Aaron Rodgers: This way of winning is not sustainable

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The Packers got a win on Sunday when Mason Crosby hit a game-winning field goal in overtime, but the postgame mood was not a totally celebratory one for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers posted the lowest passer rating in a half in his career in the first half of Sunday’s game as he went 4-of-11 for 44 yards and had an interception returned for a touchdown to help the Patriots to a 10-7 lead. Rodgers would return to go 19-of-24 for 207 yards and two touchdowns after the break, but his mind was on what went wrong after the win was in the books.

Rodgers noted that the Patriots were down to rookie Bailey Zappe at quarterback and said that made the game a must win for the Packers because “you can’t be 2-2 losing to a third-string quarterback.” He also said he needs to be better to ensure that the Packers don’t find themselves in that position.

“This way of winning, I don’t think, is sustainable because it puts too much pressure on our defense,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “And obviously, I’ve got to play better and will play better.”

The Packers will be in London to face a Giants team that saw both of its quarterbacks suffer injuries during their win on Sunday. Rodgers’ view on losing to the Patriots is probably similar to his view of losing in those circumstances, so the Packers will be looking for a sharper performance in Week Five.

19 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: This way of winning is not sustainable

  1. Joe Berry is not a good defensive coach. wide receivers for new England were wide open all game. Start playing man to man and in there face coverage!

  2. Rodgers.. Maybe you should have attended those voluntary camps… or you can change the way YOU play

  3. It doesn’t matter. Rodgers either takes this team, as-is, to a SuperBowl victory or he needs to walk. Nothing less. That’s what he’s being paid for. A privileged, deceptive, self-serving attitude comes with a price.

  4. The Patriots did not play badly, better than I expected, however, they are in last place in the AFC East as many pundits predicted they would be at the start of the season. The next 3 games give them a chance to even their record. The loss yesterday puts Bill Belichick sub .500 since Brady left.

  5. I really think that this is more on Lafleur’s game planning. I know that there are a whole bunch of rookie receivers – and the Oline is not delivering any holes for Jones and Dillon – but there is no movement in the offense – they just stack the box and challenge them to pass and the guys are too slow or hesitant to get open. Other than the pass on the first play of the Vikes game which was dropped – no deep threats. Now Doubs has to hold onto the ball – and he will eventually – same as Adams eventually . did – but how many short swing passes to Jones in the flat are stopped immediately? Every time – just no creativity going on here and the Oline is still a work in progress. Can blame AR – but I believe he and Lafleur are the problem – the whole gae plan was weak. Start running more jet sweeps and get some lateral movement in – with these fast guys and get Tonyon going too.

  6. Or you could give back some of that money so that they can surround you with a better supporting cast. Just a thought.

  7. Or you could give back some of that money so that they can surround you with a better supporting cast. Just a thought.
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    5th highest cap hit among QBs for 2022
    #10 for 2023… before the next round of contracts (Brady is #8… WITHOUT a contract!)
    #8 for 2024.. IF he’s playing at that point

    .. and BTW, the Packers are 7th in available cap space presently.

  8. Rodgers needs to look in the mirror. His passing was awful. I’d say at least half of his incompletions were due to inaccurate passes. He is right about it not being sustainable for the Packers–and him–to keep playing like this. The Packers could easily have lost yesterday and last Sunday.

  9. The Patriots, with their 3rd string QB, made the Packers look like an average team yesterday. They even forced them to OT. He’s right. They will probably have trouble with the Giants in London, too.

  10. The Patriots, with their 3rd string QB, made the Packers look like an average team yesterday.
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    A pick-6, which Rodgers practically never throws, and a dropped td pass that was perfectly placed.

    The Patriots could have just as easily lost by 14 or more.

  11. They barely beat a crappy team with a 3rd string QB at home yea he’s right the Packers have some serious problems .

  12. Is Rodgers still elite ? that’s debatable he sure won’t hold onto the ball waiting for a guy t get open like he use to. Josh Allen is your new MVP.

  13. The Vikings and the Packers might be the two worst 3-1 teams in the league. NFC north is a dumpster fire.

  14. It’s over Tommy. It’s over! says:
    October 3, 2022 at 12:42 pm
    The Patriots, with their 3rd string QB, made the Packers look like an average team yesterday.
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    A pick-6, which Rodgers practically never throws, and a dropped td pass that was perfectly placed.

    The Patriots could have just as easily lost by 14 or more

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    I see we are playing the woulda coulda shoulda game.

  15. I see we are playing the woulda coulda shoulda game.
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    One stretch deserved another.

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