GREEN BAY - The last time the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks met on the field they effectively brought back the regular NFL referees thanks to a play dubbed the “Fail Mary.” The 24 yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate gave the Seahawks a 14-12 win.
M.D. Jennings entered the national consciousness as the player at the center of the so called "Fail Mary" play. Jennings has no intentions of rehashing the play with Golden Tate of the Seahawks.
"I never go out there even if I'm playing against someone I know. Even if I played with them in college,” Jennings said. “I don't go out there and talk to them before the game. I just focus on my job. That's what I plan on doing this week."
The players said that while Friday's game won't change what happened that fateful night in Seattle, but that moment has been on their minds this week.
"You think about it but it happens,” Sam Shields said. “They called what they called. We couldn't do nothing about it. We just look at it as revenge. They're coming into Lambeau and we've got to protect Lambeau."
Dezman Moses added, "I think you can feel anticipation throughout the week amongst the guys that were here. You know things didn't fall the way we wanted them to so we're going to take things in our own hands this week and just play football."
While their younger teammates have revenge on their mind, the Packers two most veteran players say there will definitely be an electricity in the air, just not because of that one play.
"It's extra juice because we're playing at home. You know it's exciting,” Ryan Pickett said. “We're playing a playoff team so we definitely want to come out fast and get off to a good start."
Aaron Rodgers dismissed the idea of earning revenge as well.
"It is the preseason. We'd love to play well, last year was last year, and this is the 2013 Packers, team 93."
Team 93, hopes accomplish what team 92 did not, end the night with a win against the Seattle Seahawks.
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