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Tom Brady Respects Aaron Rodgers

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows it won't be easy going up against the Packers led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.

Brady last visited Lambeau Field in 2006 and shutout Green Bay 35-0.

"He's just phenomenal, a great player. I always love watching him play because he does things that a lot of guys in the league can't do; that nobody can really do except him," Brady said of Rodgers.  "For a quarterback, I really know how hard it is to do that, especially on a consistent basis, and he's been as consistent as anybody who has ever played the position, so I've got a lot of respect for him." 

Rodgers has thrown 30 touchdown passes and has to keep pace with the Lions, who won on Thanksgiving.

"They have the highest percentage of scores after you turn the ball over than any team in the league. That's a big reason why they're getting ahead at home because they get ahead of you, you start to press, you turn it over, they convert into more touchdowns, and it just piles on," Brady said. "You've got to keep the game close and keep it competitive, and I think Aaron has done a great job in his career of not turning the ball over. He's got all the ability in the world." 

The Patriots are averaging 32.5 points per game and own the best record in the AFC.

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Author: Tommy Byrne

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