Tigers take jab at Lions’ former rival Aaron Rodgers in scoreboard trivia game

Tigers take jab at Lions’ former rival Aaron Rodgers in scoreboard trivia game

Ian Casselberry

The Detroit Tigers beat the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park on Sunday, 10–2. That was the main attraction at the ballpark.

But during a break in the action, the scoreboard operator took the opportunity to troll a former rival who previously played for another Wisconsin team while supporting the hometown Detroit Lions.

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For a trivia question to fans in attendance, the in-game entertainment crew posted photos of currrent New York Jets quarterback and former Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers alongside Lions linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, asking “Who had the most completions last season?”

WXYZ sportscaster Brad Galli posted a photo of the scoreboard question to social media.

As most NFL fans surely know, Rodgers did not complete any passes last season after suffering an Achilles injury four snaps into the Jets’ Week 1 game versus the Buffalo Bills.

Meanwhile, Reeves-Maybin did have a completion despite playing defense and special teams. During the Lions’ Week 17 game versus the Dallas Cowboys, he completed a pass to Khalil Dorsey on a second-quarter fake punt.

Detroit fans love holding a grudge and taking a jab at a rival. And everybody at Comerica Park surely had a good laugh over the trivia question. All in good fun!

But Rodgers could point to his career scoreboard and have the last laugh over those fans, the Lions and the scoreboard operator. In 26 games against Detroit while he was the quarterback of the Packers, Rodgers compiled an 18–8 record and completed 65% of his passes for 6,551 yards and 54 touchdowns.

Packers fans would surely also point out that Rodgers won a Super Bowl with Green Bay while Detroit has never been to a Super Bowl. OK, the NFC North rivals can settle it on the field this season.

By the way, the Lions and Jets aren’t scheduled to play each other in 2023-24. Their next scheduled matchup is in 2026. Unless the two teams were to meet in the Super Bowl, which would prompt a whole new scoreboard game.

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