Back in late September, the Packers were 1-2. with convincing losses to the Seahawks and Lions. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers took the opportunity to remind fans, media and anyone else who doubted Green Bay to 'R-E-L-A-X.' In the eight games since, the Packers are 7-1, the only loss coming in New Orleans after Rodgers tweaked his hamstring.
On Sunday afternoon, Rodgers and the Packers host Tom Brady and the Patriots (you may have heard something about this). But first, Rodgers sat down with The NFL Today's Tony Gonzalez to discuss the team's 2014 journey.
"A couple weeks ago, my wife, I get home, she says, 'Hey, why don't you clean up the closet.' I said, 'You know what, honey, just R-E-L-A-X," Gonzalez told Rodgers. "It's become like pop culture. Are you amazed by this? LeBron James even came out and was even telling everybody to 'relax,' to quote the great Aaron Rodgers. How does that feel?"
"It's hilarious," Rodgers said. "You never thing something like that is going to take off. We were struggling a little bit, we came off a couple rough road losses, and I think the feeling was, just, if we can start to put some things together, we have a talented team. And it just kind of came out naturally, authentically and the next thing you know it's all over the place. I knew I had to play well and we kind of got things going the next week in Chicago."