Aaron Rodgers is taking accountability for the Packers’ loss Thursday night time, as an already depressing season hit a brand new low.
Inexperienced Bay laid an egg on “Thursday Night time Soccer,” struggling a 27-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans that dropped its document to 4-7. Rodgers, who accomplished 24 of 39 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns, didn’t mince phrases after the sport, admitting he wanted to play higher.
“I’ve acquired to throw the ball higher than I did tonight,” Rodgers informed reporters. “Not a variety of margin for error for us and positively not towards a workforce that offers you some alternatives. We’ve acquired to have these performs.”
Rodgers missed quite a lot of throws all through the sport, notably within the fourth quarter. With slightly below ten minutes left and dealing with a 3rd down, Rodgers had Sammy Watkins extensive open on a crossing route in the course of the sphere, however sailed the throw, forcing Inexperienced Bay to punt.
On the subsequent drive, Rodgers had Allen Lazard streaking open towards the left sideline on third down, however airmailed one other throw, forcing a fourth down try. He focused Lazard once more on that play, however there seemed to be a miscommunication, and the Packers turned the ball over on downs.
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Requested if his thumb harm had something to do with the missed throws, Rodgers pushed again a bit.
“I couldn’t let you know [or] level to at least one factor,” Rodgers mentioned. “I’m not going to make excuses about my thumb. It’s been the identical since New York. I don’t know. I’ve acquired to return and take a look at it.
“I felt like basically I used to be in a great place. I simply didn’t have the identical kind of constant grip and ball popping out the identical manner. I threw a variety of sort of wobblers tonight. There was some wind. Simply missed a number of throws I ought to have had. Undoubtedly the one to Sammy and the one to Allen.”
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The Packers have been coming off an inspiring extra time win over the Cowboys in Week 10, with some considering that it may need been a turning level within the season. Rookie extensive receiver Christian Watson broke out with three touchdowns in that sport, and the Inexperienced Bay passing offense seemed higher than it had all season. Watson had each touchdowns on Thursday night time, however they have been his solely receptions of the sport.
However on Thursday night time, the workforce appeared to revert again to its early season struggles. The Packers at the moment are 5 video games again within the NFC North, and will fall right into a tie for final place within the division if each the Bears and Lions win this weekend.