Fans can’t ask for more star power than this prime-time quarterback matchup.
Five-time Super Bowl champion and three-time league MVP Tom Brady will lead the Patriots against one-time Super Bowl champion and two-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
While their individual talent stands out in this showdown, so does the fact they will serve as primary storylines this season.
Peter King of TheMMQB called this showdown the regular season game of the year for 2018 and highlighted the fact Brady and Rodgers have only started head-to-head one other time in their illustrious careers—a 2014 win for the Packers.
While this inter-conference clash doesn’t feature the same playoff implications as some of the divisional games on the schedule, the rare chance to see these two future Hall of Famers on the same field makes it the primetime matchup to watch in 2018.
The highlight play won’t wipe away Williams’ egregious coverage fail in January, but it should at the very least deliver a much-needed ‘W’ in the man’s Twitter mentions. We can all use that sometimes.
Those were the infamous press conference parting words from Colts general manager Chris Ballard, whose team was sent into scramble mode after Josh McDaniels walked away from a deal that was to make him Indy’s next head coach. McDaniels opted to remain the offensive coordinator under Bill Belichick in New England, and now the Colts get a chance to stick it to the guy who they thought was their guy. The rivalry comment was a touch melodramatic, sure, but that’s what we like ’round these parts. Revenge will be much more feasible for the Colts if Andrew Luck is playing in this game.