I didn't notice it watching the game live at Ford Field, but in the midst of his career-best game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley stopped just short of body-slamming Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter of the Packers' 24-20 victory. As it turns out, Rodgers was angered by the attempt and let Fairley know as much during the game. The play occurred on third down at the end of the Packers' opening possession of the second half. Rodgers stepped up in the pocket and Fairley stripped the ball at the Packers' 8-yard line. The ball bounced forward to the 12-yard line, and as Rodgers grasped for it, Fairley grabbed him around the waist, lifted him and began to slam him before letting up...
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