Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady. Green Bay vs. New England. Talk about one spicy prime-time matchup.

Sure, the Packers are hovering around the .500 mark and the Patriots don't appear as invincible as they sometimes — well, often — are. But the matchup between these two quarterbacks features lots of wins, even more touchdown tosses — and plenty of mutual admiration.

"I love watching him play," Brady said of Rodgers. "To see him up close is great. I watch him play whenever he's out there. I study a lot of the Packers' offense, I study Aaron as a player and he just does an incredible job."

The two will meet for just the second time when the Packers (3-3-1) and Patriots (6-2) square off Sunday night.

Rodgers and the Packers won the only other showdown, 26-21 at Green Bay in 2014.

"I loved going to Lambeau Field and playing him four years ago," Brady said. "It'll be great to play him at home this time. I'm really looking forward to it."

 

Edelman fined

The NFL fined Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman $26,739 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in New England's win over Buffalo on Monday night.

Edelman was called for an illegal block after a fair catch signal, but before the ball was touched on a Bills punt in the third quarter.

Giants safety Sean Chandler was fined $20,054 for unnecessary roughness for a horse-collar tackle in the fourth quarter of their 20-13 loss to Washington on Oct. 28.

Raiders linebacker Kyle Wilber also was fined $20,054 for unnecessary roughness for a horse-collar tackle in the fourth quarter of their 42-28 loss to Indianapolis on Oct. 28.

Among others fined was Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, $10,026 for a crack-back block.

 

Around the NFL

The Los Angeles Chargers placed linebacker Kyzir White on injured reserve due to a knee injury and promoted cornerback Jeff Richards from the practice squad. … The Oakland Raiders waived Bruce Irvin after the team's leading pass rusher had his playing time reduced significantly in recent weeks. … Packers receiver Geronimo Allison will miss Green Bay's game against the New England Patriots on Sunday night with multiple injuries. Allison's absence likely means more playing time for rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling.