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Cameras caught Aaron Rodgers smiling before a snap during the Packers' playoff win over the Rams.
Rodgers explained on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he was laughing because a Rams player had called out his fake snap language and said they wouldn't fall for it.
Rodgers said it wasn't trash-talk, but he enjoyed the competitive nature between the teams.
As Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers carved up the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the playoffs, cameras caught Rodgers smiling before a snap.
The moment was largely deemed the moment Rodgers sensed victory:
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However, speaking on "The Pat McAfee Show" on Tuesday, Rodgers said the moment occurred when he was attempting to get the Rams to jump on one of his legendary fake snaps. McAfee asked if someone on the Rams said, "We're not falling for your bulls---."
Rodgers replied, "That's almost word for word what he said, actually." Rodgers revealed that it was linebacker Kenny Young.
"[Rams' No.] 43, [John] Johnson said before the snap, 'No snap, no snap.' He was yelling out," Rodgers said. "And I was like, 'Ah, why even go through the girations of this snap count?'
"But I still went through with it, and they didn't jump. And 41 started, 'That's right. You can't get us, you can't get us.'
Rodgers added: "His animation just kinda got me. I was laughing."
Rodgers said it wasn't trash-talking, but he couldn't help but laugh at the friendly back-and-forth. He said he loves that dynamic in games.
Rodgers also noted that with 15 seconds on the play clock and 10 seconds left on the game clock, the Rams should have been well aware that he wasn't going to snap the ball.
Rodgers finished the game with 296 yards on 23-of-36 passing with 2 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown, and 0 interceptions.
He told McAfee that he celebrated the win with a glass of scotch and a cigar.
Watch the clip below:
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