Packers DC Mike Pettine once called Tom Brady a cheater


Tom Brady doesn't forget a lot of things, so it's worth wondering if he'll remember what current Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine had to say about him a few years back.

Pettine, who was with the Browns at the time, was asked for his reaction on the Deflategate findings in the Ted Wells report a few days after it was released.

“I didn’t have much of a reaction,” Pettine said in 2015. “Nothing is surprising. He’s one of the best ever and it would be a shame to tarnish that. I guess we’ll see how it plays out.

“I’ve always had a lot respect for him, but also I lose a lot of respect for people who cheat.”

That isn't the only thing going against Pettine this week -- Brady has owned his defenses over the years.

When facing a Pettine-led defense (Jets from 2009-12, Bills 2013, Packers 2018-present), Brady is 10-3, competing 64% of his passes for an average of 269 yards per game to go with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. in Green Bay.