Aaron Rodgers has gone through a lot over his 15 NFL seasons, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback considers playing in an empty stadium one of his weirdest moments.
“One of the strangest experiences I’ve had in the NFL,” Rodgers said Sunday when asked about playing without fans, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
The veteran signal-caller added that the absence of a crowd “doesn’t let you know that a play is a good play sometimes,” per Ryan Wood of Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Despite being in an unfamiliar situation, the two-time MVP managed to start the 2020 regular season on the right foot. Rodgers completed 32 of his 44 pass attempts for 364 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 43-34 victory against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur thinks not having fans in the stands gave his offense an edge over its division rival.
“It definitely benefited us from an offensive standpoint today in terms of being able to use that hard count,” LaFleur said, according to NFL.com’s Grant Gordon.
Green Bay will host its first game this season without fans next Sunday in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions.
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