Jeopardy contestant takes shot at Packers’ field goal on Aaron Rodgers’ first show

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his debut as guest host on Jeopardy today, and one contestant took the opportunity to address the way the Packers’ season came to an end.

On Final Jeopardy, when the contestants write down their answers to the last clue, one contestant didn’t try to answer and instead referenced the ending of the Packers’ NFC Championship Game loss to the Buccaneers, when Packers coach Matt LaFleur chose to kick a field goal on fourth-and-goal instead of keeping Rodgers on the field to try to score a touchdown and tie the game with a two-point conversion.

“Who wanted to kick that field goal?” the contestant wrote.

Rodgers responded, “That is a great question. Should be correct, but unfortunately for this game today it’s incorrect.”

After the Packers’ loss, Rodgers made clear that the field goal was not his decision, although he also said he understood LeFleur’s thinking.

22 responses to “Jeopardy contestant takes shot at Packers’ field goal on Aaron Rodgers’ first show

  1. Ha! Love it. Packers coaching & brass deserve all the roasting they get. Start the season by drafting a benchwarmer and end it by not putting the game in the hands of their franchise QB. They continue to squander the incredible good fortune of having Rodgers on the team.

  2. “Who wanted to kick that field goal?” ___ The head coach who just watched his QB force a pass instead running in the open space in front of him. Why give yet another opportunity to choke?

  3. Let’s be honest, if Rodgers had his 4th crack at the end zone and came up short does anyone think he is humbled and isn’t blaming other people for different plays? I certainly don’t.

    As a fan I wanted them to go for it, but it wasn’t such a bad call given the previous 3 plays inside the 10. Hindsight is everything when things don’t work out.

    Maybe Lefleur should’ve said postgame ‘I wish the offense hadnt floundered so much in the first 30 minutes to put ourselves in that position. It was a rough call and one we should’nt have had to make.

  4. Maybe Lefleur should’ve said postgame ‘I wish the offense hadnt floundered so much in the first 30 minutes to put ourselves in that position. It was a rough call and one we should’nt have had to make.
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    14-10, until the D couldn’t execute 2-deep coverage… which should have been quarters.

    28-10 after a fumble to start the 2nd half.

    That was the game right there.

  5. Let’s not forget if GB doesn’t give up a 40-yard TD going into half-time, then they win by 2.

  6. Let’s be honest, if Rodgers had his 4th crack at the end zone and came up short does anyone think he is humbled and isn’t blaming other people for different plays? I certainly don’t.
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    His first crack should have given them the lead. Lazard let one fly right over his head. WIDE open.

    A 2nd shot was half-a-second late beacuse Rodgers had to step up to make the throw.

    Rodgers gave them the best shot to win that game. LaFleur passed.

  7. speicher145 says:
    April 5, 2021 at 8:27 pm
    Let’s not forget if GB doesn’t give up a 40-yard TD going into half-time, then they win by 2.

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    Yes. That’s true.

    Unfortunately, it hard to get around that pesky little rule where “all the scoring counts” in any game you play. I’ve always noticed that one as being important to, you know, “the outcome of the game” a lot of the time.

  8. Tom Brady overcame throwing 3 INT’s and led his team to victory.

    Aaron only managed to score 7 points after the first INT. It took him 7 minutes and 30 seconds to complete that scoring drive.

    After INT #2, he went 3 and out netting -5 yards. After INT #3 he went 3 and out netting 0 yards.

    Rodgers had plenty of opportunities to lead his team to the promised land, but failed to deliver.

    No wonder LaFleur went with the FG after 3 consecutive Rodgers’ incompletions.

  9. speicher145 says:
    April 5, 2021 at 8:27 pm
    Let’s not forget if GB doesn’t give up a 40-yard TD going into half-time, then they win by 2.
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    Let’s not forget TB lost both its starting safeties for more than half the game, if not for that GB doesn’t score as much.

    See…we can play the what if game all day.

    Run into open daylight Aaron…maybe he doesn’t reach endZone and gets tackled at 2-3 yardline, Lefleurs decision is easier if so

  10. speicher145 says:
    April 5, 2021 at 8:27 pm
    Let’s not forget if GB doesn’t give up a 40-yard TD going into half-time, then they win by 2.

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    It’s easy to play that game, but I’m sure Tampa’s playcalling would have been different in the second half if the game were closer.

  11. Something so surreal about seeing Viking fans critiquing our performance in the championship game…

  12. sayormills49 says:
    April 5, 2021 at 5:58 pm
    Nice job spoiling the end of the show before it even aired

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    Then stay off social media until it does. The ending was not spoiled because looking at the article it didn’t say who won the match. You’re not special but you think your entitled. It’s easy I do it in the summer with baseball all the time, stay away from social media if you dont want to know the score of a game or an outcome of a show until you want to watch it…..it’s like duh!

  13. Rodgers had plenty of opportunities to lead his team to the promised land, but failed to deliver.
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    Again, 1st-and-goal, 2:22 to go, Allen Lazard is wide open, with a clear path to the zone… not.even.looking.for.the.ball

    Wide open

  14. Run into open daylight Aaron…maybe he doesn’t reach endZone and gets tackled at 2-3 yardline, Lefleurs decision is easier if so
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    You fail to mention Devin White was the guy he would have been running at.

    Did you see how well White played in the post-season? Pretty good Ray Lewis impression.

    Rodgers would have been BLOWN UP. Could have been a turnover, maybe even a career ender, like that shot Kurt Warner took.

  15. Let’s not forget TB lost both its starting safeties for more than half the game, if not for that GB doesn’t score as much.
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    Not 1 3-and-out before Whitehead got hurt.

    The Packers had scored on 2 of 3 possessions before the pass interference (INT)

  16. Tom Brady overcame throwing 3 INT’s and led his team to victory.

    Aaron only managed to score 7 points after the first INT. It took him 7 minutes and 30 seconds to complete that scoring drive.

    After INT #2, he went 3 and out netting -5 yards. After INT #3 he went 3 and out netting 0 yards.

    Rodgers had plenty of opportunities to lead his team to the promised land, but failed to deliver.

    No wonder LaFleur went with the FG after 3 consecutive Rodgers’ incompletions.
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    Well, Rodgers was facing the best front 7 I’ve seen in years. Brady, not so much…

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