Aaron Rodgers: Packers’ Week Six loss to Buccaneers doesn’t matter now

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The Packers suffered their worst loss of the season in Week Six, when they went to Tampa Bay and lost 38-10 to the Buccaneers. As they prepare for a rematch in the NFC Championship Game, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t too worried about that.

Rodgers told Pat McAfee that what happened in the regular season doesn’t matter now, noting that the Buccaneers suffered a blowout loss of their own to the Saints in the regular season, only to beat the Saints in the playoffs.

“I think the Week Six game matters as much as when the Saints went to their place and beat them 38-3,” Rodgers said, via Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com.

The oddsmakers seem to agree with Rodgers: Despite the Buccaneers winning by 28 when the teams met in the regular season, the Packers are three-point favorites on Sunday.

44 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Packers’ Week Six loss to Buccaneers doesn’t matter now

  1. Going to be a great game. I think the Packers defense is better and their offense is more balanced, but I do not have a dog in this fight.

  2. You know he hated those interceptions. It comes down to which head coach is better and I’ll take Matt LaFleur over Bruce Arians, aka the QB whisperer anyday.

  3. How many times has the Steelers owned the Browns and even was highly favored in that playoff game… Browns didn’t seem to let popular opinion Stop them from advancing!

  4. Of course he will say that … and he’s right. Both teams are on a roll but home field, footing and weather will be a factor. Don’t think for a second Rodgers doesn’t remember that loss was the worst game of the season for the team and himself. He plays best with a chip on his shoulder. Certainly don’t expect another repeat of that game this time .. far from it.

  5. Rodgers wont throw three times to the Bucs in this game,one returned for a td.two of his starting recievers are now 100% instead of 60%.his offensive line has now become the strength of the team.the defense is much improved thanks to Pettine changing his scheme to stop the run.as the Bucs are about to find out there is a lot different about this Packers team than in week six and this time they have old man winter as a fan.

  6. ibtp

    Let’s not kid ourselves here. Both teams are playing lightyears ahead of where they were in week 6 and either one is capable of rising up and throwing an absolute beating to the other. Or it could be a real close game. That’s why they play ’em.

  7. Facts. Also, 25 degrees in January is a totally different animal from 80 degrees in October.

  8. Didn’t he say the same thing a year ago regarding a regular season beat down by the 49ers?

  9. If the Packers haven’t figured out how to stop the pass rush then it still matters. If they shored up the pass blocking it will be a different game.

  10. One reason I’m rooting for Brady and the Bucs is for the Rodgers post game press conference if he loses. He already said they are as healthy as they’ve ever been at this point in the playoffs, and it’s at Lambeau like he always wanted, and he has the better team. There’s absolutely no excuse this time versus last year where he blamed the venue.

    If the Packers lose Sunday, this season was a total failure for GB and Rodgers legacy will be cemented as a regular season quarterback. All the goodwill he built up with his MVP season will be gone instantly and he’ll be known as a playoff choker. And Brady will forever be above him. You couldn’t ask for higher stakes. I think GB wins but I’m fascinated by the outcome if they lose.

  11. chickensalad43 says:
    January 20, 2021 at 8:57 am
    One reason I’m rooting for Brady and the Bucs is for the Rodgers post game press conference if he loses. He already said they are as healthy as they’ve ever been at this point in the playoffs, and it’s at Lambeau like he always wanted, and he has the better team. There’s absolutely no excuse this time versus last year where he blamed the venue.

    If the Packers lose Sunday, this season was a total failure for GB and Rodgers legacy will be cemented as a regular season quarterback. All the goodwill he built up with his MVP season will be gone instantly and he’ll be known as a playoff choker. And Brady will forever be above him. You couldn’t ask for higher stakes. I think GB wins but I’m fascinated by the outcome if they lose.

    3 8 Rate This

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    Aaron Rodgers playoff qb rating: 100.4
    Tom Brady playoff qb rating:90.2

    Rodgers is a better playoff qb as well.

  12. ———————

    Aaron Rodgers playoff qb rating: 100.4
    Tom Brady playoff qb rating:90.2

    Rodgers is a better playoff qb as well.

    One had played in 17 playoff games one has played in 42.
    So the comparison is dumb.

  13. If you rate a QB off Super bowls alone, who can compare. And you don’t pin any loses on McCarthy? I can’t see a loss tarnishing a soon to be 3 time MVP QB. Who has Kept his team relevant for that long.

  14. Aaron Rodgers playoff qb rating: 100.4
    Tom Brady playoff qb rating:90.2

    Rodgers is a better playoff qb as well.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Matt Ryan has a playoff QB rating of 100.8. Clearly he is better than Rodgers, right? Of course not. QB rating doesn’t tell the entire story. Call me when Rodgers leads in almost every major playoff statistical category

  15. If the Packers lose Sunday, this season was a total failure for GB and Rodgers legacy will be cemented as a regular season quarterback. All the goodwill he built up with his MVP season will be gone instantly and he’ll be known as a playoff choker.
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    He’s 1 of only 5 QBs in NFL history with a 100 passer rating.

    In 7 of 10 Playoff appearances so far, he led his team to wins.

    If we’re handing out blame pie, someone else eats first…

  16. The Packers will not lose Sunday. Adams vs. any corner is a problem. Adams vs. two hobbled corners is not going to work.

  17. In 7 of 10 Playoff appearances so far, he led his team to wins.

    If we’re handing out blame pie, someone else eats first…

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    And I’m sure he’ll find someone else on the team to blame….

  18. I’ve been a Brady fan since he won games for us at Michigan 100 years ago, you know… back in the dark ages when he guaranteed a win against Ohio State and pulled it off. So obviously I’m pulling for Brady to win this AND the next game so he can get yet another ring. However… a Florida team playing in Green Bay weather and a teed off Rogers because of the first game does not make for a very favorable setting for the Bucs. Still I hope Brady and his amazing receivers can pull another win out of their pirate hats. It would be a heck of an achievement for a 43 year old QB playing in cold weather like that, weather in which he is no longer used to playing. I hope it’s a great game, e.g., Bucs 42, Pack 10 (ha. Yeah right). But I’m really nervous over this one and would be thrilled with a one point win. Good luck, Brady and the Bucs. Gonna need it….

  19. Without a doubt, the Bucs are much better now than they were when they humiliated the Pack. That doesn’t bode well.

  20. The Green Bay Packers should win the game. Passing to Tonyan and Jones on wheel routes and slants will eliminate some of the Bucs pass rush. The important matchup of the game I think will be Tom Brady vs the Green Bay Defense. Green Bay gives up garbage time tds, but are much better than they’ve been in recent memory. Brady is going to have to be better on third down than he was against the Saints. 38 to 31 will be the final.

  21. I think Rodgers is speaking for his side of the ball. I agree GB’s offense in the previous match-up is an aberration. As a Packers fan I re-watch many of the games to evaluate the defense. The players have improved but with the exception of the Titans game, Pettine’s scheme is predictable and Brady has proven he’ll know, pre-snap, where open receivers will be. I predict the Bucs running backs will also have a big day. The organization signed Snacks Harrison to improve the run defense and he looked good in 12 plays against Chicago. Unfortunately, Pettine prefers to continue running fronts that encourage opposing offenses to “run instead of flying to Miami” … putting Harrison on the field just three snaps against the Rams. The Bucs will win in a close game.

  22. First meeting the best left tackle in the game Batheiri left with an injury and the O line struggled, Tonyon was out, Adams just returned from injury , since then the O line had been a strength even without Batheiri , Gary and Barnes have come on and Savage and Amos playing lights out , so the Packers are much better prepared .

  23. I dont foresee the Bucs getting 3 TDs as a result of amazing field position from the defense. That masks how little the Bucs did against a really good defense. Its hard to see them winning in a shootout. And before I hear about 38-10…trust me, I’ve learned blowing a team out in the regular season is not a guarantee of future results. LOL

  24. Yeah I’m a Packers Fan…

    Game is huge… especially for the Packers. Brady is the GOAT with all those rings but Rodgers is the better QB… if the Packers win this it will elevate Rodgers into the same stratosphere as Brady.

    #GPG

  25. That defense absolutely harassed Rodgers last game. All game. While the Packers can make adjustments, I don’t think it will be enough. I don’t see the Packers scoring more than 27. Tampa has a good running game, and a ton of great options through the air. I just don’t see the Packers winning unless they win the turnover battle.
    The defensive challenges frustrating the Packers are similar to what happened last year vs San Francisco. Technically, that first game “didn’t matter” either but it was a good predictor of what happened in the second game.

  26. blessedunliketherest says:
    January 20, 2021 at 10:24 am
    Aaron Rodgers playoff qb rating: 100.4
    Tom Brady playoff qb rating:90.2

    Rodgers is a better playoff qb as well.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Matt Ryan has a playoff QB rating of 100.8. Clearly he is better than Rodgers, right? Of course not. QB rating doesn’t tell the entire story. Call me when Rodgers leads in almost every major playoff statistical category

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    My eyes, the results of 20 years, clutch performing, and game management tell me that Tom Brady is in one class of individual when it comes to winning and then there is everyone else. Rodgers included.

    And it ain’t close.

  27. The defensive challenges frustrating the Packers are similar to what happened last year vs San Francisco.
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    They just piled up 484 yards on the Leagues #1 defense.

    I don’t see how the Bucs are a greater challenge.

  28. Even if that game was 1-2 weeks ago it wouldn’t matter, any given Sunday.

    That being said, both teams are hot right now but that Bucs D is playing ANGRY. Freezing or snow doesn’t matter, they are coming to play and they are gonna play rough.

  29. My eyes, the results of 20 years, clutch performing, and game management tell me that Tom Brady is in one class of individual when it comes to winning and then there is everyone else. Rodgers included.

    And it ain’t close.
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    Clutch like throwing interceptions in Superbowls only to be bailed out by his defense keeping him in the game.

  30. This is not a slam on Aaron Rodgers. The pack will win this game going away because Rodgers finally grew up to be a true professional and finally figured out his new head coach new more than him. Once he figured that out, they have been on a roll. All we heard at the beginning the season was that the team did not draft talent for Rodgers. Turns out they drafted so the “team” would be complete and competitive on both sides of the ball. Packers will win the Super Bowl though Kansas City will give them a great game. Rodgers is lucky to have such a great head coach and Rodgers is a great talent as well.

  31. It took the Packers 56 minutes to put the beat up Rams team away. The Bucs offense now is substantially better than it was in the first game. It’s going to be a close game for sure, but if we get pressure on Rodgers early it might not be that close.

    Bucs 31-27

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