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Not Losing to NFL’s Worst Defense, Not Five Loss Streak, This Is What Irks Aaron Rodgers the Most From Sunday

Published 11/09/2022, 3:30 AM EST

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Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are going through a regular-season nightmare. Their playoff chances look negligible after their fifth straight loss and the sixth of this season. The veteran QB expressed his concern on The Pat McAfee Show after the loss to the Lions at Ford Field.

The Green Bay Packers no.12 is struggling with his offense. This was evident in the 15-9 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers knows there are holes to fill, but his biggest concern for the rest of the season is injuries. “Obviously, this last week was not only painful to lose a game, but we lost some key players as well,” the Super Bowl champion said.


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What is wrong with A-Rod and the Packers?

Aaron Rodgers‘ worries compounded in the game against the Detroit Lions. It wasn’t just the 15-9 loss to the worst-ranked defense in the league. A-Rod is more concerned about the number of players who had to be sidelined because of injuries on Sunday. Packers GM Brian Gutekunst didn’t make any acquisitions in the trade deadline and head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t run the ball enough. However, that’s not as big as losing key offensive and defensive players, according to Rodgers.


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During the game against the Lions, the Packers lost Rashan Gary, Eric Stokes, wide receivers Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and RB Aaron Jones. Jones only rushed for 25 yards in 9 attempts before injuring his left foot and leaving the game. 4th round pick from Nevada Romeo Doubs left the game with a right foot injury.


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Although the Packers’ defense did a good job and restricted a high-scoring Lions offense to only 15 points, Rodgers and Co. also lost cornerback Eric Stokes and linebacker Rashan Gary during the game to injuries. Receiver Christian Watson left the game after suffering his second concussion this NFL season. “We lost some key players as well. Not just in the game, but maybe for extended time.” the 4X NFL MVP said.


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Can Aaron Rodgers make a comeback like the 2016 season?

Aaron Rodgers is a 10-time Pro Bowler and is undoubtedly one of the most gifted quarterbacks to ever play the game. However, this season is not going so well for the 38-year-old. Rodgers threw 3 interceptions over 291 yards against the Detroit Lions and set a single-game interception high in his career. All three interceptions happened within 25 yards of the Detroit end zone, with one hitting the helmet of a Detroit safety.


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After the departure of Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Billy Turner, and Lucas Patrick, the Packers took no adequate measures to replace these stars. If the road till now was tough, it’s about to get even more challenging for the cheeseheads. They face the 6-2 Dallas Cowboys, Derrick Henry’s Tennessee Titans, and the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles next. Can A-Rod engineer a desperate comeback for Green Bay?



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Rivu Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favourites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC and Formula 1.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial