“How is That Holding?” – Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Unhappy with NFL Officiating

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November 2, 2020 4:51 am

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.

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Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers suffer an upset

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.

Nov 1, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) fumbles the ball after getting hit by Minnesota Vikings defensive end D.J. Wonnum (98) on the final play of the game in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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