Aaron Rodgers: We had a lot of chances, we hurt ourselves a lot of times

NFL: SEP 11 Packers at Vikings
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after Sunday’s 23-7 loss to the Vikings that the Packers’ offense can look directly into the mirror to see what went wrong.

“We had a lot of chances. Not taking away anything from their defense, but we hurt ourselves a lot of times. We had a lot of opportunities to score more than seven,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers blamed himself for a “dumb decision” on an interception, and said the whole offense made mental mistakes, including the wrong protection on a sack he took that resulted in a fumble.

“Tough to win when you get in your own way too many times,” Rodgers said. “Too many mental mistakes.”

It was an ugly showing all around for the Packers’ offense, and something that needs to get corrected in time for next Sunday night’s game against the Bears — a game that, if the Packers lose, would put them two games behind in the NFC North after two weeks.

27 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: We had a lot of chances, we hurt ourselves a lot of times

  1. But I thought it was “I” with Rodgers. You know, “I” am MVP. “I” have learned how to love myself better. I guess it’s “we” when “he” loses. While I’m not a fan of either team, this is what happens when you talk smack about the other teams in your division the week you play in their house in the season opener. The Vikings were ready for “him”.

  2. It shouldn’t be so much fun to see Rodgers get smacked around. . . but it is!!!
    Time for some more Magic Mushrooms on top of Mount Everest, sitting criss-cross applesauce! Is there time for that before they take a stomping from the Bears?

  3. Remember when GB used to be that loveable team from a small town? Now, they’re the home of a James Bond-caliber villain and I, like many, take great pleasure any time Goldfinger, complete with his $50 million, gets his football come-uppance. Thank you Minnesota.

  4. I agree that it’s fun to watch Mr “I’m smarter than everyone else” Rodgers get smacked around. They need to get that offensive line fixed or he may take his $50 mill and go home.

  5. Rodgers was completely out of sync. He missed the preseason rep’s, and at his age he needs them. I don’t care how recently he won an MVP, at his age he needs the rep’s with nearly all-new young guys desiring his experience and he thought better of it. That’s the price of admission for arrogance.

    Look at this way; if he doesn’t win a SuperBowl this year with this team, he must be sent packing. After yesterday, I’d rather take my chances with Jordan Love right now than go 8-9 with Aaron Rodgers and have to listen to his pontificating through another off-season.

  6. Ugh, so when you were on the ground in pain looking up at the lights, was that a time when you hurt yourselves to Karen? Or how about the other 3 times you were blown up? It’s called being outplayed, outcoached, and just getting beat in all phases against a better team.

  7. The Minnesota Vikings are above .500 for the first time in 987 days.
    That’s not a guess or a typo, that’s an undisputed fact.
    No wonder there’s a celebration. 🤣

  8. Dropped TD pass by Watson and two failed 4th and shorts. Three plays that made all the difference despite the dumb defensive coverages on Jefferson.

  9. Rodgers threw the pass to a wide open Packers wide receiver for what should have been a long TD. Gotta catch those. Packers did a poor job of getting reliable pass catchers for Rodgers.

  10. Look at this way; if he doesn’t win a SuperBowl this year with this team, he must be sent packing.
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    MAJOR eyeroll.

    Nearly $100,000,000 ($99.778~) cap hit to turn him loose.

    Its not happening. Period.

  11. The Vikings were that bully today and the Packers were the bullied. Stop punching yourself ! Stop punching yourself ! But seriously, week 1 is just such a crapshoot. Not the time to panic…..

  12. NO A A Ron YOU hurt your team by by showing up for OTAs and working with YOUR Wrs, Mr I don’t need to take snap and reps!

  13. pftancelledme says:
    September 12, 2022 at 9:55 am
    Rodgers threw the pass to a wide open Packers wide receiver for what should have been a long TD. Gotta catch those. Packers did a poor job of getting reliable pass catchers for Rodgers
    ___
    Scouting report: Watson can’t catch
    Packer fans all summer: scouting report is wrong. We know better

  14. Are you saying that paying one guy $50,000,000 affects the overall quality of the product on the field? Who would have guessed this?

  15. He looked the same way when Jordy went down in the preseason, he doesnt have a weapon at #1 he trusts.

  16. Are you saying that paying one guy $50,000,000 affects the overall quality of the product on the field? Who would have guessed this?
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    He doesn’t count $50mil against the cap until 2025.

    He won’t be on the team in 2025.

  17. Mas tequila! says:

    He doesn’t count $50mil against the cap until 2025.

    He won’t be on the team in 2025.

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    He may not be on the team, but he is going to affect the dead money on the cap. Packers have pushed so much money into future years that they will have huge dead money hits to deal with. They will not be able to sign a lot of players.

  18. Mas tequila! says:
    September 12, 2022 at 10:17 am
    MAJOR eyeroll. Nearly $100,000,000 ($99.778~) cap hit to turn him loose. Its not happening. Period.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Wanna bet? Desperate teams make desperate deals….every…..single….year. Somebody would want him. Without a SuperBowl victory, this year, this team, send him packing.

  19. Jumping off-sides is a mental mistake. Getting dominated on the line and giving up sack fumbles means the defense just plain beat you.

  20. dingodango says:
    September 12, 2022 at 9:35 am
    Dropped TD pass by Watson and two failed 4th and shorts. Three plays that made all the difference despite the dumb defensive coverages on Jefferson.
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    Those certainly would have helped, but the Vikings also let off the gas with a healthy lead the second half. Hard telling how many points the Vikings could have scored, if they needed to.

  21. He may not be on the team, but he is going to affect the dead money on the cap. Packers have pushed so much money into future years that they will have huge dead money hits to deal with. They will not be able to sign a lot of players.
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    The final 3 years of the contract are $30mil options.

    I honestly don’t know how those count against the cap. If they count as salary, they don’t count.

    I doubt the Packers put themselves in a postion where this contract will hamstring them. Since the end of the Wolf-era, few teams have done a better job with the salary cap.

  22. Wanna bet? Desperate teams make desperate deals….every…..single….year. Somebody would want him. Without a SuperBowl victory, this year, this team, send him packing.
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    Sure, I’ll bet.

    $100mil would count for 40-45% of the Packer cap next year.

    On a player that isn’t on the roster? Get real.

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