Aaron Rodgers: More embarrassment than injury on fourth quarter tumble

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked good for most of Monday night’s 30-16 win over the Falcons, but there was one awkward moment in the fourth quarter of the contest.

Rodgers was trying to avoid the Atlanta pass rush and tumbled to the turf in awkward fashion as part of that effort. He got back up slowly, but remained in the game and told Lisa Salters of ESPN after the final whistle that he was more red-faced about how the play looked than he was concerned about his health

“I think it was more embarrassment than injury,” Rodgers said. “My ankle kinda, or knee, something, kinda hyperextended maybe a little bit but I’m alright.”

The Packers have a bye in Week Five so there’s plenty of time for Rodgers to make sure all is well. There’s also time for wide receiver Davante Adams to continue recovering from his hamstring injury, which would put the Packers in good offensive shape for a Week Six trip to Tampa Bay.

15 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: More embarrassment than injury on fourth quarter tumble

  1. Aaron Rodgers is dropping dimes and suck it signs.

    The MVP race is on and it’s A-Rod vs. Wilson right now. Mahomes is great, and he may be in it by seasons end, but A-Rod and Wilson are a step above right now.

    Enjoy the bye week and get this team healthy. Let’s then go to Tampa and quiet the Brady lovers.

    #GoPackGo!✊

  2. The consensus everywhere was the Packers would backslide after their 13-3 2019 season. If anything, we may see improvement on that this year. Who out there the rest of the way will defeat them? If the Packers get past Tom Brady and the Bucs in two weeks, then the ‘Niners seem like the toughest opponent remaining on their schedule. If everything falls their way, Green Bay with a first round playoff bye and home field advantage all the way through would be a tough playoff opponent for anyone in the NFC.

  3. Offense looks mid-season form despite injuries. It doesn’t seem to matter who’s in there, Rodgers finds them. The defense is OK. It’s important they continue to improve each week and stay healthy.

  4. Who can beat the Packers? For sure, these teams: The Chiefs with Mahomes. The Ravens with Jackson. The Seahawks with Wilson. The Buccaneers with Brady. The Bills with Allen. The Titans. The Steelers, The Browns, The Rams.
    The Packers have beaten a bad Saints team, and bad Vikings, Lions, and totally suspect Bears. Why even the 49ers and Cards might beat them.

  5. Rodgers is looking great and seems to be having fun again. The beauty of it though is that it’s not all Rodgers. The O line is performing well even with rotating starters, and all of the backs are making huge contributions too. And it’s great to see the second and third-year guys starting to click (e.g. Big Bob Tonyan!). The offense playing as a cohesive unit is making it look easy for ARodg – and at this stage of his career, it IS easy for him.

    The defense is doing what needs to be done – limiting explosive plays, and coming up with big stops when they are needed.

    While the bye is a little early this year, it seems to have come at a good time. Lots of guys with dings have some time to heal, and the extra rest for Adams will hopefully give his hammy time to fully heal (and another couple of weeks for Clark too).

    All systems go for the Pack!

  6. The Packers have beaten a bad Saints team, and bad Vikings, Lions, and totally suspect Bears.
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    I’d say the usual “we can only play the teams on the schedule” but apparently that’s not true anymore.

  7. Seattle and Green Bay is going to be an amazing game in the NFC championship.

  8. It truly is humbling and an honor to watch the most successful franchise in NFL history shred every opponent on the schedule – all while significantly short-handed. No wonder the world knows Green Bay as Titletown.

  9. I hate to burst your bubble but the world does not think of Green bay as Titletown any more than it thinks of the Cowboys as America’s taem.

  10. pkrlvr says:
    October 6, 2020 at 10:52 am
    The Packers have beaten a bad Saints team, and bad Vikings, Lions, and totally suspect Bears.
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    I’d say the usual “we can only play the teams on the schedule” but apparently that’s not true anymore.

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    Dude bursting your bubble again. The teams the Packers have beat have a combined 4-12 record. I recall last year when the Vikings were on a roll and Packers fans said the samething. The fact remains we all know Packers don’t makes the schedule but so its either they have beaten quality opponents or they havent.

    Ya all hoping around like elves at a candy cane convention and just a quarter of the season has been played. One post here was predicting the 9ers look to be the toughest opponent left. What about the Colts? The bye is early for the Packers that is 11 straight games.

    Anything can happen during the course of the season, injuries to major players. Like when Rodgers got hurt, not saying I want him to get hurt at all but that season was over. Looking ahead at the schedule and saying in so many words its easy…..humpf These predictions are better served when half way thru the season.

  11. If Rodgers had injured himself Packer fans would have been sending Lambeau field turf death threats.

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