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Greg Jennings prefers indoors over Lambeau Field


The frozen tundra of Lambeau Field is supposed to provide one of the best home-field advantages in sports, especially in January. Unless you're Michael Vick. Or Eli Manning. Or Daunte Culpepper.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings let out a secret, though. He'd rather play inside.

"Absolutely, I would be on turf quick," Jennings told Fox Sports Wisconsin on Wednesday, three days before the Packers host the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC wild-card game. "Dome? Are you kidding me? Would you rather play outside?"

Jennings passed at the chance to backtrack. That probably would have been the better decision considering the sensitive nature of some Packers fans.

"No, no, that's a politically correct answer," Jennings said. "I'm done with politically correct right now. I'm realistic. Do you guys want to go report out there in the cold? OK, as long as you guys report that you don't want me to be out there. But because you have to, you do your job and do it to the best of your ability."

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No, we don't want to work in the cold either. Regardless, there have been questions the last several years if these Packers were better suited to play inside. The offense is built around Aaron Rodgers and a cadre of talented pass-catchers. There hasn't been much of a running game. The Packers won the Super Bowl in 2010 by winning three road games, then the championship indoors in Arlington, Texas.

"I'm not opposed to playing here," Jennings said. "Obviously, with our crowd and our fans, that's what we want as a team. But going on the road -- being isolated away from everyone, I think the focus level and the sense of urgency is just a little tad higher. Because you're dependent on your teammates.

"You travel, you're in a hotel -- you're all together. It's you guys against everyone else outside of that hotel. So it's a little different.

"Obviously we've had success on the road. If we had to play on the road, we'll go on the road. But anytime you can play at home with the home crowd, that's ideal. I mean, is it always better? Who knows? As far as our record goes ... it hasn't worked out for us lately. But it's a different year."

The Packers have lost four of their last six home playoff games dating to the 2002 season, when the Atlanta Falcons became the first road team to win a playoff game at Lambeau.

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