game With Jets Taken Up A Notch

It's hard to believe the Packers game against the Jets isn't going to be on national television considering the story lines behind these two Super Bowl contenders.

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.

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NyPacker's picture

July 24, 2010 at 08:09 pm

I sure would like to hear Revis' response to Finley. Knowing ESPN, they'll probably blow up all the smack talk in Revis' face until he has something to say back :)

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FITZCORE1252's picture

July 24, 2010 at 09:24 pm

I was watching that live with my girl and we both thought it was awesome. The kid is cocky, no denying that, but I like it. I also dug how he basically said he would school any of the other TE's in the league with BB backgrounds (Gates, Gonzalez..) on the hardwood. Dude's got swagger, And there is no reason he shouldn't be able to outjump/out'body' Revis. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. He's got the talking part done.

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DAWG's picture

July 24, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Sorry, didn't like it, vid, do the talking on the field, not in the press.
Now TGIF is a target, guess we'll see how that works for him. JF= you need to tighten your chin strap-your gonna need it- I'm pulling for ya.

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PackerAaron's picture

July 25, 2010 at 12:43 am

Loved it. This is football, not golf.

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DAWG's picture

July 25, 2010 at 01:41 am

Can you say -Nationally Televised game!

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DAWG's picture

July 25, 2010 at 01:15 am

If you know anything about coach R Rayan, he's gonna eat this Sh%#t up, maybe Reivs too--on game day.
This is gonna be one f..kin good game.
wow. TGIF=Packer Nation

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FITZCORE1252's picture

July 25, 2010 at 04:05 am

"This is gonna be one f..kin good game"

Could be.

I think it could actually get ugly though. GBP - 27ish, nyj - 10ish. Seriously, unless we're giving up double digit points (which of course we wont be, due to the NY fanbase/media), I'm putting legit coin on the Pack that game (assuming everything stands relatively pat... Matt Flynn isn't starting). Terrible matchup for the Jets. Terrible. GREAT matchup for the GBP! I hope the National media keeps eating up these off-season moves of the Jets. Remember they were a 9-7 team. Had Indy decided to dress, they would have been an 8-8 team that missed the playoffs. But a couple 30 somethings and a hot/cold CB catapult them into a 14-2 team, laughable... maybe we'll get a point or two... I would almost feel guilty. Almost. Remember this post. If you can get action on that game giving less than 2.5, hit up the 401K. FITZCORE's Pre-season "lock of the year"!

Also. Here's $1,000 worth of free advice: Sportsinteraction has the Philly game as a pickem. I would not be shocked if we are giving up a FG by kickoff (once the oddsmakers get a look at us in the preseason, it's over), buy in now.

GBP 4 LIFE

Straight cash Homie.

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Brian Carriveau's picture

July 25, 2010 at 07:19 am

If you're going to bet on the Packers, wouldn't you want to wait until they're three point underdogs to bet on them?

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The yooper's picture

July 25, 2010 at 07:51 am

He said wwll be giving up 3 in other words favored

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Brian Carriveau's picture

July 25, 2010 at 07:55 am

Gotcha, I thought it said getting. My bad. But on another note, no way the Packers are three point favorites on the road. I'd be willing to bet on that :)

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FITZCORE1252's picture

July 25, 2010 at 08:25 pm

"maybe we’ll get a point or two…"

Meaning we may be the dogs by a point or two, although I would be comfortable giving up 2.5 (if the rosters stay as they are currently), I like the matchup.

GBP 4 LIFE

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BigSnakeMan's picture

July 25, 2010 at 09:53 am

Woodson treated Ryan as he deserves to be; with indifference. But I wouldn't be surprised if some of his teammates didn't take exception with Ryan's comments.

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Wiscokid's picture

July 25, 2010 at 01:03 pm

Aaron, are you and or Corey planning on attending the game?

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NickGBP's picture

July 25, 2010 at 04:07 pm

Pretty sure a whole bunch of Cheesehead Nation is going from what I've seen on Twitter. I know Jersey Al is and a few others from around the NY area. I'll be there. Should be getting some great tix from my contact. This is my most looked-foward to game of the season because all of the local Jets fans' high hopes for the season. Going to be some good trash talking before the game.

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Wiscokid's picture

July 25, 2010 at 04:21 pm

I wish I were going with you. Sounds like fun.

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jerseypackfan's picture

July 25, 2010 at 08:08 pm

Going to the Queens game the week before and to this game. I don't think I will have hearing or a voice left after these two weeks. I cant wait!!!!

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PackRat's picture

July 25, 2010 at 05:54 pm

Isn't anyone a little worried about ARod getting banged up? Not like we have a superbowl plan B....

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PackersRS's picture

July 25, 2010 at 05:59 pm

Not really. Who does? If Manning goes down, the Colts are doomed. Same goes for Brees, Favre, Rivers...

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andrew's picture

July 25, 2010 at 07:34 pm

sometimes the untested quarterback takes the team to the ship and becomes a star.. you never know nowadays.. look at kurt warner.. and rodgers is young.. he will be fine.. and our o line is fairly solid this season he wont get as banged up this year

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jerseypackfan's picture

July 25, 2010 at 08:10 pm

Wouldn't that go for just about every team in the league if their starting QB goes down? I think the only team that can survive a quarterback going down is Denver.

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FITZCORE1252's picture

July 25, 2010 at 11:59 pm

If somebody's starting QB goes down and there isn't a drop off, chances are the starter isn't that good (Young & Brady = exception, not the rule).

GBP 4 LIFE

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marcopo's picture

July 27, 2010 at 09:30 pm

This game is going to be interesting from the standpoint of NFL philosophies. At this point there is NO team that can stop a hot"elite" QB with multiple,talented targets. What Ryan is trying to do is stack his secondary with great coverage guys who can stop those defenses. Peyton mangled the Jets in the Playoffs. Personally, I think the Jets got very luck last year. They should be improved this year with going wacko in FA, but NE and Miami aren't gonna lay down soon.

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