It doesn’t happen often, but even Aaron Rodgers has a bad game.
Beyond that, however, it’s not just bad plays that are extremely rare for Rodgers – interceptions are even more so.
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And yet the reigning NFL MVP had two on Sunday in the Packers’ 38-3 loss to New Orleans in Jacksonville, the first for which he had an interesting explanation on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
Warning: The video contains the NSFW language
In the video, Rodgers describes the peculiar circumstances that led to the interception in fairly graphic and candid detail.
“I climbed into the pocket and was going to throw through my body at Devante [Adams] on a shallow cross and just before I throw it I take a clothesline on the left and a cross on the right and it led to a double nut hit, “Rodgers said.” It was painful. “
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Rodgers also didn’t mince words about the performance of him and his team, although he praised his offensive line.
The game was Rodgers’ first with two interceptions since October last year and his first season opener with two interceptions since 2010, when Rodgers won his first and only Super Bowl.
During the nearly half-hour appearance on McAfee’s show, Rodgers also said he received numerous text messages reminding him that the last time a team lost 38-3 to Nova -Orléans, she had won the Super Bowl.
Maybe it was all part of a plan to get another Lombardi Trophy for the Packers, or maybe it was just an unusually poor performance from Rodgers.
Either way, he was made clear: he is focused on his team’s next game on “Monday Night Football”.