Safety DeShon Elliott admits the Detroit Lions are feeling disrespected by Aaron Rodgers and they will be looking to make a statement when they meet the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. In November, the Lions defeated the Packers 15-9 on their home field.
After the game, Rodgers said the Packers needed to do much better and suggested that there was no way they should have lost to a team like Detroit. If the Packers beat the Lions this Sunday, they will make the playoffs. But if the Seattle Seahawks lose to the Los Angeles Rams and the Lions beat the Packers, Detroit will be going to the postseason.
Elliott: Rodgers and his teammate don't really respect us
“I feel like they don’t respect us. A-Rod doesn’t respect us, that team doesn’t respect us. We’re used to being the underdog. No matter what the record says, we’re going to go out there and we’re going to fight our ass off, play smashmouth football just ’cause the respect factor.
We all got here some way, somehow. Yeah, he’s a Hall of Famer, but I just don’t like the way he’s been talking about my guys all year and the way that team views us, so we’re going to go out there and prove something," Elliott said, per the Detroit Free Press.
After starting the season with a 2-6 record, the Lions have played much better in the second part of the season and now they stand at 8-8. “I just feel like as a competitor bro, you respect everybody in this league and for you to see something or hear somebody say some wild stuff about you or your teammates, your brothers, shoot, what you going to do? You going to lay down or you going to stand up? So we’re going to go out there and we’re going to stand up," Elliott added. It remains to be seen if Elliott and company can beat Rodgers at Lambeau Field this Sunday.
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