Aaron Rodgers gives way to Jordan Love in second half

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Aaron Rodgers‘ likely MVP regular season has come to an end.

Rodgers played the first half today in Detroit but has now gone to the bench, and Jordan Love is in to replace him.

The Packers were playing to win in the first half and Rodgers went 14-for-18 for 138 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. But the Lions played well and had a 17-13 lead at halftime, then scored again on their first drive of the third quarter to make it 24-13.

Green Bay has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Detroit would get the No. 1 pick in the draft with a loss and a Jacksonville win, but the Lions are definitely not tanking.

12 responses to “Aaron Rodgers gives way to Jordan Love in second half

  1. Can’t beat Detroit with your starters? One and done for Green Bay in playoffs…

  2. This is why the Packers HC isn’t HC of the Year material. It’s a one man show there in Green Bay.

  3. A generally entertaining exhibition game.
    It’s disappointing and rather concerning that the Packer defense got caught sleeping by the Lions’ third trick play of the game, but I suppose better now than later.
    Anyway, it’s impressive how hard the Lions are playing. I’d say a team to watch next year.

  4. LOLions trounced the Peckers’ first rounders the first half. One and done!

    Mark my words.

  5. Peasant Vikings fans have once again been reduced to rooting for someone, anyone to end the nightmare of another World Championship in Green Bay.

  6. complicatedfella says:

    Can’t beat Detroit with your starters? One and done for Green Bay in playoffs…
    +++++
    Maybe Zim can host a viewing party?

  7. Can someone please explain why Rodgers is favored above Brady for MVP?
    1 more win and the top seed? Anything else?

    Literally someone explain.

  8. ncv2025 says:
    January 9, 2022 at 9:56 pm
    Can someone please explain why Rodgers is favored above Brady for MVP?
    1 more win and the top seed? Anything else?

    Literally someone explain.
    _________________
    I think the general thinking is the Bucs have the superior roster (defense and ST). Both teams had many injuries. GB lost almost all their starting olinemen and most of their pro-bowl players.

    Then… look at interceptions.

    Come playoff time as the competition improves, the packers defense and ST will be exposed again.

  9. Can someone please explain why Rodgers is favored above Brady for MVP?
    1 more win and the top seed? Anything else?
    ==========

    Brady plays on a superteam.

    How many QBs could take that team the Playoffs, and probably win a game?

  10. Brady is the proven winner where as Rodgers not so much there is only one category Rodgers is way ahead in and that’s interceptions however Brady threw 188 more passes .
    Yds Brady 1st Rodgers 10th – TD passes Brady 1st Rodgers tied for 4th – Ints . Brady 6th Rodgers 1st

    To make this out as a clear cut slam dunk Rodgers wins is rather untrue and foolish.

  11. On Sunday, the Packers starters and backups, were suspect, and not champions. At 4:34 in the 1st Quarter, as the Packers Coach said, “they got no points off the fake punt by the Lions”, which would have been a 3 point field goal. Instead they gave up a sack and punted. With 12:50 left in the 2nd quarter, they went for it on 4th and 4 at the Detroit 43, and only got a yard, losing another 3 points while in field goal position. That’s 6 points they gave up right there. They got a 3 and out to start the second half, and that was good, but with 13:04 left in the 3rd quarter, they fumbled at their own 30, and Detroit threw a 36 yard touchdown on the next play for 7 more points. After the kickoff, they had a 10 play drive, with a great 26 yard pass play, and 27 yards rushing from Dillon and Taylor, earning 3 points on a 36 yard field goal with 7:41 left in the 3rd quarter. They got another 3 and out, with 6:17 left in the 3rd, which was good, and followed with a 12 play drive for a touchdown by Taylor at 14:16 in the 4th quarter, making it 24-22, but then they gave up a 13 play drive and a field goal with 6:43 left in the 4th quarter, making it 27-22. The sign of a losing defense, is that in the next series, after a 62 yard pass play for a touchdown to Deguara and a successful 2 point conversion, to take a 30-27 lead with 5:01 left; with the game on the line, the defense gave up 75 yards and a touchdown in just 6 plays, and with 2:00 left, it was 34-30. Then, like in Kansas City, and like with many young quarterbacks, they gave up an interception with 1:23 left, which Detroit cashed in for a field goal with 0:51 left, followed by a 2nd interception with 0:27 left. The Lions are such an inept team, after the 1st interception, they had a holding penalty with 1:13 left, and could not get a 1st down in 3 plays to win the game right there. Don’t blame the Defensive Backups for losing, because the starters and the backups were both out there. The defense did not generate any turnovers, and that is the only thing that saved them this year. In 2011 they were 15-1, and exited the playoffs in one game. This year’s defense and special teams may be as bad, or worse. So is it possible they can correct these deficiencies through three games? Only if the offense somehow covers it up again.

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