The 2020 NFL season is turning out to be a nail-biting affair. Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers were the latest to succumb to a shock loss at the hands of NFC North rivals, Minnesota Vikings, on Sunday. The Packers won the reverse fixture in Week 1 with a comprehensive 43-34 scoreline.
However, Kirk Cousins and his determined Vikings teammates held on to register a rare 28-17 win at Lambeau Field. This was only their second win of the 2020 NFL season.
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will feel that there were a few positives to take away from this loss. But veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers had his fair share of complaints from today’s disappointing showing.
36-year-old Aaron Rodgers woke up feeling deadly on Sunday. The two-time NFL MVP threw for 291 yards with three passing TDs. However, he could not prevent his team from losing their second game of the season.
Despite a strong individual display, Rodgers was clearly not happy with certain referee decisions from today’s loss against the Vikings. In fact, Rodgers dropped the ‘F-word’ before the referee threw a DPI flag on fourth and 9 for an apparent hold on Elgton Jenkins.
The Packers are now on a 6-2 record heading into Week 9 of the season. The Wisconsin-based franchise takes on Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium next weekend.
Can A-Rod lead the Packers back to the NFC Championship Game for the second year in a row? After all these years, it’s safe to say that betting against Aaron Rodgers is never the smart choice, especially when he is down in the trenches. The NFL ain’t ready for this version of him.