Aaron Rodgers suffers first home loss when leading by double digits

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The obscure stat of the day comes from Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Before the Week Four game against the Eagles, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had compiled a record of 50-0-1 when his team led by 10 or more points at home. After the Week Four game against the Eagles, Rodgers now has a record of 50-1-1.

Green Bay rocketed to a 13-0 lead on Thursday night, before Philadelphia woke up and made it a game. The Packers were then unable to recapture the lead after falling behind 21-13, while the game was still in the first half.

Here’s another troubling stat for the 2019 Packers, as pointed out on Friday’s PFT Live by Big Cat: The Packers have scored a grand total of six fourth-quarter points this year. In all games. Combined.

Whether opposing defenses are adjusting to the Green Bay offense or the Green Bay offense isn’t adjusting to opposing defenses or a little of both, the Packers can’t continue to race to a big start and then try to weather the storm.

Actually, that’s a microcosm for a season that included five home games in six weeks, giving them a chance to fatten up their record and then hold on as best they can to a division title or a playoff berth. Last night’s loss became a lost opportunity to bank another September win, which puts even more pressure on the Packers to go to Dallas next weekend and find a way to beat one of the best teams in the conference.

41 responses to “Aaron Rodgers suffers first home loss when leading by double digits

  1. No one runs out of gas like Aaron Rodgers. That’s why he’s still the king.

  2. Aaron Rodgers now has 12 losses
    in his last 22 starts:

    (9-12-1, .432)

    Tom Brady has 12 losses
    in his last 59 starts:

    (47-12, .797)

  3. The stars are aligning. Nobody believed in the Lions and now they’re in first place. They are guaranteed to go into their bye with a winning record and only one more playoff team to play the rest of the year (Cowboys). (I’m not counting the Bears because they’re back in the basement where they belong and had been for six years before last year)

  4. The Packers’ offense was playing very well last night, but then it looked to me that Rodgers was more interested in padding his touchdown stats than winning the game. First down at the one and he throws four straight passes. Then at the end it was first down at the three I think and he threw the interception. They had time outs so they could have run it again. Aaron Rodgers’ ego lost that game.

  5. I would say there will be more to come, but not sure that Rodgers is going to be able to produce a 10 point lead at Lambeau too many more times.

  6. Rough one last night. Had several opportunities to tie/win and didn’t close it out. Defense took a major step back but on the bright side, Rodgers looked really good and that’s encouraging. Hope Adams is ok. Going to be a great game on 10/6

  7. As you say Dallas is one of the best teams in the NFC remember they’ve been playing JV teams so far this year.

  8. “Nobody believed in the Lions and now they’re in first place.”

    That’s great. I hope they have some success, I’m rooting for them.

  9. No reason not to try a single run just an arm’s length from the goal line. I don’t care how much you’re struggling at it.

  10. Aaron Rodgers now has 12 losses
    in his last 22 starts:
    (9-12-1, .432)

    Tom Brady has 12 losses
    in his last 59 starts:
    (47-12, .797)
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    Rebuilding Packers team vs an Empire. That’s fair…….

  11. First of many? Probably not I doubt they’ll ever have a double digit lead again. Crumbling so early this year, sad really.

  12. The only people that bring up Tom Brady’s home record are Pats fans. Us non Pats fans could care less. Yes yes he is the great messiah. Get over it. This game was less about Aaron and more about a defense that could not stop a runny nose. I’m glad Ted Thompson is gone but believe me the new GM has made some questionable decisions. Old Mike Daniels is better then Lowery and Lancaster. Ugh

  13. Interesting to note that in Week 2, the Packers had a 21-0 lead over the Vikings and would have blown that lead if Cousins hadn’t thrown an interception on first and goal with a few minutes left. Almost twice in three weeks after never happening before. Huh.

  14. I’m glad Ted Thompson is gone but believe me the new GM has made some questionable decisions. Old Mike Daniels is better then Lowery and Lancaster. Ugh
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    Despite the recent failings against the run, I think the D is looking alot better.

    Savage and Alexander look like bonafide stars, paired with Kenny Clark and Blake Martinez, I’m really excited about what they have now. A far cry from Thompsons D the last 7-8 years.

    The offense is worrysome. I think they’re caught somewhere in between LaFleur finding his way, and really having a pretty bare cupboard. Outside of Adams, there isn’t another skill player that can consistently make plays.

    3-1.. if you gaurenteed me that when camp broke, I would have taken it.

    .. but I do hope last night wasn’t a sign of things to come.

  15. It was a great football game…..to watch. I wasn’t impressed with the Packer defense, the offense, the coaching, special teams, Rodgers, or the officiating.

    Thankfully, no other teams in the NFCN is demonstrating any better prowess than the Packers and there is a lot of football still to play.

    Get healthy. That’s the task at the moment.

  16. The Packers were exposed. They can’t run the ball or stop the run with any consistency and AR is still a wildcard. There is some evidence to suggest he was going off-script to end the game.

  17. The better team won even though the Eagles were banged up coming in. The Packers lost at home & now they have to go on the road & face the Cowboys, good luck.

  18. they haven’t drafted & developed a tight end so they force it to graham. he can make plays, but not like he used to.

  19. More proof that the refs pad the W column for yhe Packers at home. Just read that stat again, it is truly tasteless and hapless like Erin throwing it from the one yard line. Disgusting!

  20. aarons444 says:
    September 27, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    Brady is 137-21 at home. Just sayin’
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    Rodgers home QB rating – 107.5

    Brady home QB rating – 99.0

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    Rodgers always passing inside the 5 and taking sacks instead of throwing the ball away pad his qb rating. Brady and the Patriots have the best percentage on those short yardage situations because Brady puts the team above his stats.

  21. Zeke gonna break AP’s record for most rushing yards by a RB next week vs. the porous Packer defense. 300 yards is a possibility. They are that bad. 4th in the North for Green Bay.

  22. Green Bay probably wins if the nfl hadn’t wanted Philly to win. The officiating was very biased. Now you GB fans know how Minny fans feel. Yeah Cousins played poorly but we still got hosed on the calls. Rodgers cost GB that game but so did the bad calls & non calls. The nfl is FIXED, no doubt about it.

  23. Rodgers always passing inside the 5 and taking sacks instead of throwing the ball away pad his qb rating. Brady and the Patriots have the best percentage on those short yardage situations because Brady puts the team above his stats.
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    Since 2008 when Rodgers became Packers starter;

    Brady 97 passing scores of 5 yards or less
    Rodgers 103 passing scores of 5 yards or less

    They have the EXCACT same number of 1 yard td passes (23)

  24. Brady: 6 Super Bowl rings and takes less money.
    Rodgers: One of the highest paid QB’s in the league.
    That’s just a couple of the many big differences.
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    Patriot fans: inferiority complex despite a near quarter century of dominance
    Packer fans: not amused with their paranoia

  25. 1. 4 GB passes at the one yard line. They don’t have one OL that Jones can run behind? Wentz rushed for three first downs on sneaks all by himself.
    2. GB defensive line was a sieve against the run again, particularly in the 4th Q.
    3. No call on first punt of the game where the helmet-to-helmet hit on the returner wasn’t called.
    4. The very next play Barnett unloads on Williams with a vicious helmet hit that knocked Williams out. Penalty called but no ejection even though the hit was after the whistle and Williams was stood up by two other defenders. It showed intent to injure and you can bet there will be a hefty fine and/or suspension. Dirty, dirty play.
    5. Both PI challenges should have been overturned.
    6. GB coach and/or QB should be shot for running the Seattle Superbowl asinine pick play near the endzone culminating in the INT. Philly smelled that crap out right away and stoned it.

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