Lions' Patricia 'more nervous' to face Rodgers after beating QB twice in 2018
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The Detroit Lions swept Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in 2018, but last season's results aren't helping Lions head coach Matt Patricia relax heading into their first matchup of 2019.

"I think for us, it's all about this year," Patricia told reporters Tuesday, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. "Probably makes me more nervous than anything, to be honest with you, just knowing what a competitor (Rodgers) is.

"So from my standpoint, it's all about trying to prepare and get ready this year and the things that they’re doing this year. Certainly, they're in a really good spot and they're operating at a very high level, so we've got a big task in front of us."

Rodgers and the Packers currently lead the NFC North at 4-1 behind a balanced offensive attack and a stout defense.

At an individual level, the two-time MVP isn't off to his best start, but Patricia knows that could change at any moment.

"I think you guys know me well enough to know that I'm extremely competitive," the coach said. "I want to win and everything I do I try to make sure I do it to the best of my abilities.

"But when you're staring across the line of scrimmage at Aaron Rodgers, you know you've got a long day of work in front of you."

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