The Green Bay Packers have been a colossal disappointment this season. Aaron Rodgers is not playing at a elite level anymore. He does not look like the same player, who won back-to-back MVP awards. He looks finished.
Rodgers threw an interception into the end zone to end Green Bay’s first possession against the Detroit Lions. On Green Bay’s second possession, he did it again. By the end of the game he’d thrown three interceptions.
Coming into this week, Rodgers had thrown four interceptions in eight games. The Lions forced Rodgers into three INTs in the first three-quarters of the game and led 8-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
Rodgers is struggling to complete passes he used to make with his eyes closed. The Lions aren’t suddenly some tough defense that makes it hard to move the ball down the field. Green Bay’s offense hasn’t been what it once was without WR Davante Adams on the outside catching passes.
Rodgers hasn’t developed much chemistry with his young receivers and still doesn’t seem to be taking accountability on the field for his and the team’s struggles. He’s still pointing the finger and blaming others when it’s him who has fallen off. Many of his passes this year are either late, off-target, or just bad decisions.
The Lions ended up beating the Packers 15-9. Rodgers completed 53 percent of his passes against Detroit, which is his lowest of the season.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers admitted he made some bad throws against the Detroit Lions. Photo courtsey of Rey Del Rio/Getty Images